To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the City will be reducing service levels to essential services only. All City Hall offices are closed, except Development Services  and the Permit Counter (temporarily on the first floor) which is open Monday-Friday from 9AM-3PM. See the Essential Services guide under the News Section for more details.

COVID-19 Updates





 April 2nd



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.  



 April 1st






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.

As you may already know, the Landfill/Materials Recovery Facility located off Athens Avenue is temporarily closed to the public, leaving all hauling of waste to the commercial account holders. The City of Lincoln is your exclusive hauler.
Due to the precautions our drivers need to take to prevent exposure to COVID-19, we can no longer pickup any universal waste/curbside items. And with the Landfill/Materials Recovery Facility being closed, you can't take them there either.
We hope that during this time of shelter-in-place (and spring cleaning), that you can store your bulky items and household hazardous waste (HHW) until all agencies are ready for collection of those items again.
If you have extra trash or green waste that you need to dispose of, you are able to call in and request an extra pickup. Please call Public Works at (916) 434-2450 or email The fee for an extra pickup is $25.
As a reminder, we have cardboard collection bins for your use. These bins are located at Joiner Park and Twelve Bridges Library.
We thank you for your patience and understanding of service limitations during this difficult and ever-changing time. If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at (916) 434-2450. Our staff is busy monitoring the lines so please leave a message and we'll return your call as soon as we can.
Thank you and stay safe! 




Business Resources

For information on state and federal business loan programs, visit the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website.

Other local information resources include:

Shelter Assistance

Anyone requiring referral to an emergency shelter may access resources by calling the Homeless Resource Helpline at 1-833-3PLACER (833-375-2237).

The Gathering Inn continues to offer shelter, food service, and assistance with medical needs. For more information, visit

Food and Other Assistance

Many local food banks are open and operating. Please see the following for more information:



March 31st 



   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







March 30th 

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


Several documents exist to help businesses and workers better understand the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. They include:



March 26th

​>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 following federal and state financial resources are available for small businesses:




Looking for more information about COVID-19 fraud? The United States Department of Justice set up a new website to consolidate information:
Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams. There have been reports of:
  • 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
Criminals will likely continue to use new methods to exploit COVID-19 worldwide.
If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, you can report it without leaving your home though a number of platforms. Go to:
  • Contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or via email at
  • Report it to the FBI at
  • If it's a cyber scam, submit your complaint through





>Below are some links to government agencies with reliable information on the developing COVID-19 situation. 






>The following federal and state financial resources are available for small businesses:






>Placer County has several resources available for businesses and workers during the COVID-19 situation. These include:

Business Resources

Employer Resources

Worker Resources