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Posted on: October 22, 2020

$2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

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On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the County of Nevada is receiving $2.8 million as part of the fourth round of funding awards for Project Homekey, California’s innovative $600 million dollar program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, inc...

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Better Together: Homelessness Initiatives
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Nevada City Accepts Cashin's Field Project

Better Together

The Nevada City Council has approved the site plan and architectural review application for Cashin’s Field, a 56-unit affordable housing project at 170 Ridge Road.

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Nevada County Collaborates with City and Non-Profits to Move Campers off Sugarloaf Mountain

Better Together

Nevada County partnered with Sierra Roots and Nevada City Police, with utilization of the HOME Team, for Operation Sugarloaf, which aimed to move campers as a group into hotels rooms for further navigation to housing. Read the full article at The Union.

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Better Together Volunteer Hub Launches

Better Together

Connecting Point has launched the Better Together Volunteer Hub, where volunteers can find ways to support homelessness efforts in the community and support individuals experiencing homelessness. Read the full article at The Union.

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News Flash

Posted on: January 22, 2021

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

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Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

The Nevada County Building Department recently collaborated with the development community, Nevada County Contractors’ Association (NCCA), and several other community stakeholders in devel...

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News Flash

Posted on: February 25, 2021

Cannabis Alliance Supports Adoption of 2021 Board Priority

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Cannabis Alliance reflects the need for continued collaboration between local business and county staff working to build a safe and sustainable cannabis economy for Nevada County. Cannabis Alliance continues community outreach for March 4 virtual event.

County Cannabis Compliance Continues Community Outreach with March 4 Virtual Event

Executive Director of The Cannabis Alliance, Diana Gamzon, spoke out in support of the 2021 Board of Supervisor’s priorities at Tuesday’s Board of Superv...

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Cannabis Conversation

News Flash

Posted on: March 1, 2021

Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project

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Beginning March 15, 2021 and continuing through March 2022, Nevada County will begin work on the Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project. The primary goal of the project is to remove hazardous fuels along both sides of 200 miles of County maintained roads. Wor...

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Community Development News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Cannabis Alliance Supports Adoption of 2021 Board Priority

GTG Equity

County Cannabis Compliance Continues Community Outreach with March 4 Virtual Event

Executive Director of The Cannabis Alliance, Diana Gamzon, spoke out in support of the 2021 Board of Supervisor’s priorities at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting where ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

New Service Request Tool Launches

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Beginning this week, Nevada County will launch a new, simpler online service request tool, which will function like the former “Ask Nevada County App.” This new system will continue to place Nevada County Government services in the palm of your hands. Thi...

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Community Development News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

Off Grid Solar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

The Nevada County Building Department recently collaborated with the development community, Nevada County Contractors’ Association (NCCA), and several other community stakeholders in devel...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

New Creative Licensing Solutions for the Food Industry

EH Platform Kitchens-NewsFlash (1)

The Environmental Health Department (DEH) is pleased to announce the kickoff of Platform Kitchen Operations (PKO) designed to benefit permitted food entrepreneurs through these uncertain and trying economic times. This new model allows Platform Kitchen Op...

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Community Development News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Good to Grow Discussion on County and City Cannabis License Types

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Please join representatives from Nevada County Cannabis Compliance, Grass Valley, and Nevada City for a virtual discussion and listening session with YubaNet.com. The Town Hall is currently scheduled for September 23rd from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. All are encou...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 20, 2020

McCourtney Road Transfer Station Renovation Project Planning is Underway & Public Input Being Sought

Utilities - McCourtney Road Transfer Station NewsFlash

Nevada County’s Solid Waste Division of Public Works Department has begun the planning process for the McCourtney Road Transfer Station Renovation Project. The proposed project will address current facility challenges and future operations to ac...

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Vehicle Limits to Be Lifted at McCourtney Road Transfer Station

Utilities - McCourtney Road Transfer Station NewsFlash

Customers Required to Wear Face Mask for Entry. Limits on Acceptable Items Expanded Slightly

There will no longer be a limit to the number of vehicles that can access McCourtney Road Transfer Station, but customers seeking to utilize the facility will be r...

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Community Development News

News Flash

Posted on: February 25, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Nevada County to Publish COVID Vaccine Clinic Appointments in My Turn

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Feb. 25: New COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the Nevada County Public Health Department’s Whispering Pines Clinic in Grass Valley will become available for scheduling Friday, February 26 at 12:00 PM on My Turn (myturn.ca.gov).

My Turn is where Californians can find out if they are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, schedule appointments, and sign up for notifications. Nevada County will continue to post new appointment availability for the Whispering Pines clinic at 12:00 PM on...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Stand-By List for Grass Valley Clinic

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Stand By List 02 23 2021

Feb 23: Nevada County Public Health has a new Stand-By List for our Grass Valley Vaccine Clinic. The Stand-By List is for people 65 and older, and for people who work in the Healthcare, Food and Ag, Education and Childcare, and Emergency Services sectors.

Click here for Stand-By Vaccine List

We've created this form to make sure no dose of COVID-19 vaccine goes to waste. Put your name on our list to be offered a same-day appointment at our Grass Valley vaccination clinic. If you don't have ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: 100% of Vaccines Available in Nevada County Are Planned For

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Feb 15. Nevada County continues to vaccinate our community as soon as we receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to State data released Monday, February 15th, over 15,000 doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, and more vulnerable residents have access to make appointments as Nevada County. 

Vaccines come into the county through se...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County opens new vaccine clinic in Grass Valley

Nevada County Vaccine News: County Opens New Vaccine Clinic in Grass Valley

Feb 12. This week, the County of Nevada will launch a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in the Whispering Pines business park in Grass Valley. Vaccinations at the Whispering Pines clinic are by appointment only.

Space for the clinic is being provided by Dignity Health’s Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital with support from the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation. Internet service for the site was donated by Smarter Broadband and local artist Kathy Wr...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

Feb 10. Today the County of Nevada will go live with the State’s MyTurn vaccine notification and scheduling platform.

An extremely limited number of appointments will be available as we test the system before expanding access in the coming days and weeks. These first few appointments are a small pilot of MyTurn in Nevada County. Nevada County residents who have signed up...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: State revises vaccine eligibility

Nevada County Vaccine Update Feb 5: State revises eligibility guidelines

Feb 5. Today the State of California released a revised system for vaccine eligibility. Nevada County Public Health continues to follow the guidelines for vaccine eligibility as defined by the State of California.

We continue to received a very limited supply of vaccine, with an average of 1,850 doses a week. This total includes both first and second doses. Although the state has increased vaccine eligibility, access locally remains dependent of vaccine supply. And...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Safe Super Bowl and Truckee Updates

Feb 4 Super Bowl and Truckee Updates

2/4: Nevada County Public Health encourages you to celebrate the Super Bowl in a COVID-safe way, shares links to Tahoe-Forest Hospital COVID resources, and reports on the vaccination of educators across Nevada County.

Truckee Residents

Truckee residents: Updated COVID-19 and vaccination information: https://www.tfhd.com/covid/covid-19-vaccine

Super Bowl Safety

Watching the big game on Sunday? Don't fumble on COVID.

Let’s keep the Super Bowl from becoming...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 30, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: New tools available to stay up-to-date

Jan 20 New tools available

1/30: New link for Truckee residents and the State of California has released a new tool that allows Californians to sign up and be notified when they are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine.

Truckee Residents

Updated information on COVID19 vaccine information now available at https://www.tfhd.com/covid/covid-19-vaccine

Sign Up for MyTurn to Learn When You Are Eligible

MyTurn.ca.gov is now live! While COVID-19 vaccine supply is still limited, Cal...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Starting vaccine access for 75+

Jan 27 75 yr olds starting

1/27: Nevada County Public Health continues to expand eligibility for COVID vaccine. With the doses we have received from the state this week, we are able to expand eligibility to some of our residents who are 75 years old and older.

 New! Starting vaccine access for 75+

  • A limited number of primary care physicians, pharmacies and clinics are starting to set vaccine appointments for their 75+ year old patients. 
  • These appointments are available via outreach from primary...
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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Vaccination for parts of Phase 1B starts next week

Jan 22 Nevada County Will Start Vaccinating First Groups in Phase 1B Next Week

1/22: Nevada County Public Health is excited to announce that, starting next week, residents who fall into parts of Phase 1B will be eligible for vaccination.

At this time, the following groups will be eligible for vaccine next week:

  • K-12 educators. Nevada County Superintendent of Schools is working with Public Health to provide vaccinations directly to school staff. These vaccinations will start next week. If y...
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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: All healthcare providers in Phase 1A now eligible for vaccine!

Jan 20 Nevada County Vaccine Update - all healthcare providers in Phase 1A now eligible for vaccine

1/20: If you are a healthcare provider listed in Phase 1A, you are now eligible for vaccine in Nevada County.

If you are a healthcare provider, please complete Nevada County Public Health's online form so we can contact you when vaccine is available for you. We are working to vaccinate all Phase 1A healthcare providers so we can move forward in broader community ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: IHSS Providers Now Eligible!

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1/19: In-Home Supportive Services providers serve one of our community’s most vulnerable populations. We are working closely with our partners to ensure this essential workforce is vaccinated.

  • If you are an IHSS provider, check your mail! You should have received a hard copy letter to your mailing address in the last few days. This letter tells you who to contact to schedule an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine.
  • If you are an IHSS provider a...
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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 18, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Understanding Phases and Tiers

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1/18: COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most important tools we have to end the pandemic. The State has developed Phases and Tiers to prioritize vaccination across CA. Nevada County is currently moving through these phases as vaccine becomes available.

An FDA-approved, no-cost vaccine will be available to everyone in Nevada County--the light at the end of this pandemic tunnel! We are excited and grateful that so many residents are interested in getting vaccinated. It will, however, take months to delive...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Nearly 300 healthcare providers vaccinated Saturday

Nevada County Vaccine Update Jan 17 SNMH Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers

1/17: We are thrilled to share that on Saturday, January 16th, Nevada County Public Health partnered with Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital to vaccinate 269 local healthcare workers.

COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most important tools we have to end the pandemic. An FDA-approved, no-cost vaccine will be available to everyone in Nevada County--the light at the end of this pandemic tunnel! 

The State of California has developed ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Text VACCINEINFO to 898211 for Vaccine Updates from Public Health and 211

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Public Health has partnered with 211 Connecting Point to provide the community text updates about the COVID-19 vaccine in Nevada County. Residents can subscribe to find out when, where and to what populations the COVID-19 has become available to.

Nevada County Public Health has partnered with 211 Connecting Point to provide the community text updates when new information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Nevada County becomes available. Residents can subscribe to find out updates like when, where and ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine News

News Flash

Posted on: December 22, 2020

A Year as Board Chair: An Insider Look

Board of Supervisors Meeting 12/15/2020

The year of 2020 was a truly challenging year to be Chair of the Board.  In good years, the role of Chair is to keep the County priorities moving while staying on budget, be ready to respond to emergencies and speak for the County as a whole. Ide...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Personal Responsibility and Care for Our Community Will Lead the Way

PH COVID NewsFlash (2)

It did not have to be this way. I never thought I would be sharing a moment of silence for over 30 Nevada County Residents the week before Christmas. The impacts are almost beyond comprehension, but we must recognize the gravity of where we are now. When ...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Jones Fire Hits Us Hard – Rebuilding the Independence Trail

Independence Trail

This past August, the Jones Fire, ignited by dry lightning in the South Yuba River canyon, burned 705 acres and destroyed 21 structures. Independence Trail and its beautiful wooden bridges were destroyed in the fire. The community has been quick to put en...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Public Safety on our Beloved South Yuba River Corridor

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The Yuba River is a beloved destination for both locals and out-of-towners, especially during summer months. The number of visitors to the river is growing each year and was particularly high this past summer due to COVID-related closures.  The w...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

A Year of Success Addressing Homelessness & Housing

Better Together

Project Homekey

On July 16, 2020, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) created a program called “Homekey,” and allotted a total of $600 million for eligible public entities to purchase and rehabilitate ho...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Revisiting History: Supporting Federal Recognition for the Nisenan Tribe of Nevada City Rancheria

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At the December 15th Board of Supervisors meeting, the BOS unanimously voted to support the restoration of Federal recognition of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe. I have worked on moving this forward with Shelly Covert since I started on the Board...

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District 1 Newsletter
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Innovation is Key: Expanding Rural Broadband

CPUC Hearing on Broadband Jan. 2019

Broadband will continue to be a high priority for the County, since I brought it to the Board in 2017 and we made it a high priority in the following years. Recently, the County allocated over 30% of its Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) monies to support eco...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

New Creative Licensing Solutions for the Food Industry

EH Platform Kitchens-NewsFlash (1)

The Environmental Health Department (DEH) is pleased to announce the kickoff of Platform Kitchen Operations (PKO) designed to benefit permitted food entrepreneurs through these uncertain and trying economic times. This new model allows Platform Kitchen Op...

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Environmental Health
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Apply for Environmental Health Permit Fee Waiver by November 30th

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The Environmental Health Department recognizes the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local restaurants, bars and breweries, body art & tattoo, swimming pool and spa, and organized campground facilities.  The inability to operate and remaining ...

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Environmental Health
Posted on: June 26, 2020

TFF Car Hop Event this Saturday and Sunday June 27th and 28th

Join us as we find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! TFF Carhop events are intended to support local food vendors and provide the community with a safe way to get their favorite summer treats.Events are scheduled to run Every Sat...

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Environmental Health
Posted on: June 18, 2020

TFF Carhop Event this Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21

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Join us as we find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! TFF Carhop events are intended to support local food vendors and provide the community with a safe way to get their favorite summer treats.Events are scheduled to run Every Sat...

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Environmental Health

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Introduces Dr. Scott Kellermann as Public Health Officer

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Beginning January 1, 2021, Dr. Scott Kellermann will be joining the County of Nevada as Public Health Officer. While Dr. Kellermann will begin his role as Public Health Officer on the first, his contract will formally come before the Nevada County Board o...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

PH COVID NewsFlash (2)

Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

California Governor Gavin Newsom has indicated that additional measures, such as a statewide Stay-at-Home Order, are possible if current trends continue

Nevada County...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Exponentially

PH COVID NewsFlash (1)

Nevada County has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, with over 120 new cases over the weekend representing 10% of our total COVID-19 cases since March. Today, the State announced that Nevada County’s COVID-19 data continues to meet criteria for the most...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 18, 2020

TCAC awards $25.8 million in Housing Tax Credits for Cashins Field Housing Project

Rendering of building elevations for the Cashin's Field project

Today, the City of Nevada City learned the California State Treasurer’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) awarded $25.8 million in Federal Nine Percent (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (yielding approximately $22.4 million in investor equity) to t...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 20, 2020

State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

CA Curfew 11.19.20

Due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Newsom and CDPH announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Nevada County moves into the State’s Purple Tier with a rapid rise in local COVID-19 cases

PH COVID NewsFlash 11.16.20

Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

The State announced Nevada County in the most restrictive Purple “Widespread” Tier for COVID-19 business modifications

Given the exponential rise and cases and concer...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County remains in the Orange “Moderate” Tier, although is trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

On August 31st, the State introduced a new tiered framework that connects the level of openness of business sectors to COVID-19 conditions on the g...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: October 22, 2020

$2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

Coach N Four Motel

On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the County of Nevada is receiving $2.8 million as part of the fourth round of funding awards for Project Homekey, California’s innovative $600 million dollar program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, inc...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Continue to be COVID Safe: Help Nevada County Reach the Orange Tier Next Week

PH COVID NewsFlash 9.16.20

Nevada County remains on the cusp of the orange “Moderate” tier which would allow businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to consider how personal behavior can help move Nevad...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

State Announces New COVID-19 Blueprint for Counties

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Your Actions Save Lives: Individuals are urged to wear a mask, maintain six feet of space, wash hands and get tested to help move Nevada County from Tier 2 to Tier 3 and support a Safer Economy.

Nevada County, CA – Today, the Governor an...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Nevada County Launches Let’s Talk Nevada County Campaign

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Nevada County Launches Let’s Talk Nevada County Campaign

NEVADA COUNTY – In challenging times, taking care of ourselves and others is important. Life can leave us feeling stressed, anxious and worried during good times, not to mention d...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Nevada County's Readiness Plan approved by State

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Nevada County Stage 2 businesses can reopen with COVID-19 Prevention Plans in Place

County staff have been working with businesses to help with COVID-19 Prevention Plans

Nevada County’s attestation of readiness, or readiness plan, has been approve...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Nevada County submits Readiness Plan to State to move further towards Stage 2 reopening

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State is expected to give approval of Readiness Plan in 24-48 hours

Nevada County businesses are encouraged to start preparing for Stage 2 reopening

Today, Nevada County Public Health Officials received good news after a meeting with the California Departme...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 10, 2020

Nevada County businesses can start preparing for Stage 2 reopening

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Guidance is available to help local businesses create COVID-19 Prevention Plans for a quick and safe reopening

County staff will be reaching out to local businesses to provide guidance on safe reopening

Nevada County is still under the statewide Stay-at-Hom...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Nevada County poised to reopen more businesses through Stage 2

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (10)

Dr. Cutler rescinded the local Stay-at-Home order, but the State’s modified order is still in place

Nevada County is currently able to meet the State’s readiness criteria to move further into Stage 2 reopening

Nevada County’s R...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Officer Rescinds Local Stay-at-Home Order

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (9)

Nevada County still under statewide Order

State announced the "soft opening" of Stage 2 begins today

"Soft opening" includes curbside pickup only for some low-risk retail businesses

Nevada County Public Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, has...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Nevada County will increase COVID-19 testing with new community testing sites

Coronavirus Increase Testing

May 4th UPDATE: Testing locations confirmed and appointment registration now available

Western Nevada County

New COVID-19 testing sites are accepting appointments and will open on TUESDAY, May 5, in Grass Valley. Visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting (or call...

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Health & Human Services
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Public Health Officer Issues New Stay-at-Home Order for Nevada County to Clarify Local Questions

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Nevada County Health Officer Dr. Ken Cutler has issued a new Order that clarifies and complements the statewide Stay-at-Home Order in order to address local questions and issues. This Order is in effect until rescinded.

“Although it is somewhat r...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Self Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19

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Today, April 7, 2020, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect vulnerable individuals and to help prevent the local healthcare system from being overwhelmed, the Nevada County Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, has issued two new separate, ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Volunteer to Stay Home & Save Lives from COVID-19

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The Nevada County Public Health Department needs your help in combating coronavirus in our community.

At this critical time, you can make an important contribution to the battle against COVID-19 by sheltering in place. We are asking all Nevada County resid...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Access HHSA Services during the corona virus event

Adult Services Resources Link

See our Services directory for a list of all services available by phone, video, and appointments.

https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2973/Access-Health-and-Human-Services-AgencyD 

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

CodeRED Alert on Requirements of California’s Stay at Home Order on Tuesday Morning, March 24th

NewsFlash - CodeRED Shelter in Place Notice

It is required for all California residents to shelter at home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Reducing social contact can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our comm...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Nevada County Board of Supervisors March 9, 2021, Meeting Agenda

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Upcoming Nevada County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, March 9, 2021, regular meeting. Meeting will start at 9:00 A.M.

Pursuant to Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order pertaining to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pan...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

New Service Request Tool Launches

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Beginning this week, Nevada County will launch a new, simpler online service request tool, which will function like the former “Ask Nevada County App.” This new system will continue to place Nevada County Government services in the palm of your hands. Thi...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Nevada County OES, Law, and Fire Agencies Spearhead Zone-based Evacuation Planning

Nevada County Divided into Evacuation Zones Across the County

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (Nevada County OES) is excited to announce a new pilot project for countywide zone-based evacuation planning that is now underway. This unprecedented local initiative involves the collaboration of all the Cou...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Supervisors Unanimously Adopt 2021 Board Objectives

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The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted their 2021 Board Objectives at the February 23 Board Meeting. The Board Objectives for 2021, listed below, include fiscal stability and core services, emergency preparedness including wildfire ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County opens new vaccine clinic in Grass Valley

Nevada County Vaccine News: County Opens New Vaccine Clinic in Grass Valley

Space for the clinic is being provided by Dignity Health’s Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital with support from the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation. Internet service for the site was donated by Smarter Broadband and local artist Kathy Wr...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

An extremely limited number of appointments will be available as we test the system before expanding access in the coming days and weeks. These first few appointments are a small pilot of MyTurn in Nevada County. Nevada County residents who have signed up...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

3-9-2021 Real Property Purchase public hearing notice

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO PURCHASE REAL PROPERTY THE PURCHASE PRICE OF WHICH IS $768,990

 Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 10:00 am or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, First Fl...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: State Revises Vaccine Eligibility

Nevada County Vaccine Update Feb 5: State revises eligibility guidelines

We continue to received a very limited supply of vaccine, with an average of 1,850 doses a week. This total includes both first and second doses. Although the state has increased vaccine eligibility, access locally remains dependent of vaccine supply. And...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Nevada County Partners with Tahoe Forest Hospital to Vaccinate Tahoe-Truckee Teachers

TTUSD Staff Vaccine_NewsFlash

On Wednesday February 3, 2021, teachers from the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District received their first COVID-19 vaccinations, administered by Tahoe Forest Hospital staff and school nurses from Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Nevada County is c...

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Posted on: January 30, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: New tools available to stay up-to-date

Jan 20 New tools available

Truckee Residents

Updated information on COVID19 vaccine information now available at https://www.tfhd.com/covid/covid-19-vaccine

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Nevada County Read & Writes (NCRW)

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The NEA Big Read in Nevada County is presented by the Nevada County Community Library in partnership with the Nevada County Arts Council and the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: Starting vaccine access for 75+

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 New! Starting vaccine access for 75+

  • A limited number of primary care physicians, pharmacies and clinics are starting to set vaccine appointments for their 75+ year old patients. 
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Posted on: January 22, 2021

County Supervisors Launch $250,000 Last-Mile Broadband Grant Program

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Expediting access to the internet for all residents is the goal of the County of Nevada’s “Last-Mile Broadband Grant Program.” With the Board of Supervisors’ allocation of $250,000, County staff, working with the Sierra Business Council, seeks application...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

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The Nevada County Building Department recently collaborated with the development community, Nevada County Contractors’ Association (NCCA), and several other community stakeholders in developing a comprehensive off-grid solar policy for residential, commer...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Ryan Gruver: Honoring The Legacy of Our Grandparents

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In recent days I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandmother, who is a resident of a memory care facility, and recently had her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Elderly residents of long-term care facilities have been among the hardest hit of this pandemic...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

All healthcare providers in Phase 1A now eligible for vaccine!

Jan 20 Nevada County Vaccine Update - all healthcare providers in Phase 1A now eligible for vaccine

If you are a healthcare provider, please complete Nevada County Public Health's online form so we can contact you when vaccine is available for you. We are working to vaccinate all Phase 1A healthcare providers so we can move forward in broader c...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

IHSS Providers Now Eligible!

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  • If you are an IHSS provider, check your mail! You should have received a hard copy letter to your mailing address in the last few days. This letter tells you who to contact to schedule an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine.
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Posted on: January 18, 2021

Understanding Phases and Tiers

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An FDA-approved, no-cost vaccine will be available to everyone in Nevada County--the light at the end of this pandemic tunnel! We are excited and grateful that so many residents are interested in getting vaccinated. It will, however, take months to delive...

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Posted on: January 17, 2021

Nearly 300 healthcare providers vaccinated Saturday

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COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most important tools we have to end the pandemic. An FDA-approved, no-cost vaccine will be available to everyone in Nevada County--the light at the end of this pandemic tunnel! 

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Text VACCINEINFO to 898211 for Vaccine Updates from Public Health and 211

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Nevada County Public Health has partnered with 211 Connecting Point to provide the community text updates when new information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Nevada County becomes available. Residents can subscribe to find out updates like when, where and ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Nevada County Exits Stay Home Order into Purple Tier

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The State has lifted the Regional Stay Home Order for the Greater Sacramento Region, which includes Nevada County. Due to Nevada County's current daily average of COVID-19 cases and positivity rate, Nevada County will be exiting the Stay Home Order into t...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Caltrans Celebrates Completion of Acceleration Lanes Project

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Caltrans has recognized the successful completion of the $3.8 million State Route 49 Wolf/Combie Acceleration Lanes Project with a virtual ribbon-cutting video.

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Nevada County Increases COVID-19 Testing at Grass Valley Testing Site

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Nevada County’s Grass Valley COVID-19 testing site has increased testing to six days a week to add 165 more tests to its weekly testing capacity, an increase of more that 15% of the testing site’s previous capacity. Placer County’s Truckee COVID-19 testin...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Remains in Regional Stay Home Order

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Nevada County continues to be under the State's Stay Home Order along with neighboring counties in the Greater Sacramento region. According to the State's latest COVID-19 facts, the Greater Sacramento region’s daily current ICU...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Introduces Dr. Scott Kellermann as Public Health Officer

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Beginning January 1, 2021, Dr. Scott Kellermann will be joining the County of Nevada as Public Health Officer. While Dr. Kellermann will begin his role as Public Health Officer on the first, his contract will formally come before the Nevada County Board o...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Winter Storm Watch Issued Friday-Saturday which Will Impact Essential Travel in Mountains

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National Weather Service Sacramento is forecasting heavy mountain snow in the northern Sierra region. Motorists conducting essential travel are being alerted to a series of storms which will bring impactful winter weather across Northern California this w...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Nevada County Hospitals Receive First Shipment of COVID Vaccine

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On Thursday morning Nevada County received the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine which included 975 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. These first doses are being distributed to our two hospitals, Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee and Sierra Nevada...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Nevada County Supervisors Support Local Nisenan Tribe in Restoration of Federal Recognition

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At Tuesday's December 15th Board of Supervisors meeting, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to support the restoration of Federal recognition of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe. The County received 888 letters suppor...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

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Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

California Governor Gavin Newsom has indicated that additional measures, such as a statewide Stay-at-Home Order, are possible if current trends continue

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Exponentially

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Nevada County has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, with over 120 new cases over the weekend representing 10% of our total COVID-19 cases since March. Today, the State announced that Nevada County’s COVID-19 data continues to meet criteria fo...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sheriff and OES Purchase Satellite System to Increase Communication Resiliency

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Nevada County’s rugged landscape can make communication for first responders difficult when emergencies strike in river canyons and parts of the County with limited telecommunications infrastructure. Radio coverage can be spotty, and many times cell and d...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

TCAC awards $25.8 million in Housing Tax Credits for Cashins Field Housing Project

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Today, the City of Nevada City learned the California State Treasurer’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) awarded $25.8 million in Federal Nine Percent (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (yielding approximately $22.4 million in investor equity) to t...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

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Due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Newsom and CDPH announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

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The spread of COVID-19 is increasing across the country and in California as colder weather drives more people indoors. Here are some extra tips on how to celebrate the holidays more safely.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Nevada County moves into the State’s Purple Tier with a rapid rise in local COVID-19 cases

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Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

The State announced Nevada County in the most restrictive Purple “Widespread” Tier for COVID-19 business modifications

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

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Nevada County remains in the Orange “Moderate” Tier, although is trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

On August 31st, the State introduced a new tiered framework that connects the level of openness of business sectors to COVID-19 conditions on the g...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

No Cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Permit Fee Waivers Support Local Business Community

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 PPE requests must be made in advance: www.MyNevadaCounty.com/PPENevada City, CAThe County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, masks and hand sanitize...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Apply for Environmental Health Permit Fee Waiver by November 30th

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The Environmental Health Department recognizes the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local restaurants, bars and breweries, body art & tattoo, swimming pool and spa, and organized campground facilities.  The inability to operate and remaining ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

$2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

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On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the County of Nevada is receiving $2.8 million as part of the fourth round of funding awards for Project Homekey, California’s innovative $600 million dollar program to purchase and rehabilitate ho...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Supervisors Award $3.2 Million to Support Local Economy and Expand Broadband

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On Tuesday, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $3.2 Million to support economic and community resiliency, and offset COVID-19 related economic hardships and disruptions to local businesses and nonprofits.

 

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County Moves into the Orange “Moderate” Tier

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The State announced Nevada County in the Orange “Moderate” Tier which allows businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to continue to be COVID safe as we move into the Orange “Moderate” Tier as we’...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Good to Grow Discussion on County and City Cannabis License Types

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Please join representatives from Nevada County Cannabis Compliance, Grass Valley, and Nevada City for a virtual discussion and listening session with YubaNet.com. The Town Hall is currently scheduled for September 23rd from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. All are encou...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Continue to be COVID Safe: Help Nevada County Reach the Orange Tier Next Week

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Nevada County remains on the cusp of the orange “Moderate” tier which would allow businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Be COVID Safe Over Labor Day Weekend

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With Labor Day coming up, Nevada County Public Health reminds residents to stay COVID safe while enjoying their holiday weekend. Please remember to maintain physical distance from those outside your household, wear a mask when you are not able to maintain...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Jones Fire Recovery: On the Path Forward

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OES will be hosting a Recovery Resource Center on Wednesday, September 9th to connect residents impacted by the Jones Fire to recovery resources. 

Residents can find additional information at ReadyNevadaCounty.org/JonesFireRecovery.

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

State Announces New COVID-19 Blueprint for Counties

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Your Actions Save Lives: Individuals are urged to wear a mask, maintain six feet of space, wash hands and get tested to help move Nevada County from Tier 2 to Tier 3 and support a Safer Economy.

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for Jones Fire Survivors

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Nevada City, CA – With only 70% of the Jones Fire contained and evacuated residents just now returning to their homes, the Nevada County Relief Fund is requesting donations to provide emergency relief to wildfire survivors. According to CAL FIRE...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Prepare for Fire: Red Flag Warning Sunday into Early Next Week

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National Weather Service Sacramento has updated the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for most of Nevada County and many Northern California counties due to the potential for thunderstorms beginning Sunday through Monday with little to no rainfall....

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Jones Fire at 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening. There are currently 175 parcels under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire. Several residential areas outside of the fire perimeter have been reope...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

McCourtney Road Transfer Station Renovation Project Planning is Underway & Public Input Being Sought

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Nevada County’s Solid Waste Division of Public Works Department has begun the planning process for the McCourtney Road Transfer Station Renovation Project. The proposed project will address current facility challenges and future operations to ac...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Jones Fire at 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening. There are currently 4,103 residents under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire with another 1,213 residents under an Evacuation Warning. The Evacuat...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Jones Fire Prompts Evacuations of Nearly Four Thousand Residents; Reminder to Stay Ready

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The Jones Fire prompted the mandatory evacuations of 3,891 residents today with another 212 residents under an Evacuation Warning (potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock s...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Launches Ready Nevada County Dashboard

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Being Ready Nevada County means being ready for anything and using all the tools available to both prepare for and respond to emergencies in real time. With that goal in mind, the County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) is proud to share the...

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Posted on: August 15, 2020

Cooling Centers Available in Western Nevada County

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Cooling Centers Available in Western Nevada County

With high temperatures forecasted today and through next Thursday, the Nevada County Public Health Department and Office of Emergency Services are activating air-conditioned Cooling Centers in Western Neva...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

County Supervisors Allocate $250,000 to the Nevada County Relief Fund for Third Round of Grants

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County Supervisors Allocate $250,000 to the Nevada County Relief Fund for Third Round of Grants to Small Businesses and “Safety-net” Nonprofits

Round 3 Grant Applications due August 21st; Apply online at https://www.ne...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Launches Ready Nevada County Dashboard

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Being Ready Nevada County means being ready for anything and using all the tools available to both prepare for and respond to emergencies in real time. With that goal in mind, the County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) is proud to share the...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Reminder: Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification System on August 12

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As peak fire season approaches, the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and the Town of Truckee are urging residents to sign up for emergency alerts in preparation for a test scheduled for August 12. This will be a simultaneous test of the both ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

“Mysterious and Unsolicited Seed” shipments from China

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“Mysterious and Unsolicited Seed” shipments from China

Recently, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has become aware of a number of reports regarding “mysterious and unsolicited seeds from China and other...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

County Supervisors Approve $1.5 Million for “Economic & Community Resiliency” Grants

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The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors approved $1.5 Million to support a new “Economic & Community Resiliency” grants program designed to offset COVID-19 related economic hardships and disruptions to local businesses and nonpro...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Ready Nevada County TFF Carhop Event - July 25

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oin us for a SPECIAL EDITION of our TFF Carhop as we partner with Ready Nevada County to find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too!Being Read Nevada County means being ready for anything. Office of Emergency Services is excited to pa...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

Office of Emergency Services Providing No Cost PPE to Small Businesses

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PPE requests must be made in advance: https://bit.ly/SmallBusinessPPERequestFormNevada City, CA—The County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, a 30-day supply of masks ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Provides $200,000 in Second-Round Grant Awards to Local “Safety-net”

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Nevada County Relief Fund Provides $200,000 in Second-Round Grant Awards 

to Local “Safety-net” Nonprofits and Small Businesses 

 

 

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

TFF Carhop Event - July 11-12

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Join us as we find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! TFF Carhop events are intended to support local food vendors and provide the community with a safe way to get their favorite summer treats.Events are scheduled to run Every Sat...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Nevada County Announces Interim Public Health Officer Dr. Richard Johnson

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Nevada County Public Health will continue to have enhanced health officer support from Dr. Glennah Trochet and Dr. Ken Cutler 

Nevada County Public Health welcomes Dr. Richard Johnson as interim Public Health Officer. Dr. Johnson is an M.D., has a...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

The National and Local Economic Impact of the Coronavirus

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The National and Local Economic Impact of the Coronavirus

Public Invited to talk with economist Jon Haveman, July 9th, 6:00-7:30PM 

Nevada City, CA – Renowned economist, Jon Haveman, will present a public talk on the national and...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Surge in Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Nevada County

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Physical Distancing and Reopening with Modifications Remains Important to Protect our Community and Continue to Reopen

Stage 3 Personal Service Businesses May Reopen with Modifications Today, June 19th

We have seen a significant increase of new cases in the...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Nevada County Launches Let’s Talk Nevada County Campaign

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Nevada County Launches Let’s Talk Nevada County Campaign

NEVADA COUNTY – In challenging times, taking care of ourselves and others is important. Life can leave us feeling stressed, anxious and worried during good times, not to mention d...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

TFF Carhop Event this Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21

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Join us as we find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! TFF Carhop events are intended to support local food vendors and provide the community with a safe way to get their favorite summer treats.Events are scheduled to run Every Sat...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Moving Forward - A Virtual Town Hall with Local Officials

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Moving Forward - A Virtual Town Hall with Local Officials 

As we move into Stage 3 reopening, how do we balance the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with community health and wellness? Can we protect both our small businesses and our most ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Round 2 Grant Applications from “Safety-net” Nonprofits

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Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Round 2 Grant Applications from “Safety-net” Nonprofits and Small Businesses

Apply online at https://www.nevcorelief.org/apply/ starting at Noon on Wednesday, June 17th 

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Nevada County Stage 3 Businesses May Reopen with Modifications, June 12th

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Nevada County Stage 3 Businesses May Reopen with Modifications, June 12th

Nevada County Public Health Officer Rescinded Local Lodging and Short-Term Rental Order

Nevada County is hosting a follow-up Stage 3 Business Guidance Workshop on Tuesday, June 16th&a...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Nevada County Concludes Fiscal Year 20/21 Budget Hearings

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Nevada County Concludes Fiscal Year 20/21 Budget Hearings

 

Nevada City, CA – On June 2, 2020, the County of Nevada conducted budget hearings for the fiscal year (FY) 20/21 County Budget.  Nevada County’s long-...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Saturday, June 6th TFF Car Hop Event to Celebrate Nevada County Students

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS AND THE CLASS OF 2020

Nevada County is proud to bring together the community and celebrate the graduating class of 2020 through our upcoming Carhop event this weekend. To show support for our graduating high school students ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Nevada County confirmed COVID-19 cases increases to 48

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Six additional confirmed cases in Eastern Nevada County

Five of the residents are closely connected with a common exposure; the sixth was a person who had no symptoms

Nevada County received notification of six new COVID-19 cases today; five of the residents...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Announces $210,000 in First-Round Grant Awards

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Nevada County Relief Fund Announces $210,000 in First-Round Grant Awards 

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County Relief Fund has announced the first round of grant awards, totaling $210,000 boosting eight “safety-net” no...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Grant Applications from “Safety-net” Nonprofits and Small Businesses

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Apply online at https://www.nevcorelief.org/apply/ 

The Nevada County Relief Fund seeks grant applications from “safety-net” nonprofits in western Nevada County providing a life-line to our neighbors most in need, and ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Nevada County's Readiness Plan approved by State

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Nevada County Stage 2 businesses can reopen with COVID-19 Prevention Plans in Place

County staff have been working with businesses to help with COVID-19 Prevention Plans

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Nevada County submits Readiness Plan to State to move further towards Stage 2 reopening

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State is expected to give approval of Readiness Plan in 24-48 hours

Nevada County businesses are encouraged to start preparing for Stage 2 reopening

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Posted on: May 10, 2020

Nevada County businesses can start preparing for Stage 2 reopening

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Guidance is available to help local businesses create COVID-19 Prevention Plans for a quick and safe reopening

County staff will be reaching out to local businesses to provide guidance on safe reopening

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Nevada County will increase COVID-19 testing with new community testing sites

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May 4th UPDATE: Testing locations confirmed and appointment registration now available

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New COVID-19 testing sites are accepting appointments and will open on TUESDAY, May 5, in Grass Valley. Visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting (or call...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Vehicle Limits to Be Lifted at McCourtney Road Transfer Station

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Customers Required to Wear Face Mask for Entry. Limits on Acceptable Items Expanded Slightly

There will no longer be a limit to the number of vehicles that can access McCourtney Road Transfer Station, but customers seeking to utilize the facility will be r...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Empowers Community to Take Care of its Own

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Fund creates immediate safety net for vulnerable populations and small business during the COVID pandemic; New website www.NevCoRelief.org launched today

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Public Health Officer Issues New Stay-at-Home Order for Nevada County to Clarify Local Questions

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Nevada County Health Officer Dr. Ken Cutler has issued a new Order that clarifies and complements the statewide Stay-at-Home Order in order to address local questions and issues. This Order is in effect until rescinded.

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Self Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19

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Today, April 7, 2020, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect vulnerable individuals and to help prevent the local healthcare system from being overwhelmed, the Nevada County Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, has issued two new separate, ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Volunteer to Stay Home & Save Lives from COVID-19

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The Nevada County Public Health Department needs your help in combating coronavirus in our community.

At this critical time, you can make an important contribution to the battle against COVID-19 by sheltering in place. We are asking all Nevada County resid...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Supervisors Launch Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force

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Last Friday, over seventy-five business and nonprofit leaders participated in a kick-off video call to launch the “Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force,” co-chaired by Board Chair Heidi Hall and Vice Chair Dan Miller.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Update

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 We will be updating this list  every day as cases are confirmed.

As stated previously, the Public Health Department team anticipates seeing an increase in diagnosed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County. With an increase in testing av...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

CodeRED Alert on Requirements of California’s Stay at Home Order on Tuesday Morning, March 24th

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It is required for all California residents to shelter at home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Reducing social contact can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our comm...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

$2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

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Nevada County’s Homekey project is the Coach N Four Motel in Grass Valley. The 18-unit motel will initially continue as a temporary emergency housing for people experiencing homelessness, with a focus on families, veterans and other vulnerable groups.

On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the County of Nevada is receiving $2.8 million as part of the fourth round of funding awards for Project Homekey, California’s innovative $600 million dollar program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, inc...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

TCAC awards $25.8 million in Housing Tax Credits for Cashins Field Housing Project

Rendering of building elevations for the Cashin's Field project

The California State Treasurer’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) awarded $25.8 million in Federal Nine Percent (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (yielding approximately $22.4 million in investor equity) to the Cashin’s Field housing project.

Today, the City of Nevada City learned the California State Treasurer’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) awarded $25.8 million in Federal Nine Percent (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (yielding approximately $22.4 million in investor equity) to t...

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Housing

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: February 26, 2021

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Abigail Middleton

Intern spotlight: Abigail Middleton

The Human Resources Office administers a vibrant, made-to-order internship program designed to provide learning and experience opportunities for individuals in the community, high school and college students, and members of the military community. We soli...

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Human Resources
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Lucas Turner

Intern Spotlight: Lucas Turner

The Human Resources Office administers a vibrant, made-to-order internship program designed to provide learning and experience opportunities for individuals in the community, high school and college students, and members of the military community. We soli...

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Human Resources
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Marianna York and Rhom Campbell

Intern spotlight: Marianna York and Rhom Campbell

The Human Resources Office administers a vibrant, made-to-order internship program designed to provide learning and experience opportunities for individuals in the community, high school and college students, and members of the military community. We soli...

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Human Resources
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Cristian Nuno

Intern Spotlight: Cristian Nuno

The Human Resources Office administers a vibrant, made-to-order internship program designed to provide learning and experience opportunities for individuals in the community, high school and college students, and members of the military community. We soli...

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Human Resources
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Sarah Holyhead

Intern Spotlight 10-23

The Human Resources Office administers a vibrant, made-to-order internship program designed to provide learning and experience opportunities for individuals in the community, high school and college students, and members of the military community. We atte...

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Human Resources
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Nevada County Intern Spotlight: Hannah Davis

Hannah Davis Intern Spotlight

The Human Resources Office administers a vibrant, made-to-order internship program designed to provide learning and experience opportunities for individuals in the community, high school and college students, and members of the military community. We soli...

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Human Resources

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 1, 2021

Craft Kits to Go at Bear River Library

Craft Kits to Go

DIY Craft Kits to Go. Pick up your grab and go bag of supplies for a fun activity during curbside pick-up hour

Craft of the Day info Library News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Just My Type

Vintage typewriter

Join us on Zoom for a writing session! Whether you're new to writing, journal every day, or if you're a published author - we'd love to have you!

Each week we'll give you one prompt ahead of time and one new prompt at th...
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Additional Info... Library News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Art Attack Virtual Art Club for Tweens & Teens

Cats, style of Andy Warhol

This Zoom event is especially for teen and tween artists. Our Art Club will meet weekly. There will be an activity demonstrated, drawing, painting, collage, etc. It's also a time for you to show off your work to the others in the group. Let&a...

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Additional Info... Library News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Random Acts of Science

Kid scientist

Join Amy each week as she demonstrates a super fun science experiment on Facebook Live. Then stop by the Grass Valley Library to pick up a kit so you can do the experiment, too! Ages 4-12

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Additional Info... Library News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Nisenan Art Exhibit

Nisenan Art

Showing at: 

Madelyn Helling Library – Feb 14 to 20 

Bear River Library – Feb 21 to 27 

Penn Valley Library – Feb 28 to Mar 6 

Grass Valley Library – Mar 14 to 20 

Truckee Library – Mar 21 to 27

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Additional Info... Library News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

RUFF! Paws to Read on Zoom

yellow labrador with book in front of his paws

Practice your skills by reading a story out loud to an animal. Early readers and independent readers are invited to read to our friendly and non-judgmental dogs, cats, and other pets through Zoom.

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Using Art to support Mental Health and Foster Resiliency

Art abstract colorful paint

In this series we will explore how creative practices can be an ally in managing your mental health and fostering your resiliency. Each session you will learn about a different facet of resiliency or stress management and complete a visual art activity as...

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Registration Library News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Nevada County Read & Writes (NCRW)

The Round House book jackets

The NEA Big Read in Nevada County is presented by the Nevada County Community Library in partnership with the Nevada County Arts Council and the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Additional Info... Library News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Truckee Community Storytime

Truckee Storytime

Join Truckee Library on Facebook Live for extra special storytime with local community leaders!

https://www.facebook.com/nevadacountylibrary/
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Facebook link Library News
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Otaku Club on Discord

Anime Manga Club GV (Ongoing)

Join this teen group to discuss everything Anime and Manga. A grab-and-go craft bag will be available each week so teens have Otaku-themed activities to do and discuss during the program. Ages 13-18.

Please register or email Librarian Mellisa and informati...
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Additional Info... Library News

News Flash

Posted on: March 1, 2021

Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project

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Beginning March 15, 2021 and continuing through March 2022, Nevada County will begin work on the Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project. The primary goal of the project is to remove hazardous fuels along both sides of 200 miles of County maintained roads. Wor...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Library Hosts Community Conversations to Celebrate National Endowment For The Arts Big Read

The Round House

The Nevada County Community Library, in collaboration with Nevada County Reads & Writes, presents a virtual Community Conversation series for its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read celebration of The Round House by Louise Erdrich on Mondays, Mar...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Nevada County OES, Law, and Fire Agencies Spearhead Zone-based Evacuation Planning

Nevada County Divided into Evacuation Zones Across the County

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (Nevada County OES) is excited to announce a new pilot project for countywide zone-based evacuation planning that is now underway. This unprecedented local initiative involves the collaboration of all the Cou...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

New Service Request Tool Launches

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Beginning this week, Nevada County will launch a new, simpler online service request tool, which will function like the former “Ask Nevada County App.” This new system will continue to place Nevada County Government services in the palm of your hands. Thi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Supervisors Unanimously Adopt 2021 Board Objectives

Board Objectives (1)

The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted their 2021 Board Objectives at the February 23 Board Meeting. The Board Objectives for 2021, listed below, include fiscal stability and core services, emergency preparedness including wildfire ...

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Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Cannabis Alliance Supports Adoption of 2021 Board Priority

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County Cannabis Compliance Continues Community Outreach with March 4 Virtual Event

Executive Director of The Cannabis Alliance, Diana Gamzon, spoke out in support of the 2021 Board of Supervisor’s priorities at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting where ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Nevada County Reads & Writes Hosts Writing Workshops to Celebrate National Endowment for the Arts

Nevada County Reads and Writes

Nevada County Reads & Writes presents a Writing Workshop Series for its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read celebration of The Round House by Louise Erdrich on Monday, February 22nd, March 8th, and March 22nd. The NEA Big Read in Nevada County is...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Library Hosts Art For Mental Health Workshops to Celebrate National Endowment For The Arts Big Read

Library Hosts Art For Mental Health Workshops to Celebrate National Endowment For The Arts Big Read

The Nevada County Community Library presents Using Art to support Mental Health and Foster Resiliency for its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read celebration of The Round House by Louise Erdrich on Fridays, February 19th, February 26th and March 5th....

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 19, 2021

CalOES Begins Jones Fire Debris Removal Six Months Since Fire Began

Jones Fire Collaboration

Six months have passed since the start of the Jones fire. An early morning lightning strike in the Yuba River Canyon started the 705 Acre Jones Fire.  This same weather system sparked numerous other devastating fires in California.  Than...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Dr. Scott Kellermann: A Cause for Joy

Dr. Scott Kellarmann

In challenging times, may kindness and cooperation prevail!

For far too long we have been laboring under painful business closures, our smiles obscured with masks, remaining at uncomfortable distance from our friends and fastidious hand washings. Despite ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Nevada County Partners with Tahoe Forest Hospital to Vaccinate Tahoe-Truckee Teachers

TTUSD Staff Vaccine_NewsFlash

On Wednesday February 3, 2021, teachers from the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District received their first COVID-19 vaccinations, administered by Tahoe Forest Hospital staff and school nurses from Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Nevada County is c...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Nevada County Read and Writes

The Round House book jackets

The NEA Big Read in Nevada County is presented by the Nevada County Community Library in partnership with the Nevada County Arts Council and the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The kick-off ev...

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Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

County Supervisors Launch $250,000 Last-Mile Broadband Grant Program

Broadband stock photo

Expediting access to the internet for all residents is the goal of the County of Nevada’s “Last-Mile Broadband Grant Program.” With the Board of Supervisors’ allocation of $250,000, County staff, working with the Si...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Ryan Gruver: Honoring The Legacy of Our Grandparents

Ryan Gruver_NewsFlash

In recent days I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandmother, who is a resident of a memory care facility, and recently had her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Elderly residents of long-term care facilities have been among the hardest hit of thi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Nevada County CDA Adopts Off-Grid Solar Policy

Off Grid Solar

The Nevada County Building Department recently collaborated with the development community, Nevada County Contractors’ Association (NCCA), and several other community stakeholders in developing a comprehensive off-grid solar policy for residenti...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Nevada County Relief Fund Awards $287,500 in “Survival” Grants to 73 Small Businesses

Nevada County Relief Fund

When the State announced the regional stay-at-home order last month to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Nevada County Relief Fund launched its’ “Small Business Winter Survival Campaign” to help the most impacted businesses su...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Text VACCINEINFO to 898211 for Vaccine Updates from Public Health and 211

Covid Vax Text Alerts2

Nevada County Public Health has partnered with 211 Connecting Point to provide the community text updates when new information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Nevada County becomes available. Residents can subscribe to find out updates like when, where and ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Child Welfare Services Christmas Appreciation

CWS

Nevada County Child Welfare Services would like to send a heartfelt and indebted “thank you” to all of the county offices, community services providers and community members for making the holiday season wonderful for our local familie...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Message from Chair Heidi Hall for Q4

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As my year as Board Chair comes to an end, I want to start this message with a heartfelt expression of gratitude.

I am grateful to our County staff, our public health team, and community partners, who stepped up with great courage and determination to serv...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Nevada County Exits Stay Home Order into Purple Tier

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The State has lifted the Regional Stay Home Order for the Greater Sacramento Region, which includes Nevada County. Due to Nevada County's current daily average of COVID-19 cases and positivity rate, Nevada County will be exiting the Stay Home Order into t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Nevada County Increases COVID-19 Testing at Grass Valley Testing Site

Testing Site Colfax_NewsFlash

Nevada County’s Grass Valley COVID-19 testing site has increased testing to six days a week to add 165 more tests to its weekly testing capacity, an increase of more that 15% of the testing site’s previous capacity. Placer County’s Truckee COVID-19 testin...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Travel Impacts This Weekend - Next Week Due to Multiple Winter Storms

Weather Warning

National Weather Service Sacramento is forecasting moderate to heavy mountain snow in the northern Sierra region. Motorists conducting essential travel are being alerted to a series of storms which will bring impactful winter weather across Northern Calif...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Remains in Regional Stay Home Order

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Nevada County continues to be under the State's Stay Home Order along with neighboring counties in the Greater Sacramento region. According to the State's latest COVID-19 facts, the Greater Sacramento region’s daily current ICU...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Introduces Dr. Scott Kellermann as Public Health Officer

Dr. Scott Kellarmann_NewsFlash

Beginning January 1, 2021, Dr. Scott Kellermann will be joining the County of Nevada as Public Health Officer. While Dr. Kellermann will begin his role as Public Health Officer on the first, his contract will formally come before the Nevada County Board o...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Winter Storm Watch Issued Friday-Saturday which Will Impact Essential Travel in Mountains

Winter Storm Watch Graphic

National Weather Service Sacramento is forecasting heavy mountain snow in the northern Sierra region. Motorists conducting essential travel are being alerted to a series of storms which will bring impactful winter weather across Northern California this w...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Nevada County Hospitals Receive First Shipment of COVID Vaccine

Vaccine Arriving in Nevada County_NewsFlash

On Thursday morning Nevada County received the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine which included 975 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. These first doses are being distributed to our two hospitals, Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee and Sierra Nevada...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Nevada County Reads & Writes Hosts Writing Workshops with Local Authors

Nevada County Reads and Writes

Nevada County Reads & Writes presents a Writing Workshop Series for its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read celebration of The Round House by Louise Erdrich on Monday, February 22nd, March 8th, and March 22nd. The NEA Big Read in Nevada County is...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Holiday Tips from OES

Happy Holidays from OES

Decorating homes and businesses is a long standing tradition during the holiday season. Follow a few simple Christmas tree & holiday decoration fire safety tips from CAL FIRE to ensure Happy Holidays and stay #ReadyNevadaCounty year round.

Christmas T...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Nevada County Supervisors Support Local Nisenan Tribe in Restoration of Federal Recognition

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At Tuesday's December 15th Board of Supervisors meeting, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to support the restoration of Federal recognition of the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe. The County received 888 letters supporting the ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Take the Energy Action Plan Survey

Take the Energy Action Plan Survey

On February 12, 2019, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved the Energy Action Plan (EAP) as the County’s unincorporated area’s roadmap for expanding energy-efficiency, water-efficiency, and renewable-energy, and the cost-savi...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Nevada County awarded $1.1 Million in 2019/2020 Community Development Block Grant Funding

Nevada County Housing and Community Services has been awarded $1,129,500 based on the submission of their 2019/2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application.  While funding is not expected to be received until early Spring of 2021, th...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Prescribed Burn on Tuesday December 8, North of Nevada City near Round Mountain

Prescribed Burn Location

A prescribed burn will be conducted on 17 private acres on Merrimas Way between Rock Creek Road and Hudson Road on the north side of Round Mountain. It will be directed by a qualified Burn Boss. Personnel will be volunteers from the Yuba Bear Burn Coopera...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sheriff and OES Purchase Satellite System to Increase Communication Resiliency

Nevada County SatRunner (1)

Nevada County’s rugged landscape can make communication for first responders difficult when emergencies strike in river canyons and parts of the County with limited telecommunications infrastructure. Radio coverage can be spotty, and many times cell and d...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Give a Gift to a Foster Child This Holiday

Giving Tree

Nevada County Child Welfare Services (CWS) has distributed their annual "Giving Trees" to different community locations. Every December, CWS works with community partners to collect donated presents for children in foster care in Nevada County. ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Library Offers Hotspots For Home Internet Access

Hotspot WIFI

The Nevada County Community Library has purchased 40 mobile wifi hotspots with grant funding from the Network of the National Library of Medicine for lending to library cardholders for at-home use. Borrowers will also receive information about authoritati...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Nevada County Community Library Suspends Reopening Plans Due to Rise in Cases

Nevada County Library

The Nevada County Community Library will no longer be moving forward with its plans to reopen its Truckee, Madelyn Helling, and Grass Valley locations for in person services due to a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in Nevada County. The opening of these loca...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

TCAC awards $25.8 million in Housing Tax Credits for Cashins Field Housing Project

Rendering of building elevations for the Cashin's Field project

Today, the City of Nevada City learned the California State Treasurer’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) awarded $25.8 million in Federal Nine Percent (9%) Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (yielding approximately $22.4 million in investor equity) to t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Kevin M. Edwards: Local Airport a Vital Asset

Kevin Edwards

When the Jones Fire broke out in the early morning hours of August 17th, CalFire was able to respond with small tankers in just a few minutes, thanks to the placement of the Grass Valley Air Attack Base established at the Nevada County Airport, making it ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Nevada County Community Library Sets Reopening Date

Nevada County Library

The Nevada County Community Library is set to reopen its Truckee, Madelyn Helling, and Grass Valley locations on November 16th. Once open, patrons will be able to browse and select materials for checkout within a 30-minute time period. This “Grab and Go” ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Nevada County Receives Three CSAC Awards

Nevada County has received three California State Association of Counties (CSAC) awards for innovative county programs: the Ready Nevada County wildfire preparedness campaign won CSAC’s Challenge Award for rural counties under the “Dis...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

2020 Board Objectives Third Quarter Report

Board Objectives 2020

In an ongoing effort to increase transparency and accountability regarding the work and resources dedicated to the Board of Supervisor's annual objectives, the County Executive Office (CEO) has implemented performance management software which tr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County remains in the Orange “Moderate” Tier, although is trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

On August 31st, the State introduced a new tiered framework that connects the level of openness of business sectors to COVID-19 conditions on the g...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Sugarloaf Trail Project One Step Closer to Being Funded

Sugarloaf

During the last year and a half Nevada County has participated in an interagency workgroup focused on the completion of a trail up Sugarloaf Mountain near the Eric Rood Administrative Building. The workgroup recently supported Nevada City in applying to t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Community Forum to Hear Input on the Needs of the Impoverished in Nevada County

The Nevada County Adult & Family Services Commission will convene two Community Forums to accept input on the needs of the impoverished in Nevada County. Interested Nevada County residents, including representatives of community organizations and serv...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Explore the Night Sky with Expanded Library Telescope Collection

County Librarian Nick Wilczek with an Orion Starblaster 6

Thanks to the Nevada County Astronomers Club, the Nevada County Community Library has expanded the number of telescopes available for check out to patrons who want to scan the stars and other celestial bodies in the night.  The Astronomers Club h...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Nevada County Community Library goes Virtual for Third Annual Local Author Showcase

NV County Library 8-14-20 UPDATED

Nevada County may be known for mines full of gold, but these days, we celebrate the wealth of our creative community. Around 35 of Nevada County’s talented local authors will gather online from November 4th to November 7th for the Nevada County ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Nevada County Proclaims October 2020 United Way Campaign Kick-Off Month

United Way

Submitted by United Way of Nevada County

On October 13th, United Way of Nevada County’s Executive Director Megan Timpany attended a Nevada County Board of Supervisors' meeting. The Board of Supervisors declared a resolution proclaiming t...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Extreme Fire Weather and Possible PSPS event Sunday-Tuesday

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Be Ready Nevada County

Extreme Fire Weather: Sunday morning, October 25th, through Tuesday afternoon, October 27th

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has warned about extreme fire weather and Nevada County is currently under a Fire Weather Watch&...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Veterans Caregiver Assistance Program Expansion

The Veterans Administration has announced an expansion of the Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers effective October 1, 2020.  This program was previously only for eligible veterans who served after September 11, 2001.  It has ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 22, 2020

$2.8M in Project Homekey Funding Awarded for Purchase and Conversion of Motel Into Permanent Housing

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On October 9th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the County of Nevada is receiving $2.8 million as part of the fourth round of funding awards for Project Homekey, California’s innovative $600 million dollar program to purchase and rehabilitate housing, inc...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Voter Concerns Addressed Regarding Access To Voting At The Rood Center

Voter Concerns Addressed Regarding Access To Voting At The Rood Center

The Nevada County Registrar of Voters has received concern from voters about personal safety while voting in person at the Rood Center, as well as the drive-up ballot drop box located in the Rood Center parking lot. The Registrar, in partnership with the ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Accidental Fentanyl-Related Overdose Deaths on the Rise in Nevada County

Public Safety Alert

Nevada County is currently experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of accidental drug-related overdoses and deaths due to fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine, but is 50 to 100 times more potent. Fentanyl ma...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission Grant Program Now Open

The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is soliciting grant proposals for Fiscal Year 2021/2022. The Fish and Wildlife Commission has made a total of $7,500 available to non-profit organizations, schools, or other organizations and individuals. The...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Library Programming Supports Community Conversations

Race-and-Ethnicity

On October 16th from 8:30 – 11:30 am, Nevada County’s Equity & Inclusion Leadership Alliance (EILA) is hosting a County-wide Virtual Half Day Cultural Competency Workshop, The Hidden Biases of Good People:  Implicit Bias Awareness.  ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Super Turn Out at Nevada County Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic

Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic

On October 6, Nevada County Public Health held its annual Emergency Preparedness drive-through clinic with great success. The theme was “A Superhero Response” and the event saw many volunteers dress up as their favorite comic book hero...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Sheriff Partners with Behavioral Health to Launch our Community's First Mobile Crisis Team

Mobile Crisis Team 10-16

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce the creation of our community’s first Mobile Crisis Team.  This team will assist those in need of enhanced services through a collaborative effort with Nevada County Be...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Code Enforcement Week Next Week

During the week of October 4th through the 10th, 2020, people across California will join together to recognize the important role that code professionals serve to promote the general health and safety of the public and environment.  These profes...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Helping Sierra Commons Support Local Small Businesses

Relief Fund

Since March 2020, Sierra Commons has made dramatic shifts to respond to the rapidly changing needs of small businesses and remote workers.

The Sierra Commons E-Commerce Business Ignitor Course, offered free to the public, helped 70 businesses build viable ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Good to Grow Discussion on County and City Cannabis License Types

Good to Grow 9-11

Please join representatives from Nevada County Cannabis Compliance, Grass Valley, and Nevada City for a virtual discussion and listening session with YubaNet.com. The Town Hall is currently scheduled for September 23rd from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. All are encou...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. As part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month the county has planned a number of activities, including a new partnership program through Let’s Talk Nevada County and training opportunitie...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Be COVID Safe Over Labor Day Weekend

PH COVID NewsFlash

With Labor Day coming up, Nevada County Public Health reminds residents to stay COVID safe while enjoying their holiday weekend. Please remember to maintaining physical distance from those outside your household, wear a mask when you are not able to maint...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Digital Counties Survey – Third Place

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The Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) announced the winners of the 18th annual Digital Counties Survey. The survey, conducted by CDG in partnership with NACo, identifies the best technology practices among...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Nevada County Library Suspends Overdue Fees During COVID-19 Health Crisis

NV County Library 8-14-20 UPDATED

The Nevada County Community Library has announced that it will be temporarily suspending all overdue fines and late fees throughout the COVID-19 health crisis. This move is meant to ease the burden for many people in the Nevada County area. Patrons who ma...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Local Agencies and Organizations Partner on Rehabilitation of Independence Trail on South Yuba River

Nevada City, CA -  Staff from Nevada County and the Sheriff’s Office, Bear Yuba Land Trust, South Yuba River Citizens League and the Sierra Gold Parks Foundation accompanied California State Parks and CAL FIRE on Wednesday, Aug. 26 to v...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

BriarPatch and Nevada County OES team up on Powerless Pantry video

Briar Patch 8-28

A new educational video by BriarPatch Food Co-op and Nevada County’s Office of Emergency Services is designed to empower community members during wildfire season and help people prepare their kitchens in the event of public safety power shutoffs...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Nevada County Department of Agriculture Distributing N95 Masks to Protect Its Agricultural Workers

Due to the recent wildfire event here in Nevada County as well as the numerous fires across the State, in the coming days it is possible that air quality could deteriorate into the unhealthy category here in Nevada County. The Nevada County Department of ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Library Announces New Book Club Celebrating Culture

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The Grass Valley Library has announced that a new book club, Diverse Perspectives, will have its first meeting on Tuesday, September 1st. The book club will read authors from various cultures each month and come together to discuss. Participants will also...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Requests for Proposals for Projects to Improve Household Income or Maintain Affordable Housing

Better Together

AFSC Mission

"To engage and empower our community to eliminate poverty, to create equity and prosperity, and assist people in achieving self-sufficiency through direct services, advocacy and community partnership"

Program Overview

The Nevada County...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Nevada County Celebrates 25th Year of Employee Awards Ceremony

Employee of the Year Tine Mathiasen

Here are the winners of the County’s Employee Recognition Awards program.  Yesterday’s program marked it’s 25th anniversary (we’ve been holding the event 25 years).

Employee of the Year—Tine Mathia...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

County Supervisors Approve $1.5 Million for “Economic & Community Resiliency” Grants

The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors approved $1.5 Million to support a new "Economic & Community Resiliency" grants program designed to offset COVID-19 related economic hardships and disruptions to local businesses and nonprof...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek: Rolling up Our Sleeves and Working Together to Do What’s Right

The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally altered our way of life for the past several months. It has placed many businesses in serious financial jeopardy or worse, forced others to close. It has impacted our children’s education by requiring d...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

County of Nevada Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Nevada will conduct a virtual web-based Public Hearing at 2:00 p.m., on July 31,2020 via Zoom to consider the following item:

SUBJECT

 POTENTIAL PROGRAM(S) FOR INCLUSION IN THE STATE COM...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

CalFresh Farmers’ Market Match Program is Underway

For the seventh year the Nevada County Department of Social Services (DSS) has partnered with 211 Connecting Point to bring a Market Match Program to local Nevada County farmers’ markets.  This year the Market Match Program will be offe...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Office of Emergency Services Providing No Cost PPE to Small Businesses in Truckee

On July 28, 29, and 30, Eastern Nevada County businesses and organizations can pick up their no-cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the Truckee Rodeo Grounds from 8:00 am -1:00 pm. Small businesses and nonprofit organizations with fewer than 25 em...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

The Yuba River Safety Cohort Takes Action to Protect Our River Community

Nevada City, CA – The South Yuba River sees 800,000 visitors a year; if you’ve driven by a crossing this summer, you have seen packed parking lots and busy beaches.  Accidents at the river happen every day and a group of Nevad...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Nevada County Dept. of Agriculture Distributes nearly 40,000 Masks to County Agricultural Industry

Nevada County acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our local farmers and ranchers to bring local healthy products to our table. Nevada County also recognize the need to ensure that our farmworkers and employers, who provide this essential service,...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Nevada County Public Works Receives Awards for Combie Road and Shady Creek Bridge Projects

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Sacramento Section is pleased to announce that the Purdon Road over Shady Creek Bridge Replacement Project has been selected as the 2019 ASCE Sacramento Section Bridge Project of the Year. The American Societ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

NV County BOS Highlight the Importance of the Nevada Fairgrounds and Urge the Public's Support

At its meeting on July 14, 2020 the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a Resolution proclaiming support for the Seventeenth District Agricultural Association, known as the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The first Nevada County Fair was held in 193...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Closure of All Bars and Indoor Operations of Restaurants, Wineries, Movie Theaters and Card Rooms

Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced additional statewide closures that impact Nevada County business operations.

What is closing statewide and in Nevada County:

Due to the current rates of disease transmission and...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Provides $200,000 in Second-Round Grant Awards

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County Relief Fund announced its second round of grant awards, totaling $200,000, supporting eleven "safety-net" nonprofits in western Nevada County, who are all providing a life line to our neighbors most ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Nevada County Carl F. Bryan II Youth Center to close by June 30, 2021

A Resolution to close the Nevada County Carl F. Bryan II Youth Center by June 30, 2021, will go before the Board of Supervisors on July 14, 2020.  The Youth Center was built in 2003 and sized according to anticipated growth in juvenile detainees....

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Local Agencies Partner to Bring Life-Saving Medication to COVID-19 Patient

While cases are climbing nationally, regionally and locally, many agencies continue to partner to support in responding to medical needs of COVID-19. The County works with local and regional hospitals, other counties, the State, local businesses and organ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Four Affordable Housing Projects Move Forward in Nevada County

Four new affordable housing projects are currently moving forward in Nevada County. 

Brunswick Commons

In June, Brunswick Commons received Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC) funding totaling $12,185,210. When completed, the Brunswick Commons pr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

4th Annual Rural County Photo Contest

The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), a thirty-seven-county member strong service organization that champions policies on behalf of California’s rural counties, is holding  its 4th Annual Rural County Photo Contest. The...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Nevada County Reminds Residents to Help Limit Spread of COVID-19 Over Holiday Weekend

Summer is officially here in Nevada County. As residents prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend, Nevada County reminds residents to follow best practices for reducing the spread of COVID-19, including washing hands regularly, practicing physical ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Army Community Board and Media Event

Human Resources Director Steve Rose attended both a Media Roundtable event and a Community Relations Board with the Northern California Army recruiting Battalion on June 26th.   Nevada County is the Battalion’s newest PaYS partner, the ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Save the Date: The National and Local Economic Impact of the Coronavirus

Renowned economist, Jon Haveman, will present a public talk on the national and local economic impact of the Coronavirus. The presentation will provide evidence of how the economy is doing, how rapidly we are opening back up, and forecasts of the path for...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Fare Free Service Though July 31, 2020

As our community progresses through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Nevada County Transit Services is providing essential service while implementing best practices to minimize the spread of coronavirus. To make transit readily accessible to those wh...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Nevada County Supervisors Select Sierra Business Council to lead County Economic Development Initiat

The Board of Supervisors unanimously selected the Sierra Business Council (SBC) to manage the County’s economic development initiatives with a focus on business technical assistance, public-private sector coordination, and expanding internet acc...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Public Presentation on the Penn Valley Area Plan on Thursday June 25th at 6PM

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In exciting news, the Nevada County Planning Department will be presenting the draft Penn Valley Area Plan on Thursday June 25th at 6PM during a Special Virtual Meeting of the Penn Valley Municipal Advisory Council (PV MAC) via Zoom. Principal Planner Tyl...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Great Plates Emergency Food Program Continues Feeding Seniors in Need

Last Week, the Great Plates Program was extended 30 more days through July 10th. The program is designed to stimulate the local economy by supporting local food vendors, while also providing a food service to seniors in need who do not qualify for any oth...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Let's Talk, Nevada County!

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Let’s Talk, Nevada County!

In challenging times, taking care of ourselves and others is important. Life can leave us feeling stressed, anxious and worried during good times, not to mention during a pandemic. In addition, the national dialogue aro...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Nevada County Testing Site Updates

Drive-through COVID-19 testing is now available for everyone at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building! With our new drive-through capabilities, getting tested is now even safer and more convenient. The testing site at the Grass Valley Veteran&rs...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Sugarloaf Pilot Program for Addressing Homelessness

As we enter into fire season, community concern is rising about the possible threat of a wildfire inadvertently started by people who are homeless and camping in the woods.  In addition, homeless individuals remain at high risk for contracting CO...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Summer Lunches for Kids at the Grass Valley and Madelyn Helling Libraries

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For the third year in a row, children ages 18 and under can get a free, healthy lunch five days a week at the Grass Valley Library. Starting Monday, June 8, a bag lunch will be offered for pick-up from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. in the shady backyard of the libr...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Sets Goal to Raise $500,000 by 4th of July

The Nevada County Relief Fund has set its sights on raising $500,000 by the 4th of July. Having received over $1,175,000 in funding requests from local nonprofits and small businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19, and disbursing $210,000 in grants last we...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Nevada County Community Library Offers Summer Learning Online

Although many events have been canceled or postponed these past few months, the Nevada County Community Library Programming Team has put together a dynamic online Summer Learning Program.  According to Jill Davidson, Youth Services Librarian, the...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Nevada County Concludes Fiscal Year 20/21 Budget Hearings

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Nevada County Concludes Fiscal Year 20/21 Budget Hearings

Nevada City, CA – On June 2, 2020, the County of Nevada conducted budget hearings for the fiscal year (FY) 20/21 County Budget. Nevada County’s long-standing Board of Supervisors...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Announces $210,000 in First-Round Grant Awards

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County Relief Fund has announced the first round of grant awards, totaling $210,000 boosting eight “safety-net” nonprofits in western Nevada County, who are providing a life line to our neighbors ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Nevada County Supervisor Dan Miller Op-Ed

Nevada County is now in the extended Phase 2 of reopening our economy, which allows some businesses to open if stringent restrictions are met. Until the State initiates Phase 3, other businesses must remain closed for now.

It has been a dark time for our r...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire Safety & Emergency Preparedness Handbooks Mailed to County Residents

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The 2020 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook will arrive in mailboxes across Nevada County this week. Created by the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services in collaboration with partner agencies, the guide serves as a tool for wildfire safety and emergency prepa...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Dr. Ken Cutler, Nevada County Public Health Officer, Announces His Planned Retirement Beginning July

Nevada City, CA - Nevada County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, is announcing his planned retirement beginning in July. While Dr. Cutler has been anticipating his retirement in the Spring for about six months, he has stayed with Nevada ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Clerk-Recorder’s Office Will Open Counter Service for Marriages to Couples Who Make an Appointment

Due to COVID-19, effective June 1, 2020, marriage licenses, ceremonies and marriage deputization will be issued by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT

Step 1

Print the Name Equality Act of 2007 form (PDF). Please sign and date the form. This must ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Rachel Roos Announced as Nevada County Social Services Director

Nevada County is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Roos as Nevada County’s Social Services Director, effective June 16th, 2020. Since 2011 Rachel has served as Executive Director of Victor Community Support Services, a community-base...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Nick Wilczek Announced as Nevada County Librarian

After a strong candidate recruitment, Nevada County Executive Officer Alison Lehman has appointed Nick Wilczek as the Nevada County Librarian effective June 22, 2020. Mr. Wilczek has spent the past two years as Director of the Humboldt County Library (HCL...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Updated and Improved Interactive Map of Nevada County Historical Landmarks

Are you restless for something new to do during this difficult time? Try taking a virtual tour of Nevada County’s rich historical sites, a wonderful way to explore our County’s history.

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Nevada County Libraries Start Curbside and Front Door Pickup Services

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The Nevada County Community Library will begin a curbside and front door pickup service for four of its branches starting on Tuesday May 26th. Patrons of the Grass Valley, Madelyn Helling, Penn Valley, and Truckee Libraries will be able to stop by their f...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Nevada County Child Welfare Services Recognizes National Foster Care Parent Appreciation Month

Nevada County Child Welfare Services (CWS) is honored to announce that May is National Foster Care Parent Appreciation Month. Nevada County CWS is indebted to the amazing resource foster families who have opened their homes, heart and give their time to c...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Nevada County Child Welfare Services Recognizes National Foster Care Parent Appreciation Month

Nevada County Child Welfare Services (CWS) is honored to announce that May is National Foster Care Parent Appreciation Month. Nevada County CWS is indebted to the amazing resource foster families who have opened their homes, heart and give their time to c...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Certified Farmers Markets

Nevada County Department of Environmental Health has been working closely with Certified Farmers Market (CFM) managers during this unprecedented time.  CFM managers have taken a proactive approach to ensure they will be able to meet the requireme...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Supervisor Scofield Supports AB3012 to Increase Insurance Protections for Homeowners

On Thursday May 7, 2020 Nevada County District II Supervisor Ed Scofield provided testimony in support for Assembly  Bill 3012 (Wood and Daly)  to the California Assembly Insurance  Committee. AB 3012 will provide consumer prote...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Great Plates Emergency Food Program for At-Risk Seniors in Nevada County

Last Week, Governor Newson directed the California Office of Emergency Services to release information and guidance for the Great Plates Program, a program designed to provide seniors with hot meals delivered to their home from local restaurants. The prog...

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Additional Info... Nevada County News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

County of Nevada receives national Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 5th year

County budgets are prepared to face financially uncertain times and maintain services for residents

The County of Nevada has been recognized for excellence in budgeting. The County has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Governm...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

May is Older Americans Month and the theme is, Make Your Mark!

May is Older Americans Month and the theme is, Make Your Mark!

Around the nation, older adults make their marks every day as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors, and advocates. They offer their time, talents, and experience to ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Nevada County Community Library To Host Zoom Presentation On Nisenan Tribe Cultural Reclamation

The Nevada County Community Library will host a Zoom streaming presentation with Q&A at the end on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm, featuring Shelly Covert, Nevada City Rancheria Tribal Council Spokesperson and executive director of California Herita...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Letter from A Librarian Program Hopes to Connect with Homebound Community

The Nevada County Community Library is announcing a brand new, old fashioned way to connect with its patrons during its current building closure. Librarians have started a letter writing campaign to reach those who may be unable to gather virtually with o...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

County of Nevada Receives Cannabis Equity Grant & Hosts Virtual Workshop

Community Development Agency Director, Sean Powers shared this week that the County of Nevada received nearly $150,000 from The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. The funds will be used to conduct an equity study identifying...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Nevada County Transit Services announces the start-up of On-Demand Dial-a-Ride service for seniors o

Nevada County Transit Services announces the start-up of On-Demand Dial-a-Ride service for seniors on Gold Country Lift, effective Wednesday April 22, 2020.

Senior Dial-a-Ride service will be available to Western Nevada County residents during the same da...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

National Public Health Week 2020

Each year, during the first full week of April, communities across the country come together to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving the health of the nation. Ironically, this year National Publ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

High Speed Fiber Optic Lines Installed Into the County’s New Operation Center

AT&T installed high speed fiber optic lines into the Nevada County’s new operation center facility this week. This will enable fiber optic network connectivity back to the County’s data center located in the Nevada City Government ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Certified Farmers’ Markets Considered Essential Activity/Business

As clarified in the recent Order of the Nevada County Public Health Officer issued on April 15, 2020, Certified Farmer’s Markets (CFM), as well as Farm and Produce Stands are considered “Essential Businesses.” Producers and m...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Nevada County Child Welfare Continues Operating At Full Capacity

Nevada County Child Welfare continues to operate at full capacity to ensure that children and families are safe during this precarious time. Child Welfare has modified its practices to ensure that whenever possible our clients and social workers are pract...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Heroes Among Us

There are many unsung heroes among us as we navigate the uncharted waters of a global pandemic. There’s one particular group of heroes who aren’t in the limelight and not making the news. That’s because they’ve hunk...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

High Speed Fiber Optic Lines Installed Into the County’s New Operation Center

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AT&T installed high speed fiber optic lines into the Nevada County’s new operation center facility this week. This will enable fiber optic network connectivity back to the County’s data center located in the Nevada City Government ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Keeping Nevada County's Agricultural Industry Safe and Healthy webinar Monday, April 13th at 3pm

Nevada County Farmers and Ranchers are invited to attend an informative webinar and round table discussion regarding how Nevada County Agriculture can continue to provide safe and healthy food for our community while remaining economically viable. Guest s...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Nevada County Community Library Options for Continuing to Learn

With many members of the Nevada County community sheltering at home and looking to occupy their time, the Nevada County Community Library has lots of options for continuing to learn and work towards new goals. Have you ever wanted to learn a new language?...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THOSE NEVADA COUNTY RESIDENTS WHO UTILIZE THE MCCOURTNEY ROAD TRANSFER STATION

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is important to remember the PURPOSE of California‘s Executive Order N-33-20, which requires all Californian’s to “shelter-in-place” by remaining at home or at their place of residence, except as ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Supervisors to Launch “Nevada County Relief Fund” with $100,000 Challenge Grant

Faced with hardships that have left no one untouched, Supervisors Heidi Hall and Dan Miller are co-sponsoring a recommendation to allocate $100,000 to the newly formed “Nevada County Relief Fund” to support emergency response efforts a...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Thank an Essential Worker

We hope it is clear to everyone that the shelter in place or stay at home order is mandatory. We understand this is a challenging time, so we are encouraging all Nevada County to volunteer to take the extra step of educating friends and neighbors on this ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Thank an Essential Worker

We hope it is clear to everyone that the shelter in place or stay at home order is mandatory. We understand this is a challenging time, so we are encouraging all Nevada County to volunteer to take the extra step of educating friends and neighbors on this ...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Ryan Gruver: Be the Ambassador of Calm Preparedness

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As Nevada County’s Director of Health and Human Services, I am responsible for both the Public Health Department addressing COVID-19, and the safety net services that will be necessary in the pandemic’s aftermath. I am also a husband a...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Nevada County is Accepting Proposals for Economic Development

Nevada County is inviting proposals from qualified firms and organizations with the experience, expertise, and qualifications to provide comprehensive economic development management services. 

Economic development can be achieved when a community...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Mosquito Season and Outdoor Activities

Spring and Summer bring great weather for outdoor activities along with mosquitoes.  Our winter provided plenty of rainfall that created a multitude of breeding sites for mosquitoes and the expectation is the mosquito population will be very prol...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Community Initiative Funding (CIF) 2020/2021 Request for Proposals Now Open

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors, through the Adult & Family Services Commission (AFSC), anticipates the authorization of funding to facilitate projects/programs that address the key findings and recommendations identified in the 2020-2021 Commu...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Public Health Launches 211 Call Center and Updated Website to Encourage Community Preparedness

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Nevada County Public Health Department is working closely with County departments such as the Office of Emergency Services and Environmental Health, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) t...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Nevada County Declares Local Health Emergency to Increase Coronavirus Response Resources

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Nevada County is declaring a local health emergency and local emergency in response to the emerging, rapidly evolving situation and increasing spread of novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. There are no known cases ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Nevada County Hosts Successful Stepping Up Community Meeting

Community members and stakeholders turned out this week for the  Stepping Up Community Meeting on November 19th.  This group is tackling the critical task of reducing the number of individuals with mental illness and substance use disord...

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Nevada County News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Issued Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System

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Nevada County, CA—On August 15th, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) conducted a test of the opt-in CodeRED emergency alert system. A substantial number of Nevada County residents registered for the notifications and received the test al...

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Nevada County News

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Nevada County Couple Develops Defensible Space Along Evacuation Route

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Nevada County’s Defensible Space Inspection program creates safer evacuation routes and properties by educating homeowners on the importance of defensible space. Over the past several months, the Nevada County Defensible Space Inspection (DSI) t...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Nevada County OES, Law, and Fire Agencies Spearhead Zone-based Evacuation Planning

Nevada County Divided into Evacuation Zones Across the County

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (Nevada County OES) is excited to announce a new pilot project for countywide zone-based evacuation planning that is now underway. This unprecedented local initiative involves the collaboration of all the Cou...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Travel Impacts This Weekend - Next Week Due to Multiple Winter Storms

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National Weather Service Sacramento is forecasting moderate to heavy mountain snow in the northern Sierra region. Motorists conducting essential travel are being alerted to a series of storms which will bring impactful winter weather across Northern Calif...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Winter Storm Watch Issued Friday-Saturday which Will Impact Essential Travel in Mountains

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National Weather Service Sacramento is forecasting heavy mountain snow in the northern Sierra region. Motorists conducting essential travel are being alerted to a series of storms which will bring impactful winter weather across Northern California this w...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 6, 2020

PSPS Event 12/07/20: Outage Watch. Shutoffs likely

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A Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) occurs in response to severe weather. Power is turned off to help prevent wildfire. PG&E will attempt to notify affected customers by phone, text and email.

In areas affected by a shutoff, PG&E opens daytime Com...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Potential Early Monday PSPS Event

12.7.2020 PSPS

Submitted by PG&E:

Potential Early Monday PSPS Event: Forecasted High Winds and Dry Conditions Mean PG&E Might Need to Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety in Targeted Portions of 15 Counties and Five Tribal Communities

Approximately 130,000 custom...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Tips & Tricks for Safe Pile Burning to Reduce Fire Risk

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Mid-November, CAL FIRE NEU Unit Chief Estes lifted the burn suspension in Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties. Nevada County residents are now able to burn dry green waste on permissible burn days.

Pile burning is a necessary and efficient tool which helps r...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Advocates for Rural Counties at Legislative Hearing

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For immediate Release: December 1, 2020

Nevada City, CA—While there has been some rain recently, much of the State, including Nevada County, is in a drought and the threat of Wildfire still exists. On Monday the 30th of November, California&r...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Now Available: North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall

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Did you miss the North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall held on November 19? The recording of the meeting is now available!

Speakers included:

  • District IV Supervisor Hoek
  •  CAL FIRE NEU Division Chief Mathias
  •  CAL FIRE NEU Battal...
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Sheriff and OES Purchase Satellite System to Increase Communication Resiliency

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Nevada County’s rugged landscape can make communication for first responders difficult when emergencies strike in river canyons and parts of the County with limited telecommunications infrastructure. Radio coverage can be spotty, and many times cell and d...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Thursday, Nov. 19 North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall

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You are Invited!

Join us for an important conversation with District IV Supervisor Hoek and a panel of local wildfire and preparedness experts.

Have your questions about evacuations and communication challenges answered. Learn more about how you can get inv...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Nevada County OES Offers Free Sandbags and Winterizing Tips

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Being Ready Nevada County, means being ready for anything. Winter weather is here and the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) would like to remind residents that free sand and sandbags are available at four locations.

  • Next to the Nevada County...
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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties Burn Suspension Lifted

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Auburn- Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, at 8:00 AM the burn suspension in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties will be lifted. CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit Chief Brian Estes is formally cancelling the burn suspension and advises residents the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Local Homeowners Organize and Receive $51,000 to Be Ready for Wildfire

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On the edge of Western Nevada County lies a community who is taking fire mitigation into their own hands. The Big Oak Street Tenders, Inc., located in Smartsville, formed two years ago to collectively maintain 22 miles of overgrown private roadway. Motiva...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: November 4, 2020

North San Juan Community Wildfire Virtual Town Hall

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You are Invited!

Join us for an important conversation with District IV Supervisor Hoek and a panel of local wildfire and preparedness experts.

Have your questions about evacuations and communication challenges answered. Learn more about how you can get inv...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 30, 2020

No Cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Permit Fee Waivers Support Local Business Community

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 PPE requests must be made in advance: www.MyNevadaCounty.com/PPENevada City, CAThe County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, masks and han...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Red Flag Warning, Extreme Fire Weather and PSPS Event Sunday-Tuesday

RFW 8PM 10/15 to 5PM 10.27

Be Ready Nevada County

Red Flag Warning Issued: Sunday evening, October 25th, through Tuesday afternoon, October 27th

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening through...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Red Flag Warning in Effect from 5 AM Wednesday to 11 AM Friday

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Be Ready Nevada County: Red Flag Warning Issued: Wednesday, October 14 at 5:00 AM –Friday, October 16 at 11:00 AM

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from early Wednesday morning through Friday morni...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: October 6, 2020

"Ready Nevada County: Ready, Set, Go!" Interview Requests

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If you, or someone you know, is willing to participate and available the beginning of October please take the time to fill out this form.We are looking for 3 people to discuss their experiences following the Ready, Set, Go guidelines and to feature a prop...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Ready Nevada County is a County Government Experience Winner 2020

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The Center for Digital Government announced winners of its 4th annual competition, honoring U.S. governments who are leveraging innovative IT to enhance services and citizen experience during the pandemic.Nevada County- September 28,2020- Ready N...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Red Flag Warning Saturday evening through Monday evening

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Be Ready Nevada County: Red Flag Warning IssuedSaturday, September 26 at 9pm - Monday, September 28 at 9pm

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from Saturday evening through Monday evening. T...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 9, 2020

PSPS Community Resource Centers

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PG&E Sponsored Community Resource Centers

To support customers during the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, PG&E has opened a Community Resource Center beginning at 8 a.m. and will remain open until 10 p.m. These centers will be “mobi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Jones Fire Recovery - Resource Fair Today

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OES will be hosting a Recovery Resource Center on Wednesday, September 9th to connect residents impacted by the Jones Fire to recovery resources. 

Residents can find additional information at ReadyNevadaCounty.org/JonesFireRecovery.

The County of N...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 7, 2020

PSPS Community Resource Centers

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PG&E Sponsored Community Resource Centers

To support customers during the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, PG&E will be opening a Community Resource Center beginning Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. and remain open until 10 p.m. These centers will be...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 7, 2020

PG&E Plans for Widespread Public Safety Power Shutoff

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FROM PG&E – Released September 7, 2020:

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Plans for Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

Amid Extreme Heat, Forecasted Offshore Dry Wind Event Means PG&E Might Need to Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety in...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Red Flag Warning

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Be Ready Nevada County: Red Flag Warning IssuedMonday September 7, 10 PM - Wednesday September 9, 8 AM

 

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from Monday evening through Wednesday morning. Thi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Jones Fire Recovery: On the Path Forward

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OES will be hosting a Recovery Resource Center on Wednesday, September 9th to connect residents impacted by the Jones Fire to recovery resources. 

Residents can find additional information at ReadyNevadaCounty.org/JonesFireRecovery.

The County of N...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Jones Fire Virtual Town Hall on Friday, August 28th

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Join us from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28th for a Town Hall to debrief on the Jones Fire. Board of Supervisors Chair Heidi Hall and District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek will introduce the Town Hall panelists. Panelists include:

  • CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Pl...
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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for Jones Fire Survivors

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Nevada City, CA – With only 70% of the Jones Fire contained and evacuated residents just now returning to their homes, the Nevada County Relief Fund is requesting donations to provide emergency relief to wildfire survivors. According to CAL FIRE...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Jones Fire at 705 acres and 30% containment Friday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 30% containment Friday morning. All Evacuation Orders have been lifted although some road closures remain in place. Road closures include:

  • Jones Bar at Newtown Rd (check point for local residents)...
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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Prepare for Fire: Red Flag Warning Sunday into Early Next Week

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National Weather Service Sacramento has updated the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for most of Nevada County and many Northern California counties due to the potential for thunderstorms beginning Sunday through Monday with little to no rainfall....

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Jones Fire at 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 15% containment Thursday evening. There are currently 175 parcels under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire. Several residential areas outside of the fire perimeter have been reope...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Jones Fire at 705 acres and 5% containment Wednesday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 705 acres and 5% containment Wednesday evening. There are currently 854 residents under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire with another 1,153 residents under an Evacuation Warning. Sev...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Smoke from Several Wildfires Burning in Northern California is Impacting the Sacramento Region

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Smoke from several wildfires burning in Northern California is impacting the Sacramento region, enhancing ozone formation and increasing particle concentrations. Exposure to elevated PM2.5 (fine particulate matter in smoke) concentrations can result in ey...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Jones Fire at 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening

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CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is reporting 650 acres and 15% containment Tuesday evening. There are currently 4,103 residents under a mandatory Evacuation Order due to the Jones Fire with another 1,213 residents under an Evacuation Warning. The Evacuat...

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Ready Nevada County Dashboard Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Jones Fire Prompts Evacuations of Nearly Four Thousand Residents; Reminder to Stay Ready

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The Jones Fire prompted the mandatory evacuations of 3,891 residents today with another 212 residents under an Evacuation Warning (potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock s...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Ready Nevada County Dashboard

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Being Ready Nevada County means being ready for anything and using all the tools available to both prepare for and respond to emergencies in real time. With that goal in mind, the County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) is proud to share the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 15, 2020

Cooling Centers Available in Western Nevada County

COOLING CENTERS NOW OPEN

Cooling Centers Available in Western Nevada County

With high temperatures forecasted today and through next Thursday, the Nevada County Public Health Department and Office of Emergency Services are activating air-conditioned Cooling Centers in Western Neva...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Excessive Heat Warning in Western Nevada County

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Temperatures are projected to hit 100 degrees in parts of Western Nevada County. Extreme heat impacts are expected through at least next Thursday as the longest stretch of hot weather of the season is forecast.

During this heat wave, the Nevada County Publ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 13, 2020

OES Seeks Community Feedback on CodeRED Emergency Alert Test

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August 12, 2020, the Office of Emergency Services conducted a test of Nevada County’s CodeRED Emergency Alert System and they seek your feedback. Share your experience by completing the emergency alert test Community Survey!

More than 150 surveys...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Defensible Space Assistance for Residents with Disabilities and Older Adults Now Available

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Apply Today!

To reduce the threat of wildfire, the Office of Emergency Services (OES) and Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC) are partnering to provide free defensible space clearing services to 15 homeowners who are low-income seniors or individual...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Reminder: Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification System on August 12

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As peak fire season approaches, the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and the Town of Truckee are urging residents to sign up for emergency alerts in preparation for a test scheduled for August 12. This will be a simultaneous test of the both ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Small Business Mask & Sanitizer Distribution Succeeds Thanks to Generous Nevada County Spirit

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In just 6 days, approximately 1,300 gallons of hand sanitizer and 314,000 surgical masks were given to more than 1,000 small businesses from Truckee to Penn Valley. The Nevada County spirit was on full display as volunteers from civic organizations, athle...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 28, 2020

County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services Launches Ready Nevada County Dashboard

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Being Ready Nevada County means being ready for anything and using all the tools available to both prepare for and respond to emergencies in real time. With that goal in mind, the County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) is proud to share the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Ready Nevada County TFF Carhop Event - July 25

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oin us for a SPECIAL EDITION of our TFF Carhop as we partner with Ready Nevada County to find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too!Being Read Nevada County means being ready for anything. Office of Emergency Services is excited to pa...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Office of Emergency Services Providing No Cost PPE to Small Businesses

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PPE requests must be made in advance: https://bit.ly/SmallBusinessPPERequestFormNevada City, CA—The County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, a 30-day supply of masks ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Countywide Test of Emergency Alert Notification Systems Scheduled for August 12

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August 12, the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services and the Town of Truckee are teaming up to issue simultaneous tests of the CodeRED and Nixle Everbridge Emergency Alert Systems.

All Nevada County residents are advised to prepare by registering f...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Red Flag Warning for Eastern Nevada County in Effect from 2PM to 9PM Monday, July 6

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The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from 2 PM to 9 PM PDT Monday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.Affected Area: Fire Zone 271 Western Lassen, Eastern Plumas...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 2, 2020

A Message from the Office of Emergency Services

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On this holiday weekend, we want to extend our gratitude to the residents of Lake Wildwood and the surrounding areas for reporting the recent fire, staying situationally aware via trusted news sources like Yubanet.com, checking in with their 5 emergency a...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 25, 2020

The Sheriff’s Office Launches Evacuation Tag Initiative to Help Alert First Responders

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 June 25, 2020, Nevada County CA—The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is providing free "EVACUATED" tags for residents to place in a highly visible place such as a door, reflective address sign, mailbox, fence, or gate...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Heat Advisory in Effect from Noon Monday to 8 PM PDT Saturday

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WHAT: Dangerous heat with afternoon highs between 99 and 110 for the Valley and between 95 to 105 for the Foothills. The hottest daytime temperatures will be found north of Marysville. Overnight lows in the 60s to 70s.WHERE: Sacramento ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 12, 2020

County of Nevada Earns National Achievement Award for Ready Nevada County Preparedness Campaign

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County of Nevada has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

NACo recognized Ready Nevada County, ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Virtual Town Hall: Preparing for Wildfire in the Greater Truckee Region

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What: Virtual Town Hall: Preparing for Wildfire in the Greater Truckee RegionWhen: Thursday June 11, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.Where: Live Zoom Event on YubaNet.com

Virtual Town Hall: Preparing for Wildfire in the Greater Truckee Region 

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Free Mulch Pick Up Fridays & Saturdays through June 27

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Free mulch is available on Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-3pm through June 27 at 

  • Penn Valley Rodeo Grounds, 10513 Spenceville Rd, Grass Valley, CA
  • Rise Gold Site, 12625 Brunswick Rd, Grass Valley, CA

Staff will be on hand to mechanically load mulch...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Now Available Online: Preparing for Wildfire in Western Nevada County Virtual Town Hall

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In case you missed it, the Preparing for Wildfire in Western Nevada County virtual town hall is avilable to watch online. Our expert panel answers questions from Nevada County residents and provides updates on each agencies’ state of preparednes...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Virtual Town Hall: Preparing for Wildfire in Western Nevada County

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Fire season is just around the corner and the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is pleased to announce that it is partnering with YubaNet, and local fire authorities, to host a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Wildfire Preparedness and Response...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 15, 2020

FREE Green Waste Disposal Opportunities in Western & Eastern Nevada County

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Grant funding from the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) expands free residential green waste disposal opportunities throughout Nevada County. The Office of Emergency Services is partnering with Fire Safe Council, 211 Connecting Poi...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 28, 2020

New Grant Funding Expands Free Green Waste Disposal Countywide

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Nevada City, CA, April 28 — Grant funding from the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (NSAQMD) will expand free residential green waste disposal opportunities throughout the county. Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) a...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Self Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19

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Today, April 7, 2020, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect vulnerable individuals and to help prevent the local healthcare system from being overwhelmed, the Nevada County Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, has issued two new separate, ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Volunteer to Stay Home & Save Lives from COVID-19

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The Nevada County Public Health Department needs your help in combating coronavirus in our community.

At this critical time, you can make an important contribution to the battle against COVID-19 by sheltering in place. We are asking all Nevada County resid...

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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports Third Person with Confirmed COVID-19

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The adult person, who resides in Western Nevada County, recently traveled outside the country, and at this time, it appears the disease was acquired during international travel. The person’s close household contacts are under quarantine and have...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 23, 2020

CodeRED Alert on Requirements of California’s Stay at Home Order on Tuesday Morning, March 24th

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It is required for all California residents to shelter at home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Reducing social contact can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our comm...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports Second Person with Confirmed COVID-19

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Highlights:

  • Nevada County is announcing its second community member with a confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • The person is an adult, resides in Eastern Nevada County, and was hospitalized out of the area.
  • There are ways...
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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports First Confirmed Case of COVID-19

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Highlights:

  • Nevada County is announcing its first laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • The person is an adult, resides in Eastern County, and has been isolated at home.
  • There are ways to protect yourself and oth...
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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Confirms 10 Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19

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Nevada County has had ten persons under investigation (PUIs) for coronavirus, nine of whom have tested negative for COVID-19.  The one that is currently under investigation for COVID-19 is being tested, and there are still no confirmed cases of c...

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Additional Info... Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Nevada County Declares Local Health Emergency to Increase Coronavirus Response Resources

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Nevada County is declaring a local health emergency and local emergency in response to the emerging, rapidly evolving situation and increasing spread of novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. There are no known cases ...

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Additional Information Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Work Begins on Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Shaded Fuel Break

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Grass Valley- CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit in cooperation with Nevada County and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County began work on County of Nevada property as part of the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project.

Crews from CAL FIRE Washing...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Issued Test of CodeRED Emergency Alert System

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Nevada County, CA—On August 15th, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) conducted a test of the opt-in CodeRED emergency alert system. A substantial number of Nevada County residents registered for the notifications and received t...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 26, 2019

First Heat Wave of the Summer to Hit Nevada County This Weekend

National Weather Services Heat Advisory for Western Nevada County July 27th to July 28th 2019

Our relatively mild summer is heating up this weekend, with temperatures projected to hit 100 degrees in parts of Western Nevada County. During this heat wave, the Nevada County Public Health Department would like to remind everyone that higher temperatur...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Partnership Aids Seniors in Need of of Firewood and Homeowners Clearing Trees for Defensible Space

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Partnership between Gold Country Community Services and Ready Nevada County Aids Seniors in Need of Firewood and Homeowners Clearing Trees for Defensible Space

The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors approves the Office of Emergency Services and Gold Cou...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Supervisors Approve 3 Resolutions Moving Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project Forward

Ponderosa West Project NewsFlash

Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project, the highest priority hazardous fuel reduction project in the Nevada County Community Wildfire Protection Plan is moving forward with Board approval of 3 resolutions. Resolutions proclaiming a Local Emergen...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: July 2, 2019

Fire Districts, OES, & Fire Safe Council Coordinate to Implement Red Flag Warning System

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Grass Valley—In an effort to raise awareness on Red Flag Warning days, Nevada County Fire Districts, the Office of Emergency Services and the Fire Safe Council will post physical red flags to alert the community in the event of a Red Flag Warnin...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 18, 2019

"Ready Nevada County: Be The Hero!" Trailer

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With the generous support of Sierra Theaters, the talent and equipment of Nevada County Media, the spirit of our volunteer cast and crew, and the dedication of the first responders, we were able to create this piece that will be seen throughout the summer...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Nevada County Supervisors Learn About Local CAL FIRE Resources and Facilities

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On Tuesday, June 11th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors along with County staff from the Board Office, County Executive Office, Office of Emergency Services, County Counsel and the Sheriff’s Office toured local CAL FIRE facilities to learn about the...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 13, 2019

CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE

Burn Permits Suspended

California Department of Forestry and Fire ProtectionNevada-Yuba-Placer Unit

CONTACT:Mary EldridgeInformation Officer(530) 889-0111X1023

RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2019

CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra Counties

AUBURN–&a...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 9, 2019

Wildfire Preparedness Continues with Speaker Series: Ready, Set, Go for Families

READY, SET, GO! for Families

On Monday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services will host Ready, Set, Go for Families, the final in a four-part, speaker series designed to educate and inspire the co...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: June 9, 2019

Sunday CAL FIRE NEU Runs Wildland Urban Interface Drill

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Sunday, June 9, CAL FIRE NEU is running a Wildland Urban Interface drill in the Cement Hill, Lake Vera Purdon, and Round Mountain neighborhoods. There will be an increased presence of first responders on roadways and around homes.

A Code Red emergency aler...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 31, 2019

ReadyNevadaCounty.org Launches as Part of a Larger Community Wide Strategy

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ReadyNevadaCounty.org goes live this week as part of an innovative, multipronged approach to mobilize the community to take action to prevent and prepare for wildfire. Residents are encouraged to go online for the latest on Nevada County’s wildf...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 23, 2019

June 10: Ready, Set, Go! for Families Wildfire Preparedness Presentation

READY, SET, GO! for Families

On Monday, June 10, 6:00 -7:30 P.M. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services will present Ready, Set, Go! for Families. The final in a four-part series, this event is designed to educate and ...

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Office of Emergency Services
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

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Ready Nevada County at First Friday Art Walk

Ready Nevada County, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, and Nevada City First Friday Art Walk join forces for a summer-long series of Ready, Set, Go Mixers in Nevada City, June 7, July 5, August 2, 5:00-9:00 P.M.

Th...

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Office of Emergency Services

News Flash

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Posted on: February 14, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: 100% of Vaccines Available in Nevada County Are Planned For

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According to State data released Monday, February 15th, over 15,000 doses have been administered to Nevada County residents, and more vulnerable residents have access to make appointments as Nevada County. 

Vaccines come into the county through se...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County opens new vaccine clinic in Grass Valley

Nevada County Vaccine News: County Opens New Vaccine Clinic in Grass Valley

Space for the clinic is being provided by Dignity Health’s Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital with support from the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation. Internet service for the site was donated by Smarter Broadband and local artist Kathy Wronski has ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

County Pilots MyTurn with Limited Appointments

An extremely limited number of appointments will be available as we test the system before expanding access in the coming days and weeks. These first few appointments are a small pilot of MyTurn in Nevada County. Nevada County residents who have signed up...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Nevada County Vaccine Update: State revises vaccine eligibility

Nevada County Vaccine Update Feb 5: State revises eligibility guidelines

We continue to received a very limited supply of vaccine, with an average of 1,850 doses a week. This total includes both first and second doses. Although the state has increased vaccine eligibility, access locally remains dependent of vaccine supply. And...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Nevada County Partners with Tahoe Forest Hospital to Vaccinate Tahoe Truckee Teachers

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On Wednesday February 3, 2021, teachers from the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District received their first COVID-19 vaccinations, administered by Tahoe Forest Hospital staff and school nurses from Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Nevada County is c...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Text VACCINEINFO to 898211 for Vaccine Updates from Public Health and 211

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Nevada County Public Health has partnered with 211 Connecting Point to provide the community text updates when new information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Nevada County becomes available. Residents can subscribe to find out updates like when, where and ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Nevada County Exits Stay Home Order into Purple Tier

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The State has lifted the Regional Stay Home Order for the Greater Sacramento Region, which includes Nevada County. Due to Nevada County's current daily average of COVID-19 cases and positivity rate, Nevada County will be exiting the Stay Home Order into t...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Nevada County Increases COVID-19 Testing at Grass Valley Testing Site

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Nevada County’s Grass Valley COVID-19 testing site has increased testing to six days a week to add 165 more tests to its weekly testing capacity, an increase of more that 15% of the testing site’s previous capacity. Placer County&r...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Remains in Regional Stay Home Order

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Nevada County continues to be under the State's Stay Home Order along with neighboring counties in the Greater Sacramento region. According to the State's latest COVID-19 facts, the Greater Sacramento region’s daily current ICU capacity numbers have been ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Nevada County Introduces Dr. Scott Kellermann as Public Health Officer

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Beginning January 1, 2021, Dr. Scott Kellermann will be joining the County of Nevada as Public Health Officer. While Dr. Kellermann will begin his role as Public Health Officer on the first, his contract will formally come before the Nevada County Board o...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Nevada County Hospitals Receive First Shipment of COVID Vaccine

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On Thursday morning Nevada County received the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine which included 975 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. These first doses are being distributed to our two hospitals, Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee and Sierra Nevada...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Grass Valley COVID-19 Testing Site Moves to Nearby Colfax Ave Location

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Nevada County’s COVID-19 testing site has moved from the Grass Valley Veterans Hall to 231 Colfax Avenue in Grass Valley (formerly Summer Thymes). The new site is only a half mile away from the Grass Valley Veterans Hall and will continue to be operated b...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Nevada County moves into regional Stay-at-Home Order beginning Friday, December 11th

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Today, the State announced that Nevada County, along with neighboring counties in the Greater Sacramento region, will be moving into the State’s Regional Stay at Home Order beginning Friday, December 11th. The order will remain in effect for a m...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Nevada County remains in the State’s Purple Tier as COVID cases rise

PH COVID NewsFlash (6)

A regional Stay-at-Home Order is possible if current trends continue and the Greater Sacramento regions ICU capacity falls below 15%

Nevada County Public Health’s mission is to support community health and protect the community against disasters....

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Five COVID Deaths Reported Today, Largely Due to Outbreaks in Skilled Nursing Facilities

PH COVID NewsFlash (5)

Today, Nevada County reported five additional deaths from COVID-19. Four of these  deaths are related to COVID-19 outbreaks in local skilled nursing facilities and elderly residents who lived there, and the other was an older adult not affiliated...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Nevada County Community Update on COVID-19 and Regional Stay-at-Home Order

PH COVID NewsFlash (4)

To blunt the curve and save lives, California has introduced a Regional Stay-at-Home Order today for counties whose regional hospital systems fall under 15% ICU capacity. Although Nevada County is not immediately placed into a Stay-at-Home Order due to re...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

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Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

California Governor Gavin Newsom has indicated that additional measures, such as a statewide Stay-at-Home Order, are possible if current trends continue

Nevada County...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Exponentially

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Nevada County has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, with over 120 new cases over the weekend representing 10% of our total COVID-19 cases since March. Today, the State announced that Nevada County’s COVID-19 data continues to meet criteria fo...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 20, 2020

State Issues Limited Stay at Home Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19

CA Curfew 11.19.20

Due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Newsom and CDPH announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

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The spread of COVID-19 is increasing across the country and in California as colder weather drives more people indoors. Here are some extra tips on how to celebrate the holidays more safely.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Nevada County moves into the State’s Purple Tier with a rapid rise in local COVID-19 cases

PH COVID NewsFlash 11.16.20

Nevada County COVID-19 cases rapidly rise due to social gatherings and workplace exposures

The State announced Nevada County in the most restrictive Purple “Widespread” Tier for COVID-19 business modifications

Given the exponential rise ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County COVID data meets the Red “Substantial” Tier for first week

PH COVID NewsFlash

The State announced Nevada County in the Red “Substantial” Tier for the first time since September

If Nevada County’s daily, new COVID-19 cases meet the more restrictive Red or Purple Tier next week, Nevada County will move in...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

Nevada County remains in the Orange “Moderate” Tier, although is trending towards the Red “Substantial” Tier

On August 31st, the State introduced a new tiered framework that connects the level of openness of business sectors to COVID-19 conditions on the g...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: October 30, 2020

No Cost Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Permit Fee Waivers Support Local Business Community

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 PPE requests must be made in advance: www.MyNevadaCounty.com/PPENevada City, CAThe County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, masks and hand sanitize...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Tips for a safe Halloween during COVID-19

COVID Halloween NewsFlash

Find Halloween COVID-19 guidance developed by Public Health, as well as a flyer that highlights some key parts of the guidance:

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Continue to be COVID safe: Nevada County Moves into the Orange “Moderate” Tier

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The State announced Nevada County in the Orange “Moderate” Tier which allows businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to continue to be COVID safe as we move into the Orange &a...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Continue to be COVID Safe: Help Nevada County Reach the Orange Tier Next Week

PH COVID NewsFlash 9.16.20

Nevada County remains on the cusp of the orange “Moderate” tier which would allow businesses to safely increase the capacity in facilities

All members of the community are encouraged to consider how personal behavior can help move Nevad...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Be COVID Safe Over Labor Day Weekend

PH COVID NewsFlash

With Labor Day coming up, Nevada County Public Health reminds residents to stay COVID safe while enjoying their holiday weekend. Please remember to maintain physical distance from those outside your household, wear a mask when you are not able to maintain...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

State Announces New COVID-19 Blueprint for Counties

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Your Actions Save Lives: Individuals are urged to wear a mask, maintain six feet of space, wash hands and get tested to help move Nevada County from Tier 2 to Tier 3 and support a Safer Economy.

Nevada County, CA – Today, the Governor an...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

County Supervisors Allocate $250,000 to the Nevada County Relief Fund for Third Round of Grants

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County Supervisors Allocate $250,000 to the Nevada County Relief Fund for Third Round of Grants to Small Businesses and “Safety-net” Nonprofits

Round 3 Grant Applications due August 21st; Apply online at https://www.ne...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 29, 2020

County Supervisors Approve $1.5 Million for “Economic & Community Resiliency” Grants

Economic Community Resiliency - NewsFlash

The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors approved $1.5 Million to support a new “Economic & Community Resiliency” grants program designed to offset COVID-19 related economic hardships and disruptions to local businesses and nonpro...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Ready Nevada County TFF Carhop Event - July 25

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oin us for a SPECIAL EDITION of our TFF Carhop as we partner with Ready Nevada County to find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! Being Read Nevada County means being ready for anything. Office of Emergency Services is excited to p...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Provides $200,000 in Second-Round Grant Awards to Local “Safety-net”

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Nevada County Relief Fund Provides $200,000 in Second-Round Grant Awards 

to Local “Safety-net” Nonprofits and Small Businesses 

 

 

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County Relief Fund announced it...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Statewide Closure of All Bars and Indoor Operations of Restaurants, Wineries and Movie Theaters

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (20)

Nevada County is not currently on the State’s County Monitoring List; fitness centers, personal services, hair salons, places of worship and offices may remain open with State required modifications in place

 

Nevada County, CA &...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 8, 2020

TFF Carhop Event - July 11-12

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Join us as we find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! TFF Carhop events are intended to support local food vendors and provide the community with a safe way to get their favorite summer treats.Events are scheduled to run Every Sat...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Nevada County Reminds Residents to Help Limit Spread of COVID-19 Over Holiday Weekend

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (19)

As our case counts rise locally, Public Health asks our community to avoid gatherings with non-household members

Summer is officially here in Nevada County. As residents prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend, Nevada County reminds residents to fo...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Nevada County Announces Interim Public Health Officer Dr. Richard Johnson

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (17)

Nevada County Public Health will continue to have enhanced health officer support from Dr. Glennah Trochet and Dr. Ken Cutler 

Nevada County Public Health welcomes Dr. Richard Johnson as interim Public Health Officer. Dr. Johnson is an M.D., has a...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

The National and Local Economic Impact of the Coronavirus

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The National and Local Economic Impact of the Coronavirus

Public Invited to talk with economist Jon Haveman, July 9th, 6:00-7:30PM 

Nevada City, CA – Renowned economist, Jon Haveman, will present a public talk on the national and...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Surge in Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Nevada County

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (16)

Physical Distancing and Reopening with Modifications Remains Important to Protect our Community and Continue to Reopen

Stage 3 Personal Service Businesses May Reopen with Modifications Today, June 19th

We have seen a significant increase of new cases in the...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Nevada County Launches Let’s Talk Nevada County Campaign

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Nevada County Launches Let’s Talk Nevada County Campaign

NEVADA COUNTY – In challenging times, taking care of ourselves and others is important. Life can leave us feeling stressed, anxious and worried during good times, not to mention d...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 18, 2020

TFF Carhop Event this Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21

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Join us as we find new ways to support local businesses and have some fun too! TFF Carhop events are intended to support local food vendors and provide the community with a safe way to get their favorite summer treats.Events are scheduled to run Every Sat...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Moving Forward - A Virtual Town Hall with Local Officials

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Moving Forward - A Virtual Town Hall with Local Officials

As we move into Stage 3 reopening, how do we balance the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with community health and wellness? Can we protect both our small businesses and our most vulnerabl...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Round 2 Grant Applications from “Safety-net” Nonprofits

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Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Round 2 Grant Applications from “Safety-net” Nonprofits and Small Businesses

Apply online at https://www.nevcorelief.org/apply-for-relief/ starting at Noon on Wednesday, June 17th 

Also, ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Nevada County COVID-19 Testing Site Updates

Testing Sites Update

Nevada County COVID-19 Testing Site Updates

The state launched 80 OptumServe testing sites throughout California, collaborating with county leaders to identify appropriate testing sites with a focus on underserved communities. Nevada County was successful ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Nevada County Stage 3 Businesses May Reopen with Modifications, June 12th

Stage 3 Open June 12

Nevada County Stage 3 Businesses May Reopen with Modifications, June 12th

Nevada County Public Health Officer Rescinded Local Lodging and Short-Term Rental Order

Nevada County is hosting a follow-up Stage 3 Business Guidance Workshop on Tuesday, June 16th&a...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Saturday, June 6th TFF Car Hop Event to Celebrate Nevada County Students

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL STUDENTS AND THE CLASS OF 2020

Nevada County is proud to bring together the community and celebrate the graduating class of 2020 through our upcoming Carhop event this weekend. To show support for our graduating high school students ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Nevada County confirmed COVID-19 cases increases to 48

28 cases June 2

Six additional confirmed cases in Eastern Nevada County

Five of the residents are closely connected with a common exposure; the sixth was a person who had no symptoms

Nevada County received notification of six new COVID-19 cases today; five of the residents...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Announces $210,000 in First-Round Grant Awards

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Nevada County Relief Fund Announces $210,000 in First-Round Grant Awards 

Nevada City, CA – The Nevada County Relief Fund has announced the first round of grant awards, totaling $210,000 boosting eight “safety-net” no...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Nevada County Public Health updates Reopen Nevada County Plan

Updated Reopen Plan May 27

Nevada County Public Health updates Reopen Nevada County plan to include hair salons, barber shops and religious services with modifications

Hair salons and barber shops may now open under Nevada County’s attestation of readiness with the State

Re...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Nevada County Transit Services Will Provide Fare Free Service Through June 30, 2020

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Release Date: May 26, 2020

Nevada County Transit Services Will Provide Fare Free Service Through June 30, 2020

 

As our community continues to adapt to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Nevada County Transit Services is providing essenti...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Revised Short-Term Rental Order

Revised STR Order May 26

Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Revised Short-Term Rental Order

Nevada County still under statewide Order

Short-term rentals can be rented for stage 2 business travel, to essential service workers and COVID impacted persons

On March 19th, Governor...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Heidi Hall: Stay Strong and Stand Together

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Since the Governor’s Stay at Home order was issued on March 19, Nevada County, like every community around the world, has struggled to meet the challenges brought on by a global pandemic. While some communities have rushed to re-open, defying st...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Great Plates Delivered Begins Service in Nevada County

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 19, 2020

       

Great Plates Delivered Begins Service in Nevada County

Program delivers fresh meals to seniors who do not qualify for other supplemental nutrition programs and supports local food ...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Grant Applications from “Safety-net” Nonprofits and Small Businesses

NevCo Relief Fund

Apply online at https://www.nevcorelief.org/apply/ 

The Nevada County Relief Fund seeks grant applications from “safety-net” nonprofits in western Nevada County providing a life-line to our neighbors most in need, and ...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Nevada County's Readiness Plan approved by State

Readiness Plan Approved May 12

Nevada County Stage 2 businesses can reopen with COVID-19 Prevention Plans in Place

County staff have been working with businesses to help with COVID-19 Prevention Plans

Nevada County’s attestation of readiness, or readiness plan, has been approve...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Nevada County submits Readiness Plan to State to move further towards Stage 2 reopening

Move forward to Stage 2 May 11

State is expected to give approval of Readiness Plan in 24-48 hours

Nevada County businesses are encouraged to start preparing for Stage 2 reopening

Today, Nevada County Public Health Officials received good news after a meeting with the California Departme...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Officer Rescinds Local Stay-at-Home Order

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (9)

Nevada County still under statewide Order

State announced the "soft opening" of Stage 2 begins today

"Soft opening" includes curbside pickup only for some low-risk retail businesses

Nevada County Public Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, has...

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State guidance for Stage 2 businesses Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Nevada County prepared for modification and Stage 2 of statewide Stay-at-Home Order

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (8)

County looks towards reopening of lower-risk workplaces and meeting state readiness criteria

Today Governor Newsom announced good news that "the state can begin to move into Stage 2 of modifying the stay at home order this Friday, May 8, with guidelin...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Nevada County will increase COVID-19 testing with new community testing sites

Coronavirus Increase Testing

May 4th UPDATE: Testing locations confirmed and appointment registration now available

Western Nevada County

New COVID-19 testing sites are accepting appointments and will open on TUESDAY, May 5, in Grass Valley. Visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting (or call...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Nevada County Relief Fund Empowers Community to Take Care of its Own

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Nevada County Relief Fund Empowers Community to Take Care of its Own

 

Fund creates immediate safety net for vulnerable populations and small business during the COVID pandemicNew website www.NevCoRelief.org launched to...

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Nevada County Relief Fund Website Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Community Education on Stay at Home Order

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template

Community Education on the Stay-at-Home Order remains the Top Priority Across All County Departments

Code Compliance Addresses Questions and Concerns Regarding Stay-At-Home Compliance via Ask Nevada County App, 211 Operators, and MyNevadaCounty.com

Nevada C...

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Ask Nevada County Website Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Symptom Tracker Now Available to Collect Community-level Data

Nevada County COVID-19 Symptom Tracker

Nevada County Public Health understands that our community wants current and up-to-date information about COVID-19 in our community. Since we have rapidly identified the arrival of COVID-19 in our community, our focus is to slow the spread of the virus, p...

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Nevada County COVID-19 Symptom Tracker Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Nevada County Efforts to Reach Individuals Experiencing Homelessness during COVID-19

Nurse Casey HOME Team Newsflash

Nevada County is partnering closely with the City of Grass Valley, Nevada City, Town of Truckee, and community partners to reach individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. These people may not have the same access to hygiene or th...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Public Health Officer Issues New Stay-at-Home Order for Nevada County to Clarify Local Questions

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Nevada County Health Officer Dr. Ken Cutler has issued a new Order that clarifies and complements the statewide Stay-at-Home Order in order to address local questions and issues. This Order is in effect until rescinded.

“Although it is somewhat r...

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Local Nevada County Stay-at-Home Order Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Public Health Officer Recommends Cloth Face Coverings in Addition to Healthy Hygiene Habits

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The Nevada County Health Officer continues to recommend that our best community and individual steps to slow the transmission of COVID-19 include washing hands frequently, avoiding touching our eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, and physical distan...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Self Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (7)

Today, April 7, 2020, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect vulnerable individuals and to help prevent the local healthcare system from being overwhelmed, the Nevada County Health Officer, Dr. Ken Cutler, has issued two new separate, ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports the First COVID-19 Related Death

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (6)

Nevada County Public Health is reporting the first Nevada County death related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The person was an elderly Eastern Nevada County resident who had underlying health conditions and previously tested positive for the coronav...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Stay Home & Save Lives from COVID-19

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The Nevada County Public Health Department needs your help in combating coronavirus in our community. At this critical time, you can make an important contribution to the battle against COVID-19 by sheltering in place.

By now we hope it’s clear t...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Gold Country Stage & Lift Service Alert

Gold Country Service Alert

Release Date: March 31, 2020Department of Public Works, Transit Services DivisionContact Person: Robin Van Valkenburgh, Transit Services ManagerTelephone: 477-0103, Extension 1003

Service Alert- Effective April 1, 2020

Due to issues surrounding COVID-19, i...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Frequently Asked Questions

CARES ACT

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed on Friday, March 27. The state of California issued a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions document to help make sense of the new relief legislation. This document covers relief pro...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 27, 2020

California State Parks Takes Additional Steps to Help Slow Down the Spread of COVID-19

State Park Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 26, 2020Source: California State ParksContact: Newsroom@parks.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Parks today announced it is temporarily closing vehicle access to 59 additional state parks a...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Supervisors Launch Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force

Emergency Economic Response_NewsFlash

Last Friday, over seventy-five business and nonprofit leaders participated in a kick-off video call to launch the “Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force,” co-chaired by Board Chair Heidi Hall and Vice Chair Dan Miller.

“I...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Interfaith Food Ministry Urgently Needs Volunteers

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Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM) is currently experiencing a shortage of volunteers due to the statewide Order to Stay at Home. Anyone in good health is welcome, including high school and college student volunteers. School credit will be applied where possi...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 25, 2020

All WIC Services are Available by Phone or Video Chat

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During COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, all WIC services through Nevada County Public Health are available by phone or video chat. Walk-in WIC clinics have been suspended. Community members should call their local clinic to enroll or certify, obtain future f...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports Fourth Person with Confirmed COVID-19

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (5)

Nevada County Public Health has confirmed its fourth case of COVID-19. The person who was diagnosed is an adult who resides in Eastern Nevada County, and self-isolated while symptomatic. The mode of transmission is undetermined at this time, and is still ...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Clarifies "Stay-at-Home" for Short-term Rentals

Updated May 21st, 2020

On March 19th, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20, requiring all persons residing in the State to remain in their homes or places of residence, except as needed to maintain the continuity of operations for critical infras...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports Third Person with Confirmed COVID-19

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (4)

The adult person, who resides in Western Nevada County, recently traveled outside the country, and at this time, it appears the disease was acquired during international travel. The person’s close household contacts are under quarantine and have...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 23, 2020

CodeRED Alert on Requirements of California’s Stay at Home Order on Tuesday Morning, March 24th

NewsFlash - CodeRED Shelter in Place Notice

It is required for all California residents to shelter at home, except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. Reducing social contact can help slow the spread of this coronavirus and keep our comm...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports Second Person with Confirmed COVID-19

Coronavirus NewsFlash - 2nd Confirmed Case

Highlights:

  • Nevada County is announcing its second community member with a confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • The person is an adult, resides in Eastern Nevada County, and was hospitalized out of the area.
  • There are ways...
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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Nevada County Limits Public Counter Services and Temporarily Close Buildings Starting March 19th

Coronavirus NewsFlash Template (2)

The County, City of Grass Valley and City of Nevada City continue to jointly respond to coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by coronavirus, by implementing social distancing protocols. Coronavirus continues to be an emerging, rapidly evolving sit...

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Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Reports First Confirmed Case of COVID-19

Wash Hands_NewsFlash

Highlights:

  • Nevada County is announcing its first laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
  • The person is an adult, resides in Eastern County, and has been isolated at home.
  • There are ways to protect yourself and oth...
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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 15, 2020

All Nevada County Libraries Temporarily Closed through April 12, 2020

Library Logo NewsFlash

Beginning March 16, 2020 all Nevada County Library locations will be closed to the public through April 12, 2020. This includes the Grass Valley Library, Madelyn Helling Library, Doris Foley Library, Bear River Library, Penn Valley Library and Truckee Lib...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Nevada County Public Health Confirms 10 Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19

Wash Hands_NewsFlash

Nevada County has had ten persons under investigation (PUIs) for coronavirus, nine of whom have tested negative for COVID-19.  The one that is currently under investigation for COVID-19 is being tested, and there are still no confirmed cases of c...

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Additional Info... Public Health - Coronavirus
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Nevada County Declares Local Health Emergency to Increase Coronavirus Response Resources

Wash Hands_NewsFlash

Nevada County is declaring a local health emergency and local emergency in response to the emerging, rapidly evolving situation and increasing spread of novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. There are no known cases ...

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Additional Information Public Health - Coronavirus

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 4, 2021

2021 Discount Card Renewal

If you have a Discount Card with the label "Discount Card" on the bottom of the card, it expires on December 31, 2020. You must renew your card before December 31 in order to receive discount fares in 2021. Drivers will not honor your 2020 card ...

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Transit Services
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Debit and Credit Cards Now Accepted!

The Transit Services Division is now able to accept debit and credit card payment for the purchase of bus passes. Passes may be purchased the first three business days of the month at Tinloy Transit Center and at the Gold Country Stage office at 12350 LaB...

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Transit Services
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Fare Free Service Through July 31, 2020

As our community progresses through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Nevada County Transit Services is providing essential service while implementing best practices to minimize the spread of coronavirus. To make transit readily accessible to those wh...

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Transit Services

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 19, 2019

"Veteran" Designation on Driver's License and ID Card

The "Veteran" designation on State ID Card and Driver's License is very popular at the Nevada County Veteran Service Office (VSO).

Since November 2015, the Nevada County VSO has helped the Veterans of this county complete paperwork to receive the...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Posted on: June 21, 2019 County Veterans Services Help Families When a Veteran Passes

When a family member who was a veteran passes away in Nevada County, Nevada County Veterans Services is here to help. We understand that this can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones. In order to prepare, we can assist you so you do not have to...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Free Access to State Parks for Veterans

The State of California offers special benefits for its military service members and Veterans, including the Distinguished Veteran Pass, a no-fee lifetime pass that entitles users to the use of all basic facilities, including day use, boating and camping,...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 15, 2019

VA Disability Compensation for Gulf War Veterans

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Institute of Medicine, approximately 250,000 of the 696,000 U.S. servicemen and women in the 1991 Gulf War continue to suffer from chronic, multi-symptom illnesses. Commonly referred to as ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Benefit Assistance for Veterans Exposed to Water Contaminants

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced it will begin a process that may allow Veterans to receive disability pay if they were sickened by drinking water contaminated at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Nevada County Veterans who may be affecte...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Dependents of Disabled Veterans can get College Tuition Assistance

Many students will be starting or returning to college this fall, and, thanks to the College Tuition Fee Waiver program (CTFW), disabled Veterans in Nevada County can get assistance in covering the cost of sending their children to college.

The CTFW progra...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Veterans may qualify for Total Disability Individual Unemployability Benefits

Many injuries sustained during combat can qualify veterans for disability benefits under the law, especially when it comes to employment. In some cases, however, a veteran's disability is not severe enough to qualify for a 100 percent rating under the Vet...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Gulf and Middle East War Burn Pits Could be this Generation’s Agent Orange

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) estimates that hundreds of
thousands of veterans who served in the Gulf War in the 1990s and most recentlyin the conflicts in the Middle East may have been exposed to a myriad of
airborne chemicals and toxic subs...

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Veterans Services