With California’s COVID-19 case rates falling and the state relaxing mandates, including most face-covering requirements, Butte County Public Health (BCPH) has announced changes to its pandemic policies and reporting.
The county’s COVID-19 dashboard will now be updated only twice per week, on Mondays and Thursdays. BCPH explained in a press release that “with a greater understanding of … transmission and the effectiveness of control measures including vaccination, masking and treatment, the need for daily updates on case numbers has diminished.”
Additionally, as of March 5, BCPH has rescinded all local orders for COVID-19 isolation and quarantine protocols. Those who test positive or are exposed to someone with the disease are to refer to the California Department of Public Health guidelines. Anyone who tests positive, regardless of vaccination status, is advised to isolate at home for five days. For those who are exposed to someone with COVID, quarantining is advised if not vaccinated and boosted.