City of Placerville Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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

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.  El Dorado County Public Health now reports 2 positive COVID-19 cases in the county.  One county resident has tested positive outside the county, has recovered, and has not returned to the county.  The second positive case was exposed and tested out of the county. The patient self-quarantined and has fully recovered.

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.   



Dinner To Go Flyer



Dinner To Go Flyer Espanol 

Health Care and Public Health Documents:

What is considered Essential/Critical Infrastructure Workers

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

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 via the following El Dorado County Public Health and Human Services Webpage and 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         

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

Video regarding Small Business Help in the pending Stimulus Package

Frequently Asked Questions For Small Businesses


As of March 19th, 2020, the City of Placerville is cancelling the following programs, classes and park site rentals until April 30th, 2020:

-All current youth and adult special interest classes and those set to start on or before April 30th

-All current athletic programs set to start on or before April 30th

-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 April 30th

-All special events set to be held from today, March 18th through April 30th

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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