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It's the first Friday since Butte County moved to the Red Tier of the reopening plan. Action News Now spoke to the Chico Mall General Manager and restaurants about how it has looked for them.

Posted: Oct 2, 2020 9:03 PM
Updated: Oct 3, 2020 9:28 AM

CHICO, Calif. - It's the first Friday since Butte County moved to the Red Tier of the reopening plan.

Action News Now went to the Chico Mall to see how the reopening is going there.

The mall has multiple restrictions that have to be followed. The first one is people who go there need to have a mask on at all times.

The rule for malls in Butte County is that they also need to be opened at only 50% capacity.

Natasha Shelton who is the Senior General Manager for the Chico Mall says all the stores are responsible for making sure they are following restrictions.

"We are getting a lot of positive feedback, all of our stores are abiding by the orders. Most f them are requiring hand sanitizer when you walk in as well. Everyone has on a mask as well. It is very rare you see anyone without a mask in the mall common areas or in the stores. They are definitely abiding by the occupancy, so far we are definitely getting a lot of support," said Shelton.

"Seeing everyone with a mask, one person just went by without it. I like that everyone is trying to stay away from each other and have the mask on," said Laura Williams who was in the mall doing some shopping. 

Shelton added Santa Claus will be at the mall this year, but it will look very different. They will have him there in an end-line space, and kids will not be able to sit on his lap. Shelton added kids can still visit with him and there is even an option for a virtual Santa visit. He gets there on Black Friday.

There also will not be any trick or treating this year because of the COVID-19 restrictions. There will be a pumpkin decorating event and a costume contest on October 24th. 

It was also a big night for restaurants since it was the first Friday night that people could eat indoors. 

Action News Now spoke to bar manager Lizzy Ruiz from Parkside Taproom who said people have been taking advantage of eating inside.

"So we have definitely taken into account capacity, as well as making sure that we are still keeping up with all the health rules and protocols with sanitation. We are really just minimizing any issues that can arise by only letting about 25% indoors, but also having full capacity outside," said Ruiz. 

"I am excited to see things opening up, I am glad we are taking a slower approach to things but excited to see people downtown and get things moving along," said Micki Rodstrom who was going out to eat. 

The main modification that restaurants are facing is that they can only be at 25% capacity or fewer than 100 people for inside dining. 

Parkside is strictly enforcing that everyone wears their mask when they are not at their table. 

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