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 10/30/20: Lights Out Again, Voting On Wheels And More Businesses Reopen In Santa Cruz

HELPFUL LINKS: 

MONTEREY COUNTY

Monterey County Health Department
City of Monterey Coronavirus Webpage
Testing

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

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

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

Erika Mahoney

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup for 10/30/20. Here you'll find the top local stories of the week and a few select national stories from NPR.

Erika Mahoney

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup for 10/23/20. Here you'll find the top local stories of the week and a few select national stories from NPR.

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Monterey County’s four hospitals have joined forces again to talk about COVID-19, but this time with a caveat -- flu season is almost here.

Monterey Police Department

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup for 10/16/20. Here you'll find the top local stories of the week and a few select national stories from NPR.

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.

Empower Yourself For The Critical Weeks Ahead

Sep 25, 2020
Michelle Loxton

Welcome to KAZU's weekly news roundup for 9/25/20 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. 

Natividad

 


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.

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