Placer declares the end of local COVID-19 health emergency

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Placer declares the end of local COVID-19 health emergency

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Citing a low incidence of COVID-19 and increasing harm caused by California’s reopening framework, our Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution declaring the end of Placer’s local health emergency. Though state health orders, directives and guidance remain in full effect in Placer County, the resolution expresses the board’s concerns that the state framework for measuring COVID-19 mischaracterizes the current state of disease in Placer County and harms the community’s economic, health, mental and social well-being. Learn more

4 weekends + 4 cities = a whole lot of takeout

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The Roseville Area, Rocklin Area, Lincoln Area and Loomis Basin chambers of commerce are launching the “Placer Valley Eats” event. This event, spanning the next four weekends in September and October, will focus on different restaurants, caterers, breweries and wineries in the Placer Valley area. During these weekends, many businesses will be offering special menu items and promotions. Learn more

Temporary closure of all California national forests

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The Pacific Southwest Region U.S Forest Service announced Wednesday that all 18 national forests in California will be temporarily closed due to historic fire conditions. Learn more

New program helps prepare Placer for wildfire!

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As part of our ongoing fire preparedness effort, we’re excited to announce our new Red Flag Warning Awareness Program. You will soon see red flags around the county to help warn residents of red flag days. We’ve also launched a new webpage outlining what actions to take during those times. Learn more

Air quality advisory issued due to smoke

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The Placer County Health Officer and Placer County Air Pollution Control District have issued a joint air quality advisory through at least Friday, Sept. 11, to notify the public of continued poor air quality conditions from smoke from the numerous wildfires throughout the state. Learn more 

Have you built your emergency go kit?

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Week two's theme for National Preparedness Month is "Build a Kit." If you are asked to leave at a moment's notice, having to remember key supplies will be very difficult. Pulling together a "go bag" with your family ahead of time is critical to being prepared in case of an emergency. Grab your emergency go bag checklist here.

Dr. Rob returns as Health and Human Services director

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Placer County will soon have a familiar face as our new director of Health and Human Services and chief psychiatrist: Dr. Rob Oldham. Oldham previously served as our health officer and director of Public Health from 2014-2019. Learn more

Rice is Placer’s top crop for 2019


Strong prices and an increase in planted acreage of rice and walnut crops in Placer County helped drive a 17% increase of total crop value. That’s according to the 2019 Placer County Agricultural Crop Report, presented to the county Board of Supervisors earlier this week. Read more 

Take the Census, Tahoe!

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Join us for 2020 Census events (physical distancing style) in Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay and Olympic Valley. We'll have staff available to help you fill out the census - it's quick, easy and confidential. We're looking forward to seeing you, but please remember to wear your face covering. Learn more

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Projects are listed alphabetically and by Board of Supervisors districts. A hard copy of the list is available at the Placer County Community Development Resource Agency, 3091 County Center Drive in Auburn. 

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Upcoming public meetings and events

Foresthill virtual town hall meeting, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. Information
CANCELED - Foresthill Forum Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Sept. 14
CANCELED - Weimar-Applegate-Colfax Municipal Advisory Council meeting,
Sept. 16
CANCELED - Newcastle-Ophir Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Sept. 17 

To learn about other Placer County committees and commissions and current opportunities to serve your community click here.

Upcoming community events

State public health guidance directs all non-essential gatherings to be postponed or canceled until further notice. Learn more

PlacerGROWN farmers’ markets are still taking place following physical distancing direction from health authorities. Learn more

County jobs website is updated regularly

Check out Placer County's employment website for a list of open positions, including internships. Job seekers can apply for positions and sign up for job alerts to be notified of openings. Those without internet access can use a computer kiosk in the Human Resources Department's lobby, at 145 Fulweiler Ave., in Auburn. 

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