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 the main customer service counter (which is now open Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM), Development Services, and the Permit Counter which is also open 8AM-5PM. See the Essential Services guide under the News Section for more details.

COVID-19 Updates







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 ( 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 ( 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.  



 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