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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: 559746

Reported Deaths: 10377
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2085634977
Riverside40452799
Orange39641726
San Bernardino35712546
San Diego32330593
Kern23583171
Fresno17290171
Alameda13213208
San Joaquin12303211
Santa Clara11687204
Sacramento10795161
Tulare10475196
Imperial9693244
Stanislaus9665162
Contra Costa9182139
Ventura814689
San Francisco754867
Santa Barbara670469
San Mateo6110120
Marin532779
Monterey529335
Merced501264
Kings445356
Solano402940
Sonoma355647
Madera230239
Placer218620
San Luis Obispo209315
Yolo172143
Santa Cruz12386
Butte10958
Napa104610
Sutter9427
El Dorado7291
San Benito7154
Lassen6380
Yuba6004
Mendocino43110
Shasta41810
Colusa3624
Glenn3603
Nevada3221
Humboldt2824
Tehama2761
Lake2202
Amador1642
Mono1541
Tuolumne1522
Calaveras1471
Del Norte990
Siskiyou930
Inyo893
Mariposa612
Plumas340
Modoc50
Trinity50
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Scattered Clouds
99° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 99°
Oroville
Clear
99° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 99°
Paradise
Scattered Clouds
99° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 99°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 88° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 91°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 107° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 105°
Willows
Scattered Clouds
99° wxIcon
Hi: 106° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 99°
Very hot temperatures and the potential for mountain thunderstorms are ahead for your Monday. Temperatures won't be as hot for the middle of this week, but fire danger will be elevated. The heat returns this weekend.
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