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Community members concerned about possible coronavirus spike

Many of the people in the community say they think people are following the mask and distance guidelines but are worried local cases could surge.

Posted: Nov 5, 2020 6:12 PM
Updated: Nov 6, 2020 8:57 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - As coronavirus cases climb around the country, many can’t help but wonder is there an end in sight?

Many of the people in the Chico community say they think for the most part people are following the mask and distance guidelines but are worried local cases could surge.

Community member, Jae Foster says, "I think we could definitely see a spike. It's been 8 months and people are starting to lose interest in keeping safe."

And she is not alone in her concern.

Elijah Rainey, from Chico, says "I think it's going to go up a lot more."

If you stop by downtown Chico, you can see people wearing masks and see signs posted all around businesses.

But some people don't think the guidelines are being followed enough.

"Some people are following it others are not, a lot of kids are partying," added Rainey.

Taylor Gable, from Butte County, says, "I would give it a solid 50/50. I'm worried about it impacting my family and friends. We all have a grandma or grandpa who is at risk to some degree."

Action News Now asked Butte County Public Health if they were concerned about what is happening around the country could happen here.

They say they are not anticipating a spike but things could change with schools being back open and holidays coming up.

In Butte County, most cases have been seen in the age group between 18 and 24. Click Here to view coronavirus case updates across the North State.

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