News Flash

News & Announcements

Posted on: August 2, 2021

Face Coverings Required in Indoor Public Places

graphic of people wearing face covering

In an effort to slow the spread of the latest COVID surge and the highly contagious Delta variant, eight Bay Area health officers issued new health orders requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in public settings, with limited exceptions, beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 3. 

According to the press release from Contra Costa Health Services:

Vaccines remain the most powerful tool in the fight against COVID-19, including the Delta variant. Nonetheless, the Delta variant is infecting a small percentage of the vaccinated in the Bay Area — who still remain strongly protected against severe illness, hospitalization, and death. In those instances of infection in a vaccinated person, a face covering prevents further spread. Bay Area health officials urge all unvaccinated residents 12 and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

"We must act now to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our community. If you are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine and have not yet done so, please do not wait any longer," said Dr. Chris Farnitano, health officer for Contra Costa. "During July the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in our county increased 400%. Four out of five of the COVID patients we see are not vaccinated, even though only one out of five Contra Costa adults are not vaccinated."

These health orders aim to reduce community transmission of COVID-19 and protect everyone. Health officials are very concerned by the substantial levels of community transmission now found across the Bay Area, especially among unvaccinated people. In part, this is due to the widespread COVID-19 Delta variant, which is substantially more transmissible than previous forms of the virus. Recent information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also indicates that even fully vaccinated individuals can in some cases spread the Delta variant to others, and so indoor use of face coverings provides an important added layer of protection.

Read the full press release.

Read the health order.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News & Announcements

Winter/Spring 2023 Guide Cover

Winter/Spring Activity Guide is Here

Posted on: December 9, 2022
Exterior of City Council Chamber

ARPA Recommendations Meeting Postponed

Posted on: December 7, 2022
full city council standing at dais

Hoffmeister Selected as Concord's Mayor

Posted on: December 7, 2022
construction equipment doing work on Grant street

Statement on Nov. 16 Construction Fire

Posted on: November 21, 2022
hand with gloves holding needle and vile of flu vaccination medicine

New Omicron Booster Shots Available

Posted on: September 9, 2022
thermometer against blue sky and sunshine

UPDATED: Concord Offers Cooling Center

Posted on: August 31, 2022
Graphic of guitarist with words Sept. 8 Concert cancelled

Sept. 8 Music & Market Cancelled

Posted on: September 6, 2022
exterior of apartment complex

Anti-Harassment Ordinance Introduced

Posted on: June 16, 2022
smiling mother holding young daughter in swimming pool

Plan Now for Summer Fun

Posted on: April 12, 2022
open space at former concord naval weapons station

Negotiating Period Extended to May 25

Posted on: March 30, 2022
Concord Council Districts Map 2021

Redistricting Continues March 1

Posted on: March 1, 2022
federal stimulus check with words "investing in our community"

Feb. 23 Meeting Highlights Federal Funding

Posted on: February 19, 2022
map of concord showing evacuation zones

Concord Launches Zonehaven for Emergencies

Posted on: February 16, 2022
exterior of apartment complex

Notice of Public Hearing Feb. 22

Posted on: February 15, 2022
Concord Council Districts Map 2021

Concord Continues Redistricting Process

Posted on: January 27, 2022
organic recycling material, including coffee grounds, pizza crust and yard waste

Organics Recycling Law Takes Effect

Posted on: January 24, 2022
Dog running with toy in mouth

Dog Parks to Close for Maintenance

Posted on: January 12, 2022
Concord Council Districts Map 2021

Concord Continues Redistricting Process

Posted on: December 29, 2021
Mayor Dominic Aliano and Vice Mayor Laura Hoffmeister

Aliano Selected as Concord's New Mayor

Posted on: December 7, 2021
Concord Council Districts Map 2021

City Kicks Off Redistricting Process

Posted on: October 29, 2021
Exterior of City Council Chamber

Apply Now to Serve on Local Committee

Posted on: October 27, 2021
exterior of apartment complex

Help Plan Concord's Housing Future

Posted on: September 28, 2021
bunkers at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station

Council to Consider Base Reuse Agreement

Posted on: October 21, 2021
Ballot Drop Box Location Graphic - 1950 Park Side Dr,

Permanent Ballot Box at City Hall

Posted on: August 18, 2021
NNO Newsflash size Graphic

National Night Out is on August 3

Posted on: July 20, 2021
Door to City Hall propped open

City Facilities Reopened to Public

Posted on: July 13, 2021
caltrans Closure Map

Closures on Northbound SR-242

Posted on: July 8, 2021
children play in the water at a spray park playground

Concord Spray Park Reopens

Posted on: June 16, 2021
thermometer against blue sky and sunshine

UPDATED: Cooling Center Open June 18

Posted on: June 15, 2021
Kids Ages 12-15 Now Eligible fo Vaccine

Ages 12+ Now Eligible for Vaccine

Posted on: May 13, 2021
Oakgrove in Concord Vaccination site details

New Vaccination Clinic Opens 4/29

Posted on: April 25, 2021
County will advance to red tier on Wednesday April 7

County Advances to Orange Tier

Posted on: April 6, 2021
grocery store employee scans items

Concord Passes Hazard Pay Ordinance

Posted on: April 2, 2021
2455 Project Limits Map

3/31 Virtual Community Meeting

Posted on: March 22, 2021
SF Bay Challenge Graphic (2) (1)

$500 Grants Available For Businesses

Posted on: February 26, 2021
Concord Mayor Tim McGallian advertisement for State of the City event

Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

Posted on: February 24, 2021
Free COVID-19 and Antibody Testing

Free COVID-19 and Antibody Testing

Posted on: February 11, 2021
dog laying on their back, playing with a ball

Dog Parks to Close for Maintenance

Posted on: February 8, 2021
Flooding parking lot

Prepare for Winter Storm

Posted on: January 23, 2021
ADA Curb Ramp

ADA Curb Ramps Coming Soon

Posted on: January 20, 2021
graphic image of microphone and sound waves

City Launches Podcast

Posted on: January 11, 2021
bunkers at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station

Jan. 7 Meeting Cancelled

Posted on: December 22, 2020
No smoking_graphic

Smoking Ban Goes into Effect Jan. 1

Posted on: December 8, 2020
social media icons

Tools to Keep You Informed

Posted on: August 21, 2020
stay home order graphic

Stay-Home Order Extended to May 31

Posted on: April 29, 2020
Eviction Moratorium Graphic

Details about Eviction Moratorium

Posted on: April 2, 2020
Police Chief Guy Swanger

Chief Swanger Retires

Posted on: April 2, 2020
Stay home graphic

Stay Home Order Extended to May 3

Posted on: March 31, 2020
Concord BART Station

New BART Schedule

Posted on: February 24, 2020
Hands texting 911 on a cell phone

Text-to-911 Available Sept. 16

Posted on: September 12, 2019
Two employees working, text reads "Prioritizing our Tomorrow"

Community Meetings Announced

Posted on: September 17, 2019