COVID-19 Response

In response to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and reported cases within our county, the City of Concord is following the guidance of local, state and federal health agencies. We will update this page regularly to provide information about what the City and our regional partners are doing to address this global health crisis.

UPDATE: JUNE 29, 2020

County Health Department Delays Reopening of Businesses, Activities Previously Planned for July 1
County Press Release
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County's reopening timeline as of June 30 Opens in new window

Effective June 17, Contra Costa County to Allow Hair Salons and Barber Shops to Reopen, Guidelines for Pools and Indoor Funerals and Religious Services Updated to Match State Guidance 
County Press Release
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Outdoor Dining, Pools, Outdoor Religious Services Allowed to Resume Operations
County Press Release
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Chart of Re-Openings To-Date

Additional Businesses Reopening Beginning June 3
Contra Costa County residents can go back to work, shop at local retail stores, get childcare and hang out with small groups of loved ones

Contra Costa County to Begin Allowing Curbside Retail on May 19
Joint Statement from Bay Area Health Officers Regarding Significant Progress on COVID-19 Indicators and Next Steps for Reopening

County Order Still in Effect Despite Loosening of State Restrictions
Changes to Current Order to be Evaluated at Local, Regional Level

April 29, 2020: Shelter-in-Place Order Extended
Contra Costa County announces extension of shelter-in-place order through May
Read the Official Order

April 27, 2020: New Resources for Local Businesses
Concord Forward: How the City of Concord is Supporting Local Business | Concord Business Directory

April 22, 2020: Free drive-in COVID-19 testing for Contra Costa residents with symptoms is now available, results available within 5 days.  For Appointments Call: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (844) 421-0804 Additional Resources: 

COVID Testing By Appointment

March 17, 2020: Mayor McGallian’s Letter to the Community
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City of Concord Organized Events, Programs, Facilities and Recreation Services

In keeping with the March 12, 2020 executive order issued by Governor Newsom, all residents are to heed any orders and guidance of state and local public health officials, including but not limited to the imposition of social distancing measures, to control the spread of COVID-19.

In an extraordinary effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the City of Concord will implement the following, effective immediately and going through May 31, 2020:

  • Cancel all indoor and outdoor City-sponsored programs, classes, activities and events.
  • Suspend all preschool programs.
  • Cancel all indoor and outdoor City facility rentals.
  • Close indoor recreation facilities to the public: Concord Senior Center, Centre Concord, Willow Pass Center, and Concord Community Pool.
  • Close certain outdoor recreation facilities to the public; including park restroom facilities, basketball, and bocce courts. 
  • Picnic tables, barbecues and dog parks were reopened on June 5, 2020.
  • Pickleball and Tennis Courts reopened with certain restrictions on May 4, 2020.)Click here for full list of rules
  • Limit access to other public buildings, including the Police Department and City Hall to adhere to 6-foot social distancing mandates for the health and safety of the public and City employees.
  • Move Farmer’s Market to Concord High School.
  • The Concord Skate Park was reopened with certain restrictions on May 4, 2020. Users must adhere to 6-foot social distancing mandate and wear a mask.
  • Diablo Creek Golf Course was reopened with certain restrictions on May 4, 2020. See Diablo Creek Golf Course website to schedule your tee time.
  • Cancel all non-essential public meetings.

The City will regularly reevaluate its COVID-19 response measures, and they may be modified or prolonged as needed.


Diablo Creek Golf Course reopened on Monday, May 4, 2020, per the County Health Order. Please visit the Diablo Creek Golf Course website for more details. 

Minimize Your Risk

According to health officials, you can minimize your risk of becoming infected or spreading COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses by:

  • Washing your hands with soap and water frequently, and using alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the crook of your elbow (not your hands)
  • Staying home from school or work when you are sick
  • Plan ahead for childcare in case children get sick and need to stay home from school
  • Avoiding travel when you are sick
  • Avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Limiting unnecessary trips and avoid crowded public spaces when possible
  • Telecommuting when possible
  • If you are sick, wear a mask when you go out in public or visit the doctor