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COVID-19 UPDATE: The City of Walnut Creek is coordinating with Contra Costa Health Services, the local public health authority, on the developing COVID-19 pandemic. For local information, updates and resources about COVID-19 visit walnut-creek.org/coronavirus

Conoravirus Update

City of Walnut Creek Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

March 31:  Bay Area County Health Officers Expected to Extend Shelter at Home Order through May 3

Essential City Operations Continue; City Facilities Remain Closed

Health Officers from six Bay Area counties, including Contra Costa, are preparing to extend the Order for people to shelter at home until May 3.  That announcement will be formally made this week.  

While our City programs and facilities are closed to the public, essential City services remain available and staff continue to be ready to help through this difficult time period.  We have listed open businesses, what services are specifically available to our seniors, and how you can still enjoy community programs in our Virtual Community Center. 

On March 19, the City Council ratified the proclamation of a local state of emergency, which gives the City Manager greater latitude and authority to make important and timely decisions.  The Police Chief has outlined how public safety operations have been affected.  City staff, when practical and possible, have moved to working remotely, but are available by phone or email.  Each department's webpage has information on how to reach staff. 

We continue to promote essential businesses that are operating, and thank you for supporting our Walnut Creek restaurants and other businesses that remain open.  We will be expanding our online presence to help match those of you who need assistance with groceries or getting meals to the wonderful residents who have pledged to help.

Thank you to all of our Walnut Creek community for your efforts to stay informed and keep your family and friends safe.  You can get the most current updates by following our social media channels and subscribing to our email notifications. 

Contra Costa Health Services COVID-19 hotline: (844) 729-8410 between 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are there any COVID-19 FAQ's available?
Which City facilities are closed and which are open?
What should I do if I see people not practicing responsible social distancing?
Are parking meters being enforced?
What services are you providing for seniors?
What is happening with Spring Recreation and Center for Community Arts programs?
Why is housing construction still allowed?