Placer County District 5 Newsletter | April 17

Placer County District 5 Newsletter | April 17

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It’s hard to believe we are just about one month in to Placer County Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson’s first directive and the Governor’s Order for California. As I said last week, KEEP IT UP! We are seeing a “flattening of the curve” which is thanks to you and your family in doing everything we can to stop the spread. 

I also want to personally thank Dr. Sisson for her leadership and responsiveness during this ever-evolving situation. Earlier this week, Dr. Sisson released some amendments to her most recent Order allowing certain outdoor activities with limitations, if they can be done while maintaining physical distancing and by following specified requirements.


Here are some of the amendments you may be interested in:

• Golf courses, outdoor shooting and archery ranges may remain open if they follow guidance by the Health Officer .

• Dog parks may remain open if seating areas are closed, hand sanitizer is provided at the entrance/exit (or users bring their own hand sanitizer), and users bring their own water and waste bags. 

• Disc golf courses may remain open if there is no contact made with baskets.

• Tennis, pickleball, basketball, and volleyball courts may remain open for use by members of the same household only.

• Arborists, landscapers, gardeners, and similar service professionals can operate if they practice physical distancing throughout service and payment, clean any shared equipment between users, and do not travel in the same vehicles unless they are members of the same household.

If you would like clarity on any of the activities listed above or additional information on essential activities and businesses, you can read the entire April 10 Order HERE.

As I have mentioned previously, many of our local non-profits have increased their services due to greater demand from many of our friends and neighbors in need. These non-profits are working with limited resources, so if you are able to donate at this time, I encourage you to do so. HERE is a link to local non-profits in District 5 providing important services to our community.

THANK YOU AGAIN for everything you are doing. We are STRONGER TOGETHER and we will get through this.

– Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor

Dr. Aimee Sisson Answers Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Sisson created a video to help understand some of the more frequently asked questions. You can watch the video HERE.

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