We All Can Help - Sew, Run, Donation

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 05, 2020 / comments

[Heidi Mayerhofer]

Join us at this virtual event on Facebook Saturday, April 11 starting at 8am. The need for masks and PPE is great and we are working to fill the need.

This virtual event is to promote awareness and direct people to how they can help. 

Follow Placerville Downtown Association for live Facebook streaming throughout the weekend of April 11-12 concluding at 8am on the 13th.

Herve' will be running in an isolated location on a treadmill in accordance with the stay in place orders.

Disasters And Crises Bring Out The Best In Us

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 04, 2020 / comments

[Rutger Bregman]

Disasters and crises bring out the best in us. This simple fact is confirmed by more solid evidence than almost any other scientific insight, but we often forget. Now more than ever, in the middle of a pandemic, it’s crucial to remember this.


by Placerville Newswire / Apr 03, 2020 / comments

[Carla B. Hass]

(PLACERVILLE, CA) – In response to the swell of non-fulltime residents traveling to Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County Public Health Officer, Dr. Nancy Williams, today issued a no-travel Order to reduce the number of visitors and other non-fulltime residents in the basin.

“Visitors whom we enthusiastically welcome during normal times are further impacting an already decreased availability of essential supplies and food, and putting the entire Lake Tahoe population at greater risk of being able to receive proper health care,” Williams said.

Social Distancing Works But Resistance Prompts Worries of Growing Crisis

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 03, 2020 / comments


Social distancing efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus are working, according to preliminary data, but there’s also a problem: There are still communities that aren't doing enough, and some that started too late. 

State and local governments around the country have closed businesses and mandated social distancing for weeks, which experts say is key to slowing the spread of the virus and preventing an influx of patients from overwhelming the health care system. 

As of April 3 El Dorado County has 22 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 03, 2020 / comments


Of the [22] confimed cases [9] were caught in the El Dorado Community while [4] are still under investigation to determine place that the virus was acquired.

South Tahoe Basin [9] has the most confirmed cases followed by El Dorado Hills [5], Placerville [3], and Cameron Park [3] with more spread through county.

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