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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: 101050

Reported Deaths: 3895
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles487612201
Riverside7139303
San Diego6882249
Orange5646136
San Bernardino4567176
Alameda304993
Santa Clara2688140
San Francisco240840
San Mateo196382
Kern194136
Tulare179679
Santa Barbara160412
Fresno153526
Contra Costa137537
Imperial135224
Sacramento131956
Ventura101732
San Joaquin77133
Kings6983
Stanislaus67028
Sonoma5244
Solano49920
Monterey4298
Marin42014
Merced2737
San Luis Obispo2631
Santa Cruz2052
Yolo20022
Placer1949
Napa1093
Humboldt982
Madera902
El Dorado800
San Benito762
Sutter422
Nevada411
Butte400
Del Norte400
Shasta374
Mono351
Yuba281
Mendocino230
Lake190
Inyo191
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Glenn130
Amador100
Siskiyou61
Colusa50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Lassen40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 81°
Oroville
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 81°
Paradise
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 81°
Chester
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 69°
Red Bluff
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 104° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 82°
Willows
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 107° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 81°
Today a heat wave continues but tomorrow night rain moves in, lasting into Saturday with much cooler temperatures. We warm up again on Tuesday.
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