Total of 36 COVID-19 cases connected to Chico State

Chico State officials announced that a total of 36 coronavirus cases are connected to the University.

Posted: Sep 1, 2020 12:10 PM
Updated: Sep 1, 2020 12:17 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Chico State officials announced that a total of 36 coronavirus cases are connected to the University.

Chico State recently suspended all in-person classes for the fall semester because of the outbreak. 

Chico State began the fall semester with 90% of course offerings online, with limited in-person classes for essential hands-on courses. However, despite modifications that the University had in place to ensure physical distancing and strict cleaning protocols, the growth in virus cases during the first week and the potential for additional cases put students’ safety at risk, officials said.

The University is now saying it may take longer for students to return to campus.

"We gave it our best shot,” said President of Chico State, Gayle Hutchinson. “Everyone wants to return to campus, myself included but at the end of the day… yeah, we are disappointed but we're hopeful, we will move on from it and find ways to work with everyone to see if we can do it better next time and maybe we cannot. Maybe everything will have to remain virtual until we have a vaccine."

RELATED: Hundreds of Chico State students scramble to find off-campus housing

This is a developing story. Chico State held a press conference related to the virus outbreak Tuesday morning. Action News Now Dani Masten will provide more details this evening.

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California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3566914

Reported Deaths: 52158
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles119192321435
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2866072874
Orange2612203917
San Diego2600913284
Santa Clara1106211777
Kern102627827
Fresno953931443
Sacramento932811472
Alameda806681242
Ventura77623844
San Joaquin665691101
Contra Costa62248681
Stanislaus56132946
Tulare47784758
Monterey42138328
San Mateo38998515
San Francisco34260412
Santa Barbara31805411
Solano30024164
Merced28915397
Sonoma28141298
Imperial26903591
Kings21955218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15467209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12834185
Shasta10985174
Butte10962160
El Dorado9095100
Napa903869
Sutter884597
San Benito576759
Yuba573337
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Nevada396074
Tuolumne394659
Mendocino379643
Amador346341
Humboldt318033
Lake315641
Glenn222523
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128737
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
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