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Butte County cases may pass criteria to place the county on the state's watchlist

Butte County, along with every other county in California, was ordered to close indoor dining, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums, and all bars -- immediately, but more closures may be on the horizon.

Posted: Jul 14, 2020 11:37 PM
Updated: Jul 15, 2020 9:28 AM

OROVILLE, Calif. - Butte County, along with every other county in California, was ordered to close indoor dining, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums, and all bars -- immediately, but more closures may be on the horizon.

"The announcement from the Governor yesterday was a statewide closure," said Butte County Director of Public Health Danette York. "Even for butte county who is not on the monitoring list, our businesses still have to comply with the closure list that they put into place yesterday."

Currently, 30 counties are on the state's monitoring list, including Glenn county. For those counties, the new shutdowns are even more severe. They include nail and hair salons, places of worship, gyms, and malls.

"So we're not on the monitoring list yet," said York.

But Butte County's rapidly rising count of confirmed cases may place it on that list soon.

The threshold is 100 new cases per 100,000 people over 14 days.

"It has now been determined by the state that once a county gets put on the monitoring list and they stay on it for three consecutive days, then they will not be able to reopen at all. It requires a state change in order for those businesses to reopen," said York.

Butte county has reported 100 new cases so far this week.

Unofficially, if you do the math, that puts butte county over the threshold at 110 cases as of Tuesday.

"If we get to the 100 per 100,000 over the past 14 days, said York. "We will be added to the monitoring list."

Butte County health director Danette York told Action News Now, Butte county making the state's watchlist -- is only a matter of time.

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