In response to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and reported cases within our county, the City of Concord is following the guidance of local, state and federal health agencies. We will update this page regularly to provide information about what the City and our regional partners are doing to address this global health crisis.
UPDATE: JUNE 29, 2020
Effective June 17, Contra Costa County to Allow Hair Salons and Barber Shops to Reopen, Guidelines for Pools and Indoor Funerals and Religious Services Updated to Match State Guidance
County Press Release
Updated Health Orders
Outdoor Dining, Pools, Outdoor Religious Services Allowed to Resume Operations
County Press Release
Updated Health Orders
Chart of Re-Openings To-Date
Additional Businesses Reopening Beginning June 3
Contra Costa County residents can go back to work, shop at local retail stores, get childcare and hang out with small groups of loved ones
Contra Costa County to Begin Allowing Curbside Retail on May 19
Joint Statement from Bay Area Health Officers Regarding Significant Progress on COVID-19 Indicators and Next Steps for Reopening
County Order Still in Effect Despite Loosening of State Restrictions
Changes to Current Order to be Evaluated at Local, Regional Level
April 29, 2020: Shelter-in-Place Order Extended
Contra Costa County announces extension of shelter-in-place order through May
Read the Official Order
April 27, 2020: New Resources for Local Businesses
Concord Forward: How the City of Concord is Supporting Local Business | Concord Business Directory
April 22, 2020: Free drive-in COVID-19 testing for Contra Costa residents with symptoms is now available, results available within 5 days. For Appointments Call: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (844) 421-0804 Additional Resources: https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org
- Contra Costa Health, Order Requiring Face Coverings (April 17, 2020)
- Frequently Asked Questions | Español
- Social Distancing Protocol
In keeping with the March 12, 2020 executive order issued by Governor Newsom, all residents are to heed any orders and guidance of state and local public health officials, including but not limited to the imposition of social distancing measures, to control the spread of COVID-19.
In an extraordinary effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the City of Concord will implement the following, effective immediately and going through May 31, 2020:
- Cancel all indoor and outdoor City-sponsored programs, classes, activities and events.
- Suspend all preschool programs.
- Cancel all indoor and outdoor City facility rentals.
- Close indoor recreation facilities to the public: Concord Senior Center, Centre Concord, Willow Pass Center, and Concord Community Pool.
- Close certain outdoor recreation facilities to the public; including park restroom facilities, basketball, and bocce courts.
- Picnic tables, barbecues and dog parks were reopened on June 5, 2020.
- Pickleball and Tennis Courts reopened with certain restrictions on May 4, 2020.)
- Limit access to other public buildings, including the Police Department and City Hall to adhere to 6-foot social distancing mandates for the health and safety of the public and City employees.
- Move Farmer’s Market to Concord High School.
- The Concord Skate Park was reopened with certain restrictions on May 4, 2020. Users must adhere to 6-foot social distancing mandate and wear a mask.
- Diablo Creek Golf Course was reopened with certain restrictions on May 4, 2020. See Diablo Creek Golf Course website to schedule your tee time.
- Cancel all non-essential public meetings.
The City will regularly reevaluate its COVID-19 response measures, and they may be modified or prolonged as needed.
- DIABLO CREEK GOLF COURSE
- PARK & SPORT FACILITIES
- CONCORD COMMUNITY POOL
- CONCORD SENIOR CENTER
- ACTIVITIES & CLASSES
- COMMUNITY CENTERS
- CAMP CONCORD
Diablo Creek Golf Course reopened on Monday, May 4, 2020, per the County Health Order. Please visit the Diablo Creek Golf Course website for more details.
CITY PARKS AND OPEN SPACE
If you visit a park, beach, or other open space area, you must follow any restrictions that the local authorities or managers have in place for that area. These restrictions might include measures like closing parking areas, restricting car access, limiting the number of visitors, or closing the area to public access entirely.
You are not allowed to use recreational areas with high-touch equipment or areas for gathering outside of your residence. This includes playgrounds, drinking fountains, and outdoor gym equipment.
COncord Skate park
The Concord Skate Park re-opened with certain restrictions on May 4, 2020. Park users must adhere to 6 foot social distancing mandate.
GROUP PICNIC FACILITIES
Picnic and BBQ areas may be used by household or living units only. Group picnic facilities are closed to the general public for larger group events or gatherings outside your family unit until further notice. All private events and City organized activities, classes and events have been cancelled until further notice.
All Adult Softball League games and sport facility reservations have been cancelled until further notice.
All basketball and bocce courts are closed until further notice.
Pickleball and tennis courts reopened with certain restrictions on May 4, 2020. Court facilities are available for unorganized, recreational play only. League play and/or reserved use is currently prohibited. Click here for rules.
All private events and City organized leagues, activities, classes and events have been cancelled until further notice.
Athletic facility reservation staff will be available to assist you via email at email@example.com.
Concord Community Pool
City of Concord Aquatics Staff are reviewing the requirements from the Contra Costa County order to open outdoor swimming pools to ensure we are in compliance. In addition, we are awaiting the arrival of necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and need time to train staff on new rescue protocols and facility procedures. Our goal is to have swimmers back in the water as soon as we are able to and we thank you for your patience. The safety of our patrons and staff is our top priority.
Contact the pool by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concord Senior Center
The Concord Senior Center is closed to the general public until further notice. All private events and City organized activities, classes and events have been cancelled.
Senior Center staff will be available to assist you over the phone during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. by calling (925) 671-3320.
City staff will continue to facilitate the distribution of meals through the CC Café Senior Nutrition program. Meals must be ordered ahead of time. Concord’s CC-Cafe registered participants need to call 925-825-1488 and leave a message. Meals-on-Wheels Diablo Region staff will respond to those calls.
Activities & Classes
Many City-sponsored programs, classes, activities and events have been cancelled or modified to meet county health guidelines. Virtual classes and camps via the Zoom platform are available for registration here. A variety of summer camps can be found here.
Activities & Classes that have already started
City of Concord Parks & Recreation will automatically issue pro-rated refunds for anyone registered for a program that was not able to be completed due to the public health concern of the Coronavirus. The refund process may take 4-6 weeks to complete due to program volume. We thank you in advance for your patience.
Activities & Classes, starting after May 31, 2020
If you wish to drop a class or transfer to another session, call us at least five (5) full working days before the start date for a refund or credit.
Questions & information
Please contact us by email at Concord.Registration@cityofconcord.org
All community centers are closed to the general public until further notice. All private events and City organized activities, classes and events have been cancelled through June 30, 2020.
Centre Concord is closed. Please email email@example.com.
Please contact Raquel Diaz by calling (925) 671-3324 for all questions regarding the City of Concord’s Preschool Programs.
Willow Pass Community Center
Willow Pass Center is closed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All community centers and Facilities including Camp Concord are closed to the general public until further notice. All private events and City organized activities, classes and events have been cancelled.
Please contact the Camp Director Matthew Fragoso via email email@example.com or by calling (925) 671-3006 for all questions regarding the City of Concord’s Camp Concord Facility and Programs.
Minimize Your Risk
According to health officials, you can minimize your risk of becoming infected or spreading COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses by:
- Washing your hands with soap and water frequently, and using alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available
- Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the crook of your elbow (not your hands)
- Staying home from school or work when you are sick
- Plan ahead for childcare in case children get sick and need to stay home from school
- Avoiding travel when you are sick
- Avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands
- Limiting unnecessary trips and avoid crowded public spaces when possible
- Telecommuting when possible
- If you are sick, wear a mask when you go out in public or visit the doctor