Dears Friends and Neighbors-
We are living in unprecedented times. The most important thing you can do now is to follow orders from our state and county government to stay at home in your permanent residence as much as possible. It is imperative for us to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect those more vulnerable by separating ourselves as much as possible.
You are still able to leave your home to pick up groceries and medications and to exercise, but when you do venture out, please continue to stay six feet or more apart from others.
Again, in this time, it is imperative that we all take responsibility for ourselves and follow this order from our state government. Essential services will continue to be provided by our county staff, medical providers, at grocery stores, and by other businesses and non-profits in our communities helping some of the most vulnerable populations. Placer County is continually updating our information and you can visit the county’s COVID-19 page here.
I want to send a personal thank you to our first responders, medical personal, and local law enforcement for continuing to provide critical services. And also thank you to our business community and their employees. That includes those businesses that continue to ensure we have access to food, medicine, and other essentials at grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations. But is also includes the businesses that have closed. From our large ski resorts to our small, neighborhood establishments, closing temporarily is challenging for these businesses and their staff during this time, but they are playing an important role to limit social contact.
Thank you for doing your part to slowing the spread. Together, we will get through this.
– Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor