Public Health

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

Flu Provider Resources

The Butte County Public Health Department acts as a resource to local physicians, nurses, and medical personnel. Providers are notified of current outbreaks, updated immunization guidelines, and provided guidance for communicable disease reporting.


Mandated influenza reporting to Public Health (per Title 17, California Code of Regulations (CCR) 2500) includes:

  • Laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated deaths in children ages 0-17 years
  • Infections with novel influenza viruses
  • Laboratory-confirmed respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-associated deaths in children 0-4 years
  • Acute Respiratory outbreaks in both healthcare and congregate living settings, such as residential living facilities (retirement community, assisted living, board & care, skilled nursing facilities, rehab centers, homeless and evacuation shelters, camps, jail, etc.).
  • An outbreak is defined as: One lab-confirmed influenza case in the setting of a cluster (≥ 2 cases) of ILI within a 72 hour period.

Voluntary influenza reporting by request of the Butte County Health Officer includes:

  • Laboratory-confirmed intensive care unit (ICU) cases 0-64 years
  • Laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated deaths in persons 0-64 years

How to Report


Additional Resources

Health Officer Influenza Vaccination Order

Clinical Signs and Symptoms

Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America: 2018 

Information for Clinicians on Influenza Virus Testing

Influenza Specimen Collection Poster

Influenza Antiviral Medications: Summary for Clinicians

Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities

Prevention Strategies for Seasonal Influenza in Healthcare Settings

Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission for Infectious Agents in Health Care Settings 

Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Influenza in California Long Term Care Facilities 

Interim Guidance for Influenza Outbreak Management in Long-Term Care and Post-Acute Care Facilities 

Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Influenza in California Skilled Nursing Facilities 

Influenza Vaccine Recommendations (ACIP) 

Influenza Surveillance Program (CDPH) 

Influenza and Other Respiratory Illness Outbreak Quicksheet (CDPH)

Shots for School

California VFC Program

Center for Disease Control

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Register a Birth or Death  Get a Travel Shot  

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Butte County Communicable Disease
Phone: 530.552.3929

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Butte County Communicable Disease
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

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Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Except Holidays

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Public Health Department

202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Report a Health Emergency
24-Hour Line: 530.552.4000

Danette York, MPH, Director
Dr. David Canton, Health Officer

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