Open for business in Yuba and Sutter counties

Yuba and Sutter Counties reopen
(From R-L) Aimee Roux, Jeremiah Pino and Lydia Perez enjoy a night out at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Marysville, Calif.
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Reopening. It’s a word we have waited close to two months to hear. Some of the rural counties in California got a jump on the rest of the state earlier this week, defying statewide restrictions.

In Sutter and Yuba counties, north of Sacramento, restaurants, tattoo parlors and florists have opened their doors. The health officer for the counties ordered the easing of restrictions. But there was fallout. California officials warned that some businesses risked losing their licenses to operate. Health officer Dr. Phuong Luu also expressed concern that people were not social distancing or wearing face coverings while visiting local shops.

Unlike metropolitan areas of California, the counties have been little affected by the coronavirus crisis, with only one suspected case as of Tuesday.

The rest of California begins the first steps in easing stay-at-home orders on Friday.

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Customers at Linda's Soda Bar and Grill in Yuba City.
Ted Crumby, left, of Meridian, and Dennis Hillard, of Citrus Heights, meet for lunch at Linda’s Soda Bar and Grill in Yuba City.
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Customers wait in line for body piercings at Heart & Soul Tattoo in Yuba City.
Customers wait in line for body piercings at Heart & Soul Tattoo in Yuba City.
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Andrew Wagner applies an octopus tattoo to Jordan Curiel in Yuba City.
Tattoo artist Andrew Wagner applies an octopus design to the arm of Jordan Curiel at Heart & Soul Tattoo in Yuba City. The shop closes at 3 p.m. for an hour to sanitize the space.
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Genesis Nieves gets ready for a nose piercing in Yuba City.
Genesis Nieves, with Heart & Soul Tattoo owner Jake Hunter, has come to the Yuba City for a nose piercing.
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Kim Hamilton works at Elegante Petals in Yuba City.
Kim Hamilton, floral designer, prepares arrangements for Mother’s Day at Elegante Petals in Yuba City.
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Wes Heryford cuts the hair of Ben Martin at Cutte House Barber Shop in Yuba City.
Wes Heryford, center, works on Ben Martin at Butte House Barber Shop in Yuba City. Heryford closed his business but said: “It was difficult to pay my bills and make ends meet for my family.”
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Plumas Street in downtown in Yuba City.
Plumas Street in downtown in Yuba City.
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Yuba and Sutter Counties reopen
Anthony Frank, center, and wife Melia Campbell enjoy their first night out in weeks at Silver Dollar Saloon in Marysville. Sutter and Yuba counties defied state orders in allowing sit-down dining early.
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Lanie Gil cleans a table at Courthouse Cafe in Marysville.
Lanie Gil cleans a table where guests recently had lunch at Courthouse Cafe in Marysville.
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A customer leaves with a take-out order at Courthouse Cafe in Marysville.
A guest leaves with a take-out order at Courthouse Cafe in Marysville.
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