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.
Elk Grove officials are stepping up safety measures to discourage large gatherings and slow the spread of COVID-19 within the city. The Cosumnes CSD announced today that they will close public playgrounds, sports fields and courts, and other park amenities at the 98 parks in Elk Grove.
As of today, there are 31 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Elk Grove and 265 cases in Sacramento County. Two of the eight COVID-19 deaths in the county to date were residents of Elk Grove. As health officials brace for an anticipated increase in confirmed cases county-wide over the next two weeks, local agencies are working hard to balance the stay-at-home directive with the fact that outdoor, recreational activities remain permissible under Sacramento County’s Public Health Order.
“Outdoor recreation continues to be an important way for people to stay healthy and manage stress, but we must do it safely and with proper physical distancing,” said Joshua Green, General Manager for Cosumnes CSD. “After careful consideration, we determined that we must provide clear guidance to Elk Grove residents, followed by visible actions, to keep people safe and slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”
While athletic fields, sport courts, playgrounds and play equipment, skate parks, and group picnic shelters are closed, Elk Grove parks and trails remain open for “passive recreation” such as walking, running and biking. Visitors are advised not to congregate in groups and to maintain at least six feet of distance from other people.
To report violations of the public health order, Sacramento County residents may call 311. For more information about Sacramento County’s COVID-19 cases and public health orders, visit the Sacramento County website.
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region continues to swell, health officials are deeply concerned about being able to handle a huge influx of new patients at clinics and hospitals. As of March 19, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., the Sacramento County Health Officer is directing all individuals living in the county to stay at home except for essential activities. Find more information and the full legal order from Sacramento County.
Following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, and the Sacramento County Public Health Department, the Cosumnes Community Services District has taken additional steps to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Yesterday, the California Department of Public Health issued new guidance to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19, including prohibiting all gatherings of any size anywhere in the state, effective immediately and lasting until the department provides further guidance.
Notice of the changes below will be posted and updated on this webpage, the District’s Facebook accounts managed by individual programs and events, and by email to registered participants.
The following Cosumnes CSD facilities, events and programs are closed until further notice. 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.
All District facilities are closed to the public until further notice, including:
While our facilities are closed, 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:
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. Please give us a call at (916) 405-5600 for any questions.
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:
The following closures begin on April 1 and will remain in effect until further notice: