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Bicoastal Media News! 4/6/2020

  • Monday, April 6, 2020
 
  • A second individual in Del Norte County has been diagnosed with Covid-19. As of Sunday afternoon, 101 negative tests have been recorded out of 111 cases. Eight other cases are pending. Statewide, more than 15,000 confirmed cases have been reported, with almost 350 deaths.
 
  • Curry County remains one of the few counties in Oregon without a confirmed case. Still, the Curry Health Network is asking for donations of surgical or isolation gowns and scrubs. Also being accepted is other Personal Protection Equipment — PPEs — including N95 masks, hand sanitizer, gloves, face shields and goggles. Items can be dropped off at the screen stations at the entrances of Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach and the Curry Medical Center in Brookings.
 
  • In other news:
 
  • * A commercial cannabis ordinance highlights tonight’s meeting of the Crescent City City Council, which will begin at 6 p.m. The council will also consider an ordinance regarding smoke-free multi-unit housing. The meeting can be viewed via Zoom or Facebook. Check out the council’s website.
 
  • * The Del Norte Unified School District and the local chapter of the Del Norte School Employees Association have reached a tentative agreement on a 2019-20 contract. C-S-E-A is the union that represents classified staff. The school district and the Del Norte Teachers’ Union remain locked in negotiations.
 
  • * College of the Redwoods students may qualify for a one-time $500 hardship grant for low-income students, thanks to the Mission Asset Fund. Students who are currently enrolled full-time and have already completed 24 semester units qualify. Check out www.missionassetfund.org.

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