STATE PLACES BUTTE COUNTY ON MONITORING LIST DUE TO RISING COVID-19 CASES
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) notified Butte County today that the County is being added to the Monitoring List today, July 22, 2020. If the County remains on the list for three consecutive days, new restrictions are required to be implemented on Saturday, July 25, 2020.
Butte County joins over 30 other counties in the state in being added to the state monitoring list.
The Statewide Public Health Officer Order issued July 13, 2020 states “Counties that currently appear on CDPH’s County Monitoring List and have been on the list for three consecutive days…must close all indoor operations of the following types of businesses/events/activities:
· Gyms and fitness centers
· Places of worship
· Offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors
· Personal care services (including nail salons, massage parlors and tattoo parlors)
· Hair salons and barbershops
As a reminder, effective July 13, 2020, the Statewide Public Health Officer Order required all counties to restrict the following indoor operations:
· Dine-in restaurants must close indoor seating to customers
· Wineries and tasting rooms must close indoor seating to customers
· Family entertainment centers and movie theaters must close indoor services and attractions to customers
· Indoor attractions at zoos and museums must close to visitors
· Cardrooms must close indoor services to customers
Additionally, bars, brewpubs, breweries, whether operating indoors or outdoors shall be closed unless they are offering sit-down, outdoor, dine-in meals. Alcohol can be sold only in the same transaction as a meal.
For more information, please review the full Statewide Public Health Officer Order by going to this webpage document: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/COVID-19/SHO%20Order%20Dimming%20Entire%20State%207-13-2020.pdf
BCPH reminds residents that gatherings of any size should be postponed or canceled. A gathering is when people from separate households come together, even if they are family members.
A growing body of scientific research has shown that people with no or few symptoms of COVID-19 can still spread the disease and that the use of face coverings, combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing, will reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Residents should continue to take prevention actions to stop and slow the spread of COVID-19, including:
· Wash your hands often
· Maintain social distancing of at least six feet
· Stay home if you are sick
· Avoid touching your face
· Limit non-essential travel
· Avoid gatherings
· Avoid sick people
· Wear a face covering when in high-risk settings
For more information on how to keep yourself and your family healthy, visit: www.buttecounty.net/publichealth