Focus on Business:
Updates From City Hall
Public Health Order Updates
Sacramento County has ammended our Public Health Order, which has been updated to reflect the Governor's direction given yesterday regarding indoor operations in certain counties.

This update applies to all Citrus Heights businesses in the sectors listed below, and is in effect for at least 3 weeks. The following sectors are directed to close indoor operations:
  • Restaurants
  • Wineries and Tasting Rooms
  • Movie Theaters
  • Family Entertainment Centers
  • Zoos and Museums
  • Cardrooms

Industry sectors who are eligible to utilize outdoor operations are encouraged to do so. The City recently approved the Temporary Outdoor Program, which outlines guidelines for businesses to self certify outdoor practices.

Read more on the Temporary Outdoor Program below and view guidelines.

For more information regarding COVID-19, please visit:
Message From the Police Chief
Regarding Mask Enforcement
Dear Business Owners/Operators,
I want to start by thanking you for making our community home to your business – I know that the State and County’s health order updates have made things complicated and I am amazed at the adaptability and commitment to safety that I’ve witnessed among the majority of our Citrus Heights businesses.

Your Police Department is committed to keeping our workforce and community safe, as always. With limited resources, the Citrus Heights Police Department (CHPD) does not have the capacity to proactively enforce wearing masks in the general public, and broad enforcement would be difficult to achieve. However, CHPD encourages and supports business owner efforts to comply with the Public Health Order (PHO) and enforce your own rules on your property.

  • You may refuse to serve a customer for not complying with store rules.
  • You may also refuse to allow customers entrance or ask them to leave for failing to follow store rules, to include the PHO.
  • If a person refuses to leave your private property, CHPD can assist you with trespass advisement.
  • Beyond advisement, you may make a citizen’s arrest for trespassing, which CHPD would facilitate within the law. 
 
It is important to keep in mind that the PHO regarding the mandated wearing of face-coverings or masks has exemptions outlined within the order, and people should take care when dealing with a person who may have a legitimate need to not wear a face-covering or mask. CHPD encourages businesses and residents to follow the PHO guidelines by making themselves familiar with the most up to date PHO issued by the State by visiting their website at www.covid19.ca.gov , and Sacramento County Public Health Order by visiting their website at www.saccounty.net/COVID-19/ .
 
I am excited to share that our free mask program for local businesses has re-launched, in an effort to continue to support your operations during this time. In partnership with the City, the CHPD has given out more than 13,100 free face masks to local Citrus Heights businesses, and we’d like to continue to help those who have not received masks from us yet. Please email LoveLocal@CitrusHeights.net to learn more.
 
Lastly, with Fourth of July weekend in tow, I would be remiss if I didn’t remind you all to please celebrate safely. We will have additional officers partnering with Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District for the upcoming holiday weekend, and we’re reminding everyone to please utilize the non-emergency line (916) 727-5500 when possible, to keep 911 lines open for emergencies.
It is truly is an honor to serve this community, and I wish all of you a happy and safe holiday weekend.
 
Sincerely,
Chief Ron Lawrence
Citrus Heights Police Department
Join the Learn Local Campaign
The City is encouraging the community to #LoveLocal and #LearnLocal. We are collecting how-to videos and tutorials from you, our local businesses, to get the word out about your business and help build your rapport with our community.
 
We know that supporting Citrus Heights businesses is more important than ever, so while we make it easier for residents to shop local, we also want to promote your business expertise with an extension of the Love Local campaign. By participating in this hyper-local outreach effort, you’ll reach thousands of the City’s followers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, NextDoor, and beyond. 
 
Videos should be short, and explain something within your industry that our community would be interested in learning. They can be filmed on a smartphone, and should be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or a similar platform, for easy sharing! Once you have your video uploaded to a platform like YouTube or Vimeo, or on a cloud based app like DropBox or Google Drive, send a link to your video to LoveLocal@CitrusHeights.net .

If you have questions regarding video creation, please contact our Economic Development Division .
Temporary Outdoor Program
The City’s Temporary Outdoor Program (TOP) relaxes regulations concerning use of outdoor spaces for restaurant and retail businesses. This outdoor program aims to help Citrus Heights businesses adhere to current State and County health orders and guidelines.

To allow for timely implementation, businesses will not need a permit from the City to participate in TOP. City staff have created an easy-to-follow guide, providing detailed information and allowing businesses to self-certify.

Businesses wishing to participate should closely follow the guidelines provided.

To view the complete Temporary Outdoor Program guidelines, please clic k here.
For questions regarding this program, please contact the Planning Division at (916) 727-4740 or Planning@CitrusHeights.net.