Social Distancing +
Closures, Cancels and
Postponed Programs at EDHCSD

March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020

Dear Residents,

As information evolves quickly surrounding COVID-19, our goal is the health and safety of residents, staff, and following recommendations from local and state health officials. In prior pandemics, limiting gatherings, reducing close contact of people not regularly together has proven effective in delaying rates of transmission and reducing illness and death, according to California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Social distancing is a practice currently recommended by public health officials, and in an effort to align with recommendations from El Dorado County Health and Human Services , and California Department of Public Health to protect our residents most at risk, and to slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19 in our region, El Dorado Hills Community Services District (EDHCSD) will make the following closure(s) for public safety:

Facility Closures Beginning Friday, March 13, 2020
·        Gilmore Senior Center
·        EDHCSD Skate Park
·        EDHCSD Community Pool
·        No New Facility Rentals through March 31, 2020
CANCELLED March classes and programs as of Friday, March 13, 2020

For cancelled classes and programs EDHCSD will credit your account, however if you prefer a refund, please contact EDHCSD directly at 916-933-6624 x0 or .
·        Pee Wee Soccer
·        Chess Academy
·        Early Engineers
·        Dance Discovery
·        Honey Code
·        Firefly Art
·        Cooking with Kids
·        Beginning Hula
·        TAZ Spring Swim Clinic
·        Water Polo Clinic
·        Drop-In Pickleball
·        Pickleball Classes
·        Adult Open Gym Basketball
*Private leagues will determine how they will proceed independently

POSTPONED Youth and Adult Sport programs until further notice

·        Youth Flag Football League
·        Girls Volleyball League
·        Adult Softball League
·        Bocce League
·        Adult 5x5 Basketball
As of today, March 13, 2020, our youth care partner, Boys and Girls Club Western Slope (BGCWS), will continue operating, and is following recommendations from El Dorado County Public Health. Here is their latest statement . As schools remain open, so too will the El Dorado Hills CSD Clubhouse Youth and Teen afterschool programs operated by BGCWS.

The Governor’s Executive Order and Public Health Order requires the EDHCSD to take steps toward compliance. Meetings held at EDHCSD will need to follow the most up-to-date recommended precautions, which currently include, holding small gatherings in a large enough venue to add six feet of distance between where individuals sit or stand, encouraging handwashing, avoiding direct physical contact such as handshaking, hand holding, and hugging. Read the complete Gathering Guidance here from CDPH.

What is Social Distancing?

Social distancing is a practice recommended by public health officials to stop or slow down the spread of contagious diseases. It requires the creation of physical space between individuals who may spread certain infectious diseases. The key is to minimize the number of gatherings as much as possible and to achieve space between individuals when events or activities cannot be modified, postponed, or cancelled.

CDPH currently advises approximately six feet between individuals during meetings and gatherings. Further, they explain, “there is particular focus on creating space between individuals who have come together for a one-time or rare basis and who have very different travel patterns such as those coming from multiple countries, states or counties.”

EDHCSD encourages the community and our staff to continue to practice good hygiene, to stay home and contact your health provider if you are experiencing fever and respiratory symptoms, and to model social distancing as much as you can during this time. For more information about COVID-19 please visit El Dorado County Health and Human Services or California Department of Public Health .
Yours in good health,

Kevin Loewen

Kevin A. Loewen
General Manager
El Dorado Hills Community Services District

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