Butte County COVID changes

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 […]


Editorial: Code yellow

Butte County is not in the green. As of last week, the color-coded system of determining COVID-19 risk from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has our county and most of those […]


University in-person

Chico State students returned to campus—literally—for spring semester after the school decided to stick with its plan for in-person instruction amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. Seventy percent of courses contain an in-person component, according […]


‘Not alone’

Sometimes lost in the conversation about COVID-19 infections and ICU capacities is the impact the pandemic has had on our collective mental health. For this special Health Issue, the CN&R reports on the help that […]


Omicron is here

After weeks of declining COVID-19 infections, Butte County’s numbers spiked dramatically during the last week of 2021. Between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1, there were 701 new cases, the highest total since the summer surge […]