What you need to know: March 24

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on March 24.

Posted: Mar 24, 2020 8:46 AM
Updated: Mar 24, 2020 8:56 AM

Butte County Superior Court suspends evictions in Butte County

The Butte County Superior Court has suspended all evictions for a temporary period. The Butte County Superior Court applied for the order Monday. Tenants facing eviction should note the stay is only temporary, and you should not stop making future living arrangements or communicating with landlords. The suspension will last until May 31, 2020.

Chico PD adding extra precautions due to coronavirus pandemic

The Chico Police Chief says that the department will practice social distancing as much as they can. And starting Tuesday officers will begin wearing respirators. The chief says officers will continue to respond to all crimes in progress. And adds that his department has not received any guidelines on how to enforce the stay-at-home order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom.

$100M in homeless aid coming to CA cities and counties during pandemic

California is distributing $100 million to its largest cities and every California county. All this money comes from Senate Bill 89, it authorizes $1 billion of aid to combat the coronavirus. Local housing assistance programs known as a continuum of care will receive nearly $30 million - adding up to $100 million.

Blood donations needed during coronavirus pandemic

The U.S. Surgeon General is asking people to give blood. The response to the coronavirus has severely impacted the U.S. blood supply. Through the end of June - Blood bank Vitalant has had more than 1,400 blood drives canceled. Equal to 41,000 uncollected blood donations. Healthy donors are being asked to schedule an appointment at Vitalant centers in Chico, Redding and Yuba City.

California scrambling to obtain virus protection gear

California Governor Gavin Newsom says that the need for protective medical equipment is astronomical right now. The governor says the private industry is now stepping up to help. Six California companies want to repurpose facilities for gowns and the governor said he is in talks with 25 companies that want to start 3D printing masks

Senate fails to advance coronavirus stimulus package

Lawmakers in the Senate will work for a third day to advance an economic stimulus package. To help businesses damaged by the coronavirus outbreak. The Senate will be back in session at 10 a.m. this morning. Lawmakers failed to advance the package on Monday, 60 votes are needed to move the aid bill to a final vote.

2020 Olympics have been postponed

Japanese leaders and Olympic organizers have agreed to postpone the upcoming 2020 summer Olympics to 2021. The delay comes amid concerns that the event could have increased the spread of the coronavirus. Canada had already pledged not to participate if the Olympic's continued as planned.

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