Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. 

Public Health News and Events

News Releases

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Public Health Urges Residents, Employers and Schools to Prevent Heat Related Illness  09.07.22
Local Health Emergency Declared to Prevent Avian Flu  08.18.22 
First Human WNV Infection Confirmed in Butte County 08.04.22 
Public Health Reminds Residents About Fresh Water Parasites  08.02.22
Increase in Rabid Skunks Prompts Warning from Public Health 07.28.22 
First Probable Case of Monkeypox Identified in Butte County 07.18.22
Chico Community Vaccination Clinic Closing 06.27.22 
Butte County Resumes Accepting Well Water Applications  06.06.22 
Public Health Warns About Dangers of Homemade Baby Formula 05.16.22 
Horses at Risk for West Nile Virus 05.11.22 
Temporary Pause on Non-Drinking Water Well Permits in Butte County 04.18.22 
Butte County to Rescind Local Health Officer Orders for COVID Isolation and Quarantine 03.03.22 
Butte County COVID-19 Dashboard to Receive Updates 02.28.22
Expanded Access to COVID-19 Testing in Butte County  02.02.22 
Omicron Identified in Butte County  12.29.21 
CDPH Requires Universal Masking Indoors 12.13.21
Butte County Opens Pfizer Vaccinations for Children 5-11 Years Old 11.04.21 
Chico Community Clinic Expands Operations, Appointments Recommended 10.29.21
Moderna and J&J COVID-19 Booster Doses Authorized  10.25.21
Public Health Issues Local Isolation and Quarantine Orders 10.18.21
Public Health Encourages Flu and COVID Vaccines as the Holidays Approach 10.06.21
Possible Wound Botulism From Black Tar Heroin Under Investigation 09.24.21
Pfizer Booster Dose Available for High Risk Residents 09.24.21
Mobile Vaccination Clinics for Oroville 09.21.21
COVID-19 Surge Leads to Increase in Deaths for Butte County 09.13.21
COVID-19 Booster Doses Now Available for Immunocompromised Persons 08.23.21
Health Officer Announces Retirement 08.09.21 
First Human WNV Infection Confirmed in Butte County  08.02.21
Public Health Announces Mobile Vaccination Clinics for August 07.29.21
Butte County COVID-19 Dashboard to Receive Major Updates 07.27.21
New COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics  06.30.21
COVID-19 Delta Variant Identified in Butte County 06.29.21
Excessive Heat Warning 06.15.21
Updated CDPH Face Covering Guidance 06.14.21
Gridley Community Vaccination Clinic to Offer Pfizer 06.10.21
WIC Increases Fruits and Vegetable Benefits 06.01.21
Public Health Reminds Residents to Prepare for High Heat 05.28.21
Health Department Announces COVID-19 Death in a Young Adult 05.24.21
Chico Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Grand Opening  05.24.21
State Mask Mandate & Face Covering Guidance Remains in Place for Butte County 05.14.21
Butte County to Open Pfizer Vaccinations for12-15 Age Group 05.13.21
Butte County to Pause on the COVID J&J Vaccine 04.13.21
Need for COVID Mass Vaccination Clinics Declines  04.12.21
Public Health Warns of Potential Increase in Overdoses  04.02.21
Butte County Moves to Tier 3 - ORANGE 03.30.21
Public Health Opens Vaccinations to Persons 16+ 03.29.21
Public Health Opens Vaccinations to Persons 50+ 03.19.21
New OptumServe COVID-19 Testing Site, Gridley Location 03.17.21
New OptumServe COVID-19 Testing Site, Oroville Location 03.12.21
Butte County Moves to Tier 2 -  Red  03.09.21
New OptumServe COVID-19 Testing Site, Durham Memorial Hall  03.08.21
Vaccine Expanded to At-Risk Persons, Public Works, Public Utility and Transportation 03.08.21
COVID-19 Variant B117 Found in Butte County  03.08.21
County to Pilot MyTurn with Limited Appointments  03.03.21
OptumServe COVID-19 Testing Site in Butte County, on CSU, Chico Campus 03.03.21
New COVID-19 Vaccination Resources and Eligibility 02.16.21
COVID-19 Testing Appointments Available in Butte County 02.08.21
Public Health Seeks DHV Volunteers for Butte County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics 02.04.21
Public Health to Pivot Away from COVID Vaccine Notification 02.01.21
Vaccine Appointment Scheduling NOW Available for 75+  01.28.21 
Public Health Begins Vaccine Notification for Persons 75+  01.25.21 
Vaccine for 65+, Butte County Still in Planning Phase 01.14.21
Regional Stay at Home Order Lifts 01.12.21
Butte County Remains Under Regional Stay at Home Order 01.04.21
Public Health to Prioritize Case Investigation & Contact Tracing  12.14.20
State Allocates First COVID Vaccine to Butte County 12.11.20 
State Issues Regional Stay at Home Order - Includes Butte County 12.09.20

Wound Botulism from Injected Black Tar Heroin UndeInvestigation

Butte County COVID Data Trending Toward Tier 2 (Red) 11.10.20
Butte County Moves to Tier 3 10.20.20
Residents Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccination by Halloween
Butte County Moves to Tier 2  09.29.20
Two Elementary Schools Granted Approval to Reopen for In-Person Learning with BCPH Waiver 09.24.20
Butte COVID-19 Cases Moving in the Right Direction 09.23.20
Wildfire Impacts COVID-19 Testing 09.11.20
Cases Among College Aged Persons Continues to Increase   09.02.20
Spike in COVID-19 Infections Among College Aged Persons 08.26.20
Residents Urged to Reduce Energy Consumption 08.17.20
Health Department Announces NEW Health Officer 08.05.20
State Releases Youth Sport and School Waiver Guidance  08.04.20
First Human WNV Confirmed in Butte County 07.30.20 
Butte County Added to Monitoring List, New Restrictions in Place 07.29.20
Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Notifies Butte County of Intent to Visit  07.24.20
State Places Butte County on Monitoring List 07.22.20
Butte County soon to be on State’s Monitoring List 07.20.20
Governor's Rollbacks Apply to Butte County 07.14.20
Potential Rollbacks As Local Cases Near State's Threshold  07.13.20
Health Department Announces Second COVID-19 Death  06.25.20
Residents Urged to Prepare for Extreme Heat 06.22.20
Butte County Reviews New State Guidance for Reopening 06.05.20
Health Department Announces First COVID-19 Death in Butte County 06.01.20
Butte County Remains in Stage 2 of Reopening  06.01.20
Hair Salons & Barbershops May Reopen in Butte County 05.26.20
COVID Increases, Public Urged to Heed Reopening Guidelines 05.22.20
FMS Relocated for Use Throughout the State 05.18.20
Butte County Bolsters Contact Tracing Capacity 05.18.20
Butte County Health Officer Announces Resignation 05.16.20
Health Department Receives UV Unit Donation for COVID 05.15.20
Health Department Responds to COVID Religious Service Exposure 05.15.20
Face Shields Donated to Health Department 05.14.20
Butte County Community Testing Site Now Open 05.04.20
Health Officer Strongly Recommends Face Coverings 04.30.20
Butte County Planning Efforts to Reopen 04.27.20
Butte County Increases COVID-19 Testing 04.24.20
FEMA Delivers Supplies for Field Medical Station 03.06.20
County to Construct Emergency Tents 03.24.20
Health Department Announces Second COVID-19 Case 03.22.20
Health Department Announces First COVID-19 Case 03.21.20
Health Department Urges Community to Prepare for COVID-19 03.10.20
Butte County Declares Local Emergency in Response to COVID-19 03.06.20
Increased Flu Activity in Butte County 01.24.20
Early Flu Hits Butte County  11.22.19
Health Department Releases Community Health Assessment 11.06.19
Precautions Issued for Power Outage 10.08.19
WNV Activity Widespread in Butte County 08.26.19
First Human WNV Confirmed in Butte County 08.13.19
Revised Water Quality Advisory for Camp Fire Burn Area 8.06.19
Butte WIC Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 08.05.19
Butte Measles Outbreak Over 07.15.19
Health Department Welcomes New Director 07.02.19
Lab Results Confirm Toxins in Horseshoe Lake 07.01.19
Algae Bloom Suspected in Chico's Horseshoe Lake 06.20.19
Health Dept. Urges Residents to Review State's Water Quality Advice 06.19.19
Horses at Risk for West Nile Virus 05.29.19
Measles in Butte County, Not Over Yet 05.20.19
Butte County Measles Outbreak Interrupted 05.16.19
Three Additional Cases of Measles Confirmed 04.19.19
Measles Cases in Butte County Continue to Increase 04.18.19
Health Department Confirms Measles in Young Child 04.05.19
Measles Cases Increase in Butte County 03.28.19
Health Department Continues Measles Investigation 03.25.19
Measles Confirmed in Butte County 03.24.19 
Health Department Urges Residents to Prevent Drug Overdose 01.15.19
Bike & Pedestrian Grant Awarded to Prevent Fatalities 10.15.18
First Human WNV Death Confirmed for 2018 09.24.18
First Human WNV Confirmed for 2018 08.02.18
TCP Contaminated Water Detected in Gridley School 04.27.18
Tobacco Program Seeks Grantees 03.09.18
Animal Control Shuts Down Concow Puppy Mill 01.10.18
Health Dept. Awarded Grant to Prevent Bike/Pedestrian Injury 11.13.17
BCPHD Awarded National Accreditation 10.04.17
First Human WNV Infection Confirmed for 2017  08.15.17
Residents Urged to Prepare for Excessive Heat 06.14.17
First Human Cases of WNV Confirmed 08.16.16
BCPHD Awarded Best Communications Campaign 06.29.16
Horses at Risk for West Nile Virus 06.01.16

Risk of Zika Virus Low for Butte County


Syphilis Rates Increase 


Banknote Paper Shortage


West Nile Virus Continues to Climb


WIC Vouchers Increase Access to Farmers Market 


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