News & Updates ∙ April 28, 2020
Hello City of Concord residents, businesses and friends,

As we continue to shelter at home during the coronavirus pandemic, we want to take a moment to thank you for abiding by the rules put forth by our health officials. Please continue to stay home as much as possible, only leaving for groceries, essential work, to care for another individual, or to get some exercise (while maintaining at least six feet of distance).

To help keep you informed about what the City of Concord is doing in response to this 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.

Stay healthy and safe, everyone!
Stay-at-Home Order to be Extended Through May
This week, the public health officers for the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara as well as the City of Berkeley will issue revised shelter-in-place orders that largely keep the current restrictions in place and extend them through May.

The new order will include limited easing of specific restrictions for a small number of lower-risk activities.

Thanks to the collective effort and sacrifice of the millions of Bay Area residents, we have made substantial progress in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, ensuring our local hospitals are not overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases, and saving lives. 

As soon as the new order is issued, we will share it with our community via our website and social media. Read the April 27 announcement here .
Drive-Through Testing Now Available
Contra Costa County is now offering free drive-through testing for residents. Testing is only available to people who have symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, coughing or shortness of breath and fatigue. Any Contra Costa resident with these symptoms can call
1-844-421-0804 for a confidential screening by a health professional. Telephone screenings will be available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Testing Sites Include
  • Contra Costa Public Health Clinic Services, 2500 Bates Ave., Concord
  • Martinez Health Center, 2500 Alhambra Ave., Martinez
  • Pittsburg Health Center, 2311 Loveridge Road, Pittsburg
  • West County Health Center, 13601 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo
Contra Costa County COVID-19 Food Distribution Map
Contra Costa County has launched an interactive GIS food distribution map so you can easily find food banks, school meals, and senior center food distribution sites . The tool incorporates data from the  Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano ,  school districts, senior centers, and other food organizations. Simply type in your address, and set the distance parameters to find distribution locations near you.
New Resources for Businesses
The City of Concord continues to move #ConcordForward by helping businesses during this unprecedented time. The newly launched Concord Forward initiative and web page provides the following information:
▪️  Concord Essential Business List (new)
▪️  Business License Relief Program (new)
▪️  Virtual Permit Center
  #ConcordEats  Takeout and Delivery List 
▪️  Federal, State & Other Resources

To help businesses remain sustainable and plan for recovery, the City of Concord will continue to update the  #ConcordForwar d page as new resources become available. 

Concord Goes Live
It's time to get creative in the fifth week of Concord Live! Colleen Gianatiempo will be hosting a FREE Sip and Paint Class sponsored by the Concord Art Association. Check out Colleen's work and make sure to get your materials to join us at 6:00 p.m. this Thursday, April 30.

Farmers' Market Relocated - Now Open!
The  Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association  is returning and has temporarily moved from Todos Santos Plaza to the Concord High School parking lot to create a more spacious environment that makes social distancing easier. 

The Farmers Market will be up and running every Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first hour (9-10 a.m.) is dedicated for seniors and others who may be at greater risk.

Concord High School
4200 Concord Blvd
Concord, CA 94521

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 April 25, the Mayor spoke to Cindy Bolter from John Muir Behavioral Health Center, Joel Sjostrom from the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano counties, and community advocate Dave Hughes. Watch the video.

The next town hall will take place on Saturday, May 2 at 10 a.m.

Here's how you can participate:
Join the Zoom meeting:
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:
The City of Concord, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, and Visit Concord have partnered to develop a list of local restaurants offering take-out and delivery. View the   list of restaurants here . Show support for our community by using #ConcordEats in your social media posts and tagging @CityofConcord in your Instagram stories.

The Senior Emergency Food Program and Helping Hand Program serve Concord residents ages 60+ who are home-bound and have food insecurities. To sign up for assistance or to volunteer to deliver food or groceries to seniors-in-need, please visit  or call (925) 338-1441.
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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