City of Placerville Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

El Dorado County Gets Variance from State to Start Dine-In Service at Restaurants, In-Store Retail

PRESS RELEASE Barbershop and Hair Salon COVID19 Guidelines


COVID Stage 2 Q&A

County Directive Expiration, Travel to Lake Tahoe, Essential vs. Nonessential workforce & activities, Reopening El Dorado County


Mayor's Statement From March 24th, 2020 Regarding Coronavirus

Press Release / Letter to Governor From The City Of Placerville April 29, 2020

Press Release From the County

With the concerns of the Coronavirus, the City has now proclaimed a local emergency.  In addition, El Dorado County and the State of California have both issued “Shelter In Place” Orders or Stay at Home orders. 

We encourage you to follow the order requirements as closely as possible.  If you have questions please call City Hall, 530-642-5200.  If we all work together to implement recommended guidelines, hopefully we can minimize the impact on our community.  

Attached is a copy of the Press Release and a Proclamation describing our current situation. We are working closely with El Dorado County Public Health and will continue to provide information on this site.

We ask that Placerville residents and business owners keep a watchful eye on one another, especially the elderly, disabled, and homeless.  If you observe someone having a medical emergency, please call 911.   



FREE COVID-19 Testing

Dinner To Go Flyer



Dinner To Go Flyer Espanol 

Food and Housing / Utility Assistance for COVID 19

Free Farmers Market

Health Care and Public Health Documents:

What is considered Essential/Critical Infrastructure Workers

Stay Home Except For Essential Needs, what are considered Essential Needs

California Department of Aging

Check In Campaign Overview

It is important for our community members to understand the important role they play in this readiness plan. To help prevent the spread of germs and any illness, all standard precautions should be observed with care in the coming weeks. Remember to wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water, stay home if you feel ill, and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Attached is a link to the El Dorado County Public Health Website which has regular updates on the Coronavirus.  In addition, attached is a statement released by Cal OES; California Health and Human Services; and California Department of Public Health providing a status update on the State and National Level.  This statement will be updated regularly. 

We understand your concerns and we encourage our community members to follow this evolving situation (for current information) via the following El Dorado County Public Health and Human Services Webpage

California State Webpage

More information regarding the Coronavirus can be found here.

California's Drinking Water

Facts about California Drinking Water

Senior Services

Congregate Meal Process    

Senior programs postponed      

The Institute on Aging (IOA) has established "The Friendship Line". The Friendship line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. The Friendship Line can be reached at: 1-800-971-0016, or by clicking on the following link: 


Small Business Help

"El Dorado County Economic Development COVID-19 outreach. Please take this quick survey to let us know the impacts COVID-19 has had on your business and to hear about available resources"



El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Assistance – State Treasurer Fiona Ma has launched a resource list for small businesses impacted by the COVID-29 pandemic. It includes resources from the federal, state, and local governments, nonprofits, and the private sector. The list contains information on grants and loans, tax deadline extensions, guidance on how to protect workers, and even private sector grants, such as the $100 million Facebook program for cash grants and ad credits.

Coronavirus Emergency Small Business Loans

Revolving Loan Funds and Small Business Recovery Programs

Video regarding Small Business Help in the pending Stimulus Package

Frequently Asked Questions For Small Businesses

El Dorado County Economic Development Outreach Flyer

El Dorado County Business Outreach Survey

PLEASE READ: Time-sensitive information regarding the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program!

The CARES Act offers various forms of aid to Community Action Agencies and other nonprofit organizations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, such as partially forgivable loans and grants from the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Treasury. The CARES Act also offers payroll tax credits for certain employers that continue to pay their employees despite the total or partial suspension of operations due to COVID-19 and pushes back the deadline for 2020 payroll taxes.

For more information on the CARES Act:

Complimentary Human Resources Hotline for Employers

Applications accepted starting TODAY, April 3, 2020 for SBA Payment Protection Plan (PPP)


Payroll Protection Plan:

Companies can get up to 2.5x their monthly payroll expenses and it is forgivable if they use it for the following purposes:

 Companies and/or Sole Proprietors can use it for the following and most expenses will be forgiven:

  • Payroll costs
  • Costs related to the continuation of group health-care benefits during periods of paid sick, medical, or family leave and insurance premiums
  • Employee’s salaries, commissions, or similar compensation
  • Payments of interest on any mortgage obligations (not including prepayment fees or payment of principal on the mortgage itself)
  • Rent (including rents under a lease agreement)
  • Utilities
  • Interest on any other debt obligations that were incurred before the relevant covered period (see Table 1)



Direct link to the Paycheck Protection Plan:


Links to the PPP and other valuable programs:  direct to the program info pages


As of March 19th, 2020, the City of Placerville is cancelling the following programs, classes and park site rentals until May 31st, 2020:

-All current youth and adult special interest classes and those set to start on or before May 31st

-All current athletic programs set to start on or before May 31st

-Gold Bug Park and Mine, including all Gold Bug Tours and programs, and facilities

-All facility rentals at Town Hall, Lion’s Park, Scout Hall, and banner rentals over Main Street through May 31st 

-All special events set to be held from today, March 18th through May 31st

All participants that have signed up and paid for classes, athletic programs and rentals on this list can request a refund, pro-rated for current programs after March 18th.  We are asking that those requesting a refund contact the Community Services Department by phone or email to arrange their refunds, as the office will be closed to the public.   Please call the office at 530-642-5232 for questions or refunds, or email your refund request to 

For the current list of planned cancellation with our Parks and Recs Department please click here

California Grocers Association Media

California Grocers Association Media Statement March 20, 2020

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