BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Butte County Public Health says the option for dine-in at restaurants will end Friday evening.
This comes one day after public health allowed for the county to hold indoor restaurant operations due to smoky conditions and ensuring evacuees had a safe space to eat.
Health officials said at 8 p.m. the temporary allowance for indoor dining at restaurants will end. After that time, restaurants must resume outdoor and take-out operations only.
Public Health said in addition to wanting to respect the state’s orders and prevent the spread of coronavirus, the county’s Temporary Evacuation Point is having meals prepared for evacuees that are still on site.
Butte County officials said they believe this was the right decision but we are still under the State Health order and must comply again now that the evacuees are able to obtain meals safely.