News & Updates ∙ May 26, 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.

While Gove rnor Newsom continues to ease restrictions on businesses and services statewide, Contra Costa County's health order remains in effect a nd the department of Health Services has released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help respond to inquires.

As of May 26, the County has 1,353 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!
Concord Forward
The City of Concord continues to support local businesses through the Concord Forward initiative. On the Concord Forward webpage , businesses can learn about the Concord Eviction Moratorium, Business License Relief Program and Virtual Permit Center, as well as find social distancing protocol and industry guidance related to the most recent shelter-in-place order.

Residents and customers will also find a  searchable database of businesses that are currently operating. Thanks for helping us move Concord Forward!
It's time to get creative! Join artist Anamilena Ayala, who will be hosting a FREE class, themed "Creating a Floral Collage" for the City of Concord, sponsored by the Concord Art Association .

Material List:
  • School glue, like Elmer's
  • Scissors
  • Scrap paper: such as newspaper, tissue, wrapping, magazines, any bright color paper you have.
  • A firm surface to work on such as canvas, cardboard or wood. (Any size close to 6” x 6” will work, used canvases with paint on work great.)
  • Old brush for the glue
  • Small container to pour glue in. (Good to have a container with water to dip the brush in but not necessary.)
  • One thin Sharpie/marker, or any other permanent pen of any color
The City of Concord is proud to announce another live virtual experience known as Camp Live! hosted by our talented staff from Concord's Parks and Recreation Department. Tune in every Tuesday at 3 p.m. for free, fun camp-like activities for kids to enjoy at home!

Today we made our own face masks with socks and T-shirts. Tune in next week for a camp favorite - bingo! Stay tuned here as we post the winning words and your very own bingo sheet to fill in at home!
Food Distribution Schedule
Local organizations continue to help our community through weekly food distribution events. To find additional locations offering food and grocery distribution for students, seniors and low-income residents, please visit the County's interactive food distribution map.

Wednesday, May 27
9 - 11 a.m.

9 a.m. - Noon
Monument Crisis Center
1990 Market St.

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 28
9 a.m. – Noon
 
The following programs are on-going:
 
Mt. Diablo Unified School District food distribution:

Virtual Town Hall May 30
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.

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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