BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – The Butte County Public Health Department announced that all schools in the county may choose to open for in-person instruction, effective immediately.
BCPH said as of Oct. 13, Butte County has remained in Tier 2 (red), for two consecutive weeks – allowing schools the option to open for in-person classes.
Schools who choose to open for in-person instruction must follow the State COVID-19 Guidance for Schools and School Based Programs, according to BCPH. The State guidance applies to all schools reopening for in-person instruction including public (traditional and charter) and private schools.
Lastly, now that schools may open, a school waiver is no longer required and the school waiver process will be on hold.
As of Tuesday, Butte County has a total of 2,946 confirmed coronavirus cases, and 2,819 people have recovered.