Nicole Hayden, The Desert Sun

Nicole Hayden

The Desert Sun

Palm Springs, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Nicole:

Palm Springs Fire Department battles three structure fires Sunday night

The call for mutual aid was delayed as the majority of neighboring fire departments were still busy with the Apple and Water fires → Read More

Palm Springs council extends eviction moratorium; county health officer discusses COVID-19

The meeting lasted nearly seven hours and also featured discussions on last week's listening session on racism and discrimination. → Read More

California health official: Reopening of businesses might still be 5 weeks away

The Calif. Health and Human Services secretary said he would not commit to a hard date for when the state might be ready to roll back some restrictions. → Read More

San Bernardino County reports 206 new COVID-19 cases; many tied to family gatherings

San Bernardino County health officials are encouraging residents to avoid family gatherings and opt for virtual experiences instead → Read More

Riverside County reports 890 new coronavirus cases, 24 additional deaths

The county is working with its testing partners to shorten the time it takes for coronavirus test results to be confirmed. → Read More

Federal doctors sent to Eisenhower as Riverside County hospitals near 'limits' of staffing

Eisenhower Health in Rancho Mirage is at 'virtually 100% staffing capacity.' The hospital will receive help from a team of federal medical doctors. → Read More

Riverside County eyes purchase of Palm Springs hotel for homeless services

The county plans to use CARES Act funding to purchase a hotel and convert it into a campus with shelter and wrap-around services. → Read More

Riverside County surpasses 20K coronavirus cases. More than 50% are under age 40

Across Riverside County, just over 50% of confirmed cases are in people younger than 40 years old. → Read More

COVID-19: Rapid reopening ahead of Memorial Day led to a surge. Will July 4 be worse?

Gov. Gavin Newsom is fond of saying that his response to the coronavirus pandemic has been data-driven and based on science from the start.Yet, heading into the Fourth of July weekend, the math is clear. Newsom allowed many counties to reopen before they were ready, according to his health department's own metrics. COVID-19 cases began to skyrocket.The state made a list of poor-performing… → Read More

Riverside County's ICU beds are 99% occupied. Hospitals moving into surge plan, official says

There are just five empty ICU beds remaining in Riverside County, as of Sunday night. → Read More

Riverside County to randomly test residents for COVID-19 antibodies

The county will be calling 3,500 individuals to participate in the study to understand how far the virus has spread throughout the community → Read More

'You are not alone': The pandemic is causing increased anxiety. Here's how to get help

People are now experiencing chronic stress due the longevity of the pandemic — this can result in sickness and disrupted sleep. → Read More

Highs of 111 degrees predicted this week; face coverings still required despite the heat

There are five cooling center locations throughout the Coachella Valley offering a safe place to escape the heat → Read More

San Bernardino County confirms 207 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday

San Bernardino County's reporting shows it meets the state's accelerated reopening testing standard, after previously struggling to increase testing. → Read More

Red Barn has new roof messages, including 'Make Palm Desert Great Again'

Red Barn bar owner said his "civil rights had been broken" → Read More

Half of Calif. counties OK’d for reopening failed to meet at least 1 standard

Two months after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced California would be the first state placed under a stay-at-home order lasting “many, many months, → Read More

Cal Fire: 11-acre vegetation fire near Morongo Valley is 75% contained

The blaze has not caused any damage to property and no one has been injured. → Read More

Radiology business with four Coachella Valley facilities sued for Medicare fraud

The lawsuit alleges that William M. Kelly was improperly billing Medicare, according to the Department of Justice. → Read More

Riverside County plans to hire up to 200 COVID-19 contact tracers. Here's how you can apply

Contact tracers are responsible for conducting coronavirus case investigations and interviewing patients, among other duties. → Read More

Elizabeth Romero congratulates Melissa Melendez on state senate victory

"I will continue to fight for our values and advance the topics we gave voice to during this campaign," Romero said. → Read More