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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

 

May 26:  Retail operations have resumed with limitations; curbside pickup/online ordering only

The Count Health Officer has issued a new Health Order allowing some retail operations to resume with guidelines in place to ensure safe operations.  View the details and associated guidance on the Health Departments' coronavirus website.  

Graduations, Farmers' Markets, Religious Services - thinking about programs and events in a time of COVID-19

Contra Costa County's Health Officer has issued several new Health Orders recently, among them one that will allow for a new type of graduation ceremony or religious service based on gatherings in vehicles.  The Health Officer is relying upon data from 5 indicators to show progress in flattening the coronavirus curve, and as more success is seen, restrictions are slowly eased back. Find out more about the vehicle gatherings at the County's website.  

Walnut Creek's popular Sunday Farmers' Markets look differently now, with food vendors only, and social distance monitors making sure people are keeping a safe distance apart and wearing masks.  For seniors and others who can't get out to the Farmers' Market, we have a new option through our Neighbor Express program.  The Farmers' Market and our Arts + Rec staff have teamed together to offer the chance to pre-order vegetable and fruit boxes, and have them delivered by our Neighbor Express volunteers.  You can call 925-322-0264 to get assistance on how to order in advance.

Open for Business?  Let us help you get out the word!

Many of Walnut Creek's businesses are open and providing essential services.  Restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies and many service-oriented operations.  How can you find out which ones are open and when?  Try our Open Business website that makes the information easy to find.  If you operate a business that is open during this shelter at home period and is not in our database, look for the List My Business button in the upper right corner of the page.  

To our open essential businesses, we thank you and are happy to support you during this difficult time.

Essential City Operations Continue; City Facilities Remain Closed

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 are hearing from many residents who want to report situations where people aren't following the social distancing guidelines.  If you see something that concerns you, please call the Police Department at 925-943-5844, or email community@walnut-creek.org.  

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. 

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?
When do I need to wear a face mask?
Where can I be tested for COVID-19?
Which City facilities are closed and which are open?
Where can I find information on the eviction and rent increase moratorium in Contra Costa County?
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?
Where can I find housing resources and social services during COVID-19?
What services are offered by building, permitting & code enforcement during COVID-19?