Stories for Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving Day)
There have been 1.14 million cases of Covid-19 in California, and the number of deaths is now 18,875. We do not expect to receive many or any updates from North State counties on Covid-19 case numbers until after the holidays, possibly not until Monday. Here is the link to the number of cases from Wednesday. CLICK HERE.
Health officials are urging people to reconsider their plans for gathering in person on this holiday. They are concerned about Thanksgiving becoming a superspreader event. Several experts are also worried that so many people have ignored widespread travel warnings.
The Torres Shelter in Chico is providing Thanksgiving breakfast and dinner. Staff and guests will adherer to social distancing guidelines. Everyone will be required to wear a mask.
Dozens of Oroville Hospital employees have expressed concern about a Covid-19 outbreak among their staff. The Director of Infection Control for Oroville Hospital told Action News Now reporter Kristian Lopez that approximately 40 employees have tested positive for the coronavirus.
CLICK HERE for a Question and Answer from Enloe Medical Center in Chico about how the hospital staff is handling current coronavirus case numbers and a possible increase in cases that may occur after the holiday.
California has enacted an emergency cash infusion for programs like Project Roomkey. Many of the homeless have been given hotel rooms, but some county representatives believe people need to be moved into more stable and affordable permanent housing.
CLICK HERE for information on the 'Tis the Season Annual community food drive. Partners include Action News Now, Tri Counties Bank, and the Salvation Army.