COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel virus that has been spreading worldwide. Community-acquired cases have now been confirmed in California. We are gaining more understanding of COVID-19’s epidemiology, clinical course, immunogenicity, and other factors as time progresses, and the situation is changing daily. CDPH is in the process of monitoring COVID-19, conducting testing with local and federal partners, and providing guidance and resources to prevent, detect and respond to the occurrence of COVID-19 cases in California.
The Butte County Public Health Department shared that residents can call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211 for COVID-19 information and updates.

School Updates

We are closely monitoring official news and updates about the COVID-19.

As of March 30, 2020, there are eight cases of coronavirus in Butte County.  Please check our website frequently as additional changes may occur based on information from local, State and Federal health agencies. Updated information will also be sent via eflyer. See all school communication regarding school and COVID-19 below.


April 1, 2020 (5:42 p.m.) CCDS Eflyer - Update 4/1/20

March 31, 2020 (11:02 a.m.) CCDS Eflyer - Weekly News 3/31/20

March 27, 2020 (3:50 p.m.) CCDS Eflyer - Weekly News 3/27/20

March 23, 2020 (5:15 p.m.) CCDS Eflyer - Weekly News, 3/23/20

March 19, 2020 (11:30 a.m.) CCDS Eflyer - 2020 Covid-19 Update

March 17, 2020 (12:57 p.m.) CUSD Nutrition Services - CUSD Providing FREE Meals for Children: March 23-27

March 16, 2020 (1:24 p.m.) CCDS Eflyer - Follow-up from CCDS Board Meeting Today

March 15, 2020 (6:49 p.m.) CCDS Eflyer - Butte County Superintendent Mary Sakuma recommends all schools in Butte County close until March 27, 2020

March 12, 2020 (9:37 a.m.) CCDS Eflyer - Exhibition Postponed

March 9, 2020 (4:21 p.m.) - CCDS Eflyer: COVID-19 Information and Update

COVID-19 Information and Guidance

Talking with Kids about COVID-19 from the CDC

COVID-19 and Children from CDC

Proper Handwashing from CDC

Coronavirus Information

What you should know about the Coronavirus

California Department of Public Health

Butte County Health Department



Free Meals for 18 years of age and younger

The Chico Unified School District's Nutrition Services Department is providing FREE grab-and-go meals to children 18 years and younger in the community during the week of 3/30/20 - 4/3/20, from 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

  • Chapman Elementary
  • Citrus Elementary
  • Bidwell Junior High School
  • Chico Junior High School

Meals will be provided to any child 18 years of age or younger regardless of what school they attend. Meals will be provided based on the number of children present and will be delivered to your car.

Boys and Girls Club is providing free supper meals for kids 18 and younger March 30-April 3 on a first come, first served basis. Click here for more information and the menu.

The Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. (CAA) has organized a drive-through event using pre-boxed food to help those in need of food. The following distributions in Chico will be from 9 a.m. to noon (this is a drive-up service only so please stay in your car):

  • April 6: Chico, LDS Church, 735 W East Ave, Chico
  • April 17: Chapman town (Location pending approval)