Reopening Rancho Cordova
There are four stages to reopening California, and we are currently in Stage 2.
Click here for questions and answers about Stage 2 and the New Public Health Order.
Click here for a fact sheet on why wear a face covering.
Select one of the buttons below to access resources available to our community. If you have any edits to your resource listing or a resource addition, please email the city here.
Executive Order to Allow Retailers to Provide Bags Without Charge
On Thursday, April 23, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to temporarily allow retailers, particularly grocery stores, to provide customers with bags without charge. Click here to learn more.
Temporary Moratorium on the Evictions of Residential and Commercial Tenants
On March 27, 2020, the City Council voted in favor of halting evictions for residential and commercial tenants during this crisis. Read the residential urgency ordinance here. Click here for a fact sheet on the temporary moratorium. For more information, contact the city's Renter's Helpline Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 5 PM at 916-389-7877.
Modified Waste Services and Programs
State and county governments have given us health orders to stay home to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus and save lives, and we love how Rancho Cordovans are stepping up and taking this responsibility seriously. In alignment with this effort, Republic Services, Inc. is modifying its services to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
- Additional trash pickups: While you are at home, doing your part to help #FlattenTheCurve, your family may generate more waste than usual. If you need an additional pickup of your trash bin, please contact Republic Services on your regular collection day at 916.638.9000. Also, please remember that properly placing materials in your recycle and yard waste bins will help save space in your trash bin. Additional trash bin pickups will be provided at no charge.
Click here to learn more about how to properly dispose of waste during this time or contact Republic Services at 916.638.9000.
Cordova Recreation & Park District Updates
Click here to stay updated on the latest adjustments to operations from the Cordova Recreation & Park District.
How to Respond to Found Animals
Due to the stay-at-home Sacramento County Public Health Order issued on March 19, 2020, the Sacramento SPCA is ceasing all public-facing services. Under normal circumstances, the Sacramento SPCA takes in found and stray animals in Rancho Cordova; however, due to the County’s Public Health Order, these processes have changed. Learn how to respond to found animals by clicking here.
Other Resources and Information
Following is other important information from the regional and statewide level, as well as hotlines and additional resources.
Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station Updates
The household hazardous waste drop off facility and administrative office at the Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station will be closed until further notice. Public drop off for solid waste and recycle will remain open until further notice. Learn more
Prevent Costly Sewer Problems
The COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic has resulted in limited availability of some paper products such as toilet paper. As a result, wipes, rags and paper towels are being flushed into the sewer system. The Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD), the region’s sewage collection utility, is reminding everyone to flush only toilet paper and human waste—nothing else. Products other than toilet paper, including “flushable wipes” put sewer pipes at risk of becoming clogged. If you have questions or need immediate assistance, contact SASD at 916.875.6730. Click here to learn more.
Gig Workers Collective
Click here to see a list of resources made available by Gig Workers Collective, a pending 501(c)(3) organization that helps gig economy workers, from Instacart Shoppers to Lyft Drivers..
California DMV Offices
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) field offices will be temporarily closed to the public beginning March 27 and will reopen, virtually, on April 2. Learn more about virtual DMV offices at virtual.dmv.ca.gov. Online services will continue to be available at dmv.ca.gov. Click here to learn more.
On April 1, 2020 the DMV also announced that seniors with an expiring driver license will receive a 120-day extension in the mail during the COVID-19 crisis. Also, those with safe driving records whose last DMV visit was 15 years ago will not be required to renew in person for the next 60 days and will be able to renew online or by mail. Click here to learn more.
Sacramento County Hotline
Sacramento County Public Health has a COVID-19 hotline available for Sacramento County residents by calling 916.875.2400. The hotline assists with general questions, referrals for frequently asked questions, specimen (testing) collection appointments, guidance on whether a business is essential or non-essential, and more.
California Senior Hotline
In an effort to help elderly Californians vulnerable to the emotional toll isolation can bring, Governor Newsom has called on citizens to make five calls a day to check on seniors. The Governor also announced a hotline for seniors seeking services: 1.833.544.2374.
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline
If you or a family member is experiencing emotional distress surrounding COVID-19/coronavirus, connect with a trained crisis counselor on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or by texting TalkWithUs to 66746. This is a national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any disaster. This is a toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service and it is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Click here to learn more.
FREE COVID-19/No Symptom Testing Now Available
Anyone 18 years or older living in Sacramento County can receive free testing for COVID-19--even if they have no symptoms--simply by completing this screening survey: https://www.projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19/eligibility/.
Once the survey is completed, participants will be eligible for an appointment at the Mobile Testing Site at Cal Expo.
- This testing site is not intended for people experiencing severe symptoms, such as severe cough, severe shortness of breath, severe fever, or other concerning symptoms that would require more immediate medical care.
- There is no medical care provided on-site.
- No walk-up appointments will be accepted. Participants must complete the survey.
- Participants must come to their appointment in a car that has windows that roll up in order to protect both the patient and the onsite workers.
COVID-19 Testing Sites in California
The State has launched a new website for COVID-19 testing sites throughout California. To find a COVID-19 testing site near you, click here.
Apple COVID-19 Screening Resource
Apple in partnership with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House and FEMA developed a screening tool to help you understand what to do next about COVID-19.
Mental Health Resources and Strategies
During these times of uncertainty, many of us may be experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. It is important to find resources and strategies to help you maintain your mental health during these times. If you know someone who is struggling, reach out and ask how they are feeling. If you are struggling and need to talk, simply call, 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Here are a few additional local and state resources that are available:
- Stop Stigma Sacramento
- Resources from Sacramento County Public Health
- Tips for Managing Your Stress from the State of California
- Emotional Health Resources from the State of California
Coronavirus Fact vs. Myth
FEMA has set up a website here to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Stop the Spread from Sutter Health
Sutter physicians explain why social distancing is so critical to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Watch the video here.
The Department of Justice is remaining vigilant in detecting, investigating and prosecuting wrongdoing related to the crisis. Find out how you can protect yourself and helpful resources on DOJ’s Coronavirus Fraud Prevention website here. The Federal Trade Commission has also established a website here with helpful information to help consumers avoid coronavirus-related scams.
The State of California is currently under the Governor’s declaration of a public health emergency due to the COVID-19 Virus. Whenever federal, state or local authorities declare a state of emergency, the criminal penalties for common shoplifting and theft are greatly enhanced under California’s looting law.
California Penal Code section 463 makes violations of this law punishable criminally by incarceration in county jail prison for up to three years and a fine of up to $10,000, with a mandatory minimum sentence of six months in county jail. If the stolen item is a firearm, the sentence shall be served in state prison. The statute applies to any person entering any building or structure with the intent to steal any property, no matter its value.
The State of California is currently under the Governor’s declaration of a public health emergency due to the COVID-19 Virus. Whenever federal, state or local authorities declare a state of emergency, it is unlawful to raise prices for essential consumer goods and services by more than 10% of the existing prices immediately prior to the declaration of emergency. Complaints regarding price gouging can be filed with the District Attorney’s Office Consumer Protection Division here.
In addition, be mindful of any products or services that falsely claim to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, nor is there a medicine that treats or cures coronavirus. Individuals who have been the victim of a falsely advertised product that claims to treatment, test, or cure coronavirus are encouraged to file a complaint through the California Attorney General’s website here.