With no deaths due to COVID-19 in El Dorado County, the Board of Supervisors recently met and agreed it is time to reopen. Supervisors sent a letter to Governor Newsom calling for a full move into Stage 2 for the county.
The Supervisors recently voted unanimously to ask Gov. Gavin Newsom to ease novel coronavirus restrictions, according to a proposed plan.
County health officials have the number of COVID cases are much lower than other areas & say it’s manageable. El Dorado County only had 54 positive COVID-19 cases, and no deaths.
The historical, largely rural county has a population of 181,058 residents, and is home to South Lake Tahoe, gold country, Heavenly Valley ski resort, the South Fork of the American River and the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Dr. Nancy Williams, the El Dorado County Public Health Officer said Tuesday that she has decided to let the county’s stay-at-home directive expire as scheduled on Thursday. However, she said that does not mean the statewide stay-at-home order also expires, KCRA reported.
“We feel that the governor’s order is going to be continued for a while and that we will be comfortable letting ours expire and following the governor’s order from here forward,” Williams said.