Staying Safe in Concord

Current Information for Concord, California

As Concord and Contra Costa County honor the State’s current health orders, the safety and well-being of residents and guests remains our top priority. 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. 

BIker with Mask

Current Status

Updated Monday, January 25, 2021

As of Monday, January 25, 2021, California's regional stay-at-home order has been lifted and Contra Costa County along with other Bay Area counties have returned to the "purple" tier in the state’s four-tiered, color-coded reopening system. While the purple tier still represents the highest level of safety precaution, the new order does allow for some previously restricted openings. The county will remain in the purple tier until further notice. 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. 

 Following the State health guidelines, allowances now include:

  • Outdoor dining at restaurants.
  • Hair salons, barber shops and personal services that do not involve close contact with the face, such as nail salons.
  • Outdoor social gatherings involving 25 or fewer people, from three or fewer different households, are now permitted.

Closed with current order:

  • Indoor playgrounds
  • Indoor recreational facilities
  • Personal care services that involve close contact with the face
  • Museums, zoos and aquariums
  • Movie theaters
  • Wineries
  • Drive-in events (performances, drive-in movies, etc.)
  • Bars, breweries and distilleries
  • Family entertainment centers
  • Cardrooms and satellite wagering
  • Live audience sports
  • Amusement parks

Open with modifications and 100% masking and physical distancing required:

  • Retail: Store operation at 20% max capacity with entrance metering & special hour designations for seniors and those with compromised immune systems.
  • Indoor shopping malls: 20% capacity  
  • Hotels & lodging: Open for critical infrastructure support only (no leisure travel)
  • Restaurants: Open for outdoor dining, takeout, pickup and delivery 
  • Offices: Workspaces to operate remotely except for critical infrastructure sectors
  • Places of worship: Outdoor services only
  • Entertainment production (including professional sports): Operation allowed, no live audiences.
  • Outdoor recreational facilities: Outdoor operation only, no food, drink or alcohol sales, no overnight stays at campgrounds

Guidance related to schools remains in effect unchanged. Schools currently open may remain open. Critical infrastructure, non-urgent medical and childcare services may remain open when a remote option is not possible, with 100% masking and physical distancing required.

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

Contra Costa County Openings at a Glance

Bay Area Counties Joint Press Release
State of California Stay Home Order
Contra Costa County Health Order
California COVID-19 Restrictions

Family Biking

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

Clean & Safe Certified

Hotels

  • 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

Restaurants

  • 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

Shopping Bags

Retail

  • 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

Couple Camping

Outdoor Recreation 

(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 DistrictCalifornia 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

Know the Risk, Contra Costa County

Health Resources

Concord Visitor Center 

The 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

Concord Map