Supervisor Sue Novasel District V Newsletter - July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020                                                                                Edition #48

Supervisor Novasel

El Dorado County

District V Supervisor, Sue Novasel Updates and Input Newsletter 

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Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting

RE: Right Turn Restriction Survey

The Traffic Advisory Committee will hold their next meeting on Wednesday. August 5th, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. using Zoom audio conferencing.

This meeting will be regarding the right turn restriction survey at the intersections of US Hwy 50 at Sawmill Road and US Hwy 50 at North Upper Truckee Road on Sundays and Mondays from  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Zoom Information:

Please click the link below to join the webinar, or cut-copy-paste link into your internet browser:

iPhone one-tap :

    US: +12133388477, 93495200265#  or +16692192599, 93495200265#


    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 213 338 8477  or +1 669 219 2599  or +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 602 753 0140  or +1 720 928 9299  or +1 971 247 1195  or +1 267 831 0333  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 470 250 9358  or +1 470 381 2552  or +1 646 518 9805  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 651 372 8299  or +1 786 635 1003

Webinar ID: 934 9520 0265


COVID-19 Non-Compliance Reporting Form

A few weeks ago in my Newsletter (#45 on 7/10/20) there was an article regarding businesses that are not following the statewide mandate on masks and physical distancing.

There is now a reporting form on the El Dorado County website. Click HERE for the form.

El Dorado County Office of Education Releases Planning Resources for Reopening Schools

A Message from El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ed Manansala

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) and El Dorado County Public Health (EDC Public Health) have been working together with local school districts to prepare for the reopening of schools for 2020-2021. We will continue to work together to leverage resources and share best practices to operationalize public health guidelines for prevention of COVID-19 in the school environment. These recommendations may change as we learn more and as we continue to find new strategies to prevent the spread of infection in our communities.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to reopening schools across El Dorado County’s 15 districts. Each independent school district will decide how it will reopen schools while working closely with local public health officials and community stakeholders. Implementation should be tailored to the setting of each district and school, including consideration of the unique needs of their students, families, and staff. Information regarding school district plans for the 2020-21 school year will be released by the individual districts.

The information in the document ‘Addressing the Challenges of COVID-19: 2020-21 School Year Planning’ aligns with recommendations from the California Department of Public Health and was developed jointly by EDCOE and EDC Public Health. Reopening schools in these unique times presents a significant challenge, and we are grateful for the collective strength and collaboration of the exceptional educational leaders throughout our county.

The document may be accessed at 

Lake Tahoe Fun Facts

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The new shoreline program includes enforcement of the 600-foot no-wake zone at Lake Tahoe. The no-wake zone minimizes the noise impacts of motorized watercraft on residents, visitors, and wildlife. Within 600 feet of the shoreline, the speed limit is 5 miles per hour. The no-wake zone includes all of Emerald Bay and creates a 100-foot no-wake zone buffer around swimmers and paddlers and a 200-foot no-wake zone buffer around all piers and buoys. 

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Answer the Call to Slow the Spread

 In the ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom launched California Connected, the state’s comprehensive contact tracing program and public awareness campaign. As part of California Connected, public health workers from communities across the state will connect with individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and work with them, and people they have been in close contact with, to ensure they have access to confidential testing, as well as medical care and other services to help prevent the spread of the virus.

With more than 600 total COVID-19 cases identified in El  Dorado County, the importance of understanding how people are getting the virus and helping stop the spread of it is key.

Please Answer The Call or call our staff back; It's ALL confidential.

Stay Safe 2 Stay Open

Don't forget the easy steps you can take to prevent the spread of #COVID19:
--Stay home when sick!
-- Wash your hands
-- Stay 6 ft from people outside your household
-- Wear a face covering
-- Disinfect surfaces
Watch this short CDC video:

EDC Covid-19 Update

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Update on COVID-19 in El Dorado County as of Thursday, July 30, 2020.  

    --  217 tests (17,861)

    --  24 cases; (613)
1 in Pollock Pines/Camino/Kyburz, 4 in EDH, 1 in Diamond Springs/El Dorado, 2 in Greater Placerville, 5 in Cameron Park/Shingle Springs/Rescue, 1 in South County, 10 in Lake Tahoe region; 3 aged 0-17, 14 aged 18-49, 2 aged 50-64, 5 aged 65+

    --  193 negative tests (17,248)

    --  20 assumed recoveries (406)

    --  207 assumed active cases

    --  2 additional hospitalizations, 1 additional ICU (3/2)

    --  4.2% positivity rate

EDC Public Health COVID-19 Case Dashboard

The county now has a new interactive COVID-19 Dashboard. 

1) The new dashboard shows cases by episode date, not by the date El Dorado County Public Health was notified about the new case. Episode date is the earliest of the following dates:

symptom onset date
diagnosis date
specimen collection date d
ate received or
date of death
and serves as the best approximation of the date of infection.

2) The rate of new cases in El Dorado County, as shown on the dashboard, is the number of cases received in the state’s electronic lab reporting system (CalREDIE) over a 14-day period. The 14-day case rate being used to make the determination for whether or not a county is on the monitoring list is being calculated using episode date.

Click here to view our new interactive COVID-19 Dashboard.




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Traffic Advisory Zoom Information

COVID-19 Reporting Form

EDCOE Releases Plan for Opening Schools

Lake Tahoe Fun Facts

Answer the Call

COVID-19 Information

EDC COVID-19 Update

EDC Dashboard

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