Placer County moves back to COVID-19 red tier

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Placer County moves back to red tier

Red tier announcement

With COVID-19 cases rising in Placer County, the state on Tuesday moved us back to the red tier of its Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework - increasing restrictions for indoor operation of restaurants, gyms and places of worship, among other activities. Go to to see what's open and the latest reopening guidance. As we head into the colder weather and people may be tempted to gather indoors, please continue to help slow the spread of disease in our community by opting for virtual gatherings when possible, and keeping any in-person gatherings small, outdoors and masked. Learn More

Public Health shares COVID-19 safety tips for holidays

COVID holidays

As the holiday season approaches, many are wondering how to safely celebrate in the time of COVID-19. Pending forthcoming additional state guidance, Placer County Public Health is sharing some tips to help community members start thinking about ways to connect during this meaningful time of year while giving the gift of health to our loved ones. Learn More

New COVID-19 testing site location in Roseville

COVID testing

Same easy process, new location. The OptumServe COVID-19 testing site that was formerly operating at the Rocklin Library is moving to the Maidu Activity Center in Roseville (1960 Johnson Ranch Dr.) starting next week. Testing is still free and appointments are available at:

Applications now open for new grant opportunity

Placer shares

We are continuing to invest in our community with our new Placer Shares Impact Grants. Businesses can apply now through Nov. 20. Nonprofits can apply starting Nov. 16 through Dec. 7. Learn more

Winter weather advisory for tomorrow in eastern Placer

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According to the National Weather Service, a winter weather advisory will be in effect tomorrow morning starting at 10:00 a.m. for portions of eastern Placer County. The snow level is expected to drop to 6,000 feet with snow accumulations between 3 and 6 inches. We are so excited for snow in Lake Tahoe! While this is a gorgeous time of year, it is also a critical time to stay informed on road and weather conditions. Also, be sure to stay up to date on our new winter parking restrictions. Stay safe, be informed and we’ll see you on the slopes! Watch video

2020 election night results update

Election results

The Nov. 3 general election ballot count continues in Placer County. Election results will be updated every Tuesday and Friday on the Placer County Elections Office webpage. See results


Placer receives two state awards for innovation


Placer County received two awards from the California State Association of Counties, the organization announced last week, both for Health and Human Services programs. The CSAC awards spotlight the most innovative programs developed and implemented by California counties. Learn more

Virtual job fair Nov. 18

Job fair!

“Virtually” meet with hiring managers from FedEx, Union Pacific, Lavis Garden Landscape and ChildCare Careers. The virtual job fair is your chance to learn more about employment opportunities, the companies hiring and ask questions. Learn more


Thank you poll workers!

thank you poll workers

We are grateful for all of the poll workers, volunteers and staff for stepping up for democracy this election season. We appreciate your time, energy and dedication to make sure that every voice is heard in Placer County.

LAST CHANCE! Let us know how you like your internet

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Share your internet experience with Placer County! Our quick survey is open for a few more days. We are collecting data to help advocate for expanding and improving internet service within our county. Take the survey

New series to discuss issues affecting senior citizens

Placer protect presents

The Placer County District Attorney’s Office is happy to announce their Placer County PROTECT Presents online series to shed light on the safety issues affecting senior citizens in the county. This series will introduce the Placer PROTECT team, highlight partnership programs and discuss solutions to issues affecting Placer County's senior citizens. The first installment featuring District Attorney Morgan Gire will be shared Nov. 23 on their Facebook page. Stay tuned!
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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

District 5 virtual town hall, Nov. 12, 6 p.m. Information
CANCELED - North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council meeting, Nov. 16, 6 p.m. 
CANCELED - Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Nov. 16
Board of Supervisors meeting, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. Agenda
CANCELED - Weimar Applegate Colfax Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Nov. 18
CANCELED - Newcastle Ophir Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Nov. 19

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.

County-wide: Placer Artists Virtual Studio TourMountain Mandarin Virtual Festival

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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