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What you need to know: May 22

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on May 22.

Posted: May 22, 2020 8:34 AM

Gold Country Casino Resort to reopen Friday

Another regional casino is preparing to re-open Friday. The Gold Country Casino Resort in Oroville is set to reopen at noon. After nine weeks of closure, due to coronavirus safety concerns, the casino will now focus on opening the slot machine floor. Casino reps say other venues will be reopened later.

Over 180 people exposed to virus at Mother's Day gathering in Palermo

We are learning more this morning about that large mother's day gathering in Palermo while the state remained in a 'stay-at-home" order. Butte County Public Health says they have linked two positive cases of coronavirus to that event. Health reps say if another case comes out of the event -- the situation will be declared as an outbreak in a community congregation setting -- by the California Department of Public Health.

Public health continuing to test for virus following rodeo in Cottonwood

Hundreds turned out for the Cottonwood Mother’s Day rodeo, even after county health reps asked the organizer to cancel. The Shasta County Public Health Spokesperson says none of the county's most recent coronavirus cases are linked to that rodeo event. Shasta County has gone four days without reporting a new coronavirus case. The most recent cases have all been people who were asymptomatic.

Butte County Fair board members announce cancellation due to COVID-19 concerns

This year's Butte County Fair will not be happening. The board of directors made the decision Tuesday. And is now looking into opportunities to hold an online livestock auction. The fair was set for August 22 through the 25.

California's jobless rate hits 15.5% in April, 2.M jobs gone

An economic snapshot for the state of California: The employment development department says 3.9 billion in unemployment benefits were paid to California workers impacted by the coronavirus - that amount is for just last week. That brings the total to $16.1 billion since March 14, which saw a surge in demand for those seeking aid. The EDD says 5.1 million claims have been processed.

New coronavirus relief package on pause

Senators are leaving a $3 trillion coronavirus rescue bill on the table as they break for Memorial Day.
The aid would include more direct payments to Americans - republic and democrat lawmakers are split on the cost of the bill.

Pakistan International Airlines passenger flight crashes in Karachi

A Pakistani passenger plane carrying nearly a hundred passengers crashed into a residential city. Now, first responders, there are trying to find out how many people survived. The Pakistani civil aviation authority says at least two people survived the crash. The Pakistani army says it is on the scene for relief and rescue efforts.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 793065

Reported Deaths: 15189
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2621336401
Riverside574821172
San Bernardino52873908
Orange523821150
San Diego45147765
Kern31572354
Fresno27843362
Sacramento21628383
Alameda20748390
Santa Clara20587299
San Joaquin20019421
Stanislaus16398339
Contra Costa16056201
Tulare15687256
Ventura12477146
Imperial11606314
San Francisco1086599
San Mateo9625144
Monterey956869
Santa Barbara8930110
Merced8820137
Kings753477
Sonoma7160120
Marin6613113
Solano619457
Madera442465
Placer350742
San Luis Obispo343827
Butte276940
Yolo276554
Santa Cruz22768
Sutter167910
Napa164113
San Benito131211
Yuba11307
El Dorado10744
Mendocino87518
Lassen7350
Shasta72414
Glenn5633
Nevada5246
Colusa5196
Tehama5134
Lake51211
Humboldt4896
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2264
Inyo18714
Mono1652
Siskiyou1630
Del Norte1381
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc250
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 87° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 79°
Oroville
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 79°
Paradise
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 79°
Chester
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 60°
Red Bluff
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 73°
Willows
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 79°
Wednesday has been similar to Tuesday around northern California with comfortable temperatures, but unhealthy levels of smoke in the air. A cold front is approaching the West Coast, and that will move over the region on Thursday.
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