News & Updates ∙ May 12, 2020
Hello City of Concord residents, businesses and friends,

To help keep you informed about what the City of Concord is doing in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we've created this electronic newsletter, which we will send out in addition to posting news and information on our City website and through our social media channels. If you do not already follow us, please do so. Links can be found at the bottom of this newsletter.

While Governor Newsom has eased some restrictions statewide, Contra Costa County's health order remains in effect and the department of Health Services has released some new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help respond to inquires.

As of May 12, the County has 1,066 known cases of COVID-19. To review a demographic and geographic breakdown of the cases, please see the County's COVID-19 dashboard.

Stay healthy and safe, everyone!
Video FAQs Answer Your Questions
Drive-Thru Testing Now Available to All
Contra Costa County is now offering appointments for COVID-19 testing to any resident who believes they need one, regardless of insurance, ability to pay or whether they have symptoms or not.

Residents can make an appointment to visit one of eight sites throughout the county, including one in Concord. The county is operating five drive-through testing sites while the state provides walk-up testing locations at three additional locations. Testing is available by appointment only. Call 1-844-421-0804 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily for an appointment at any Contra Costa site.
Child Care Resources Available
CocoKids (formerly the Contra Costa Child Care Council) would like to share resources for child care providers and the families they serve, including free child care for essential workers, free child care referrals for families, and funds for cleaning materials, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other supplies for child care providers that are currently open or intend to open.

  • Free child care for essential workers. Apply here. 
  • Find child care (including emergency child care) that best matches your needs and preferences.
  • Child care providers that are currently open or intend to open can apply for the state’s Cleaning Supplies for Childcare Providers (CSCP) funds that they can use to purchase much-needed cleaning supplies, PPE, and other supplies. Apply for the CSCP funds.
 
Cleaning materials, hand sanitizer, gloves, and other supplies are also available for providers at CoCo Kids' Concord office at 1035 Detroit Ave., #100. Please call the Donation Supplies Coordinator Monica Joseph at (925) 787-1536 to arrange for pickup of these donated supplies.
 
For questions or more information about child care resources in our community, please visit  www.cocokids.org .
Residents in need of food can visit one of these locations on the date listed to receive a box of food that includes canned and dry goods that can feed a family of four. Boxes are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To maintain social distancing requirements, this is a drive-up service with volunteers placing the box of food in the recipient's trunk.

For information about additional food distribution programs throughout Contra Costa County, please review this interactive map.
Multilingual Public Health Tip Sheets Available
We’re in this together! Let’s continue to make safe and healthy decisions to reduce the impact of COVID-19. The Listos (Ready) California Preparedness campaign’s Public Health Tip Sheets are now available in multiple languages and can be accessed on the City’s new Listos resources web page.

In addition to these tools, people can also find resource documents to support immigrants as well as resources for individuals with access and functional needs.

Listos California is a state initiative designed to helps individuals, families and communities prepare for disasters like wildfires, earthquakes and floods. It also helps Californians respond to COVID-19.
Enrichment Classes with Parks & Rec
Our instructors miss you! So much so, they're offering free Zoom enrichment classes this week! If you love the class, sign up at www.ConcordReg.org .
How You Can Join:

Wednesday 5/13 at 4:30 p.m.: Yoga with Susan (age 18+)
Meeting ID : 968 9426 3002 No password required

Thursday 5/14 at 10:00 a.m.:Sketching with Paulette
Email concordsc@cityofconcord.org  before Wednesday at 3 p.m. to receive an invitation for a free workshop on May 14, 10-11 a.m. Open to all ages. For more information contact (925) 250-9533 or email  dario.sanchez@cityofconcord.org

Thursday 5/14 1:00 p.m.: Fit and Low Stretches with Elisa (age 18+)
Meeting ID: 953 3915 8747 No password required

Saturday 5/16 10:00 a.m.: Ballet 1 with Luana (age 4-9)
Meeting ID: 932 9076 3789 No password required

Saturday 5/16 11:00 a.m.: Ballet 2 with Luana (age 4-14)
Meeting ID : 999 0486 7053 No password required
Concord Pavilion Refund Process
We have received questions about how to request refunds for tickets to Concord Pavilion concerts that have been cancelled or postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you purchased your tickets online through Live Nation, please visit the Live Nation Ticket Refund page.

If you purchased your tickets from the Pavilion box office, you will have an opportunity to receive a refund at the box office once it reopens, after the County lifts the current shelter-at-home order. You will have 30 days to seek a refund from the date of the originally-scheduled concert, or from the date of the box office reopening, whichever is later. For more information, please call the Pavilion hotline at: 925-363-5701.
Concord Goes Live
After weeks of cooking and imbibing, it's time to get moving again! The seventh week of "Concord Live!" will feature CrossFit OverWatch , who will be hosting a FREE virtual CrossFit class, for the City of Concord! The trainers from CrossFit OverWatch will be doing a "Tabata," which is a great workout for ALL fitness levels! You can do it with just your body weight or grab a couple cans of soup to act as dumbbells, the choice is yours!

Join us this Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m.
Join Concord Mayor Tim McGallian for a Weekly Virtual Town Hall Meeting every Saturday at 10 a.m. during the shelter-in-place order. The Mayor, along with City staff and guests, provide the most up-to-date information related to the federal, state, county and city responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as updates on local resources available to residents.

On May 9, Mayor McGallian was joined by Dr. Chris Farnitano, Health Officer for Contra Costa County. Dr. Farnitano discussed the latest health order, what restrictions have been lifted, what's still in place, and how the County's order differs from the state's restrictions. Watch the May 9 Town Hall here.

How You Can Join

Join the Zoom meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/947194295
Meeting ID: 947 194 295; No password required

Call in from a phone (no video):  (669) 900-6833

Or, watch the meeting live on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/CityofConcordCA
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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