News & Updates ∙ July 22, 2020
Cases Spike in Bay Area, Throughout California
Counties throughout California continue to be cautious with their reopening plans as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to spike around the state.

According to an article in the East Bay Times:
"The total number of currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients went over 7,000 for the first time of the crisis, occupying nearly 10% of California’s hospital beds, the largest portion of the state’s medical services to date. Since this time last month, the state’s COVID-positive hospital patients have nearly doubled, from 3,574 on June 20 to 7,091 now, while the Bay Area has seen a 219% increase in that time. Hospitalizations here also hit a new high Monday, with 740 patients currently receiving care in regional medical facilities, up from 232 a month ago."

As of July 22, Contra Costa County has 6,202 known cases, with 700 positive cases in Concord. To review a demographic and geographic breakdown of cases, please see the County's COVID-19 dashboard.

To help local residents better understand what kind of businesses and activities are currently allowed to operate, Contra Costa Health Services released an updated "Openings at a Glance" document.

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.
Protect Yourself and Others
As you are out and about in the community, walking your dog, enjoying the sunshine and supporting local businesses, please remember to protect yourself and others by wearing a face covering and staying at least 6 feet away from people who do not live in your household.

Remember, we're all in this together! Thank you for doing your part.
Eviction Moratorium Extended to Sept. 30
On June 30, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-71-20, which extends the Executive Order N-28-20 timeframes for tenant protections against residential and commercial evictions if failure to pay rent is COVID-19 related. Concord’s urgency ordinance was drafted to be concurrent with Executive Order N-28-20, and states that it will be automatically extended if the Governor extends the timeframe of that order or its tenant protections. That means Concord’s ordinance is now effective through September 30, 2020. 

On March 25, 2020, the Concord City Council adopted an urgency ordinance imposing a temporary moratorium on evictions for failure to pay rent, utilities, late fees and penalties for residential and commercial tenants in the City who are experiencing a substantial decrease in household or business income caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ordinance also imposes a moratorium on rent increases for those properties not exempt under State Legislation AB-1482.

The  Urgency Ordinance is effective March 25, 2020- September 30, 2020.

Learn more at the City of Concord's Housing web page , where you can find a handy fact sheet with information and resources in English and Spanish.
Paint Like an Abstract Expressionist
"Concord Live!," in partnership with the  Concord Art Association,  will be going live on the City of Concord's Facebook page this Thursday, July 23 with the incredible Colleen Gianatiempo for a paint along party! This fun, beginner-friendly class will show you new techniques to explore your creativity. Check out Colleen's website!

Find the supplies list on our Facebook page.
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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