EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (KOLO) - MAY 25, 3:51 P.M. El Dorado County Health Officials are reporting two new positive cases and no additional recoveries.
The cases come from two men in the Greater Placerville and Lake Tahoe region, one in the 18-49 age range the other aged 50-64.
There are currently 23 active cases in El Dorado County.
MAY 25, 2:17 P.M. – El Dorado County is the first of two counties in California to receive the go-ahead from Governor Newsom to move into the second stage of reopening.
The California Department of Public Health published the County’s Variance Attestation letter Tuesday, May 26, 2020, allowing 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 normalcy.”
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. Officials say CDPH needed to post the letter online as the final step to approval for early opening, along with publishing guidelines for Stage 2 business and facilities.
In Stage 2, barbershops and hair salons will be allowed to reopen with proper safety and distancing guidelines. “The release of these guidelines does not indicate that El Dorado County has entered Stage 3; it only means the State has moved this specific industry from Stage 3 to the current Stage 2." said, Dr. Williams in regards to barbershops and hair salons.
While they are allowed to reopen, certain services will not be permitted just yet, “CDPH’s guidelines also indicate that some services are not yet allowed. ‘Services that cannot be performed with face coverings on both the worker and customer or that require touching the customer’s face, e.g., eyelash services, eyebrow waxing and threading, facials, etc., should be suspended until those types of services are allowed to resume." said, Dr. Williams.
Dr. Williams added that these new guidelines don't include nails services and there's no indication of when those guidelines will come.
MAY 25, 3:50 P.M. Officials in El Dorado County are reporting four new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 78.
The patients include one man and three women. Three of the cases are in the 18-49 age range, the fourth case is in the 50-64 age range. One patient is from Placerville, one is from the Cameron Park/Shingle Springs/Rescue, and two are from the Lake Tahoe area.
The total recoveries still stands at 57.
MAY 22, 4:50 P.M. El Dorado County reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all in the Diamond Springs southwest of Placerville.
Six are children and one is age 18 to 49. All were from a home where someone had earlier tested positive for COVID-19. El Dorado County reported it was the first positive COVID-19 cases in the county.
That gives El Dorado County 74 cases overall. There were two more recoveries, leaving El Dorado County with 17 active cases.
Twenty-five of the cases have been in the South Lake Tahoe area.
MAY 18, 3:17 P.M. El Dorado County is reporting 3 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The patients are all men in the 18-49 age group except for one who is in the 65+ age group. They have a total of 67 confirmed cases with 15 of those being active cases.
MAY 11, 4:20 P.M. El Dorado County reported two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases to 56.
The patients include a man and woman who live in the south part of the county. One is over the age of 65, the other is between the ages of 18 and 49.
There were also three new recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries to 48.
MAY 6, 3:30 P.M. Another person has tested positive for COVID-19 in El Dorado County.
The patient is a woman in the 50 to 64 age range from the greater Placerville area.
This new case brings the total number of positive cases in the county to 54.
MAY 4, 3:30 P.M. Six more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in El Dorado County, bringing the total number of cases to 53.
The patients include two men, and four women. Five of them are in the 18 to 49 age range, and one is in the 50 to 64 age range.
One patient lives in El Dorado Hills, one lives in Cameron Park/Shingle Springs Rescue, and four others live in Lake Tahoe.
Officials did not report any new recoveries.
APRIL 28, 2:35 P.M. A man in El Dorado County has tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases there to 44.
Officials said the patient is in the 50 to 64 age range and lives in the south part of the county.
There was also one new recovery, bringing the total number of recoveries to 39.
To see the cases by area, click here.
APRIL 27, 4:35 P.M. El Dorado County is reporting one new positive case of COVID-19 in the Lake Tahoe area, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 43.
The patient is a man in the 18 to 49 age range.
Officials also reported an additional recovery, bringing the total number of recoveries to 38.
Currently, there are five active cases of COVID-19 in El Dorado County.
To see the cases by area, click here.
APRIL 24, 4:50 P.M. El Dorado County reported two new COVID-19 related infections on Friday, giving the county 42 overall.
The infected people are both women in the 50 to 64 age range. Both live west of Placerville.
The county also reported two new recoveries, giving it 37 overall.
APRIL 23, 3:57 P.M. El Dorado County reported one more person has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total confirmed cases in the county to 40.
The new case is a man age 18 to 45 who lives in the South Lake Tahoe area. Fourteen of the 40 cases are in the South Lake Tahoe area.
One more person recovered from COVID-19, giving the county 35 recoveries.
APRIL 17, 3:50 P.M. El Dorado County reported one more person tested positive for COVID-19, giving the county 36 confirmed cases.
There were also two more recoveries, giving the county 29 recoveries overall.
The infected person is a man who is 65 or older in the Pollock Pines-Camino-Kyburz area between Placerville and South Lake Tahoe. That is the first in that area.
Eleven of the 36 cases are I the Lake Tahoe area and 14 are in the El Dorado Hills closer to Sacramento.
APRIL 10, 6 P.M. El Dorado County reported two new COVID-19 cases Friday, giving the county 32 total cases.
Both cases were in the Sacramento suburb of El Dorado Hills.
Recoveries in El Dorado County increased to 16.
APRIL 3, 7:30 P.M. El Dorado County said visitors are not allowed in South Lake Tahoe due to COVID-19.
El Dorado County Public Health Officer Nancy Williams on Friday issued a no-travel order to reduce the residents in the Lake Tahoe area who are not full-time residents.
Visitors are reducing an already decreased inventory of essential supplies and food and put the Lake Tahoe population at greater risk of being able to receive proper health care, Williams said in a statement.
“It’s time to take this very strong message to those who are not already residing in South Lake Tahoe: If you have no essential function and you are here, please go home; if you have no essential function and you are not here, please stay home," Williams said.
MARCH 19, 5:50 P.M. El Dorado County Public Health Officer Dr. Nancy Williams on Thursday issued a shelter in place order for people in the unincorporated areas of El Dorado County, South Lake Tahoe and Placerville to slow the spread of COVID-19.
It is in effect through April 16.
“I have taken this unprecedented step to stem the tide of the virus among our population to protect our most vulnerable residents,” Williams said in a statement. “Quite simply, how successful we are in protecting the health of the most number of people in El Dorado County will depend on our residents abiding by this directive.”
MARCH 9, 3 P.M. Organizers are cancelling Barton Health's Pink Heavenly event scheduled for March 21, 2020 over coronavirus concerns.
In a statement, Barton Health said in part:
The decision was a precautionary measure with the importance of prevention and reducing the risk of vulnerable populations’ exposure in mind. While the on-mountain event is canceled, fundraising will continue for Pink Heavenly’s cause; Cancer Support Services through Barton Health - programs dedicated to improving the lives of those fighting cancer.
Barton said hospital operations and clinical patient care remain fully operational. Heavenly Mountain is also open and operating normally.
Chris Kiser, Barton Foundation Executive Director said:
“Although this precaution was not an easy decision to make, it is the right decision to protect the health and safety of our community and our care providers. The Foundation will continue its commitment to Cancer Support Services through Barton Health and providing funding to keep these services available.”
Funds raised for Pink Heavenly 2020 will be rolled into next year’s Pink Heavenly event, happening March, 2021 at Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe, organizers said.
If you'd like to make an online donation, click here.
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