What you need to know: July 2

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on July 2.

Posted: Jul 2, 2020 8:45 AM
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 8:54 AM

California governor rolls back more openings due to virus

Gov. Gavin Newsom will once again shut down indoor activities for 19 counties and that includes Glenn County. The ban includes things like restaurants, bowling allies, arcades, movie theaters, zoos, and more. The order also includes shutting down bars and parking lots at state beaches ahead of the fourth of July weekend.

Glenn County forced to shut down several indoor activities

Glenn County health representatives say the county will uphold the order. Glenn County says it found itself on the governor's list because it was unable to meet three of the six metrics: including new case rate, test positivity rate, and the number of daily tests over a 14 day period.

California creates 'strike teams' to enforce virus limits

The governor is also moving to create 'strike teams" from 10 state agencies to enforce his new guidelines. Newsom said the teams would go after the people and businesses that are - as he says - "thumbing their noses." The strike team will include reps from the CHP, occupational safety and health, consumer affairs, and other state licensing agencies.

Downtown Chico delays Open Air Marketplace launch until further notice

The Downtown Chico Business Association (DCBA) says the Thursday night market opening will be delayed. The DCBA Executive Director - Melanie Basset said it was a difficult decision. She said the decision was made to delay after the governor's news conference Wednesday, where he asked people to avoid large crowds. The DCBA says they will assess the situation on a day to day basis.

California gas tax increase take effect

Prices at the pump will increase for Californians as the state gas tax rises for the third time in four years. The 3.2 cent boost brings the total gas tax to around 50.5 cents a gallon. The tax is a result of Senate Bill 1, which passed in 2017. It’s expected to bring in about $7 billion this fiscal year alone to pay for maintenance and repairs of the state’s roads.

Suspect wanted for Yuba City hit-and-run & shooting

Yuba County detectives are searching for William Joseph Henson of Marysville. They say he crashed into and killed a motorcyclist after a drive-by shooting in which he tried to kill a woman. Deputies say he is considered armed and dangerous and if you see Henson, call 911 and do not approach.

Police investigating after local restaurant break-in 

Chico police are searching for a burglar after a break-in at a local restaurant. Police responded to a call from 'Tong Fong Low's' on East 20th Street. Officers found a broken window and evidence someone had come into the restaurant. The manager told Action News Now the burglar also broke into the safe -and took off with cash. He also says this is the second 'break-in' in about month.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 530606

Reported Deaths: 9808
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1981654827
Riverside38487738
Orange38131665
San Bernardino34237487
San Diego30516568
Kern21433152
Fresno15945157
Alameda12136193
San Joaquin12034187
Santa Clara11030192
Sacramento10174148
Tulare10078193
Imperial9513232
Stanislaus9308135
Contra Costa8324131
Ventura787777
San Francisco708162
Santa Barbara652664
San Mateo5758120
Marin518076
Monterey496634
Merced458351
Kings445356
Solano380638
Sonoma320842
Madera211432
Placer199819
San Luis Obispo197016
Yolo161442
Santa Cruz11964
Butte10128
Napa10079
Sutter8406
San Benito6894
El Dorado6681
Lassen6320
Yuba5334
Shasta4049
Colusa3594
Glenn3462
Mendocino3419
Nevada3161
Tehama2491
Humboldt2454
Lake2111
Mono1461
Tuolumne1442
Amador1370
Calaveras1361
Del Norte900
Siskiyou880
Inyo661
Mariposa592
Plumas330
Trinity50
Modoc40
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
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Red Bluff
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Willows
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Although temperatures began to rise today around northern California, our weather was still quite pleasant for early August. Enjoy the below-average highs will we have them, because hotter weather will return soon.
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