Supervisor Sue Novasel District V Newsletter - July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020                                                                                Edition #44

Supervisor Novasel

El Dorado County

District V Supervisor, Sue Novasel Updates and Input Newsletter 

Happy 4th of July to everyone!

Have a good time but do it safely. Wear your face covering and keep the distance.

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Governor Launches “Wear a Mask” Public Awareness Campaign

As COVID-19 cases rise throughout the state and in advance of the Fourth of July weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the “Wear A Mask” public awareness campaign encouraging Californians to use face coverings – one of the best ways people can protect themselves and others from the virus. The campaign is taking an aggressive approach to slowing the spread of COVID-19, which will save lives and allow the state to reopen the economy. The campaign, which will continue until at least the end of the year, will kick off in English and Spanish and then expand into other languages later this month.

“We all have a responsibility to slow the spread. It is imperative – and required – that Californians protect each other by wearing masks and practicing physical distancing when in public so we can fully reopen our economy,” said Governor Newsom. “We all need to stand up, be leaders, show we care and get this done.”

The campaign will begin with a statewide push ahead of the holiday weekend. Broadcast and radio PSAs are being distributed in English and Spanish with local ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Univision, Telemundo, Ethnic Media Services, and iHeart Media affiliates. Billboards and outdoor advertisements are visible statewide in both English and Spanish thanks to ClearChannel, Lamar, VisCom Outdoor, iKahan Media, and LED Truck Media. The campaign includes a variety of shareable social media content with key messages on why and how to wear a mask.

In the coming weeks, the campaign increasingly will focus on those who have been disproportionately harmed by this pandemic, particularly California’s Black and Latinx communities. Messages will be translated into seven languages and delivered by trusted messengers. In addition, the Listos California emergency preparedness campaign will be supporting paid media efforts and bolstering community engagement efforts.

The “Wear a Mask” campaign received seed funding in partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, The Skoll Foundation, Rick Caruso, Tom Steyer, the CDC Foundation, and Sierra Health Foundation. It’s a continuation of the “Your Actions Save Lives” campaign that has promoted critical public health messaging throughout the pandemic, raising more than $10.75 million in cash and $27 million in in-kind partnerships with multimedia organizations and members of the Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs recovery. Additional cash contributions and partnerships will be announced in the coming weeks.


Wear a Mask

Behind the Mask

I Care

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El Dorado County COVID-19 Update

Update on COVID-19 in El Dorado County as of Thursday, July 2, 2020.  

    --  251 new tests (12,255)

    --  8 new cases;  2 EDH, 1 Diamond Springs/El Dorado, 1 CP/SS/Rescue, 3 Tahoe region (please note, these don't add up to 8 as we are missing one person's regional address); 6 male, 2 female; 1 aged 0-17, 6 aged 18-49, 1 aged 50-64 (206)

    --  3 recoveries (128)

    --  78 Active Cases

    --  2 new hospitalizations, 3 new ICU cases (5/4)

Lake Tahoe Fun Facts

Fun Facts

Completed in 1916 and perched at 6,300 feet, the Rubicon Lighthouse was once the highest elevation lighthouse in the world. With the support of generous donors, the Tahoe Fund helped CA State Parks make improvements to the lighthouse to ensure this historical treasure could remain standing, as well as trail improvements nearby to reduce erosion. To learn more about the history of the lighthouse, read this wonderful Tahoe Daily Tribune article here.



Governor Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on June 30th extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through September 30.

The order also addresses a variety of issues in response to the pandemic, by extending provisions in earlier orders which allow adults to obtain marriage licenses via videoconferencing rather than in-person during the pandemic; waive eligibility re-determinations for Californians who participate in Medi-Cal, to ensure they maintain their health coverage; suspend face-to-face visits for eligibility for foster care; and permit In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program caseworkers to continue caring for older adults and individuals with disabilities through video-conferencing assessments.

The order also extends waivers temporarily broadening the capability of counties to enroll persons into the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program, allowing for self-attestation of pregnancy and conditions of eligibility, and waiving in-person identification requirements.

In addition, the order extends provisions allowing for mail-in renewals of driver’s licenses and identification cards, to limit in-person transactions at the Department of Motor Vehicles, and extends timeframes related to the payment of real estate license application and renewal fees and continuing education requirements for licensees.

The text of the Governor’s executive order can be found here and a copy can be found here.





4th of july


Wear a Mask Awareness campaign

COVID-19 Update

Lake Tahoe Fun Facts

Governor Signs Executive Order on Actions


go big on distance


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