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(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County was the first of two Counties in the state to receive the goahead today from Governor Newsom to move fully into Stage 2 of reopening when the California
Department of Public Health (CDPH) published the County’s Variance Attestation letter. This allows all
businesses included in Stage 2 to open as soon as they have their plans in place.
“It’s a good day for El Dorado County, its residents and its economy,” said Board of Supervisors Chair,
Brian Veerkamp. “We’re very happy for our business owners, their employees and patrons that we are in the
front of the State’s approval line so they can reestablish their livelihood and return to some semblance of
Public Health Officer Dr. Nancy Williams submitted the County’s Attestation letter and supporting
documents on Saturday, May 9th demonstrating that the County meets the criteria to fully reopen the
businesses and facilities listed in Stage 2. CDPH needed to post the letter online as the final step to approval
for early opening, which it did this morning, as well as publishing guidelines for this full phase of Stage 2
business and facilities.
“As soon as businesses and facilities have implemented a safety plan reflecting those guidelines, they can
open,” said Williams.
The businesses and industries that may open in El Dorado County immediately upon having implemented their
safety plans include (links to the State guidelines):
In a press conference today, Governor Newsom said this list may be periodically expanded if the State Public
Health Officer deems it to be in the interest of public health and safety.
Providing safe, healthy and vibrant communities; respecting our natural resources and historical heritage.