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 the status of local attractions, eateries, and events twice a week. Read more.

Health & Safety



With Governor Newsom’s announcement that Butte County can reopen quicker under its phase 2 guidelines, more Butte County businesses are starting to serve customers again. If you find yourself in Butte County during this phase, we want to make sure that when you do visit, you do so safely.

The Butte County Public Health Department has the latest information on how to help limit and slow the spread of COVID-10 in our county. And as always, you should follow best practices when visiting:

  • If you feel ill, stay home
  • Wear face coverings when out
  • Continue physical distancing
  • Maintain good hygiene practices
  • Don’t travel unless you have to

With your help, we can keep Butte County safe for everyone for when the time comes for an unrestricted re-opening. Until then, we’ll be thinking of you and we’ll keep sharing content to help you plan for a future trip to the area so you can successfully #ExploreButteCountyLATER.

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:

    • Stay home unless necessary to go out for essential trips, such as to the grocery store
    • When you are out, practice physical distancing, maintaining at least 6 feet between you and people outside of your household
    • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth; if you do so, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer immediately afterwards
    • Cover a cough or sneeze with your sleeve, or disposable tissue. Wash your hands afterward.
    • Following guidance from public health officials.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, and our community is our top priority, and California continues with its shelter-in-place order. If you are an essential worker that needs to come to Butte County, our lodging properties are open to welcome you and are taking all recommended precautions to make sure your stay here is healthy. You can also enjoy a warm meal from one of the many restaurants that offer pick-up and delivery options.

Restaurants, Breweries, and Wineries

Below, you will find up-to-date information regarding local attractions, points of interest, restaurants, and lodging options. (Updated Monday and Thursday by 3:00 pm)

Updated 6-4-20. 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. All listed are offering take-out only, with various combinations of call-in or online ordering; some delivery available. Check individual restaurants for their specific offerings and up-to-date information; services and hours are changing quickly with the transition into Phase 2 of reopening.


*Dine-in area open with limited capacity

**Dine-in area open AND reservations required


(For a more comprehensive list of the status of Chico area restaurants, check out the Chico News & Review)




Additional Resources for Information on Open Businesses

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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

Since Butte County is in Phase 2 of reopening, certain state parks in the area are starting to reopen with restrictions.Non-campground outdoor areas of parks, including trails and beaches, remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists.


Chico Area Recreation and Park District (CARD): Parks are open. Bathrooms at community parks are open but closed at neighborhood parks. All bathrooms are closed.


All playgrounds, and confined spaces are closed until further notice. All FRRPD park restrooms have been reopened for public use. Trails and large park locations remain open.


Additional Parks information

How to Recreate in the Era of COVID

With an emphasis on outdoor recreation, Mammoth Lakes has a lot in common with Butte County, and we know everyone from here to there is itching to get outside.

Mammoth Hospital put together a great video on how to recreate in the era of COVID that is excellent information for any outdoor recreation haven.

Make sure to stay healthy and recreate safely by following these guidelines.

Attractions & Points of Interest



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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: