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Chico residents have mixed reactions to California's virus travel advisories

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he and the governors of Oregon and Washington have issued travel advisories urging people entering their states or returning from travel outside those states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Posted: Nov 13, 2020 11:37 PM

CHICO, Calif. - On Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he and the governors of Oregon and Washington have issued travel advisories urging people entering their states or returning from travel outside those states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and with the recent travel advisory, people say this could impact their travel plans. 

“I would not quarantine," said Chico resident, Josh Towers. "I don’t believe in it.”

“I think it is just a way to keep everyone safe and everyone should participate in it,” said Chico resident Sukui Knight. 

“It makes sense, I guess," said Chico resident, Carli Pickard. "I kind of don’t like it but I guess we can’t do anything about it.”

Thursday, California became the second U.S. state to top one million coronavirus cases. Some people traveling for the holidays understand why this is a necessary step in order to slow the spread.

Others just want a sense of normalcy.

“I understand what they are saying but at the same time when are we going to start choosing quality of life over fear, you know what I mean," said Pickard. "It is really hard for people right now mentally. You need to take care of your mental state and we are just not doing that.”

Action News Now reached out to Shasta County Public Health’s, Kerri Schuette, to see if they think this will help slow the spread.

“Introducing more disease into our community by either traveling to other places or visiting with other people from other households or inviting other people into our county is going to make the problem worse," explained Schuette. 

She added that people really need to be aware of avoiding large gatherings especially as we enter into the holiday season.

The CDC said COVID-19 spreads easily from person to person and the best way to protect yourself and others is to wear a mask, wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds and keep your distance. To learn more about Covid-19, click here.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2988326

Reported Deaths: 33589
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles101466213848
San Bernardino2512131560
Riverside2394122517
San Diego2117872103
Orange2108132367
Santa Clara926251065
Kern84644565
Fresno81294932
Sacramento791221080
Alameda66583757
Ventura60368412
San Joaquin56642748
Contra Costa51573446
Stanislaus42337739
Tulare40655501
Monterey35418250
San Mateo31805294
San Francisco28853254
Imperial25140463
Solano24732105
Santa Barbara24149231
Sonoma23607234
Merced23492296
Kings19125133
Placer16995173
San Luis Obispo15466128
Madera13193130
Santa Cruz12026113
Marin11482153
Yolo10406131
Shasta9594117
Butte9359121
El Dorado757544
Sutter756077
Napa735639
Lassen509413
San Benito488243
Yuba481827
Tehama397142
Tuolumne330438
Nevada314473
Mendocino307631
Amador298629
Lake250428
Humboldt229424
Glenn189419
Colusa16919
Calaveras159623
Siskiyou140813
Mono10834
Inyo92429
Del Norte8532
Plumas5735
Modoc3793
Mariposa3444
Trinity3024
Alpine730
Sierra700
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