Why is CUSD open?

The location of CUSD schools is not affected by the evacuation order and remains safe.

CUSD wants to be sure we provide our students with familiar as well as emotionally and physically safe places to be during the school day. 

Why hasn’t CUSD opened a shelter?

We have not received a formal request from the incident emergency operations center to provide shelters or other services at this time. We are ready to respond if requested, in line with federal emergency protocol.

Meanwhile, the following organizations in Chico are offering shelter services:

  • Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair Street, Chico (small animals accepted, large animals accepted)
  • Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Avenue, Chico (RVs allowed in parking lot)
  • Neighborhood Church, 2801 Notre Dame Boulevard, Chico (no animals inside)
  • East Avenue Church, 1184 East Avenue, Chico (no animals accepted)
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Avenue, Chico (small animals accepted if leashed and crated)
  • Azads Martial Arts, 313 Walnut, Chico (no animals accepted)

Additional shelter information is listed at buttecounty.net.

Where can I find information about the Oroville Dam evacuation?

For updates on the evacuation itself, Butte County residents can call 530-872-5951. Yuba or Sutter County residents can call 1-866-916-3566. The Department of Water Resources is also posting information on its website and on Facebook, and Butte County is posting resources on their website.