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COVID-19

COVID-19

Please continue to monitor our COVID-19 web page, our official City social media accounts, and other credible sources of news for the most current updates and information.

Overview

The City of Chico is monitoring the level of risk of COVID-19 to the public in coordination with the City’s Health Officer and the Butte County Public Health Department.

We will provide updates as they become available. City personnel are working daily to protect our community. We urge our residents to follow state recommendations including regular hand washing, staying home if you are feeling ill, maintaining social distancing, and calling your health practitioner if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, fatigue, cough, and headaches/body aches). Please note, information regarding this topic may change quickly, and we will update both this page and our City of Chico Social Media channels as information changes.

 

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City Temporarily Expands Outdoor Dining at Existing Food Establishments

Emergency order issued to allow food establishments to use their private space for outdoor dining. City also highlights process to use public space for outdoor dining.

Due to COVID-19 and Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent actions closing indoor dining at restaurants, the City of Chico has issued Emergency Order 2020-002 temporarily expanding outdoor dining at existing restaurants.

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What City facilities and programs are open?

We encourage the community to use our online services whenever possible.

Open

City facilities, including City Hall, the Chico Police Department, and the Parks & Public Works Office are open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

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What City facilities and programs are closed?

Closed

City Hall, the Chico Police Department, and the Parks & Public Works Office are open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. The City has installed a gray drop box in the City Hall parking lot for deliveries and payments.

The front lobby at the Chico Police Department is now closed. The business (non-emergency) line is (530) 897-4900. Livescan fingerprint services for the general public at the Chico Police Department has been suspended until further notice.

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Council Meetings

At an Emergency Meeting on March 12th, the Chico City Council postponed the March 17th council meeting to arrange for remote engagement by the public at future meetings. City Council meetings are currently held only once per month and only items essential to government operations will be discussed.

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Public Safety

A message from the Chico Police Department:

Chico Police is still actively handling calls for service and responding to crimes in progress. Our communications center is asking the public to disclose any medical conditions when they call for police and fire services so that we can make sure First Responders have the appropriate personal protective equipment and to reduce any potential exposure.

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