WATCH: Butte County Public Health provides latest update on Covid-19 outbreak

Butte County Public Health, in partnership with other Butte County agencies, will provide important updates about the coronavirus outbreak at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Posted: Jul 23, 2020 10:01 AM
Updated: Jul 23, 2020 6:21 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Butte County Public Health held a press conference Thursday morning. They discussed a variety of topics, from how to get off the watch list, to the Butte County jail outbreak.

Personal care services, fitness centers, places of worship are all waiting to see if they'll have to close indoor operations this Saturday after we landed on the state's watch list.

Action News Now asked Butte County Public Health Director, Danette York, what it would take to get Butte County off of that list.

“We don't have established guidelines, we know our metrics have to be improved,” said York. “The main one is the case rate, if we can reduce that then that will reduce other metrics, like hospitalization and ICU capacity availability.”

Sheriff Kory Honea also provided an update about the spiking cases in the jail.

“We are working very diligently to try to mitigate the risk spreading within the facility,” said Sheriff Honea.

79 out of about 470 inmates tested positive – 11 have recovered.
One staff member is also currently recovering. Honea says they are stepping up safety measures to stop the spread.

“Medical staff goes through the entire facility, they make contact with every inmate and they try to determine if they show symptoms,” said Honea. “These efforts meet or exceed the care patients would receive in the community.”

“That's sad it must be really hard for them, there's no escape,” said Butte County resident, Angie Merino. “It must be difficult for them and the people who work there. Taking it day by day is hard, getting on the watch list, wondering how to get off of it is all really hard.”

Health officials say the most important thing individuals can do right now is work together to keep the number of cases down.

Watch the video player above for the full conference.

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