COVID-19 UPDATES AND INFORMATION
A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR
California Governor Newsom issued a statewide stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.
While some may view this move as an extraordinary measure, these are extraordinary times, and we must act quickly to the spread of COVID-19. The more aggressive we are now in complying with the order, the shorter the duration of our lives being interrupted.
The Lincoln City Council took significant action on March 17, 2020, to ratify the Proclamation of a Local Emergency in the City of Lincoln. During an emergency meeting on March 17, 2020, we also extended emergency powers to the City Manager so that she can respond as necessary to fast changing events caused by COVID-19 virus. We took these steps, not because we are in imminent danger, but because these are prudent and proactive actions that help the city and its' residents in the future. The proclamation ensures our ability to get Federal and State funds to reimburse us for costs we might incur as a result of the pandemic. It also opens the door for us to get mutual aid beyond our normal partners. The emergency powers granted allow the City Manager to respond quickly, bypassing the usual bureaucracy, in cases where the response time is important to our resident's health and safety.
The City is constantly updating information as it becomes available on multiple outlets. The State has an excellent website (https://covid19.ca.gov/) with all of the current information -- including the text of the new statewide stay at home order -- and resources you can access to get through these chaotic times.
The City website (www.lincolnca.gov) has information about what government services have been curtailed as a result of our proactive preparation.
The greater community has performed in its standard "Lincolnite" mode of supporting one another graciously. One note of interest is that a lot of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that rely on volunteer workers have changed their requirements to protect the "at risk people" by limiting their participation. This has resulted in a need for additional support from the 14 - 60 age group that have no underlying medical conditions. So do any of you who fit that group description have any time on your hands?
In summary, the State of Emergency is a necessary Proclamation to allow the City to be positioned to quickly respond to changes in response to the pandemic. It gives us latitude to execute the necessary acts that will minimize the long term financial, safety and health effects of this crisis on our community.
Please continue your support of friends and neighbors who need it.
If we, on all levels, continue to be proactive, we will "flatten the curve" and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on Lincoln. Be strong, be supportive, be LINCOLN.
Dan Karleskint - Mayor, Lincoln CA
COVID-19 Response Fund
Placer Community Foundation has partnered with Placer County on an emergency response strategy for nonprofit services. This partnership launched a COVID-19 Response Fund two weeks ago and just deployed the initial set of grants on March 27th. They were based on a needs assessment of over 30 nonprofits in our network, which identified impacts to the food system as a critical need to address.
From the Solid Waste Department
The Governor's order for folks to stay home has everyone cleaning out their homes and garages. It's the golden opportunity for spring cleaning, and equates to residents having more trash, yard waste, and hazardous waste to dispose of.
- Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce
- Placer County Business Resources
- Greater Sacramento Economic Council
Anyone requiring referral to an emergency shelter may access resources by calling the Homeless Resource Helpline at 1-833-3PLACER (833-375-2237).
Food and Other Assistance
- Placer Food Bank
- Twin Oaks Food Bank
- Sacramento Food Bank
- Raley's Senior Essentials Bags
- The Food Bank of El Dorado County
- Elk Grove Food Bank Services
The Small Business Association has published a list of Coronavirus small business guidance and loan resources.
View their Small Business Emergency Loan flyer.
Temporary Transit Service Reductions
Dog Parks Closed
Due to COVID-19 concerns and social distancing requirements, all three dog parks (McBean Park, Foskett Park, and Auburn Ravine Dog Park) are closed.
CARES Act Documents
>A FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page is now on the City website to address many of the concerns residents may have about the COVID-19 situation.
>Handwashing stations will be installed on Friday (03/27)
>You may be eligible for up to 90 days of a grace period for your mortgage. Visit the State of California's COVID-19 Get Financial Help page for more information.
>Food Drive - April 1st
>Small Business Resources:
- The California iBank Small Business Loan Guarantee Program provides loans up to $1 million, and the JumpStart micro lending program provides loans up to $10,000 with accommodations for disasters. Access these programs through IBank's Small Business Finance Center.
- The California Treasurer's Office's California Capital Access Program, or CalCAP, offers a small business loan program with special disaster assistance provisions.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program is offering low-interest loans of up to $2 million for both for-profit and non-profit businesses. To apply directly online, visit www.sba.gov/disaster or contact SBA's Customer Service Center at: (800) 659-2955 or by email at email@example.com.
- Individuals and businesses selling fake cures for COVID-19 online and engaging in other forms of fraud
- Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Malicious websites and apps that appear to share virus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until payment is received
- Seeking donations fraudulently for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations
>Below are some links to government agencies with reliable information on the developing COVID-19 situation.
- FEMA Rumor Control
- California State COVID-19 Information
- Placer County COVID-19 Information
- California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Information
- Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Information
>The following federal and state financial resources are available for small businesses:
- The California iBank Small Business Loan Guarantee Program provides loans up to $1 million, and the JumpStart micro lending program provides loans up to $10,000 with accommodations for disasters. Access these programs through IBank’s Small Business Finance Center.
- The California Treasurer’s Office’s California Capital Access Program, or CalCAP, offers a small business loan program with special disaster assistance provisions.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program is offering low-interest loans of up to $2 million for both for-profit and non-profit businesses. To apply directly online, visit www.sba.gov/disaster or contact SBA’s Customer Service Center at: (800) 659-2955 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
>Placer County has several resources available for businesses and workers during the COVID-19 situation. These include: