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. 

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Current Status

Updated April 7, 2021

As of Wednesday, April 7, 2021, Contra Costa County will move from the Red Tier to the less restrictive Orange Tier in the state’s four-tiered, color-coded reopening system Blueprint for a Safer Economy. With this change, several Business sectors and community services can reopen or expand capacity. 

New: As of Tuesday, April 27, 2021, no mask required if outdoors , fully vaccinated (both shots, or single Johnson & Johnson) and not in a large group (must be all three).

Now open with modifications, masking and physical distancing required:

Bars: Outdoors with modifications; meal service not required
Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries: Indoors at 25% maximum capacity, up to 100 people; meal service not required.
Family entertainment centers: Indoor distanced activities like bowling, escape rooms, and billiards at 25% maximum capacity
Gyms, fitness centers and studios (including at hotels): 25% maximum capacity and indoor pools permitted; Indoor hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms continue to be closed.

Hotel & Lodging: Open with modifications

Meetings & Events: Permitted with modifications

Movie Theaters: 50% maximum capacity up to 200 people.
Outdoor sports and live performances with fans/attendees: Up to 33% and with advanced reservations only.
Places of worship: 50% maximum capacity
Restaurants: 50% maximum capacity up to 200 people
Retail: Open indoors with modifications and food courts permitted with indoor dining restrictions

Amusement parks: Park and indoor capacity limited to 25%.

Contra Costa County must remain in the Orange Tier for at least three weeks before moving into the next, less restrictive yellow tier.  

California will continue to update the Blueprint periodically based on science and vaccination progress. View the updated sector chart to see which activities and businesses are allowed in each tier.

California COVID-19 Restrictions
Contra Costa Reopening Information 
California Blueprint for a Safer Economy (New color system information) 

NEW - Effective April 15, 2021

California Meetings & Events Guidelines:

COVID-19 GUIDANCE: Indoor Seated Live Events and Performances 

COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Private Venues and Events


California Travel Association
Visit California
San Francisco Travel

We look forward to hosting you safely!

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


  • 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


  • Open indoors at 50% capacity, up to 200 people
  • 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


  • 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 –

Concord Visitor Center
2151 Salvio Street, Suite T
Concord, CA 94520

Concord Map