Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Sacramento County has proclaimed a public health emergency and a local emergency in its response to COVID-19, also known as 2019 novel coronavirus.
There is no higher priority to the Cosumnes CSD than the health and safety of our community and employees. The Cosumnes CSD has been following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, and the Sacramento County Public Health Department, to protect public health and fight the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
The latest Public Health Order continues to reinforce the direction that all individuals stay home as much as possible and carry on with social distancing protocols. The Health Order also acknowledges the state’s new guidance on face coverings.
Facility, Event, and Program Impacts
Because the situation continues to evolve rapidly, we may reevaluate and decide to modify these measures based on guidance from public health officials.
The following District facilities are closed to the public until further notice, including:
- Wackford Community Complex
- Cosumnes CSD Administration Building
- Laguna Town Hall
- Cosumnes Fire Department Headquarters
- Cosumnes Fire Stations
We are pleased to serve you by phone between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, at the numbers listed below:
- Parks and Recreation Department, (916) 405-5600
- Fire Department, (916) 405-7100
- Administrative Services Department, (916) 405-7150
- Park Maintenance Hotline, (916) 405-5688
Programs and Events:
- A number of virtual and in-person recreation programs are now available, including childcare, aquatics, sports and more.
- Small facility rentals, field rentals and picnic rentals will be postponed or canceled.
Participants in any programs that are canceled or postponed will receive a credit on their account during this time period. Rental fees for cancelled events will also be refunded, even if they are within the no-cancellation period.
Parks and Trails:
It remains permissible to go on a walk, exercise outside, and just get outdoors, so long as you follow Social Distancing Protocols, including not congregating in groups, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between you and other people, and staying home if you are sick.
Always keep a safe physical distance and follow CDC’s recommendations, including:
- Wash hands before and after being outdoors, carry hand sanitizer, do not use the parks or trails if you are sick, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
- Always observe social distancing of at least six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike. Wear a face covering when maintaining six feet of distance from others is not feasible.
- Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn.
- Bring a suitable trash bag. Leave no trash, take everything out to protect park workers.
- Bring your own play/sports equipment to the park and take it back home with you.
- Bring water or drinks. Avoid using public drinking fountains.
- Avoid playdates, team sports, or any activities that require physical or shared contact.
In compliance with State guidance, the following closures are in effect until further notice:
- Playgrounds and play equipment, including water play features and outdoor fitness equipment
- Large picnic shelters
- District board meetings will be live-streamed online on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.
Cosumnes Fire Mobile Integrated Health Program
The Cosumnes Fire Department has teamed up with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District and Sacramento Fire Department to launch a Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) Program. Cosumnes Fire launched its first unit at the beginning of April, and are currently responding to calls at the request of the Sacramento County Department of Public Health during the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, there are four Community Care Response Units provided by the Sacramento Area Fire Agencies.
These Community Care Response Units are considered a bridge between emergency medical care and local hospitals. It is intended to respond for call types where an individual may need urgent medical care but may not need to go to an emergency department. This will help keep people in their homes, receive prompt medical care, and in some cases, it will prevent them from having to go to the hospital all together.