COVID 19 Information

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Forest Service News Releases & Communications

  • May 15, 2020 Vallejo, CA - New Release
    Emergency Trail Closures Extended on the Eldorado National Forest

  • May 15, 2020 Vallejo, CA - New Release
    Eldorado National Forest begins reopening developed day use recreation sites

  • May 7, 2020 Vallejo, CA - New Release
    New Temporary Emergency Closures on the Eldorado National Forest

  • April 30, 2020 Vallejo, CA - New Release
    Forest Service extends closure of most developed recreation sites in California through May 15

  • April 13, 2020 Placerville, CA - Forest Supervisor's Letter
    Acting Forest Supervisor Elizabeth Berger is asking for Recreation Residence Permit Holders’ assistance to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19

  • March 27, 2020 Placerville, CA - New Release
    Recreation Facility Closures on the Eldorado National Forest 

  • March 26, 2020  Vallejo, CA - New Release
    Forest Service closes developed recreation sites in California until April 30. 

  • March 20, 2020  Placerville, CA - New Release
    Eldorado NF Offers Virtual Services in Response to COVID-19. 

  • March 20, 2020  Vallejo, CA - New Release
    Pacific Southwest Region postpones new prescribed fire ignitions on national forest lands in California

  • March 16, 2020  Placerville, CA - New Release
    A Notice To All USDA Forest Service Visitors. 

Regulations 

National

State

  • California State Newshttps://www.gov.ca.gov/newsroom/. This site will contain the latest news releases for the state.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response in Californiawebsite

  • California Department of Public Health - website

  • March 19, 2020 - News ReleaseExecutive Order N-33-20 (links)
    Governor Gavin Newsom issues Stay at Home order for Californians

    • Directs “all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors..” Exceptions include leaving the residence to obtain essential services such as groceries and pharmacies, and to go outside for exercise, a walk or fresh air.

      The Governor clarified in subsequent briefings and on the website that “Californians can walk, run, hike and bike in their local neighborhoods as long as they continue to practice social distancing of 6 feet” (ref. https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/#outdoor)

Local Government

El Dorado County = website
This site will contain the latest news releases for El Dorado County.

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

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

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

  • March 25, 2020 - News ReleaseDirective (links) 
    El Dorado County Issues Directive Clarifying Restriction of Short-Term Rentals to Reduce the Spread of the Covid-19 Virus

    • Clarifies “Stay At Home” Order as it relates to short-term lodging, defined as a period of less than 30 days at facilities including hotels, motels, condominiums, campgrounds, other units.

“Despite the Governor’s Order to stay home except when necessary and our continued plea to recreate at home, many residents have flocked to Lake Tahoe and other tourist destinations for nothing more than a change of scenery, allowing for a possible increase in the spread of COVID-19,” Williams said. “This Directive sends a very strong statement: people should get their exercise and change of pace from their own backyards and neighborhoods rather than travel to a different destination and risk carrying the virus to other locales, potentially putting additional strain on a healthcare system that is already limited in its ability to care for its own community.”

The Directive states that staying in a short-term for recreation, tourism or as a location other than one’s residence to “shelter in place” is not considered an essential activity and Californians are in violation of the Governor’s Order and Public Health Officer’s earlier Directive if they do so. ​

  • March 19, 2020 - News Release  / Directive  (links) 
    El Dorado County Issues Shelter in Place Directive 

    • Directs “all individuals living in the county remain at their place of residence to the fullest extent possible” (ref. 31920 EDC Directive Shelter in Place)

Amador County = website
This site will contain the latest news releases for Amador County.

  • March 27, 2020 - Clarification Order (links)
    Amador County Public Health Department Clarifies CA Governor & Amador Counties (3/20) Stay at Home Order
    • Declares "Neither Amador residents nor nonresidents should be traveling from their usual places of residence for the duration of the orders by the Governor and Health Officer except as expressly permitted as a means to accomplish essential functions. Staying in short term lodging, defined as lodging for a period of less than 30 days (including hotels, motels, condominiums, campgrounds or other units), to facilitate recreation, tourism or "sheltering in place" away from your ordinary residence is NOT an essential function, places undue strain on infrastructure and services, and is NOT permitted under the orders by the Governor or Health Officer."​
  • ​March 20, 2020 - News Release / Stay-at-Home-Order (links) 
    Amador Stay-at-Home Order

Alpine County = website
This site will contain the latest news releases for Alpine County.

Placer County = website
This site will contain the latest news releases for Placer County.

  • March 24, 2020 - News Release
    Placer County Health Officer provides clarity for short-term rental operations

  • March 19, 2020 News Release / Directive (links)
    Placer County Health Officer issues directive to stay home except for essential activitie





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