News & Updates ∙ October 28, 2020
Contra Costa Moves into Orange Tier
The California Department of Public Health on Tuesday reassigned Contra Costa County to the less-restrictive orange tier of its Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Counties in the orange tier can allow:
  • Worship services and other cultural activities indoors at 50% occupancy or 200 people, whichever is fewer;
  • Indoor dining at 50% occupancy or 200 people, whichever is fewer;
  • Indoor swimming pools;
  • Bars and other businesses that sell alcohol without meals to open for outdoor operation;
  • Family entertainment centers to open indoors for “naturally distanced” activities, such as bowling alleys, escape rooms and climbing-wall gyms, at 25% occupancy;
  • Cardrooms to open indoors at 25% occupancy;
  • Small amusement parks to open at 25% of occupancy or 500 people, whichever is fewer;
  • Professional sports venues to open at 20% occupancy;
  • Live entertainment to open with no more than 50 people, if approved by the Health Officer.

For more information, please read the press release. Contra Costa residents can also call the COVID-19 call center at (844) 729-8410 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

Since testing began, Contra Costa County has reported 18,877 positive cases, with 2,510 positive cases in Concord. To review a demographic and geographic breakdown of cases, please see the County's COVID-19 dashboard.

For more information, please visit the County website. Residents can also call the Contra Costa County Coronavirus Call Center at (844) 729-8410 daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parks & Rec Seeks Input on Future Programs
The Concord Parks & Recreation Department is seeking your input on enrichment classes for youth and adults. If you have a suggestion for a new class, or you are interested in teaching one yourself, please fill out our survey. Classes with the most interest will be actively pursued starting in winter 2021.

Farmers' Market To-Go Boxes Now Available
The Concord Farmers' Market is excited to announce the inaugural Harvest2Home Farmers' Market Boxes beginning right here in Concord! A Harvest2Home box is filled with a mix of fresh fruits and vegetables selected by our Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association market managers alongside the farmers themselves. The contents vary from week to week to provide you with the freshest seasonal produce available.

The no-contact delivery service is a safe alternative for those who can't or don't want to shop in the market. You won't even need to get out of your car! You drive up, staff brings out your Harvest2Home box, and you’re on your way. Get your fresh produce with ease!
Home Match Contra Costa Helps Seniors
Home Match Contra Costa is calling all homeowners and renters. This program helps connect homeowners with people seeking an affordable place to live. Homeowners benefit from companionship, extra income, and sometimes even help around the house. For more information, please contact program staff at (925) 956-7385 or visit their website.

Halloween-Themed Concord Live
Enjoy some pre-Halloween fun this week on Concord Live! The City is partnering with the Concord Art Association to bring you live pumpkin painting. And, the winners of the City's recent pumpkin-decorating contest will be announced.

Find the supply list here and join the fun this Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.!
It's Election Season
The 2020 General Election is just days away. Vote-by-mail ballots have been sent out, and the County Elections office has installed 37 secure ballot drop boxes throughout the County, including three in Concord. One is located in the parking lot at the City's Civic Center: 1950 Parkside Drive, between Salvio Street and Willow Pass Road. (Follow the yellow arrow depicted here!)

This year, Concord voters in Districts 2 and 4 will each elect a City Councilmember to a four-year term, and all Concord voters will have the opportunity to vote on Measure V, Concord's locally controlled funding measure. 

Voters can use the City's interactive map to find their district, and refer to the City's Elections web page for more information. 

The County's Elections web page features additional information, including a list of all secure ballot boxes, vote-by-mail instructions, a list of early voting sites, and frequently asked questions. If you want to track your ballot to make sure it is received and counted, sign up at Where's My Ballot. 
Stay Informed
Stay up-to-date on news and information related to the local and state response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Information for businesses, frequently asked questions about City services, as well as City resources are available through our website.
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