City News: Your Weekly Update
April 22, 2020
April 22, 2020 COVID-19 Cases
Sacramento County: 971
Folsom: 37

As of Wednesday, April 22, 2020, there are 37 reported COVID-19 cases in the City of Folsom and 971 in Sacramento County.

Folsom’s increased number of COVID-19 cases is attributed to increased scheduled testing over the past few days, and the number is likely to increase as more residents are tested. The increased number of positive cases in Folsom has not resulted in any deaths to date.
Sacramento County D epartment of Public Health is the lead agency managing the local COVID-19 public health emergency. For the latest public health information, including local confirmed cases, visit . The California Department of Public Health has released a list of skilled nursing facilities where COVID-19 cases have been reported involving either staff or residents. 

View real-time data on the Sacramento County's COVID-19 case dashboard at

Stay informed about City of Folsom COVID-19 information and updates at .
Pavement Resurfacing Project Begins This Week
Beginning the week of April 20, crews will resurface a number of Folsom's residential streets in the American River Canyon neighborhood with a slurry seal to prevent deterioration and improve drivability. Some of the work will involve a two-step process that requires temporary road and lane closures on two separate days a week apart. No street parking will be allowed on the days scheduled for slurry seal. Residents will be notified at least one week prior to closures that may affect them. The resurfacing project will be completed by May 15. The project is part of the city's ongoing pavement management program. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 916-461-6713.
Support Local Businesses
Help support Folsom’s small businesses and restaurants during the stay-at-home order. Here are some simple and easy things you can do:

  • Order Takeout or Delivery
  • Buy Gift Cards from Local Businesses
  • Shop Online or by Phone
  • Attend Virtual Classes or Appointments
For business and employee resources visit .
Check in With Older Adults 
Adults 65 years and older and people living in a nursing home or long-term care facility are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. People with loved ones in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other types of senior living facilities may be understandably concerned about their loved one’s risk of illness or feelings of loneliness.

Please check in and protect these vulnerable friends and family members. Follow the facilities’ protocol regarding in-person visits during this public health emergency, check in with your loved ones regularly with phone or video calls, and notify the facility and healthcare providers if you have concerns about your loved one’s health and mental conditions. The Folsom Fire Department makes regular visits to Folsom’s nursing homes and senior care facilities to ensure they have the necessary and appropriate public health information to protect the residents in their facilities from this virus.

The City of Folsom is closely monitoring the impacts of the COVID-19 virus and its effects on Folsom's senior citizens. Learn more at
Saratoga Way / Wilson Boulevard Extension Project Nears Completion 
A half-mile segment of roadways will significantly improve traffic flow between El Dorado Hills and Folsom when El Dorado County completes the Saratoga Way/Wilson Blvd Extension Project Wednesday, April 29. Saratoga Way travels a short distance westward from El Dorado Hills Boulevard, closely paralleling Highway 50 and connecting to Iron Point Road. Wilson Boulevard will extend from the north intersecting with Saratoga Way. When open, the Wilson Boulevard and the four-lane Saratoga Way extensions will provide a direct connection via Iron Point Road in Folsom and provide more efficient venues to access destinations within Folsom.
Be Safe, Keep Social Distance While Grocery Shopping 
While out grocery shopping keep yourself, other shoppers, and the store’s essential workers safe and healthy by following these tips:

  1. Only visit the grocery store when it’s essential. Be creative with what you already have at home before going to the store.
  2. Wash or disinfect your re-usable grocery bags after each use.
  3. Help reduce store crowding. Don’t bring extra people on your visit to the store if at all possible.
  4. Practice social distancing within the store. An average grocery cart is three feet long, so keep a distance of at least two grocery carts between you and others.
  5. Inspect produce with your eyes, not your hands. To avoid unnecessary handling of fruits and vegetables, use a produce bag to make your selection.
  6. Avoid unnecessary handling of all items in the store. Try not to pick up anything that you don’t intend to buy; let your eyes guide your choice.
  7. Don’t crowd the checkstand. Keep your distance from the person in front of you. As a reminder, some grocers have marked the floors in and around the checkout area to assist you in keeping a safe distance. Wait until the customer in front of you has finished collecting their groceries before unloading your groceries at the checkstand.
  8. Treat grocery employees with kindness. They are working hard to provide everyone with safe access to food and other essential supplies.
  9. Be aware of your store’s special hours or procedures. Many grocers are offering special shopping hours exclusively for seniors or other vulnerable populations. Visit for a list of Folsom grocery stores with senior shopping hours.
  10. Allow for extra time. Some stores are queuing customers outside their main entrance to reduce crowding within the store.
Fight the Bite 
Spring is in the air and so are mosquitoes! The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District reminds residents to protect themselves from mosquito-transmitted diseases. As temperatures warm up, conditions are perfect for mosquitoes to thrive. Now is a good time to inspect yards and patios to locate and drain any standing water from flowerpots, birth baths, tires, dog dishes, and other small sources where water can accumulate and breed mosquitoes. Reducing mosquitoes now will go a long way later in the season.
While COVID-19 is not transmitted by mosquitoes, they can certainly transmit a variety of other debilitating diseases, especially West Nile virus which is prevalent in California. Learn more at .
Folsom Public Library Celebrates National Library Week 
It’s National Library Week! Like many things, National Library Week looks a little different this year due to social distancing measures. However, the Folsom Public Library is still offering ways to celebrate and connect. Online mini storytimes are offered Tuesdays and Fridays and a weekly drawing lesson is held on Thursdays. The library has a collection of databases and online learning and reading products, and new products are added daily. New resources include animated, talking picture books; kindergarten-readiness programs; math programs; eBooks; streaming audiobooks; and much more. Online resources for job seekers, students, and people working from home have also been added.
Check out all the updates on the Folsom Public Library website or on social media: Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram
Virtual Recreation Center
Folsom Parks & Recreation’s Virtual Recreation Center provides resources for residents of all ages to keep active and engaged as we all do our part to stay at home and practice social distancing. Visit the site to find how-to videos for science projects and crafts, virtual storytimes, and other fun activities.
Stay Connected with Folsom Zoo Sanctuary Animals 
While the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary has been closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the animals are being well cared for by their zookeepers. Check in and connect with your favorite animals on the zoo sanctuary’s Facebook page
Zip Books…Your Library. Delivered. 
Zip Books is a way for you to request books that the Folsom Public Library or its partners do not own. Eligible books are purchased through and shipped directly to your home — at no cost to you! Visit the Zip Books page on the Folsom Public Library website for more information or to request a Zip Book. Zip Books is a statewide project of the NorthNet Library System, funded by the California State Library.
Make Homemade Ice Cream with the Folsom Parks & Recreation Department 
Learn to make ice cream at home in this week's  Folsom Parks & Recreation  Monday Morning Project video.
Harry Potter eBook Available 
Calling all current and future Harry Potter fans! There is unlimited access to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in April through the Folsom Public Library eBook collection. An online book club will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 on Facebook Live . Visit the library’s livestream to share your thoughts, ask questions, and interact with library staff as they lead the discussion about the first book in the Harry Potter series. 
Online and In-Person Services Available  
The City of Folsom offers many online services, including utility bill pay, a virtual recreation center, rebate applications, building plan permits, and much more. Folsom City Hall, located at 50 Natoma Street, is open to the public for in-person services from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Stay Informed
Comprehensive and up-to-the-minute Sacramento County Public Health information about COVID-19 can be found at

For the latest City of Folsom COVID-19 information and updates, visit Follow us online on  Facebook,   Twitter,   Instagram, and   Nextdoor.
Upcoming City Meetings
Traffic Safety Committee - CANCELED
April 23, 4 p.m.

City Council Meeting
April 28, 6:30 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the City of Folsom is allowing for remote public input during City Council meetings. Members of the public can provide input by email or phone:
  • Email comments to at least 30 minutes before the meeting, and the comments will be read aloud by the City Clerk at the meeting during the agenda item.
  • Participate in the meeting via teleconference. Email at least 30 minutes before the meeting to obtain call-in information.

Members of the public may continue to participate in the meeting in person at Folsom City Hall, 50 Natoma Street. Appropriate social distancing must be maintained at all times. Each speaker is allowed three minutes on a subject.

City Council Office Hours
Mayor's Office Hours
April 23, 2-5 p.m.

In light of the County's stay at home order, Mayor Sarah Aquino encourages you to call or email her with your questions, comments, or concerns. She may be reached at 916-798-5380 or .
Contact the City of Folsom's Communications Director
Christine Brainerd · · 916-461-6013 (office)

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