As we join our Bay Area neighbors in the reopening process, the safety and well-being of our residents and guests remains our top priority. Our local restaurants and businesses are certified in advanced commercial sanitation and safety protocols, and all nine Concord hotels are now “Clean & Safe” certified according to California Hotel & Lodging Association specifications and open for leisure travel. We continue to work closely with local government agencies to stay informed and in compliance with all current health and safety orders to prevent the spread of disease. So, rest assured and enjoy. We’re glad you’re here.
As of Wednesday, September 16,
Contra Costa County’s reopening allowances now include outdoor operations for personal care services that involve close contact with the face (except tattooing and piercing), racetracks/cardrooms, television and film production and professional sports without live audiences. As of August 31, indoor service for hair salons and barber (with modifications), indoor shopping malls (at 25% capacity) and outdoor gyms and fitness centers (in accordance with state guidelines) and leisure stays at hotels have been allowed to resume operation.
Essential businesses remain accessible and restaurants are also still providing takeout and delivery service. All information provided here will be updated as new orders are issued. To check the status of a specific local business, call or visit their website or social media pages.
Resources: California Travel Association Visit California San Francisco Travel
We look forward to hosting you safely!
Open for Business Hotels Restaurants (outdoor seating, takeout & delivery) Retail Stores (stores may reopen at their discretion, check specific availability in advance) Golf Courses Grocery stores Essential businesses (gas stations, banks, hospitals, hardware, etc.) Barbers & Hair Salons Outdoor Gyms & Fitness Centers (outdoor only) Personal services (outdoor only) Shopping Malls (indoor malls at 25 % capacity) Concord Farmers' Market Mt. Diablo State Park (limited parking, some restrictions – check in advance) East Bay Regional Parks (limited parking, some restrictions – check in advance) BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), PDF link: BART Safety Measures JSX (Jet Suite X) County Connection Buchanan Field Airport, Oakland Airport, San Francisco International Airport
Contra Costa County Health Order Update September 14, 2020
Contra Costa County Health Order Update August 31, 2020
Our Measures to Reopen Safely
Different types of businesses have industry specific safety protocols in place, but the following are some of the measures you can expect to find in public areas:
Face masks and PPE (personal protective equipment) are required for all employees on duty Face masks required for Guests while in indoor public spaces Social distancing practices requiring six feet of separation Advanced commercial sanitation protocols and certification Screening of public-interfacing employees for symptoms before every shift Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch areas (doors, counters, elevators, etc.) Use of EPA-registered disinfectants Frequent hand washing and provision/use of hand sanitizer for all
All nine Concord hotels & motels are “Clean & Safe” certified according to California Hotel Lodging Association (CHLA) specifications, some of the highest sanitation standards in the nation. Face masks required for employees and guests Social distancing procedures requiring six feet of separation Frequent cleaning of “high touch” areas such as counters, doors, elevators, etc. Sanitation stations provided Installation of plexiglass partitions at some service areas
California Hotel & Lodging Guidelines State of California Hotel Guidelines
Currently limited to outdoor seating, takeout, delivery and curbside service only. Face masks required for employees and customers Social distancing procedures requiring six feet of separation in pick up areas Certified in advanced commercial sanitation protocols
Concord Restaurants - Open California Restaurant Association Guidelines
All retail businesses are currently permitted to operate with required safety protocols in place Face masks required for employees and customers Social distancing procedures requiring six feet of separation Advanced commercial sanitation protocols with certification Frequent cleaning of “high touch” and high traffic areas Installation of plexiglass partitions at service areas Limited occupancy
Concord Shopping Centers
(Mt. Diablo State Park, East Bay Regional Parks, Bay Area Parks & Beaches)
Parking is limited - walk or bike into the park recommended Stay close to home and do not take road trips to parks and beaches or to neighboring states Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park, beach or on trails to allow for the required physical distance Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash Wear face coverings when you cannot maintain a safe 6-foot distance (State Parks) Face masks required at East Bay Regional Parks Check websites for specific orders & updates - Mt. Diablo State Park, East Bay Regional Park District, California State Parks State Parks COVID-19 Resource Center
What You Can Do
We ask that all visitors follow the same health and safety guidelines that we do here in Concord (as mandated by state & county officials):
Wear a face mask while in all indoor and outdoor public spaces Practice social distancing by allowing six feet of space between you and others (household members excluded) Wash hands frequently with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer Stay home if you feel sick If you experience symptoms while traveling, please self-quarantine and seek guidance from any of the resources below
Concord Visitor Center
Concord Visitor Center is available to safely assist visitors with information and updates by phone or email.
Please contact us:
Phone – 925-685-1182 Email – Info@visitconcordca.com Curbside Service - TBD Concord Visitor Center 2151 Salvio Street, Suite T Concord, CA 94520