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Coronavirus cases surge, second shutdowns threaten local businesses

Butte County has seen 64 cases since June 23. A coronavirus cases surge could bring a second wave of shutdowns that might threaten local businesses.

Posted: Jun 30, 2020 9:13 PM

CHICO, Calif. - In the past seven days, Butte County has seen a rise of 64 cases. A coronavirus surge could bring a second wave of shutdowns that might threaten local businesses.

"It would be tough," said Upper Crust Bakery Owner Jeff Plummer. "If we can't have people in the bakery that would be a huge hit for us, definitely."

Upper Crust Bakery is an essential business, which means it can operate during shutdowns, but the bookstore right next door, faces a much heavier impact.

"It would be disastrous," said Co-Owner of The Bookstore, Josh Mills.

Some places like The Bookstore are still feeling the effects of the first wave of shutdowns.

"I worry about making my house payment, I'm worried about my employees' health, if they're going to survive," said Mills. "It's an agonizing decision, but my health is more important than money. It's just one day at a time."

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