Advice from the Center for Disease Control to prevent spread of COVID-19 – as well as other respiratory illnesses – is below.
CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
Emergency Preparation & Prevention
Below are resources for the Coloma-Lotus Valley related to emergencies.
Note: A CodeRED Emergency message will have a caller ID of 866-419-5000. A CodeRED General message will have a caller ID 855-969-4636. They suggest you program both numbers in your cell phone as a “new contact”. If you need to replay the emergency notification message again, simply dial the number and you will be able to hear the message again.
After registering your telephones with CodeRED at http://ready.edso.org/, in an emergency, you will receive notifications in the form of voice telephone calls, text messages and emails. Please follow any directives given in these emergency notifications. Remember to register all of your telephone numbers with CodeRED including all cellular numbers and landlines. Parents, remember to register the cell numbers of any children so they are aware of any emergency situations.
El Dorado County Office of Emergency Services
2900 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667
State of California Information – response.ca.gov – a website with many resources.
California FireSafe Council information for residents
CalFire’s ReadyForWildfire website with app download
Chipping Program 2019 chipping services for neighborhoods and individuals
Check Local Burn Regulations before you burn
FireWise (National Fire Protection Association) training webinars and educational materials
American Red Cross Gold County Region training and volunteer opportunities
Up-to-date Fires & Emergency Information
YubaNet.com – for fire information, weather, road conditions, fire preparation information
CalFire Incident Information or call (530) 647-5218
- El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office
- El Dorado County Watch
- EDC Emergency Animal Evac – great information for helping your own animals, and connecting with others in case of need
- What’s Happening on the Divide
Electric Power Outages
PGE Power outage map and sign up for alerts: