City of Rocklin Buildings Closed to Contain Spread of COVID-19
Rocklin, CA – City of Rocklin buildings will be closed to the public beginning Friday, March 20. The closures are in response to the Placer County Health Officer’s directive for residents to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19.
“We continue to reiterate that the health and safety of Rocklin citizens, our employees and the entire community is our highest priority,” City Manager Steve Rudolph said. “The decision to close City buildings and significantly curtail city services is a very serious one, but one that is necessary during this public health crisis.”
- The Rocklin Police Department and Fire Department will continue full operations, but PD and Fire building lobbies will only be accessible by appointment or in an emergency.
- The City’s plan check and permitting services will be available by appointment only. A self certification process has been implemented for inspections. Email email@example.com for more information.
- Parks & trails will remain open, with only basic safety inspections taking place. With staff unable to maintain park restrooms, they will be closed. Please adhere to CDC social distancing procedures when utilizing public space.
- Rocklin City Council meetings will be held as scheduled until further notice, following social distancing procedures and with only essential business items on the agenda. The public is encouraged to submit public comment in advance to City Clerk Hope Ithurburn at firstname.lastname@example.org and to view meetings live on the city’s website.
- Commission meetings have been cancelled until April 30.
City of Rocklin leadership will monitor public health recommendations, evaluate procedures and make changes accordingly.
For ongoing City updates related to COVID-19, visit www.rocklin.ca.us/coronavirus
Under the Placer County directive, residents are directed (not ordered) to only leave their residence to perform essential activities. For a complete list of activities and businesses considered “essential,” please see the full directive.
Individuals with mild illness should manage their symptoms at home with over-the-counter drugs whenever possible, regardless of whether they have a cold, the flu, or COVID-19. Contact your health care provider if you have more concerning symptoms and wish to inquire about testing. For more general inquiries around COVID-19 and Placer County’s new directive, view current information at www.placer.ca.gov/coronavirus. A public hotline is also available at 530-886-5310.
“I understand how disruptive this directive is,” said Placer County Health Officer Aimee Sisson in a written statement. “I have not taken this decision lightly. COVID-19 poses a significant threat to the Placer community and I implore every resident of our county to take the threat seriously and follow this directive. Our lives depend on it.”