Explore Butte County | Health & Safety
Updates on the Coronavirus and Travel

In efforts to continue being a resource for our county, we will be updating daily the status of local attractions, eateries, and events. Read more.

Health & Safety


We know that you may be thinking differently about your plans to explore Butte County right now. We understand; we are all going through this together on a global level.

We are monitoring the situation hour by hour so that we can provide you with the most current information about how COVID-19 is affecting Butte County and share the ways you can help #FlattentheCurve.

While our job is to inspire you to visit us, we know that taking a trip is not advised right now. We're disappointed, too, but the faster we band together to stop the spread, the sooner you can come visit.

For now, we’ll keep sharing inspirational content and at some point will start creating new content. While you might not be able to use this content now, you can store it for later.

When the time comes, we'll be here to welcome you back with open arms. We know that nothing keeps explorers down for long, and we can’t wait to start exploring with you again.

From the CDPH
How Can People Protect Themselves
Every person has a role to play. Protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense:

  • Washing hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with your sleeve, or disposable tissue. Wash your hands afterward.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Following guidance from public health officials.

Explore Butte County (Butte County’s Tourism Organization) is closely monitoring the situation around the Coronavirus. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, and our community is our top priority. Recommendations for public health and safety are changing daily, and California has issued a shelter-in-place order. We recommend that you confirm any reservations you’ve made prior to traveling to Butte County. At this time, our lodging properties are open to welcome you. They are taking all recommended precautions to make sure your stay here is healthy. Many restaurants have transitioned to offering pick-up and delivery options so you can still enjoy a warm meal.

Restaurants, Breweries, and Wineries

Below, you will find up-to-date information regarding local attractions, points of interest, restaurants, and lodging options. (Updated Monday-Friday by 3:00 p.m.) We plan to update this page through the end of April.

Updated 3-31-20. Download a printable version.

This is not an exhaustive list of restaurants, but a list of restaurants we have curated that are offering limited service.

Restaurants & Cafes





Additional Resources for Information on Open Businesses

Wide-Open Spaces
Outdoor Places That Are Open to Visitors


All developed recreation sites, which includes picnic areas and campgrounds, are closed until further notice


  • All campgrounds in the state park system are closed until further notice and vehicular access is closed. Non-campground outdoor areas of parks, including trails and beaches, remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists. More information. Included parks:

Included parks:


Chico Area Recreation and Park District (CARD): Parks are open, but the playgrounds and restrooms are CLOSED. Open parks include:


All playgrounds, confined spaces, and park restrooms are closed until further notice. Trails and large park locations remain open.


Events Updates

  • MAY
    • The Paradise Chocolate Fest, scheduled for May, has been rescheduled to September 12, 2020.
    • The Oroville Gold Rush Car Show, scheduled for May 9, and the Show and Shine, scheduled for May 8, have been cancelled.
    • CSU, Chico commencement, scheduled for May 14-17, has been postponed to a later date. TBD.
    • All events at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico are postponed until after May 10.
    • All events on the CSU, Chico campus cultural events that attract more than 100 people have been cancelled through April 24, and all events at Laxson Auditorium have been cancelled through the end of the academic year.
  • Most events scheduled to take place in March and April are canceled at this time.

Attractions & Points of Interest



Other Attractions

Local Hospitals

Should you find yourself filling ill while in Butte County, you'll want to seek care from one of the area's local hospitals: