COVID Density Study Exposes Disturbing Trend in El Dorado Hills

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 22, 2020 / comments

[Cris Alarcon]

The City of Placerville has put forward a proposed letter to the State Governor to Loosen restriction on local business. The proposed letter rest on a fundamental premise that the lower population density of the area equates to a lower transmission rate of COVID.

In testing that premise with statistical analysis of known data a concerning trend was exposed in the El Dorado Hills area.

The analysis supports the given premise that the lower population density of rural areas in our locale reduces the spread of COVID-19.

City of Placerville Letter to Governor re Covid-19 

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 21, 2020 / comments

[Cmdr. Kim Nida]

Last week the Placerville City Council authorized the City Manager to send a letter to the Governor of California and State Legislators regarding the affect the Coronavirus closure is having on our businesses, residents and overall community. The purpose of such a letter would be to demonstrate the unique set of circumstances of our geography and point out the very low numbers of COVID19 cases. 

Placerville City Council Rebukes Governor

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 18, 2020 / comments


Placerville City Council voted Tuesday to draft a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom, arguing that the stay-at-home order should be lifted for the foothills town.

The action, first reported by the Mountain Democrat, was precipitated by low infection numbers and a struggling local economy.

New Coronavirus Case Identified in Pollock Pines/Camino/Kyburz Zone

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 17, 2020 / comments

[Carla B. Hass]

We have one new case, a male 65+ from the Pollock Pines/Camino/Kyburz area (36)

We tested 60 more people (1460) 

We have two more recovered people (31)

{5 Active Cases} 

The Unseen Death Toll of Covid-19 Measures

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 17, 2020 / comments

[Congressman Tom McClintock]

The accumulating death toll from Covid-19 can be seen minute-by-minute on cable news channels.  But there’s another death toll few seem to care much about: the number of poverty-related deaths being set in motion by deliberately plunging millions of Americans into poverty and despair.