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Butte County full reopening plan

The County submitted its plans to expedite Phase 2 to the state on May 8.

Posted: May 8, 2020 7:59 PM
Updated: May 12, 2020 12:54 PM

UPDATE: 12:52 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - Gov. Gavin Newsom on May 12 announced that Butte County has been approved to move further into stage 2 of the state's reopening plan.

View the outlined plan from Butte County Public Health officials that was submitted to the state and approved.

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BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Governor Gavin Newsom gave some counties the go-ahead to accelerate through Phase 2. Butte County is one of those 24 counties.

The County submitted its plans to expedite Phase 2 to the state on Friday, May 8.

“We all need to understand that with reopening businesses and activities, it also comes with the need to put in place mitigations and modifications to limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Andy Miller.

Once mitigation procedures are met, the state will give the county the green light to reopen the following:

  • General business, office
  • Retail
  • Personal services, limited to car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities, and landscape gardening
  • Manufacturing
  • Restaurants
  • Child care
  • Parks/walking paths/trails/dog parks
  • Athletic fields and other outdoor congregate settings

“Butte County has had low and relatively stable case counts of this virus and has had over 1,700 tests performed on Butte County residents,” said Dr. Miller.

A panel of medical experts said loosening the restrictions was okay.

Dr. Miller also adds the county has the ability to meet Newsom’s requirements with sufficient testing, contact tracing, a plan to reinstate restrictions and more if needed.

Gym, pools, and salons will not be included in Phase 2, but Dr. Miller says the county is advocating to open those before Phase 3.
Mitigations for dine-in restaurants will be released on Tuesday.

Schools will not be allowed to open during this accelerated Phase 2 plan.

Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Modoc and Trinity counties all are among the 24 counties that meet the qualifications for reopening early, according to Los Angeles Times data analysis. Shasta County does not.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 775037

Reported Deaths: 14804
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2572716324
Riverside563741143
San Bernardino51467839
Orange513991115
San Diego43619754
Kern31076340
Fresno27381348
Sacramento20961371
Alameda20162365
Santa Clara19891295
San Joaquin19701407
Stanislaus16150325
Contra Costa15544197
Tulare15486255
Ventura12073141
Imperial11457310
San Francisco1056991
San Mateo9332142
Monterey919765
Santa Barbara8785109
Merced8692131
Kings715877
Sonoma6827114
Marin6505111
Solano605455
Madera427058
Placer338541
San Luis Obispo331627
Yolo272153
Butte270433
Santa Cruz21088
Sutter162110
Napa158713
San Benito126010
Yuba11087
El Dorado10544
Mendocino81718
Lassen7300
Shasta66114
Glenn5473
Colusa4996
Nevada4975
Tehama4853
Humboldt4826
Lake43310
Calaveras30513
Amador28616
Tuolumne2163
Inyo18714
Mono1632
Siskiyou1590
Del Norte1351
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc230
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
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