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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: 333357

Reported Deaths: 7089
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Los Angeles1363573824
Riverside25748550
Orange25255424
San Diego19929422
San Bernardino19502307
Fresno828288
Imperial7977136
Alameda7976148
San Joaquin698870
Kern660198
Santa Clara6542167
Tulare5942152
Sacramento571483
Stanislaus497351
Contra Costa485290
San Francisco459050
Ventura424653
San Mateo4045112
Santa Barbara393131
Marin370232
Kings297039
Monterey279018
Solano207528
Merced188412
Sonoma181916
Placer111411
San Luis Obispo10065
Yolo92928
Madera8938
Santa Cruz5693
Napa5184
Lassen4280
Sutter4034
San Benito3622
Butte3384
El Dorado3070
Shasta2006
Yuba1983
Glenn1760
Humboldt1654
Nevada1631
Mendocino1320
Lake1211
Colusa1130
Tehama1071
Tuolumne730
Calaveras670
Del Norte610
Mono521
Siskiyou410
Amador400
Inyo351
Mariposa321
Plumas190
Alpine20
Trinity20
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