COVID-19 Letter to Volunteers

Department Of Transportation
Division Of Maintenance Ms-31
1120 N Street
P.O. Box 942873
Sacramento, California 94273-0001
Phone (916) 654-2926
Fax (916) 654-6016
TTY 711

April 20, 2020

Dear Adopt-A-Highway Group Leader:

Caltrans recognizes the hardships caused by COVID-19 and during this challenging time, please know that Caltrans continues its 24/7 commitment to our transportation system.  In response to Governor Newsome’s Executive Order N-33-20 proclaiming a State of Emergency and for Californians to stay at home or at place of residence and to only travel for essential goods or services, all Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) operations have been canceled until further notice. 

This letter supersedes the letter of March 24, 2020 that suspended all Adopt-A-Highway operations through April 30, 2020. 

Litter removal is a vital function in keeping the state’s highway system safe. It is also vital in keeping the state’s water supply clean. AAH participation is a big part in achieving this goal. I’m hoping we get back to normal AAH participation as soon as possible. 

As of now, we are still planning on the September cleanup, partnering with the California Coastal Cleanup. 

In anticipation that normal AAH operations will resume, another letter will be mailed informing volunteers at that time.

All Californians should continue to practice social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19, so we can all get through this crisis. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. Please visit the AAH website for updates regarding AAH operations. Again, I would like to thank you for your past and continued participation in the AAH Program.


Trent Manning
Statewide Coordinator
Adopt-A-Highway Program