Focus on Business:
Updates From City Hall
Economic Injury Disaster Loans
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) offered through the Small Business Administration (SBA) is still open and available for small businesses and non-profit organizations. 

EIDL is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. EIDL funds can be used to cover a wide array of working capital and normal operating expenses, such as continuation to health care benefits, rent, utilities, and fixed debt payments.

It should be noted that even sole proprietors and independent contractors qualify for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan. If you have already submitted an application for EIDL, please do not resubmit your application.

For more information on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and other COVID-19 relief, please visit the Small Business Administration.
FREE Sacramento County
COVID-19 Testing Centers
Critical COVID-19 testing with 72-hour results are available for Sacramento County residents and employees at community-based testing sites for free. 

Testing appointments are available regardless of U.S. citizenship or legal residency status for anyone 2 years and older (minors must be accompanied by a parent/guard​ian). Face masks/coverings must be worn at all testing sites, some masks will be available. Maintain physical distancing while in testing sites. Results will be available within three days of testing. Notification of results from StemExpress will be received via text or e-mail.


Sacramento County, through its partnership with StemExpress, has 10 community based testing sites (two per ​weekday) every week that:

  • Have available appointments
  • Free to residents regardless of insurance or citizenship status
  • Can test children 2 years or older
  • Test results within 72 hours (even on weekends)
  • Each site has 200-300 tests per day
Republic Services Citrus Heights
Photo Contest
We want to showcase community spirit in Citrus Heights!

Our residential garbage and recycling partner, Republic Services, is hosting a photo contest. Business owners and residents can submit their photos! Winning photos will be featured in the 2021 Republic Service annual customer service calendar, mailed out to residential customer households in December.

Share how you support the Citrus Heights community — from providing meals during COVID-19, business community service events, or recycling. We want you to see your photos!

Any Citrus Heights resident or business/business leader is encouraged to participate!

Entries and questions can be submitted to: register@republicservices.com.
Save the Date
State of the City Address
This year, the City of Citrus Heights will be hosting the 2020 State of the City Address virtually!

Please save the date for Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. and stay tuned for more details, including a registration link.

City Launches FlashVote
The City of Citrus Heights has launched FlashVote, a third-party, scientific survey platform that makes civic engagement accessible and easy. City staff are asking residents to sign up for the platform and provide about a minute per month of time to weigh-in on local topics by visiting FlashVote.com/CitrusHeights.

The City’s surveys will be five questions or less and take no more than one to two minutes to complete. The surveys will cover a wide range of topics such as COVID-19 recovery, budget, City services, and more.

When residents sign up, they get to select their preferred method of engagement: email, text, or phone call. Each person who signs up will receive a notification whenever there is a new City survey, and residents will have 48 hours to participate before voting closes. Once the survey is closed, anyone who participated will receive the results and will see how his or her responses compare to the group.