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Placer County Public Health extends its health warning as COVID hospitalizations surge

AUBURN, Calif. – In an effort to support local hospitals impacted by the sharp rise in COVID-related cases, Public Health is extending its late summer Health Warning and urging all residents to use high-quality medical masks while in all indoor settings around others to protect against the highly infectious Omicron and Delta variants. The rapid […]

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Placer County proclaims local emergency due to winter storm

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County has proclaimed a local emergency due to the ongoing threat from winter storm conditions.  A record-setting winter storm resulted in unprecedented amounts of snow in the upper elevations of Placer County. Heavy snow and downed trees and utilities have caused extensive road closures, travel complications and damage to infrastructure, including […]

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Placer County seeking applicants to advise on wildfire preparedness efforts

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County is seeking applicants for three open positions on the Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council. The council represents Colfax, Secret Town, Alpine Meadows, Weimar, Applegate, Clipper Gap, Eden Valley, Alta and Dutch Flat. It’s led by community members who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and Colfax City Council. Much […]

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Placer Board approves tentative redistricting map created by community members

AUBURN, Calif. — Following months of public meetings and community input, the Placer County Board of Supervisors unanimously supported an updated supervisorial district map created by community members. The board voted to tentatively approve map alternative Hybrid 2.0 option 1 after rescinding a prior action from the Nov. 30 board meeting, which tentatively approved map […]

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Matthew Maynard appointed to replace retiring Placer County Assessor Kristen Spears

AUBURN, Calif. November 30, 2021 – Longtime Placer County Assessor’s Office manager Matthew Maynard will replace retiring Assessor Kristen Spears in January following his unanimous appointment today by the county Board of Supervisors. Spears announced her retirement earlier this month, effective Dec. 31. Maynard will serve the remainder of her current term, from Jan. 1, […]

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Updated Placer County disaster mitigation plan offers ways to reduce increasing wildfire, power shutoff risks

AUBURN, Calif. — With natural disaster risks increasing, Placer County’s updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, approved this week by the Board of Supervisors, offers a way forward to reduce the threat to lives and property while helping avoid costly disaster recovery expenses.  The plan, a partnership with cities and over 20 special districts, assesses the […]

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Placer County extends free public transportation services in North Lake Tahoe

AUBURN, Calif. October 27, 2021 – The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the extension of two free public transit programs provided by Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit, which services eastern Placer.  Following successful summer and fall pilot programs, the additional nearly $1.4 million will fund winter service of TART’s free on-demand microtransit […]

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Placer County Public Health to open additional community clinic for COVID vaccine

AUBURN, Calif. — To ensure continued robust access as additional populations become eligible for their primary immunization series or for boosters, Placer County Public Health will open a small COVID-19 vaccine community clinic next week, and is exploring a second site. The clinic in Roseville will be much smaller than previous mass operations @the Grounds, […]

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Placer County awards Wave Broadband $500,000 Last Mile Broadband grant

The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday awarded Astound Broadband LLC, dba Wave Broadband a $500,000 Last Mile Broadband Grant to expand high-speed internet service to the county’s rural communities. The grant funding will assist Wave Broadband with its $2.2M of proposed projects to develop and improve infrastructure to serve approximately 1,500 residences and […]

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Free Placer County flu shot clinics in October

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County Public Health will hold two flu shot clinics this year in partnership with community-based organizations. Residents are encouraged to get a flu shot through their regular health care provider or neighborhood pharmacy, but these free walk-up clinics provide another accessible option should anyone experience barriers. Shots will be available on […]

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Placer County Public Health first in California to receive new grant to expand Alzheimer’s initiative

Placer County Public Health has been selected by the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Association of County and City Health Officials as an inaugural grantee for the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map Strategists initiative – one of eight county recipients nationwide, and the only recipient in California. The new $41,219 in grant funding – on […]

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First human case of West Nile virus reported in Placer County this season

Placer County’s interim health officer, along with the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District, encourage residents to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, after a human case of West Nile virus was reported in Roseville today. “We are experiencing an average West Nile virus season in the county with 62 positive mosquito samples out of […]

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FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Centers for River Fire survivors to open Sept. 9-12

Placer and Nevada counties will continue their support for residents impacted by the River Fire with opportunities in both counties to connect with FEMA, CalOES and county representatives and apply for assistance.  FEMA’s Mobile Registration Intake Centers will open at the following locations: Placer County Finance Administration Building (Auburn)Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. – 7 […]