Butte County remains on state’s coronavirus watch list

Butte County remains on the state’s coronavirus watch list. New restrictions went into effect on Saturday, July 25, and will remain in place until the state takes further action.

Posted: Jul 22, 2020 11:17 AM
Updated: Jul 27, 2020 3:07 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Butte County remains on the state’s coronavirus watch list. New restrictions went into effect on Saturday, July 25, and will remain in place until the state takes further action.

Butte County is joining over 30 other counties in the state on the watch list.

If the county remains on the monitoring list for three consecutive days, the following businesses must close all indoor operations:

  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Places of worship
  • Protests
  • Offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors
  • Personal care services (including nail salons, massage parlors, and tattoo parlors
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Malls

On the state's monitoring list page, it says Butte County is experiencing elevated disease transmission. State health officials say likely drivers of this increase include; private gatherings and outbreaks in congregate living facilities.

"While they have experienced an increase in cases and hospitalizations have increased slightly, the number of COVID patients in ICU have remained low and the hospitals are not concerned about surge at this time," California Public Health officials said on the monitoring page. "The ICU capacity metric for Butte County shows less than 20%, however the majority of the patients in ICU are non-COVID patients and the hospitals could bring on additional capacity for COVID patients if needed."

The state's actions to address coronavirus transmission in Butte County include the following:

  • Testing all residents and staff in congregate facilities experiencing outbreaks
  • Regular testing of all staff in skilled nursing facilities
  • Expanding the number of contact tracer
  • Working closely with the schools to plan for distance or in-person learning
  • Development and distribution of flow charts for businesses on "what to do if"
  • More community outreach and public information

On July 13, all counties across the state were required to close indoor operations for dine-in restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums, and cardrooms.

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.

Click Here to read the full statewide order.

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