Mosquito Fire Update, Chili Bar Business Partner Opportunity, Caltrans Dump Day, Mosquito Bridge Groundbreaking, Avian Flu in EDC, Affordable Internet, Free Online Medical Assistance

El Dorado County

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  Mosquito Fire: Notifications for RepopulationINFORMATION UPDATE

When an evacuation area moves from Order to Warning and Warning to Non-warning, residents will be notified by the County’s emergency notification system powered by RAVE that their property is released, just as they were alerted about the evacuation Order and Warning notifications. The RAVE notifications will include detailed information for re-population that will also be shared on the Mosquito Fire Response Information webpage and Facebook.

When the El Dorado Sheriff’s Office (EDSO) is ready to repopulate an area, they will provide those with destroyed and damaged homes extra time on their property before it is opened to all residents in that area. EDSO will contact those with destroyed and damaged homes to arrange escorted inspections of their home prior to general repopulation.

The Mosquito Fire Response Information page is updated when evacuation orders change or new information is available, so please check it often.

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 County Seeking Partner for Chili Bar RV Campground
Chili Bar

Love the American River? El Dorado County is seeking ideas for an innovative business partner with experience and specialization in campground operations and services for visitors and river recreation users at Chili Bar. If you have a vision for future development and use of this resource, check out our Request for Information and submit a response today. On-site meeting September 19th, submissions due October 7, 2022.

The link to the County's PlanetBids site is here:

The link to the RFI is here:

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 Caltrans to Hold Dump Day Event in Placerville on Saturday, September 24
Placerville Dump Day Flyer

This event will take place at Caltrans’ Placerville Maintenance Station at 3065 Blairs Lane on Saturday, September 24 from 8am-2pm, or until capacity is reached.

This event allows El Dorado County residents to deposit non hazardous yard and household waste, including appliances, mattresses, and tires, free of charge - waste that may end up illegally dumped along state highways, waterways, and roadways.

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 Mosquito Bridge Groundbreaking

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 we held a groundbreaking ceremony for this 100% federally funded $93 million bridge. The 420-foot high, 1,200 foot long project was 30 years in the making due to the challenge of securing Federal funding. This new bridge will provide critical access for emergencies. Congratulations to our entire DOT team and everyone involved.

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avian flu

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have confirmed a case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a backyard flock in El Dorado County, California. As of today, HPAI has been confirmed in domesticated flocks in the following six (6) California counties: Butte, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Sacramento, and Tuolumne. To protect other California flocks, the infected locations are currently under quarantine, and the birds are euthanized to prevent further disease spread. Poultry owners can protect their flocks by increasing their biosecurity practices. Defend the Flock Program

Avian influenza is a highly contagious and often fatal disease in birds. The disease is spread through movement of infected or exposed birds, direct or indirect contact with infected wild and domestic birds or contact with virus on fomites (surfaces) such as hands, shoes, clothing, or feet and fur of rodents and other animals.

Clinical signs of HPAI include sudden death, trouble breathing, clear runny discharge (from nose, mouth, and eyes), lethargy, decreased food and water intake, swelling (eyes, head, wattles, or combs), discolored or bruised comb, wattles, or legs, stumbling/falling or twisted neck. For more information and updates, please visit the CDFA Avian Health Program webpage: 

Poultry owners with flocks that have experienced any unusual/suspicious illness or deaths should call our CDFA Sick Bird Hotline at 866-922-BIRD (2473).

Please report any unusual or suspicious dead wild birds to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife online at:

For public inquiries regarding highly pathogenic avian influenza in California, please call: 916-217-7517 or send an e-mail to

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The Affordable Connectivity Program is an Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

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Free Online Medical Assistance during Wildfire Emergency

Due to the current wildfire crisis, Anthem Blue Cross has extended Live Health Online (LHO) to all community members regardless of insurance status. Once the community member creates an account, they can access urgent care or behavioral health services under the “help for wildfires” tab. This will remain in effect throughout the state of emergency.
LHO user guide:

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