Placer Resident Resources – COVID-19
November 18, 2020

Our top priority is the health and safety of residents and visitors to Placer County, and Visit Placer is committed to providing accurate and timely information about our destination.
Placer County Public Health Updates | California Department of Public Health Updates
Local City Information: Auburn | Lincoln | North Lake Tahoe | RocklinRoseville

Please visit our Travel Responsibly page for guidelines of safe travel.

As Placer County works to re-open safely, we welcome visitors back to the region and encourage you to travel responsibly for the health and safety of our residents and guests. All sectors of businesses – lodging properties, restaurants, wineries, breweries, retailers and activity providers – are following state and county guidance to re-open and operate safely.

On November 16, the State of California moved Placer County along with most other California counties backward in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework. Placer County is now in the purple tier, with increased restrictions taking effect. Go to covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy to see what’s open and the latest reopening guidance. As we head into the colder weather and people may be tempted to gather indoors, please continue to help slow the spread of disease in our community by opting for virtual gatherings when possible, and keeping any in-person gatherings small, outdoors and masked. Full details of Placer County’s current stage can be found HERE.

The Reopen Placer website contains tools and resources to help businesses reopen responsibly. Business sectors in Placer County that will be allowed to resume operations once they have implemented state reopening guidance.

The California Welcome Center, Auburn is open to assist local visitors. The Welcome Center, at 1103 High Street, Auburn, is open Tues-Sat, 9:30am-4:30pm. Please use the resources and links within the VisitPlacer.com website for local information. If you have any specific travel questions, please email info@visitplacer.com.

All Californians should wear face coverings in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible, as detailed in state guidance.

BUSINESS AND EMPLOYER RESOURCES
Immediate support and resources now available to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in Placer County. Click HERE for more information from the Placer County Business Resource Center.
Auburn Chamber of Commerce Business Resources
Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Business Resources
Loomis Chamber of Commerce Business Resources
North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce Business Resources
Rocklin Chamber of Commerce Business and Employee Resources
Roseville Chamber of Commerce Business and Employee Resources
Sierra Small Business Development Center offering FREE resources to small business in the Sierra that are being affected by the pandemic restrictions.
SBA Disaster Economic Injury Loan (DEIL) Application
US Chamber of Commerce – Save Small Business Fund Grants

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Outdoor activities including hiking, biking and running are acceptable as long as safe, physical distancing of 6 feet or more is maintained. Please be mindful of crowds along popular trails. Click HERE for a list of area hikes and trails. Hidden Falls Regional Park in Auburn remains open, with parking reservations required on weekends and holidays.

California State Parks has started opening vehicular traffic to select State Parks in California. Updates in Placer County include:
Auburn State Recreation Area – open to vehicular traffic and parking, including The Confluence – parking is still closed for Upper Lake Clementine and Yankee Jims Road; Folsom Lake State Recreation Area  – open to vehicular traffic at Granite Bay, Rattlesnake Bar and Beals Point. Motorized boating is permitted on Folsom Lake; Kings Beach State Recreation Area – very limited parking available. Tahoe State Recreation Area is open for existing campground reservations and limited walk-ins. For an updated list of full CA State Park closures, click HERE. Please do not illegally park in residential areas or block roadways.

New visitor guidelines as follows from California State Parks:

  • Stay Local: Stay close to home. Walk or bike into the park. Parking is very limited. Do not take road trips to parks and beaches or to neighboring states.
  • Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Watch for one-way trails.
  • Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park, beach or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
  • Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.
  • Stay Covered: If your county health orders require it, please be sure to wear face coverings when you cannot maintain a safe 6-foot distance from others.

Quarry Park Adventures in Rocklin has reopened with limited capacity and advance reservations recommended. Additional safety precautions are in place for all guests.

RESTAURANT OPERATIONS
Restaurants in Placer County may now operate outdoors only. Many Placer County restaurants have patio space available and additional outdoor spaces are being added where possible, along with increased takeout capacity and curbside pick-up and delivery. Purchasing gift certificates to local businesses and restaurants is a great way to support our local community now to use in the future when the situation calms down.

Local delivery services from Food Jets, Door Dash, Uber Eats, Chow Now, Grub Hub, and Postmates, among others can bring your local favorites to your door. Please check with each establishments to see where they deliver in your area.

Breweries | Wineries

FARMERS’ MARKETS
PlacerGROWN Farmers’ Markets continue to operate and are a reliable source for fresh, local produce and meat. All vendor booths have been appropriately spaced apart and no food sampling is allowed.
Auburn Market: Saturday, 8am-12pm, Auburn Courthouse parking lot
Roseville Market: Tuesday, 8:30am-1:30pm, Fountains at Roseville
Sierra Fresh Market: Wednesday, 8am-12pm, Lincoln Hills
Placer Farmer’s Marketplace: On-line farmers market featuring produce, poultry, meats and other artisan products. Order Mon/Tues for pick-up or delivery on Thursday evening in Lincoln.


BREWERIES
Breweries may operate outdoors only with modifications with the requirement of a sit-down meal purchase. Most breweries are offering food trucks on-site that meet this requirement.  Many breweries are still offering to-go beer sales and curbside pick-up as well.
Moonraker: open Mon/Tues, 11am-7pm; Wed/Thurs, 11am-8pm; Fri/Sat, 11am-9pm; Sun, 11am-8pm
Knee Deep Brewing: open Mon-Sun, 11am-9pm
Crooked Lane: open Mon-Sun, 11am-9pm
Slice Beer: To-go beer sales only – Mon-Wed, 12-7pm; Thurs, 12-8pm; Fri/Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun 11am-7pm
Out of Bounds: open Thurs, 4-8pm; Fri, 1-9pm; Sat, 12-8pm; Sun, 12-4pm
Moksa Brewing: open Mon-Wed, 3-9pm; Thurs, 3-10pm; Fri-Sun, 12-9pm
Monk’s Cellar: open Wed/Thurs, 3-9pm; Fri/Sat, 12-9pm; Sun 12-8pm
Loomis Basin Brewing: to-go beer sales only – Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm
Loomis Basin Gastropub: open Wed/Thurs, 11:30am-8:30pm; Fri/Sat, 11:30am-9:00pm; Sun, 11:30am-7pm
Goathouse Brewing: open Thurs/Fri, 2-6pm; Sat/Sun, 11am-5pm
Dueling Dogs Brewing: open Thurs/Fri, 3-6pm; Sat/Sun, 11am-5pm
Hillenbrand Farmhaus Brewery: open Fri/Sat, 1-8pm; Sun 1-7pm
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WINERIES
Wineries are permitted to operate outdoors only and many have space available to serve on patios and in the vineyards. Due to social distancing and capacity requirements, it is recommended that you call ahead when planning to visit.  Reservations are recommended and appreciated as most seating is first come, first served and can only be guaranteed with a reservation. Updated operations from individual wineries on the the Placer Wine Trail can be found HERE
Wise Villa: open Sun-Wed, 11am-5pm; Thurs-Sat, 11am-8pm including dine-in, reservations required.
Ciotti: open Fri-Sun 12-5pm
Dono Dal Cielo: open Thurs-Sun, 12-5pm
Lone Buffalo: open Fri-Sun, 12-5pm
Secret Ravine: open Fri-Sun, 12-5pm
Fawnridge: open Fri-Sun, 11am-5pm
PaZa: open Fri-Sun, 12-5pm
Bear River Winery Old Town: Wine purchase/pick-up, Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm. Meadow Vista winery: Sat, 12-5pm wine pick-up only
Vina Castellano: open Thurs-Sun, 11am-5pm
Casque: open Thurs-Sun, 11am-5pm
Mount Saint Joseph: Vin Uva tasting room in Granite Bay is open Wed-Thurs, 3:30-6:30pm, Fri-Sat, 4:30-8pm
Mt. Vernon: open Thurs-Sun, 11am-5pm
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ARTS COUNCIL OF PLACER COUNTY 
Virtual ways to support and participate in the arts, click HERE
At-home art activities and free and live virtual classes are available from Ooze Studio.
Placer County Museums has launched an online “Ask A Curator” program, click HERE