Getting through a crisis is never easy, but access to information that helps us make good choices can certainly make things go more smoothly. In this ever changing landscape of COVID-19, finding up-to-date information on the issues we are dealing with can be challenging, to say the least. The District 5 offices in Auburn and Tahoe along with Placer County staff across multiple departments receive calls from people every day who are trying to make sense of all of the information out there, and we do our best to answer all of those questions. As we head into the second round of shutdowns issued by the state it is critical that we understand what is being asked of us and what resources are available to help us, so here is a rundown of some places to look for helpful information.
Placer County’s Reopen Placer website provides all kinds of helpful information to help businesses navigate the current closures and reopen responsibly. This website provides the most up-to-date information on what industries are permitted to open their businesses and has a tool that allows you to search closure information by business type. You can also find information on where and how to get Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for your business, answers to frequently asked questions and a directory on where to find services and supplies. This site also allows you to download posters that can be printed and displayed at your place of business to help educate visitors about the importance of social distancing.
For residents who are looking for information on a variety of topics related to COVID-19 the county has created a Coronavirus webpage with links to information on COVID-19 testing, Placer County’s current case count and links to a national and worldwide case database. On this page you will also find a list of resources compiled by the Placer County Office of Education in partnership with multiple county departments, to help residents find out how to get assistance in the areas of food, unemployment, housing, utilities, mental health, and child care throughout the county.
Board of Supervisors Meeting
Although COVID-19 certainly dominates most of our conversations and news these days, the Board of Supervisors continues to move ahead with the business of Placer County. We will be meeting on Monday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 28th and I encourage the public to participate online or via telephone. Monday’s meeting will include staff updates on some of the county’s larger issues in the Tahoe area, and on Tuesday we will hear about adjustments to impact fees, an ordinance aimed at banning alcohol within the Placer County Government Center and about potential uses for CARES funding, among many other issues. Board of Supervisors meeting agendas are typically posted online the Wednesday before each meeting by 5pm and include information on how you can participate in the meeting.
Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if you have questions or need any assistance with County issues or concerns.
– Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor
State orders some Placer County businesses to close and others to cease indoor operations
In response to the increasing spread of COVID-19, State Public Health Officer Dr. Sonia Angell issued an order for several businesses in Placer County to either close or eliminate indoor operations starting Sunday, July 12. The State had indicated previously that any California county that remains on the monitoring list for three days will be ordered to draw back its reopening efforts. Learn more
‘Got it Covered?’ Face Covering Campaign
We should all wear face coverings in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible, as detailed in state guidance.
Here in Placer County, face coverings are an important tool to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our most vulnerable residents. The “Got It Covered” campaign showcases actual Placer residents and business owners sharing their personal reasons for wearing a face covering.
Got questions about face coverings — why they’re important, how to wear them and when they’re necessary? Check out our Face Covering FAQ here.
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Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@
District Director Lindsay Romack: firstname.lastname@example.org
District Aide Kelly McCaughna: kmccaughna@placer.
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