Sheriff halts evictions

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) has halted residential evictions amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Sheriff Kory Honea told the CN&R on Wednesday (March 18).

The move came after Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday (March 16) issued an executive order that empowers local governments to temporarily ban evictions during the crisis.

“We put evictions on hold for now,” Honea said. “[We] are still working through all the issues and seeking court guidelines.”

BCSO also has taken steps to prepare for local cases of COVID-19, including isolation measures at the Butte County Jail and outfitting deputies with protective gear.