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Health and Human Services

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) News

April 7, 2021 - FEMA announces financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020

COVID-19 Funeral Cost Assistance

Funeral Assistance FAQ

April 6, 2021 - CA Dept. of Public Health Press release regarding upcoming elimination of Blueprint for a Safer Economy/tier structure

Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy

April 6, 2021 - April 6, 2021 - Press release regarding moving to Orange tier

PR 21-5 COVID19 County Moves to Orange Tier Beyond Blueprint.pdf

March 2, 2021 - Press release regarding moving to Red tier

PR 21-4 COVID19 County Moves to Red Tier.pdf 

January 12, 2021 - Press release regarding Regional Stay At Home Order lifted for Greater Sacramento Region

PR 21-02 COVID19 Regional Stay At Home Order lifted statement.pdf

December 10, 2020 - Press Release regarding Stay At Home in-state/out-of-state non-essential travel & lodging

PR 20-69 Travel and Lodging Regional Stay At Home.pdf

December 9, 2020 - Statement regarding Regional Stay At Home Order taking effect on December 10, 2020

PR 20-68 Regional Stay At Home Order Statement 12-9-20.pdf

December 3, 2020 - Governor Newsom's Regional Stay At Home Order (Released on 12/3/20)

Gov. Newsom announced a new regional approach to controlling the COVID surge which includes a refined approach to restrictions. See the Order from the California Department of Acting Public Health Officer here

December 3, 2020 - County Emergency Operations Center reactivated 

PR 20-66 EOC COVID reactivation

Watch our COVID-19 Town Hall here: 

November 19, 2020 Town Hall

November 18, 2020 - County to hold Virtual Town Hall on the Status & Science of COVID-19 

MA 20-66 COVID19 town hall 11-19-20.pdf

November 13, 2020 - California Issues ​Travel Advisory for Non-Essential Travel

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a travel advisory for non-essential travel requesting people practice self-quarantine for 14 days due to the recent spike in cases. Read the CDPH Non-Essential Travel Advisory for details.

November 10, 2020 - County begins Adjudication Process to remain in Orange tier

PR 20-65 COVID-19 Red Tier Adjudication Statement.pdf

September 22, 2020 - County Moves to Less Restrictive Orange Tier for COVID 

PR 20-57 EDC Moves to Orange COVID tier.pdf

September 1, 2020 - When and How El Dorado County May Move to Next Reopening Tier (Orange)

PR 20-53 Statement Clarifies Timing for Reaching Orange Tier of Reopening.pdf

August 28, 2020 - Statement Regarding New Tiered State System for Reopening Business, Resuming Activities

PR 20-52 New COVID reopening system.pdf

August 14, 2020 - Lake Tahoe Agencies, County Band Together to Encourage Everyone to Wear a Mask

See Release  

July 24, 2020 - Updated, interactive Dashboard, FAQ

PR-20 45 New COVID19 Dashboard.pdf

July 18, 2020 - First COVID-19-related Death of  El Dorado County Resident

PR 20-44 First COVID19-related Death.pdf

July 10, 2020 - Free, mobile, once-a-week testing site in Placerville starting July 14, 2020

MA 20-43 COVID19 mobile testing site.pdf

July 8, 2020 - County Releases Tahoe-Specific Case Graph 

PR 20-43 Tahoe Specific COVID-19 Case Rate

July 3, 2020 - Statement by Dr. Williams regarding Independence Day gatherings and restrictions

PR 20-42 Independence Day Statement

June 5, 2020 - Statement by Dr. Williams regarding 12 new State-issued guidelines

Dr. Williams Statement on 12 new State-issued guidelines

June 5, 2020 - Joint letter sent to Gov. Newsom requesting relief from some restrictions on tourism lodging & recreation travel

See Press Release

June 3, 2020 - Public Health Officer Clarifies Approval Process for Reopening of Stage 3 Businesses 

See Press Release

May 28, 2020 - Clarification of County Role in State's Places of Worship Guidelines

 See Press Release

May 27, 2020 - Local Order Prohibiting Nonessential Travel to Lake Tahoe Basin Rescinded, State Ban Remains

 See Press Release /  See FAQs 

May 26, 2020 - El Dorado County Barbershops and Hair Salons May Reopen 

See Press Release

May 12, 2020 - El Dorado County Gets Variance from State to Start Dine-In Service at Restaurants, In-Store Retail

See Press Release

May 9, 2020 - Public Health Officer Says County Meets Criteria to Fully Open Stage 2 Businesses, Facilities

See Press Release / Supporting Documents

May 3, 2020 - El Dorado County Announces Two Free COVID-19 Test Sites Available to All Residents

COVID-19 New Testing Sites.pdf / Spanish.pdf

May 1, 2020 - FAQ Regarding:  County Directive Expiration, Travel to Lake Tahoe, Essential vs. Nonessential, Reopening El Dorado County

See FAQ's

April 30, 2020 - El Dorado County Extends Travel Ban into County Portion of Lake Tahoe

See Press Release / Order

April 28, 2020 - El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Votes to Send letter to Gov. Newsom to allow a phased County re-opening

See Press Release

April 28, 2020 - El Dorado County Public Health Officer Lets Stay-At-Home Directive Expire/FAQ

See Press Release/FAQ Expired directive, Travel Ban, County Reopening EDC.pdf

April 17, 2020 - El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Approves Emergency Ordinance for Administrative Fines for nonessential VHR use 

See Press Release.pdf/ Order.pdf

April 10, 2020 - El Dorado County Public Health Officer Issues Clarifying Statement about Essential Services, Activities and Travel

 See Statement

April 3, 2020 - ​El Dorado County Issues Order to Stop Non-Essential Travel to Lake Tahoe Basin

See Press Release / Order

April 1, 2020 - El Dorado County Public Health Officer Extends Shelter in Place Directive

See Press Release

March 25, 2020 - El Dorado County Issues Directive Clarifying Restriction of Short-Term Rentals to Reduce the Spread of the Covid-19 Virus

See Press Release

March 24, 2020 - El Dorado County Announces First Confirmed Case of Community Transmitted Covid-19

See Press Release

March 20, 2020 - El Dorado County Announces Second Confirmed Case Of Covid-19 In El Dorado Resident

See Press Release

March 20, 2020 - El Dorado County Announces First Confirmed Case of Covid-19

See Press Release

March 19, 2020 - El Dorado County Issues Shelter in Place Directive

See Directive / See Press Release

March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issues Stay at Home order for Californians

See Governor's Order and Additional Information

El Dorado County Public Health Emergency Declaration

El Dorado County declared a Public Health Emergency to ensure appropriate resources and funding are available to the County to respond to COVID-19. The declaration also allows the County to provide or receive mutual aid from other jurisdictions.

See Declaration / Press release