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Dine at Home Sacramento Meal Program for Seniors

July 2, 2020 

The new Dine at Home Sacramento program provides prepared and delivered meals for qualifying adults age 60 and older. The program is designed to minimize exposure to COVID-19 for high-risk individuals age 60+ by reducing their need to shop in public venues for food.

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Fireworks Safety Tips

June 30, 2020 

Fourth of July fireworks are a favorite Folsom tradition. However, fireworks can quickly become dangerous if proper precautions are not taken. With a little care and common sense, fireworks can be a safe and fun activity for everyone. The Folsom Fire Department offers these important tips to stay safe this Fourth of July.

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Vegetation Fire

June 29, 2020 

FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District responded to a vegetation fire behind 1200 Riley Street. Initial reports indicated the fire involved grass and thick brush. A total of five fire engines and one chief officer were dispatched to the incident.

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Lap Swim is Open at the Aquatic Center

June 17, 2020 

The Steve Miklos Aquatic Center reopened June 16 for lap swim in the 50-meter pool. Morning lap swim is available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and evening lap swim is available from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Local Roadway Safety Plan

June 11, 2020 

The City of Folsom is looking for the community’s input to help develop its first comprehensive Local Roadway Safety Plan, which provides a framework for identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing local roadway safety improvements.

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Vegetation Fire

June 10, 2020 

FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department responded to a vegetation fire located in the 700 block of Christina Court in Folsom, CA. Initial reports indicated the fire involved grass and was endangering a home under construction. A total of three fire engines and one chief officer were dispatched to the incident.

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Vegetation Fire

June 4, 2020 

FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department, El Dorado Hills Fire District, and Sac Metro Fire District responded to a vegetation fire located along East Bidwell between College Parkway and Oak Avenue Parkway in Folsom, CA. Initial reports indicated the fire involved grass under powerlines. A total of six fire engines and one chief officer were dispatched to the incident.

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Structure Fire

May 29, 2020 

FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District responded to a reported residential structure fire in the 9000 block of Valley Pines Drive.

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Vegetation Fire

May 27, 2020 

FOLSOM, CA- Firefighters from the City of Folsom Fire Department responded to a vegetation fire at approximately 10:20 a.m. located at Listowe Drive and Serpa Way in Folsom, CA. Initial reports indicated the fire involved grass on a hillside within the neighborhood. A total of four fire engines and one chief officer were dispatched to the incident.

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Proper Prescription Drug Disposal Tips

May 20, 2020 

The Folsom Police Department reminds residents that properly disposing of medications is key to preventing misuse and abuse of prescription medications. The police department lobby is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so residents should bring their prescription medications to another facility for disposal or dispose of the medications at home.

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Folsom Sees Spike in Waste and Recycling Collections

May 20, 2020 

The City of Folsom Solid Waste Division has seen a 15 percent increase in trash and a 20 percent spike in recycling during the stay-at-home orders. The increase can be attributed to residents eating more meals at home, working on home projects, and doing more yard work.

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Trail Safety and Etiquette

May 20, 2020 

Folsom’s 50+ miles of beautiful recreational trails are shared by cyclists and pedestrians; safety and courtesy make for a positive experience for all trail users.

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Supporting a Phased Reopening of Businesses

May 11, 2020 

The City of Folsom stands ready to support the phased reopening of local businesses. Here are some of the tools available to help businesses reopen once authorization is announced by Governor Gavin Newsom and Sacramento County Department of Public Health Services. We encourage you to plan and prepare in advance for a safe and prosperous reopening.

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Folsom City Manager Issues Emergency Order to Increase Access to Non-Contact Recreational Amenities, Support Local Businesses

May 1, 2020 

Folsom City Manager Elaine Andersen issued a fourth Emergency Order on May 1, 2020 to support local businesses and residents facing challenges due to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. In the interest of balancing the efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and the public’s needs for greater recreational opportunities, the Emergency Order also allows for the reopening of selected non-contact recreational facilities and amenities.

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City of Folsom Utility Relief Programs

April 29, 2020 

The City of Folsom is committed to providing reliable water and waste disposal service to our customers. We also understand that many are facing severe challenges due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The City of Folsom offers several residential and business assistance programs designed to help during this difficult time.

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Wildlife in Folsom

April 27, 2020 

As the weather warms up and more residents are out walking, running, and biking during the stay-at-home order, it is important to be aware of the wildlife we share our trails with. Rattlesnakes, mountain lions, bobcats and coyotes are just a few animals that live among us in Folsom.

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Fight the Bite

April 23, 2020 

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.

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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 16, 2020 

Dispatchers are often the first in line in emergency service response – the calming voice you hear when you are hurt, in danger, or need help fast. The week of April 14 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, which honors the women and men who answer 911 emergency calls and dispatch police, fire, and paramedic personnel that provide life-saving assistance.

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Park Patrol Program

April 16, 2020 

The City of Folsom started a Park Patrol program to help educate people in our parks about social distancing and closure requirements.

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National Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week

April 16, 2020 

This year's National Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week is an especially important one, as animal control officers and shelter staff everywhere continue to work on the frontlines to navigate the unexpected challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Outdoor Recreation Guidelines

April 10, 2020 

Nature breaks – going outside for some fresh air and a change of scenery – can do wonders to improve our mood. The current Sacramento County Public Health Order allows you to engage in outdoor activity, and at this time, Folsom’s 48 parks and 50 miles of recreational trails remain open.

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Sacramento County COVID-19 Public Health Order Extended

April 8, 2020 

The Sacramento County Public Health Officer has extended the countywide stay-at-home order through May 1 in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Public Health Order reinforces the direction for all individuals to stay home and has additional clarifications and directives.

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CDC Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings

April 3, 2020 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced today that cloth face coverings – such as bandanas, t-shirts, or homemade cloth coverings – are now recommended for people leaving the house for essential activities, such as buying food or obtaining medication.

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