COVID-19 Case update for Tuesday, Nov. 17

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 17, 2020 / comments

[Cris Alarcon, InEDC]

County Returns to "PURPLE" as new cases surge.  

On Monday California Governor Gavin Newsom announced El Dorado County, and 27 other counties, have been moved back into the most restrictive stage to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19.  This brings the total of counties in California in the purple tier to 40.

“We are sounding the alarm,” said Governor Newsom. “California is experiencing the fastest increase in cases we have seen yet – faster than what we experienced at the outset of the pandemic or even this summer. The spread of COVID-19, if left unchecked, could quickly overwhelm our health care system and lead to catastrophic outcomes. That is why we are pulling an emergency brake in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Now is the time to do all we can – government at all levels and Californians across the state – to flatten the curve again as we have done before.”

“The data we are seeing is very concerning. We are in the midst of a surge, and time is of the essence. Every day matters and every decision matters,” said California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly. “Personal decisions are critical, and I am I imploring every Californian to stay home if they can, wear a mask whenever they leave their homes, limit mixing, practice physical distancing and wash their hands.”

With nearly 20% of El Dorado County Residents tested Carla B.Hass, Director of County Communications & Outreach, reports a 3.7% positivity rate of those tested.

COVID-19 Case update for Tuesday, Nov. 17
[Carla Hass]

* 353 tested (40,567) 
* 97 cases (1,798) 8 in Pollock Pines, Camino, Kyburz; 21 in EDH; 5 Diamond Springs, El Dorado; 3 in North County; 14 in Greater Placerville; 10 in Cameron Park/Shingle Springs/Rescue; 2 South County; 33 in Lake Tahoe region; 3 awaiting address confirmation
* 6 aged 0-17, 50 aged 18-49, 23 aged 50-64, 18 aged 65+
* 256 negative tests (38,769)
* 13 assumed recoveries (1,415)

* five hospitalizations/five ICU (5/5)

* 3.7% positivity 

* no new deaths (4) 

* Purple tier 

 

County is currently back to the PURPLE stage of restrictions.

El Dorado

WIDESPREAD

Many non-essential indoor business operations are closed. Understand the data.

Counties can restrict further. Check your county's website.

Amusement parks

Closed

See guidance for Amusement parks and theme parks

Appliance repair shops

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Aquariums

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Museums, zoos, and aquariums

Auto repair shops

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Banks and credit unions

Can open with modifications

 

Bars (where no meals provided)

Closed

See guidance for Restaurants, wineries, and bars

Body waxing studios

Can open indoors with modifications

See guidance for Personal care services

Bookstores

Can open with modifications
– Max 25% capacity

See guidance for Retail

Breweries (where no meals provided)

Closed

See guidance for Restaurants, wineries, and bars

Campgrounds and outdoor recreation

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Outdoor recreation, including campgrounds and playgrounds

Cardrooms

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Cardrooms and racetracks

Carwashes

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Childcare

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Childcare

Churches

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Clothing and shoe stores

Can open with modifications
– Max 25% capacity

See guidance for Retail

Concert venues

Closed

 

Convenience stores

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Retail

Convention centers

Closed

 

Cultural ceremonies

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Dance studios

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Gyms and fitness centers

Day camps

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Day camps

Distilleries (where no meals provided)

Closed

See guidance for Restaurants, wineries, and bars

Doctors and dentists

Can open with modifications

 

Dog walkers

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Door-to-door sales and services

Can open with modifications

See guidance for  Limited services

Drive-in theaters

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Movie theaters and family entertainment centers

Dry cleaners

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Electricians

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Electrologists

Can open indoors with modifications

See guidance for Personal care services

Estheticians

Can open indoors with modifications

See guidance for Personal care services

Family entertainment centers

Can open outdoors only with modifications
– Kart racing
– Mini-golf
– Batting cages

See guidance for Movie theaters and family entertainment centers

Farmers markets

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Retail

Festivals

Closed

 

Film and TV production

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Music, film, and TV production

Fire stations

Can open with modifications

 

Florists

Can open with modifications
– Max 25% capacity

See guidance for Retail

Food banks

Can open with modifications

 

Gas stations

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Retail

Government services

Can open with modifications

 

Grocery stores

Can open with modifications
– Max 50% capacity

See guidance for Retail

Gyms and fitness centers

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Gyms and fitness centers

Hair salons and barbershops

Can open indoors with modifications

See guidance for Hair salons and barbershops

Handypersons/general contractors

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Higher education institutions

Closed for indoor lectures and student gatherings. Some courses conducted in certain indoor settings, like labs and studio arts, may be open.

See guidance for Higher education

Home and furnishing stores

Can open with modifications
– Max 25% capacity

See guidance for Retail

Hospitals and urgent care

Can open with modifications

 

Hotels and lodging

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Hotels and lodging

HVAC services

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Indoor playgrounds (bounce centers/ball pits/laser tag)

Closed

See guidance for Movie theaters and family entertainment centers

Jewelry stores

Can open with modifications
– Max 25% capacity

See guidance for Retail

Landscapers

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Laundromats and laundry services

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Libraries

Can open with modifications
– Max 25% capacity

See guidance for Retail

Live theater

Closed

 

Massage therapy studios

Can open indoors with modifications

See guidance for Personal care services

Mosques

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Movie theaters

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Movie theaters and family entertainment centers

Museums

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Museums, zoos, and aquariums

Music production

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Music, film, and TV production

Nail salons

Can open indoors with modifications

See guidance for Personal care services

Nightclubs

Closed

 

Offices (non-essential businesses)

Can work remotely

See guidance for Office workspaces

Outdoor playgrounds

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Outdoor recreation, including campgrounds and playgrounds

Pet groomers

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Pharmacies

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Retail

Piercing shops

Can open indoors with modifications

See guidance for Personal care services

Places of worship

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Plumbing services

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Police stations

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Music, film, and TV production

Professional sports

Can open with modifications
– No live audiences

See guidance for Professional sports

Racetracks

Can open with modifications
– No live audiences

See guidance for Professional sports

Residential and janitorial cleaning services

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Limited services

Restaurants (dine-in)

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Restaurants, wineries, and bars

Restaurants (take-out and delivery)

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Restaurants, wineries, and bars

Retailers

Can open with modifications
– Max 25% capacity

See guidance for Retail

Satellite wagering sites

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Cardrooms and racetracks

Saunas and steam rooms

Closed

See guidance for Gyms and fitness centers

Schools

Schools may not reopen fully for in-person instruction until the county has been in the Substantial (Red) Tier for two weeks. Local school and health officials may decide to open elementary schools, and school officials may decide to conduct in-person instruction for a limited set of students in small cohorts.

Note on exception: Schools that have already re-opened if the county was in a less restrictive tier do not have to close. However, if a school had not already reopened for in-person instruction, it may not reopen until the county moves back to the Substantial (Red) Tier for 14 days.

See schools guidanceschools FAQ, and cohorting FAQs.

 

Shopping malls

Can open indoors with modifications – Max 25% capacity
– Closed common areas
– Closed food courts

See guidance for Shopping centers

Short-term lodging rentals

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Hotels and lodging

Skateparks

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Outdoor recreation, including campgrounds and playgrounds

Skin care services

Can open indoors with modifications

See guidance for Personal care services

Small private gatherings

Are allowed outdoors only with modifications
– Masks and physical distancing required
– No more than 3 separate households attend (including the host’s)
– Gatherings should be 2 hours or less
– Those with symptoms must not attend
– Those at high risk of severe illness strongly encouraged not to attend
– Singing, shouting, chanting, cheering, or exercising strongly discouraged

See guidance for gatherings and holidays

Sporting goods stores

Can open with modifications
– Max 25% capacity

See guidance for Retail

State and local government offices

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Office workspaces

Swimming pools

Can open outdoors with modifications

See guidance for Gyms and fitness centersOutdoor recreation, including campgrounds and playgrounds, and Hotels and lodging

Synagogues

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Tattoo parlors

Can open indoors with modifications

See guidance for Personal care services

Temples

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Theme parks

Closed

See guidance for Amusement parks and theme parks

Toy stores

Can open with modifications
– Max 25% capacity

See guidance for Retail

Weddings (ceremonies only)

Outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Places of worship and cultural ceremonies

Wineries

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Restaurants, wineries, and bars

Yoga studios

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Gyms and fitness centers

Youth sports

Can open with modifications

See guidance for Youth sports

Zoos

Can open outdoors only with modifications

See guidance for Museums, zoos, and aquariums