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Upper Crust fearful, excited for June re-opening

Some local businesses shared their excitement to be able to fully re-open in June but some still have some concerns.

Posted: Apr 19, 2021 6:31 PM
Updated: Apr 19, 2021 6:43 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Jeff Plummer has been the owner of Upper Crust bakery for two years.

He said trying to run his business during the pandemic has been a whirlwind.

"It's tough," Plummer said. "You just keep going, just like every other business down here. It is a day-to-day thing at this point."

Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom said, "I fear it's a little illusory, this notion of herd immunity." Despite that, Gov. Newsom is allowing businesses to fully reopen on June 15.

This had Plummer feeling a little uneasy.

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"It is definitely concerning,” Plummer said. “To say I am not scared about it; I would be lying but I am hoping that doesn't happen. We are going in the right direction. Everyone is getting vaccinated, and I just hope we can keep moving forward."

Though Plummer has his concerns, he can't wait to have more seating on his patio this summer.

"I just want to be able to celebrate with our customers and I am just really excited for it," Plummer said.

Regulars at Upper Crust are also grateful for their favorite bakery in town to able to fully re-open.

"I have never not been fully enjoying this place so when it is fully re-open, that will be fine too,” said customer, Dennis Wallen.

Plummer said he and his staff are taking any and all safety precautions to protect its customers. About 95% of his staff is fully vaccinated.

In order for a county to reach herd immunity, 75% of the population needs to be fully vaccinated.

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