City of Chico taking steps to enforce watchlist regulations

The City of Chico has announced it is taking steps to enforce the coronavirus watchlist restrictions.

Posted: Jul 31, 2020 6:44 PM

CHICO, Calif.-The City of Chico is cracking down on state health order.

Chico city manager Mark Orme says they are looking into the possibility of issuing citations.

During Tuesday's council meeting, the city decided to begin enforcing the state health order. That order includes wearing face coverings when you’re unable to social distance and making sure businesses are doing only outdoor operations as ordered.

Orme says if people don't follow the rules, it could end up costing them money.

"We are still working through the details of what that might look like there are many aspects that need to be gone through with the citys legal team and attorneys office," said Orme. 

The city’s scheduled to have a follow-up meeting next week to further discuss the details on the possible citations.
Orme says, overall it seems like the majority of the city is abiding by the state order.

If the city gets a complaint about a business still open when it shouldn’t be the city will go out and try to help them figure out an alternative way to continue operating without violating the state order. 

Orme says they are not actively going out and looking for people who are violating the other, instead they are being responsive when they receive complaints from people in the community.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 574231

Reported Deaths: 10476
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2105434998
Riverside41983820
Orange40527726
San Bernardino36072546
San Diego32975594
Kern24440171
Fresno17846171
Alameda13631209
San Joaquin12864223
Santa Clara12694205
Sacramento12040177
Tulare10862196
Stanislaus10264169
Imperial9693244
Contra Costa9404139
Ventura863492
San Francisco762367
Santa Barbara670469
San Mateo6318120
Merced573670
Monterey544635
Marin540481
Kings445356
Solano427441
Sonoma367047
Madera246339
Placer231922
San Luis Obispo225416
Yolo183444
Santa Cruz12436
Butte12388
Napa107411
Sutter9527
San Benito7654
El Dorado7552
Lassen6830
Yuba6464
Mendocino47210
Shasta45910
Colusa3914
Glenn3603
Nevada3571
Humboldt2864
Tehama2761
Lake2402
Amador1822
Mono1581
Tuolumne1553
Calaveras1471
Inyo1063
Siskiyou1020
Del Norte1000
Mariposa622
Plumas360
Modoc50
Trinity50
Sierra40
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 73°
Oroville
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 71°
Paradise
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 73°
Chester
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 60°
Red Bluff
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 74°
Willows
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 73°
It wasn't as hot for northern California today, but temperatures still reached seasonable summer levels and more thunderstorms sprung over our eastern counties. After one more seasonable day, hotter weather will return to our area.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events