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Shot at normalcy?

As coronavirus vaccines have grown more widely available to the general public in recent months, health officers across the country set their sites on achieving herd immunity: developing collective protection against COVID-19. Over time, they’ve […]

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County seeks health, eco assists

Butte County Public Health is recruiting volunteers to help vaccinate the community against COVID-19. Licensed health-care professionals and people without medical training can register through the Disaster Healthcare Volunteer program at healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov (select Butte County). […]

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Whom to watch in 2021

Whatever new challenges 2021 has in store for Butte County, there is still a lot of work to do to recover from the wreckage of the previous year. Public health, business, education, housing and the […]

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COVID escalates

With the North State already under the strictest prevention orders from California health officials, coronavirus surged in Butte County over the weekend, with 662 new cases reported by the county Department of Public Health since […]

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Anatomy of a surge

This is an update of previous story published on July 14, 2020. In early spring, health officials and providers across California braced for a flood of coronavirus patients. Spread of the disease elsewhere—such as New […]

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Backlash to masks

The Bookstore has been closed since March 19, as have most other “nonessential” businesses in Chico due to the coronavirus pandemic. In early April, the shop partially re-opened—for contactless curbside sales—and since then owners Muir […]