Dear EDCAR Members,

Yesterday Governor Gavin Newsom modified the existing state order restrictions for multiple counties in the state. I wanted to issue a quick note regarding the order and how that impacts El Dorado County, specifically the Association office. Please see the information below:
Here is information taken from the state covid information website: "Every county in California is assigned to a tier based on its test positivity and adjusted case rate.
In light of the recent, unprecedented surge in rate of increase of cases, the following changes are effective until further notice:

  • Tier assignments may occur any day of the week and may occur more than once a week when the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) determines that the most recent reliable data indicate that immediate action is needed to address COVID-19 transmission in a county.
  • Counties may be moved back more than one tier if CDPH determines that the data supports more intensive intervention. Key considerations will include the rate of increase in new cases and/or test positivity, more recent data as noted below, public health capacity, and other epidemiological factors.
  • The most recent reliable data will be used to complete the assessment.
  • In light of the extreme circumstances requiring immediate action, counties will be required to implement any sector changes the day following the tier announcement.
  • Full details on the Blueprint are available in CDPH’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework."
Purple Tier Restrictions and Guidelines

  • Hair salons: open indoors with modifications
  • Retail: open indoors at 25% capacity
  • Malls: open indoors at 25% capacity and food courts closed
  • Nail salons: open indoors with modifications
  • Electrolysis: open indoors with modifications
  • Personal care services (body waxing, etc.): open indoor with modifications
  • Tattooing and piercing: open indoors with modifications
  • Museums, zoos and aquariums: outdoor only
  • Places of worship: outdoor only
  • Movie theaters: outdoor only
  • Hotels: open with modifications
  • Gyms: outdoor only
  • Restaurants: outdoor only
  • Wineries: outdoor only
  • Bars and breweries: closed
  • Family entertainment centers: outdoor only, like mini golf, batting cages and go-kart racing
  • Cardrooms: outdoor only
  • Non-essential offices: remote work only
  • Professional sports: no live audiences
  • Schools: must stay closed
  • Theme parks: must stay closed

How this impacts the Association:

Our understanding of the regulations indicate that no modifications have been made to Real Estate practices, and your business is still considered essential. This should not impact how you are currently doing business in the county as long as you are following the safety guidelines and recommendations for showing activity, etc. Please discuss these with your broker or office manager to ensure you are following all safety protocols.

That being said, the Association office itself is not considered an essential business as a 501(c)6 corporation. At the advice of our legal team, based on these regulations the Association office is required to work remotely until the state adjusts the tier assignment. 90% of our operations can be cared for remotely, and EDCAR Will continue to allow staff to work from home where we can service all your needs. We are doing curbside pick-up for lockboxes and products, simply call 530-676-0161 or email We will allow members to enter the property as soon as we get clear guidelines from the state or the California Association of Realtors® Legal Department.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me directly. Have a great morning, and stay safe.