News & Updates ∙ June 9, 2020
Hello City of Concord residents, businesses and friends,

As of June 9, the County has 1,774 known cases of COVID-19. To review a demographic and geographic breakdown of the cases, please see the County's COVID-19 dashboard.

Contra Costa Health Services has recently updated their health orders and issued new guidance on when certain businesses and activities may resume. Check out the latest projected timeline below.

Stay healthy and safe, everyone!
New Projected Timeline for Reopening
Thanks to substantial progress being made in the fight against COVID-19, Contra Costa County is loosening health orders and allowing residents to do more activities, according to the chart above. Last week, restaurants were allowed to reopen dining patios, dog parks reopened, and outdoor swimming pools were allowed to reopen. (Note: The City of Concord has not yet announced a reopening date for the Concord Community Pool.)

Next week, we'll be able to get haircuts, and in three short weeks, we'll be able to dine indoors, attend indoor religious services, workout at gyms, and participate in leisure activities, like bowling.

All of this is, of course, contingent on our community's continued progress in the fight against COVID-19, so let's keep doing our part -- maintaining distance from those outside of our 12-person "bubble," and wearing face coverings whenever we cannot maintain distance from others.

More information is available on the County health department's web page.

Food Distributions Still Ongoing
Organizations in Concord and throughout the County continue to offer food distribution services to people in need. To find one in your community, please use the County's interactive map.

This week, food will be distributed:

Wednesday, June 10
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Queen of All Saints Church: 2390 Grant St.
St. Agnes Church: 3966 Chestnut St.

Saturday, June 13
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Church: 860 Oak Grove Road

Monument Crisis Center also typically holds their distribution events every Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Signage Available for Businesses
The City of Concord and Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to create and distribute signage that encourages social distancing. Businesses can email the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce at admin@concordchamber.com to request delivery of the signage, or self-print for immediate use. Visit the Concord Forward: How the City of Concord is Supporting Local Business website for more information. 
Summer Recreation Specialty Camps Available
This summer, Concord's Parks & Recreation Department is offering modified specialty camps for youth that meet health department guidelines. In-person camps will meet in small groups of 12 or fewer children for a minimum of three weeks.

Virtual, or online, camps will offer shorter one-week camps, allowing parents to select the programs that work best for their family. Click on the links below for details about each program and register today!

Virtual Parade Planned for 4th of July
For the first time ever, Concord's 4th of July Parade is going virtual! The best part is, you can be a part of the experience by building and submitting a video of your very own 4th of July float!

Virtual floats can be submitted by local organizations and individual families/households. Entry is FREE! All you have to do is build your float - it can be a car or truck float or even a wagon - then create a video of it "parading" down your street. The video submissions will be compiled into one seamless virtual parade and aired on Concord TV.

Presented by  Marathon Petroleum Corporation  and  Pacific Service Credit Union , this year's 4th of July festivities will be shown on Concord TV (Comcast Channel 28, Wave Channel 29, and U-Verse Channel 99) and streamed live on the City of Concord's Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing your patriotic spirit this 4th of July. Even while we're apart, Concord really is stronger together! Find more details and enter your float video online at ConcordJuly 4th.com.
Transform FX Fitness Bootcamp - Concord, will be hosting a free at-home workout this Thursday, June 11. Join all-star trainer Ariana on the City's Facebook page , while she takes you through a fun workout that will be sure to get your heart pumping!
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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