News & Updates ∙ September 9, 2020
County Unveils New Data Dashboards
Contra Costa Health Services introduced a new suite of data dashboards this week in an effort to better reflect California's new metrics for evaluating the progress of its counties in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

An important feature of the new dashboards is the date when a positive test result is recorded. Beginning this week, the county will count test results based on when the test was performed.

In addition, the turnaround time for all test results in Contra Costa County is now down to 2-4 days, and health officials say that same-day tests are available. Simply call to schedule an appointment: (844) 421-0804.

Since testing began, Contra Costa County has reported 14,885 positive cases, with 1,984 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.
Enjoy Parks Responsibly
The City of Concord wants all residents and visitors to enjoy the city's dozens of beautiful parks. However, some restrictions still apply due to the current health orders to protect our community from the spread of COVID-19.

The City's Parks & Recreation department urges everyone to heed the rules and enjoy Concord parks responsibly.

For more information about do's & don'ts, please visit the Parks & Rec web page.

In other Parks & Rec news, there is a new online registration activity guide filled with dozens of classes and enrichment activities for participants to enjoy.

Business Preparedness Resources
As California businesses begin to recover from the pandemic and the state battles another destructive wildfire season, it’s becoming even more imperative to take the necessary steps to prepare for any business interruption that may occur. That is why "Outsmart Disaster" is offering a free virtual workshop for small businesses on preparing for and recovering from disaster.

Outsmart Disaster is hosting two free workshops:
  • Tuesday, September 15, at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 17, at 5 p.m.

Get Disaster-Ready Via Text
September is National Preparedness Month. Listos (Ready) California wants every resident to be prepared for natural disasters.

Text "LISTOSCA" to 72345 to receive one text message per day at your preferred time over the course of one week. Each text message will include a tip to prepare for a disaster.

By the end of seven days you will have completed five easy and free steps to protect yourself and your family. Text messages are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean and Filipino.
Concord Live Continues
This week's "Concord Live!" will feature a mixologist lesson brought to you by Concord's new Parkside Bar & Grill.

Parkside not only has an incredible patio for outdoor seating located in the heart of the city at Todos Santos Plaza but also offers catering. They will set up a special catering menu to fit your needs.

Check out the happy hour cocktail lesson this Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. on our Facebook page, and visit them at www.parksideconcord.com.
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.
City of Concord | www.cityofconcord.org