Pandemic restrictions ease as county moves into orange tier

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Pandemic restrictions ease as county moves into orange tier

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The State of California on Tuesday moved Placer County into the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy ‘orange’ tier - further easing restrictions in the county. Sectors that can open indoors with modifications include wineries, cardrooms and family entertainment centers – while other sectors such as restaurants, gyms and places of worship can increase their indoor capacity. The full list of sectors is available onlineLearn more

Placer launches COVID-19 infection rate study

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Placer County this week launched a new study aimed at better understanding the true COVID-19 infection rate among county residents. We commissioned the study by Stanford University School of Medicine to help inform future decisions that best protect the physical, social and economic wellbeing of our communities. Learn more

Power restoration planned for tomorrow

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A public safety power shutoff is currently in effect for Placer communities east and west along the I-80 corridor including, Alta, Blue Canyon, Yuba Gap, Cisco Grove and Emigrant Gap. PG&E anticipates power will be restored to most customers affected by the PSPS event by 10 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 16), weather and safety permitting. PSPS updates available at

Know a small business that could use some extra funds?

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Let your favorite Placer County small business know we have reopened our Placer Shares grant program! Applications for $5,000-$10,000 small business grants are currently being accepted through Oct. 23. Learn more

Red Flag Warning = high fire danger 🚩

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Placer County is under a Red Flag Warning through Friday. As you see our red flags throughout the county, remember that this warning means high fire danger. Take this time to make sure you are prepared by signing up for Placer Alert, creating a Go Bag and learning wildfire safety tipsLearn more 

Hidden Falls Park closed through Friday

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Out of an abundance of caution, Hidden Falls Regional Park in North Auburn will be closed Oct. 14-16 due to extreme fire weather conditions. Visitors with reservations during closure days will be given credit for the purchase price of their reservation. Learn more

Pink lights on the Auburn courthouse

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The colonnade of Placer County's historic courthouse in Auburn is now beaming bright with pink lights to bring awareness to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink lights will remain lit through the end of October. Watch video

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List of active projects throughout Placer County

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. 

Active Projects

Upcoming public meetings and events

CANCELED Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Oct. 19
Placer County Fire Workshop, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. Information
Planning Commission meeting, Oct. 22, 3 p.m. Information

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

Upcoming community events

When people from different households mix, this increases the risk of transmission of COVID-19. The safest gatherings are virtual. Before attending an event, consider whether it meets the California Department of Public Health’s guidance for the prevention of COVID-19 transmission.

Auburn: Scare Crows of AuburnHalloween Bazaar
Roseville: Bike Fest 

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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