Placer County District 5 Newsletter | June 8

Placer County District 5 Newsletter | June 8

Moving Forward Together- Let’s Not Slip Back!

On Friday, June 5, the state released new guidance for the reopening of additional businesses. Under these new guidelines, more of our local businesses may be able to open as soon as this Friday, June 12.

Here are links to the business types that have received additional guidance through the state:

If you own or manage one of these business types, please take the time NOW to read through the guidance. I know many of you have already spent a great deal of time putting your plans together, so please ensure you have everything in place for reopening.

There are No Guarantees – We Must ALL Follow Guidelines to Succeed

Please keep in mind that according to the state: “All guidance should be implemented only with county health officer approval following their review of local epidemiological data including cases per 100,000 population, rate of test positivity, and local preparedness to support a health care surge, vulnerable populations, contact tracing, and testing.”

Placer County continues to focus on meeting these important metrics, but we need your help! Please follow the guidelines and help keep our County healthy and moving forward. We look forward to working with our Public Health Officer, Dr. Sisson, our hospitals, and our community members to ensure our businesses are ready to open Friday.

The Board of Supervisors will be receiving an update on COVID-19 and discussing reopening plans at our meeting tomorrow. I would encourage you to listen in and comment if you so choose. The item is timed for 10:30 am. You can find the complete agenda HERE.


Also, at our Board of Supervisors meeting tomorrow, there will be a public hearing on the 2020/2021 Budget. This is a timed item for 5pm and public comment is encouraged.


I continue to hear from many of you about the importance of face coverings. Just last Friday, the World Health Organization started advising all to wear a fabric face covering when social distancing is not possible. While they are currently not mandatory, Placer County is recommending that they be worn in public. According to Dr. Sisson, “While face coverings are recommended, mandating them for part or all of the county is not planned at this time. We will continue to educate the public on the importance of wearing face coverings in public to protect those around you.” 

I will continue to work with our Public Health Officer and staff about the possibility of requiring face coverings for those times when social distancing is not possible, so that we can continue to reopen and stay open.

Thank you again for taking the time to connect this week. I will continue to update you as more information becomes available regarding reopening.

– Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor

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