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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.