Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Update from Cosumnes CSD

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.

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May 22, 2020

As a result of Sacramento County’s Public Health Order revised today, current closures and guidelines at Cosumnes CSD parks and facilities will remain in place until further notice.

We’ll be taking this time to work with Sacramento County Public Health and gather the latest information to determine what summer recreational activities will be allowed, and how we can align our offerings and practices with safety guidelines.

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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.  We will communicate any changes with you as we normally would.

District Facilities:

All District facilities, including community centers and swimming pools, are closed to the public until further notice, including:

  • Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex
  • Cosumnes CSD Administration Building
  • Elk Grove Aquatics Center
  • 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:

  • All in-person recreation programs are postponed or canceled, with the exception of Kid Central Childcare.
  • A number of virtual recreation programs are now available.
  • All events are postponed or canceled through May 31.
  • 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:

Public health officials recognize that social distancing can take a toll during these high-stress and anxiety-producing public health emergencies. It remains permissible to go on a walk, exercise outside, and just get outdoors, so long as you do not congregate in a group and maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you and other people.

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 CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike. 
  • 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.

The following closures are in effect until further notice:

  • Playgrounds and play equipment, including water play features and outdoor fitness equipment
  • Picnic shelters
  • Skate parks and bike park

The following are open as long as users comply with Social Distancing Requirements:

  • Parks and trails for passive recreation, alone or with members of the same household unit
  • Emerald Lakes Golf Course and driving range
  • Athletic fields for non-contact sports or recreational activities, with members of the same household unit
  • Tennis and pickleball courts
  • Disc golf at Elk Grove Park
  • Fishing at Elk Grove Park
  • Dog parks

Board Meetings:

  • District board meetings will be held remotely and can be live-streamed online.  

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.

Sacramento Regional Fire Agencies Mobile Integrated Health Unit Statistics

The Sacramento Regional Fire Agencies Mobile Integrated Health Program (SACMIH) is a collaborative partnership between the participating fire agencies and the Sacramento County Department of Public Health (Sac DPH). Sac DPH provides daily direction to the program on community care needs and the units then respond in a task force configuration or separately.

The number of weekly patient contacts by the SACMIH Program are as follows:

  • April 27 - May 1: 356 patient contacts*
  • May 4 - May 8: 284 patient contacts*
  • May 11 - May 15: 326 patient contacts*

*Patient contacts inclusive of all units within the SACMIH Program; This information is subject to revision upon further information and analysis becoming available.

Partner Agencies

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