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.