Local excitement and anticipation is being tempered by Butte County health officials as residents wait to be put in the COVID red tier.... Lisa Alamaguer with Butte County Public Health says Governor Newsom raised local expectation...Almaguer says Butte is on a good track, but the county numbers still need to get better to move to red....Butte's current case rate is 10.4 percent. To move to the red tier Butte must have a case rate below 7 percent. Butte's test positivity rate of 4.1 percent does qualify the county to move to the less restrictive tier