El Dorado and Butte counties get California’s first approvals to reopen some businesses

With our low rate of coronavirus infections, Butte County is one of the first in California to be ok'd to start reopening! 

"Butte County’s retailers were allowed to reopen their doors to customers as of Tuesday morning, May 12th," said Lisa Almaguer, spokeswoman for the county’s Public Health Department. Shop workers have to wear masks and make sure customers maintain social distancing, according to documents Butte officials submitted to the state.

For current information, please go to Butte County Reopens.


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Butte County is now accepting applications for the Butte County Great Plates Delivered Program.


The Great Plates Delivered Program is a State and federally funded program designed to provide meals to adults age 65 and over, as well as adults age 60-64 who are at high-risk of COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control.The Great Plates Delivered Program is also designed to support local restaurants and food providers. Participating local restaurants and food providers will be assembling meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals will be delivered to program participants on a daily basis, by Butte County employees and Community Emergency Response Team members.Butte County anticipates local Great Plates Delivered Program deliveries to begin on May 19, 2020; however, those who meet the program eligibility requirements are encouraged to register for the program now.


A list of eligibility requirements is available at www.buttecounty.net/DESS.  To register for the Butte County Great Plates Delivered Program, please visit www.buttecounty.net/DESS, or call 211.

Save the US Post Office!

Call Representative Doug LaMalfa at (202) 225-3076, Senator Dianne Feinstein at (202) 224-3841, and Senator Kamala D. Harris at (202) 224-3553.

The US Post Office is a lifeline for rural communities like ours.  It delivers medicines and packages and supplies.  Let's not lose it!

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