Tahoe Talk: Largest single-day virus increase; National parks reopening

Up-to-date, daily info on news that is happening around Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada. Notes from today’s discussion include:

World and local news:

  • WHO reported the largest single-day increase of infections (106K) since the outbreak began, and about 40% of them were in the U.S.
  • 2.4M jobless claims filed over the past week; 9 week total = 38M
  • NPR poll finds that two-thirds of Americans expect COVID-19 to continue to upend daily life for at least six more months
  • Yosemite announces they will open as early as June – reservations required, no shuttles, half capacity campgrounds (Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree reopened in a limited way earlier this week)
  • On this day, 1932: Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Local News:
  • Tahoe Truckee Sanitation Agency says water usage this spring (Mar 1 – May 5) is approx. half compared to last year
  • Officials and Mayor of SLT ask visitors to stay away from Tahoe during Memorial Day weekend
  • Today is the final day to ensure you have the correct address on file for mail-in ballots for Douglas County
  • Celebrity Golf looks for permit approval today

Listen to today’s discussion here.

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