News & Updates ∙ August 5, 2020
State, County Urge Residents to Follow Guidance, Stay Safe
State and County health officials continue to urge residents to follow the guidance designed to keep people safe and healthy. On July 31, county officials held a press conference with community leaders asking people to take the risks seriously and practice preventative measures, including:
  • Staying home from work or school if you feel sick
  • Washing your hands often
  • Wearing a face covering/mask whenever you are near someone outside your immediate household
  • Observing physical distancing outside the home and do not make unnecessary trips or visits
  • Getting tested and follow the health instructions if you test positive or were exposed to someone who tested positive

The county also recently released an updated list of activities and businesses indicating which type are currently allowed to be open/operating, and which are not.

As of Aug. 4, Contra Costa County has 8,176 known cases, with 945 positive cases in Concord. To review a demographic and geographic breakdown of cases, please see the County's COVID-19 dashboard.

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.
Tournaments, Organized Sports Not Permitted
The county's health orders remain in place to protect the community from the coronavirus.

The City of Concord wants to remind residents and visitors that many activities are still off limits -- including team sports and tournaments. The City's Parks and Recreation baseball/softball fields, basketball courts, and bocce courts remain closed to organized sports.

All noncompliance\violations related to the health order can be reported through the City's Concord Connect app .

For more information about our parks and which facilities are currently open, please visit our website.
Survey Seeks Parent Input on Needs for Upcoming School Year
As the Mt. Diablo Unified School District finalizes their plans for the upcoming school year, the City of Concord Parks & Recreation Department is exploring enrichment programming to further support families with distance learning/hybrid school schedules for school-aged children.
Please take a few minutes to complete the interest survey. Completing the survey does not commit your child to participate in future programs nor does it guarantee a spot for your child(ren), but it will assist us with determining if there is a need/interest. We will be creating an interest list from the survey results so we can keep you informed regarding program details and registration dates.

Census Caravan to Travel Monument Corridor
Be on the lookout this Thursday, Aug. 6 for a Census Caravan in the Monument Corridor. Haven't been counted yet? It's not too late!

The 2020 Census is important because it will determine how billions of dollars are spent at the state, county and local level for investments in education, healthcare, infrastructure and more. It also determines communities' representation in government.

The Census 2020 Car Caravan will be encouraging residents to complete and submit their census form, which can be done through the website or by phone at (844) 330-2020. Get counted!
Informagente Addresses Worker Safety
In this week's episode of #InformaGente presented by Listos California, League of United Latin American Citizen and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, actor Raúl Castillo talks to Julie Su from California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and Lilia Garcia-Brower, Labor Commissioner, about workers' rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Castillo, who’s known for his role in the HBO drama series “Looking,” leads a discussion with California's Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Agency Julie A. Su and Commissioner García Brower to shed light on everything from masks and social distancing on the job to calling in sick.

Line Dancing for a Boot-Scootin' Good Time
This week's "Concord Live!" features country line dance instructor Sparkles, who will show us fun, easy, tow-tappin' routines to some of our favorite tunes.

Dancing is fun and therapeutic. It is good for your body, good for your mood and good for what ails you. Dance is therapy because it enhances our feeling of well-being.

Whether you're in boots or barefoot, join us for a lively time this Thursday, Aug. 6 on the City's 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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