Some Butte County stores are preparing for a second shutdown, others don't think they'll make it through

23 counties are on the state of California's coronavirus watchlist. Some Butte County businesses are already preparing for a second wave of shutdowns.

Posted: Jul 8, 2020 6:58 PM
Updated: Jul 9, 2020 10:03 AM

CHICO, Calif. - 23 counties are on the state of California's coronavirus watchlist. Some Butte County businesses are already preparing for a second wave of shutdowns.

"We'll pretty much go back to what we're doing in March and April," said C.O.O of Woodstock's Pizza Tony Dellamano. "We've already started to transition to patio dining and getting our teams ready for that."

But other businesses are not so sure they'll make it through.

"It would be disastrous," said Josh Mills, co-owner of The Bookstore in Chico. "I worry about making my house payment. I worry about my employee's health you know. I mean their well being, they have to survive."

Chico city leaders say the impact would be felt immediately.

"The immediate impact would be sales tax. Where those transactions aren't taking place," said Chico City Manager Mark Orme. "What does that mean? That means a reduced budget, reduced revenue."

Mills understands that health is the number one priority. 

"It's an agonizing decision," said Mills. "But my health is more important than money. It's just one day at a time."

Chico city council has yet to finalize a budget, so if the economy takes a bad turn again, they will make all the changes needed for the final budget review in October.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 578946

Reported Deaths: 10523
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Riverside41983820
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San Diego32975594
Kern24995183
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Merced573670
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Marin540481
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Sonoma375350
Madera246339
Placer237724
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Yolo183444
Santa Cruz12876
Butte12388
Napa112911
Sutter9967
San Benito7654
El Dorado7552
Lassen6830
Yuba6664
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Shasta46910
Glenn4363
Colusa3965
Nevada3571
Tehama3031
Humboldt2864
Lake2402
Amador1853
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Tuolumne1552
Calaveras1471
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It wasn't as hot for northern California today, but temperatures still reached seasonable summer levels and more thunderstorms sprung over our eastern counties. After one more seasonable day, hotter weather will return to our area.
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