Supervisor Sue Novasel District V Newsletter - November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020                                                              Edition #61

Supervisor Novasel

El Dorado County

District V Supervisor, Sue Novasel Updates and Input Newsletter 

Hello Everyone!

With next week being a short week for the Thanksgiving holiday there will be no newsletter.

I want to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving

CDPH Issues Limited Stay at Home Order

This statement can be attributed to Dr. Erica S. Pan, Acting State Public Health Officer:

Upon assessment of the recent, unprecedented rate of rise in increase in COVID-19 cases across California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is taking immediate actions to prevent the spread of the virus. These immediate actions will help reduce community spread, protect individuals at higher risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19, and prevent the state's health care delivery system from becoming overwhelmed. Reducing movement and mixing of individual Californians is critical to decreasing transmission, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Therefore, as the State Public Health Officer, I am issuing a Limited Stay at Home order, effective in counties under Tier One (Purple) of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, requiring that all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation with members of other households cease between 10:00pm PST and 5:00am PST, except for those activities associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure[1] or required by law. This order does not apply to persons experiencing homelessness. Nothing in this order prevents any number of persons from the same household from leaving their residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation, as long as they do not engage in any interaction with (or otherwise gather with) any number of persons from any other household, except as specifically permitted herein. 

This Limited Stay at Home Order will reduce opportunities for disease transmission with the goal of decreasing the number of hours individuals are in the community and mixing with individuals outside of their household. Every intervention to decrease mixing of households is critical during this unparalleled increase in case rate rise of about 50 percent during the first week in November. In particular, activities conducted during 10:00pm to 5:00am are often non-essential and more likely related to social activities and gatherings that have a higher likelihood of leading to reduced inhibition and reduced likelihood to adhere to COVID-19 preventive measures (e.g., wearing face coverings and maintaining physical distance).

This order shall take effect on November 21, 2020, at 10:00pm PST.

For counties that move into Tier One (Purple) after the effective date of this Order, the terms of this Order shall apply at 10:00pm PST on day two after the county is assigned to Tier One (Purple). For the purpose of counting days, day one shall be the first full day following the date of the tier assignment.

This order remains in effect until 5:00am PST on December 21, 2020, and may be extended or revised as needed.

This order is issued pursuant to Health and Safety Code sections 120125, 120130(c), 120135, 120140, 120145, 120175,120195 and 131080; EO N-60-20, N-25-20, and other authority provided for under the Emergency Services Act; and other applicable law.

Lake Tahoe Fun Facts

fun facts

In Tahoe, 1 inch of precipitation is equal to about 10 inches of snow. This week's storms brought over a foot of new snow. Thanks to the reporting from ski resorts around the Basin, it is easy to find how the snow is falling at your favorite resorts. To get up-to-date snow reports and mountain information, we recommend visiting Tahoe Daily Snow

Free PPE Distribution

Free PPE

The Tahoe Prosperity Center, in partnership with the City of South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County, distributed more than 30,000 masks and 700 bottles of hand sanitizer to over 30 businesses in the past few weeks. This Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is free to businesses based in El Dorado County and was funded via the Cares Act through a California Office of Emergency Services grant. The City is holding pallets of more PPE and the Tahoe Prosperity Center would love to make sure your business and employees are safe through the holidays! Please reach out directly to Chase Janvrin, program manager at or 530-539-4774 to set up a time to get your free masks and sanitizer for each and every employee. #TahoeTogether and #TahoeStrong so let’s all mask up and bring the coronavirus numbers down so we can keep our economy open and our community safe!


Update on COVID-19 in El Dorado County for  Friday, November 20, 2020.  

    --  278 tests (41,419)

    --  31 cases; (1,930)
10 in EDH; 1 Diamond Springs/El Dorado; 3 in North County; 4 in Greater Placerville; 1 in Cameron Park/Shingle Springs/Rescue; 13 in Lake Tahoe region
(1 fewer "address awaiting confirmation"- the count by region will only add up to 31 if there's a "-1" from the "address awaiting confirmation" category. Right now we're currently still waiting for address confirmation for 2 cases)

2 aged 0-17, 19 aged 18-49, 7 aged 50-64, 3 aged 65+

    --  247 negative tests (39,489)

    --  13 assumed recoveries (1,457)

    --   8 hospitalizations and 4 ICU

    --  5.8% positivity

    --  no new deaths (4)

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

  • Adjusted case rate: 12
  • Positivity rate: 4.0%
  • Health equity quartile positivity rate: 4.2%




Im thankful


CDPH Issues Limited Stay at Home Order

Lake Tahoe Fun Facts

Free PPE Distribution

EDC Covid-19 Update


care for eachother


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