BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – The Butte County Public Health Department (BCPH) held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to address the state’s rollback orders.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that he was reinstating restrictions to businesses and activities throughout the State. These rollbacks are effective immediately and apply to Butte County.
Health officials said the following sectors of business in the county must close indoor operations:
- Dine-in restaurants
- Wineries and tasting rooms
- Movie theaters
- Family entertainment centers
- Zoos and museums
Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs must close all operations both indoor and outdoor statewide, unless they are offering sit-down, outdoor dine-in meals. Alcohol can only be sold in the same transaction as a meal.
While Butte County is not currently on the State’s monitoring list, recent COVID-19 data indicates that it is nearing the threshold regarding case rates that will put it on the list. The State’s threshold for case rates is 100 cases per 100,000 residents within the past 14 days.
“We understand how devastating the State rollbacks are for Butte County businesses,” stated Danette York, Director of Butte County Public Health. “This is why continue to urge residents to take every action they can to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19, which could help keep us off of the State’s monitoring list. Once on the monitoring list even more restrictions will be imposed on our county.”
Watch the video player below to view the full Butte County Public Health conference