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Glenn & Tehama counties join state approved list to more quickly reopen services

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The California Department of Public Health has approved additional counties that also meet the "readiness criteria" for reopening certain establishments at a quicker speed during phase 2 of California's reopen plan.

Posted: May 12, 2020 5:41 PM
Updated: May 13, 2020 8:32 PM

CALIFORNIA - The California Department of Public Health has approved additional counties that also meet the "readiness criteria" for reopening certain establishments at a quicker speed during phase 2 of California's reopen plan.

Butte and El Dorado were the first two California counties that received state approval Tuesday to more quickly reopen some services as officials gradually relax restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

Wednesday afternoon, the California Department of Public Health posted documents from Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Plumas, Yuba-Sutter, Sierra, San Benito, and Tuolumne counties on its website. Those counties join the list of Butte, El Dorado, Lassen, Shasta, Placer, Amador, and Nevada counties that can move more quickly through stage 2 opening sectors.

RELATED: Butte and El Dorado counties first in the state to get OK to more quickly reopen services

Several more of California’s 58 counties are in negotiations with state health officials to move more swiftly, according to Newsom.

Although just approved, Sutter and Yuba counties defied the governor by reopening before getting state approval. Which lead to Newsom's administration last week who threatened to withhold federal disaster funds if they continued under their own plans, which they did.

Northern California lawmakers defended the three other rural counties while celebrating state approval for others.

“Without Modoc, Yuba and Sutter Counties leading the way, rural California wouldn’t have gotten the governor’s attention and Butte County wouldn’t be in the position we are today with reopening,” Butte County Supervisor Bill Connelly said in a statement.

Newsom again signaled his willingness to work with more populated counties that might fail the state’s criteria for reopening. For instance, a major outbreak at a prison or nursing home could skew a county’s case data out of acceptable state standards even though it meets other requirements.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 783313

Reported Deaths: 15018
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2598176330
Riverside566811153
San Bernardino52287908
Orange518731127
San Diego44293796
Kern31261350
Fresno27560355
Sacramento21171375
Alameda20494374
Santa Clara20252296
San Joaquin19793414
Stanislaus16289332
Contra Costa15734199
Tulare15599256
Ventura12236143
Imperial11558314
San Francisco1069697
San Mateo9522143
Monterey936066
Santa Barbara8846110
Merced8750134
Kings726877
Sonoma6998114
Marin6557112
Solano608555
Madera429658
Placer342841
San Luis Obispo336027
Yolo274054
Butte273835
Santa Cruz21898
Sutter164210
Napa160413
San Benito129011
Yuba11187
El Dorado10644
Mendocino83318
Lassen7310
Shasta66814
Glenn5503
Colusa5096
Nevada5066
Tehama4904
Humboldt4826
Lake45910
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2214
Inyo18714
Mono1642
Siskiyou1610
Del Norte1361
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc230
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
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