KAZU COVID-19 Coverage & Resources

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Welcome to KAZU’s COVID-19 Coverage & Resource Page. Here you’ll find what you need to stay up-to-date on how the pandemic is affecting us here in the Monterey Bay: COVID-19 updates, local resources and stories you might have missed.

WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP: Fall Weather. COVID-19 Outbreak At Watsonville Nursing Facility. Answers to Election Questions.

HELPFUL LINKS: 

MONTEREY COUNTY

Monterey County Health Department
City of Monterey Coronavirus Webpage

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency
City of Santa Cruz Coronavirus Webpage

CALIFORNIA

Blueprint for a Safer Economy - state's new COVID-19 guideline

If you'd like to see a national map of COVID-19 cases check out COVID-19 Case Mapper.

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:

STATEWIDE

California Department of Public Health
California COVID-19 Webpage

Local COVID-19 Testing Appointments
Bay Area & Monterey Co. Resources - Food, Medical, Legal

HELPLINES & CALL CENTERS:  

Santa Cruz County COVID-19 hotline: 831-454-4242 or text “COVID19” to 211-211
Monterey County COVID-19 hotline: 831-755-4521 or 831-769-8700 or 211

Brandt Bates

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup for 10/9/20. Here you'll find the top local stories of the week and a few select national stories from NPR.

Erika Mahoney

Early voting began this week in California and mail-in ballots started landing in mailboxes. Besides the important decisions you’ll make on candidate races, ballot props and, of course, the next president, you also have to figure out how to cast your ballot.

Erika Mahoney

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup for 10/2/20. Here you'll find the top local stories of the week and a few select national stories from NPR.

Michelle Loxton

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup where you'll find the top local stories of the week and a few select national stories from NPR.

Doug McKnight

This week marks the High Holy Days in the Jewish religion, stretching from Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which begins Sunday evening. It comes at a time when people of all faiths are restricted in worshiping together indoors. California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. It has forced congregations to rediscover what it means to be communities of faith.

Season Of Change In Many Ways

Sep 18, 2020
Doug McKnight

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup where you'll find the top local stories of the week and a few select national stories from NPR.

Orange Skies And Other Stories

Sep 11, 2020
Erika Mahoney.

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup where you'll find the top local stories of the week and a few select national stories from NPR.

Not Your Typical Monterey Bay Labor Day Weekend

Sep 4, 2020
Erika Mahoney

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup where you'll find the top local stories of the week and a few select national stories from NPR.

A Turning Point For Central Coast Wildfires

Aug 28, 2020
Erika Mahoney

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup where you'll find the top local stories of the week and a few select national stories from NPR.

Erika Mahoney

With sheer precision, a farm worker harvests a row of strawberries. He tosses the bruised berries that won’t sell on the ground, the others into plastic packaging. It’s hard work, even without a pandemic and wildfires. 

 

Doug McKnight

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup where you'll find the top local stories of the week and a few select national stories from NPR.

Salud Para La Gente


When you study COVID-19 data for the Monterey Bay Area, you'll notice a trend that is also present nationwide - people of color are being disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. Locally, it's the Latino and Hispanic communities. 

 

Doug McKnight

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup where you'll find the top local stories of the week and some of NPR's national stories.

A technical glitch in California's COVID-19 reporting system skewed data on new coronavirus cases. On Friday, the state corrected the problem. However, it will take a couple of days before the numbers are updated. Until then, local COVID dashboards likely display an undercount in cases.

County of Santa Cruz

Before the pandemic, county health officers mainly worked behind-the-scenes. Now, they are center stage. In a one-on-one conversation, KAZU’s Erika Mahoney interviewed Dr. Gail Newel, the Health Officer for Santa Cruz County. They discuss a variety of topics, from new evidence on the effectiveness of masks to how the pandemic has affected her daily life. 

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Anastacio Cruz spent three months in hospital battling COVID-19. At one stage, the Salinas resident was given a slim chance of survival. But he did survive. He and his family shared their story with KAZU's Michelle Loxton.

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Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup where you'll find the top local stories of the week and some of NPR's national stories.

Michelle Loxton

 


The CEOs of four hospitals in Monterey County held a joint news conference Wednesday to announce a COVID-19 call to action. As the number of hospitalized patients increases locally, the hospitals have put aside competition to emphasize the need for public assistance to slow the spread of the coronavirus. 

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Most schools in Santa Cruz and Monterey County start in August. Classes will begin online as districts grapple with how to teach in a pandemic. The decision to open with distance learning favors student and teacher safety, but comes with challenges and sacrifice. 

California Suffers Two Tragic Pandemic Milestones

Jul 24, 2020
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Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup where you'll find the top local stories of the week and some of NPR's national stories. 

California reached some troubling and somber milestones this week. On Tuesday, the state reported 12,807 confirmed COVID-19 cases, a record daily high, and on Thursday, a record number of deaths in a single day - 159.

Richard Green

As COVID-19 boomerangs in California, local hospitals are treating a record number of patients. KAZU News checked in with Dr. Allen Radner, Chief Medical Officer of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System.

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