What you need to know: Nov. 17

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Nov. 17.

Posted: Nov 17, 2020 8:40 AM

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Nov. 17.

California businesses hit with new virus restrictions

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that state health officials are pulling an “emergency brake” on California’s Covid-19 pandemic response. 40 of California’s 58 counties are being moved to more restrictive tiers which included Butte, Siskiyou, and Glenn counties leaping to the most restrictive purple tier.

Several Shasta County schools switch back to distance learning

Schools in the region are returning to distance learning. The Enterprise District in Redding is moving back to distance learning after the Thanksgiving break on the 30th of November. School representatives say they believe they can contain the spread with regular testing.

Chico City Council set to meet tonight

Members of a local city council will consider a final report regarding police hiring. The report details the hiring and training requirements of Chico Police in relation to the use of force practices. The virtual meeting is Tuesday at 6 p.m.

2nd virus vaccine shows overwhelming success in U.S. tests

The biotech firm Moderna says tests show its coronavirus vaccine is nearly 95% effective. Last week, Pfizer announced that its vaccine showed a 90% effectiveness rate. Both say distribution can begin by the end of the year. The U.S. is now averaging almost 150,000 new coronavirus infections per day, and a million new cases a week.

Biden to receive outside national security briefing

President-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris hear from outside national security experts Tuesday as pressure grows to include them in official intelligence briefings and coronavirus planning. Biden is also working without government help on a Covid relief plan to distribute vaccines to millions of Americans by next spring.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1145209

Reported Deaths: 18862
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3741347497
San Bernardino875421129
Riverside821751417
San Diego74361984
Orange719531556
Kern39437445
Fresno36688477
Sacramento34186550
Santa Clara31603467
Alameda27857499
San Joaquin24804504
Contra Costa22747258
Stanislaus20932420
Tulare19882304
Ventura18480175
Imperial15568355
San Francisco14662158
Monterey14265115
San Mateo13561170
Sonoma11608155
Merced11388179
Santa Barbara10944133
Kings1025987
Solano974581
Marin7596129
Placer614868
Madera593883
San Luis Obispo581135
Shasta447043
Yolo436374
Santa Cruz400328
Butte376559
Sutter294814
Napa281117
El Dorado20184
Yuba186610
San Benito176716
Lassen17153
Tehama152623
Mendocino144122
Nevada11319
Glenn8537
Lake84519
Tuolumne8068
Humboldt8019
Colusa6636
Siskiyou5652
Mono5073
Amador45716
Calaveras43421
Del Norte2961
Inyo28016
Plumas1810
Trinity1240
Mariposa1202
Modoc1180
Alpine420
Sierra190
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 62° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 50°
Oroville
Clear
53° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 53°
Paradise
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 50°
Chester
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 25°
Red Bluff
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 51°
Willows
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 50°
A cold front has moved over northern California on this day before Thanksgiving, and it brought light rain and snow showers to the higher terrain, gusty wind and cooler air for all. Thanksgiving will still be breezy, but also mild and pleasant.
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