Supervisor Sue Novasel District V Newsletter - November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020                                                                         Edition #60

Supervisor Novasel

El Dorado County

District V Supervisor, Sue Novasel Updates and Input Newsletter 

COVID Townhall

COVID-19 Townhall Meeting

SAVE the DATE: Thursday, Nov. 19th from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm for a townhall Zoom meeting about the current state of #COVID19 & how we move ahead. Panel of experts including reps from our County hospitals, UC Davis and others. Join us with your questions.

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Board of Supervisors to Consider Vacation Home Rental Cap and Ordinance Changes

At the November 17, 2020 meeting (Tuesday) the Board of Supervisors will consider changes to the Vacation Home Rental Ordinance, including a cap on the number of total permits to be issued in the unincorporated area of the Tahoe Basin of 1,050.

This item is a public hearing and is scheduled to be considered no earlier than 2pm. 

To comply with physical distancing requirements all public participation is being handled remotely. The public may call in via phone 530-621-7603 or 530-621-7610 or using ZOOM at (, Meeting ID is 951 6321 8724) to provide public comments. As always, written comments are also welcome and may be provided to by 4:00 p.m. on Monday 11/16. These comments will be attached to the item for public viewing and consideration by the Board.

Full details including the staff report and the proposed ordinance changes can be found here.

Lake Tahoe Fun Facts

Tis the season! Our friends at the Forest Service are beginning the sales of Christmas tree permits on Monday, November 16th. This provides a fun and unique way to get the family out of the house in a socially distanced manner while taking care of our Tahoe forest. Permits will be sold exclusively online this year on the USDA Forest Service Website.

fun facts

EDC Uses State's Adjudication Process to Remain in COVID-19 Orange Tier

November 10, 2020

This statement can be attributed to Dr. Nancy Williams, El Dorado County Public Health Officer:

"Today, Governor Newsom's Administration announced it has assigned El Dorado County to the COVID-19 Red/Substantial tier based on positive cases per 100,000 population during the week ending October 31st. We have been operating in the Orange/Moderate tier since September 21st, 2020.

"Our seven-day average daily case rate jumped from 4.2 per 100,000 to 5.8 per 100,000 during this time, underscoring the need for all of us to be more diligent about following the State's guidance about face covering and gatherings with people who aren't part of one's household.

"Today, the County will use the State's adjudication process to make a case to remain in our current tier. We moved through a similar spike in cases over the summer and since we are not seeing a rise in the other areas the State considers when making its tier assignments, I am advocating for El Dorado to stay in the Orange tier.

"Our adjudication request will be considered by the State and we will learn whether it is accepted no later than next Tuesday, November 17th. Our assignment will remain as the Orange tier until we receive word from the State, at which time we will announce the outcome.

"If our adjudication is denied and we are placed in the Red tier, the primary impact will be on restaurants, bars, wineries, and churches. These establishments will have to reduce indoor capacity from 50 percent to 25 percent. Hair salons, barber shops and personal services may remain open indoors with modification.

"Now more than ever it's important to minimize mixing and get-togethers with people outside your household, wash your hands and wear face coverings. These are the personal actions that will bring our case numbers back into the Orange tier and eventually into the even less restrictive Yellow tier.

"I know it's been a long seven months since the initial guidance to stay at home except for essential reasons and the following guidance to take personal responsibility and I recognize people are getting weary and hoping things will go back to pre-COVID lifestyles. Restrictions are much less strict than they were earlier in the pandemic. The focus is now on only restricting those industries that pose the greatest risk.  Even then, we all recognize that any restriction also causes some degree of emotional or financial hardship.

 "Therefore, I can't stress enough that if we want to get back to the Orange tier or even the Yellow tier, our individual actions will make all the difference. If everyone wears a face covering, keeps physical distance from others, washes their hands frequently, stays home when sick, and reduces gatherings with people they don't live with, we can get back to the Orange tier."


Update on COVID-19 in El Dorado County for  Friday, November 13, 2020.  

    --  393 tests (39,364)

    --  37 cases; (1,637)
3 in Pollock Pines/Camino/Kyburz; 6 in EDH; 3 in North County; 5 in Greater Placerville; 6 in Cameron Park/Shingle Springs/Rescue; 14 in Lake Tahoe region

3 aged 0-17, 25 aged 18-49, 7 aged 50-64, 2 aged 65+

    --  356 negative tests (37,727)

    --  13 assumed recoveries (1,367)

    --  4 hospitalizations and 4 ICU (4/4)

    --  3.4% positivity (specimens from Oct. 31-Nov. 6)

    --  no new deaths (4)

With respect to the tier assignment measures (this is according to CDPH as of this morning):

  • Adjusted case rate: 7.0
  • Positivity rate: 2.9%
  • Health equity quartile positivity rate: 4%

safe and healthy






COVID-19 Townhall

BOS to Consider VHR Cap

Lake Tahoe Fun Facts

EDC Uses State's Adjudication Process to Stay in Orange Tier

EDC COVID-19 Update




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