The California State Governor, Gavin Newsom, has issued a STAY AT HOME order, for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction. This order is effective immediately and was put into place in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID 19 virus, which in turn will decrease the impact on critical health care services and facilities.
View identified essential services & Workers.
The order includes canceling all non-essential activities and services and all social, professional or community based gatherings. If you must leave your home to seek essential services, keep at least 6 feet of distance from others.
The order does not impact essential services such as: gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants, banks, laundromats, or laundry services. Essential state and local government functions will also remain open, including law enforcement, and offices that provide government programs and services.
Guidance Documents for COVID-19
All community sectors are asked to review and implement COVID-19 illness prevention guidance.
COVID-19 in Butte County
Updated March 31, 2020
This page will be updated regularly by 4 pm, Mondays through Fridays.
|*Total COVID-19 Cases||8|
|Total COVID-19 Deaths||0|
*Butte County COVID-19 case reporting will align with how the California Department of Public Health is reporting cases. Now that community spread has increased throughout the United States, including California, breaking down the case count is no longer considered useful.
Location of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
The city of residence for people sick with COVID-19 will not be provided in order to protect their identity. Public Health is legally responsible for protecting personal health information. This includes any information that might identify them, including demographics. Providing location information does not provide any benefit to the public in helping to prevent illness. No additional public precautions are needed to prevent the spread of illness other than continuing to follow the stay at home order, stop all non-essential activities, and practice good hygiene and routine cleaning. Now that we have confirmed cases in Butte County, the public should consider every public place as a place that one could be exposed.
COVID-19 Information Lines
- Butte County COVID-19 Call Center: 8 am to 5 pm, everyday: 530.552.3050
- Butte County residents can dial 2-1-1 (24/7) or text their zip code to 898211 for information and updates. The text line is available M-F from 7:30 am to 6 pm.
View Health Officer COVID-19 Check-In Video
Dr.Andy Miller will provide video updates about COVID-19 in Butte County on the Public Health Facebook page (@buttecountypublichealth). New videos will be posted throughout the week.
Public Health is working hard to protect public health.
On Friday, March 6th, Butte County Public Health declared a Local Public Health Emergency in Butte County. These actions have been executed in an effort to be proactive; allowing