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Reopening Rollback in Butte County?

Glenn County is one of 19 counties on Governor Gavin Newsom's watch list. Action News Now asked Public Health officials why Butte County isn't on the list when it has almost a hundred more cases than Glenn.

Posted: Jul 2, 2020 5:33 PM

CHICO, Calif. -- In the last two weeks, cases and hospitalizations in California are up some 50%. About 70% of California had to shut down bars and indoor dining.

Glenn County is one of 19 counties on Governor Gavin Newsom's watch list. Action News Now asked Public Health officials why Butte County isn't on the list when it has almost a hundred more cases than Glenn.

The conversation of us dialing back or dimming the switch has not been the prominent conversation,” said Butte County Public Health official Lisa Almaguer. “We have seen a significant increase in cases and it does concern us to some extent, but at the same time our ability to contact trace and test is in a good position right now.”

The state put Glenn County on the list because it didn't meet three of the six markers: new case rate, test positivity rate, and number of daily tests.

The other three are hospitalizations, ICU bed and ventilator availability.

“They look at the metrics and they notify Butte County if they see any concerning trends and at that point they will offer up some physical or technical support,” said Almaguer.

Almaguer says the state already gave Butte County four additional contact tracers this week.

“We at this time rely on the state's guidance and the state's mandates and on Monday we did release a press release urging the public to follow the face covering mandate by the state,” said Almaguer.

Almaguer says the department will not put out extra guidelines.

To put Glenn's situation in perspective, last week it had 65 cases at 115. In Northern California, Sacramento, Solano, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties are also on the list of 19.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 875692

Reported Deaths: 16979
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2884516876
Riverside632841269
San Bernardino596961021
Orange568681409
San Diego52355853
Kern33373410
Fresno29911429
Sacramento24304468
Santa Clara23224373
Alameda22636442
San Joaquin21187484
Contra Costa18054234
Stanislaus17292391
Tulare17120275
Ventura13845160
Imperial12410335
San Francisco11877133
Monterey1102283
San Mateo10743157
Santa Barbara9588119
Merced9314152
Sonoma8810129
Kings815183
Solano700974
Marin7001124
Madera483673
San Luis Obispo398532
Placer389852
Yolo306356
Butte301250
Santa Cruz269623
Napa186614
Sutter179612
Shasta167929
San Benito140114
El Dorado12774
Yuba125310
Mendocino108921
Tehama7648
Lassen7571
Lake66315
Glenn6393
Nevada5818
Colusa5456
Humboldt5448
Calaveras33317
Amador30916
Tuolumne2494
Inyo21215
Siskiyou1840
Mono1752
Del Norte1731
Mariposa782
Plumas540
Modoc270
Trinity200
Sierra60
Alpine30
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