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Message to the Community
To the Danville Community,
Welcome to the Town of Danville’s resource page for information pertaining to the outbreak of COVID-19. This page contains information on the current status of the virus and resultant Shelter in Place Order, as well as the Town of Danville’s ongoing response.
Below, you can find information around what services and facilities are currently available. Additional links provide further details on such things as: how businesses in town are being affected, ways in which to stay busy during the shelter order, and how you can help during this crisis.
We understand that this is a very uncertain and stressful time. The best antidote to fear is verified, accurate information. So, we encourage you to stay informed, stay connected, and stay safe.
Danville Town Manager
GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES COVID-19 TIERED SYSTEM
Friday afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that beginning Monday, August 31, 2020 the state is switching from the current ‘watch list’ to a tiered system for reopening. The new system is based on two local area indicators: the county’s case rate per 100,000 population and the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests.
Currently, Contra Costa County falls within the purple, or most restrictive, tier. The effect this will have on businesses in Contra Costa County is that beginning Monday:
- Hair salons and barbers may operate indoors (with restrictions)
- Indoor shopping malls may reopen at 25% maximum occupancy. Food courts and other public congregation points must remain closed
To get the latest information on the county’s case rate and positivity rates, go to www.coronavirus.cchealth.org.
To learn more about the new tiered system and how each tier will affect you, go to www.covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy.
LATEST UPDATE FROM THE TOWN
LATEST UPDATES FROM THE COUNTY
7/11/2020 Social Distancing Order
Contra Costa County is experiencing a significant increase in community transmission and illness from COVID-19. The rate of occurrence of new cases per day and hospitalization rates have been steadily rising since early June. The percentage of test results positive for the virus has been steadily rising since June 20, 2020. For those reasons, this amended health order imposes additional restrictions on certain businesses and activities that were previously cleared for operation because they present a high risk for disease transmission due to the prolonged contact between persons who come together in these businesses and engage in these activities.
Based on our current understanding of the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, local case investigations, and knowledge gained from case investigations and outbreaks across the region and the state, there is a heightened concern about settings where people from multiple households gather. Gatherings where people are together for a prolonged period of time, especially indoors, and settings where people remove their masks to eat and drink, appear to pose the highest risk for transmission at this time.
The following summarizes these restrictions:
- Restaurants and other food facilities: Specific face covering requirements are imposed at establishments that are open for outdoor dining only. Indoor dining remains prohibited. (See face coverings health order and Appendix C-1 below)
- Providers of religious services and cultural ceremonies: Indoor religious services and cultural ceremonies are prohibited. Outdoor religious services and cultural ceremonies may be held in accordance with applicable State guidance.
- Protests: Indoor protests are prohibited. Outdoor protests may take place in accordance with applicable State guidance.
- Social Bubble gatherings: Persons over 12 are required to wear face coverings, except when eating or drinking, and all gatherings must take place outdoors.
- Full Health Order
- Press Release
- Appendix A – Social Distancing Protocol I Spanish (updated 6/20/2020)
- Appendix B-1 – Small Construction Project Safety Protocol (updated 7/11/2020)
- Appendix B-2 – Large Construction Project Safety Protocol (updated 7/11/2020)
- Appendix C-1 – Additional Businesses (updated 7/11/2020)
- Appendix C-2 – Additional Activities (updated 7/11/2020)
- Contra Costa County’s Guide to Safe Social Interactions
Contra Costa Health Services have announced that the planned reopening of businesses set for July 1 will be delayed due to a continuing spike in the number of new coronavirus cases.
In an effort to prevent the exposure and spread of COVID-19, both the front counter of the Town offices and the front counter of the Danville Police Department will be limiting public access during normal business hours. The exterior doors will be locked, and staff will let one person in at a time to conduct business. It is strongly encouraged that any business that can be done by phone, online or appointment only so that residents do not have to wait in line.
Departments can be contacted at the following numbers during regular business hours (M–F, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.):
A full directory can be found at: www.danville.ca.gov/directory.aspx.
|Town Manager and Town Council||(925) 314-3378|
|City Clerk||(925) 314-3401|
|Building Services||(925) 314-3330|
|Planning, Engineering and Transportation Services||(925) 314-3310|
|Administrative Services and Finance||(925) 314-3320|
|Recreation, Arts and Community Services||(925) 314-3400|
|Maintenance Services||(925) 314-3450|
Town Council Meetings
In order to adhere with the Shelter in Place Order, the Danville Town Council will hold their meetings remotely using the Zoom app. Members of the community will be able to watch the meeting using the app. In the days leading up to the meeting we will post the URL to join the meeting and any other relevant information to the Town’s website at www.danville.ca.gov/agendas.
All construction projects and activities are now allowed, provided that they comply with ‘construction project safety protocols.’ Please review the Permitting Services During Shelter-In-Place, which includes Frequently Asked Questions.
Police services and patrol will continue on an ongoing basis. For police emergencies, dial 911. For other Police related business call (925) 314-3700.
Other Town Facilities
We are committed to maintaining essential Town services, consistent with the standing public health order.
- The following facilities are currently closed to the public:
- Danville Library
- Danville Community Center
- Oak Hill Park Community Center
- Danville Senior Center
- Veterans Memorial Building
- Village Theatre and Art Gallery
- No rental reservations are currently being taken.
- Town Parks will remain open; park visitors should maintain social distancing of 6 feet and practice recommended hand-washing measures.
Recreation Programs & Classes
With the current health orders in place, we will not be able to move forward with our traditional Summer programs as originally planned. For the months of June, July and August all in-person programs (camps/aquatics) and events have now been cancelled. Participants will receive an automatic refund in the form of Town credit. You may request a refund back to your original form of payment by emailing the Recreation, Arts and Community Services Department at email@example.com. Requests for refunds in your original form of payment will be processed in the order they were received. Please expect delays. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Recreation has gone digital! While many of our classes are not be able to meet in-person, we have wonderful instructors who are still teaching via Zoom! For more information or to register visit, www.danville.ca.gov/recguide.
For creative ideas, games and more to keep you busy throughout the summer, check out www.danville.ca.gov/findthefun.
DANVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET
Scaled Back Farmers’ Market is Open
After continued study on safety protocols and a modified plan for maintaining social distancing for customers was approved, a scaled back version of the Danville Farmers’ Market is now open again. The Farmers’ Market operates from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Railroad Avenue Parking Lot.
View the Farmers’ Market web page for more details.
The Town of Danville Veterans Memorial Building is closed until further notice.
Please visit the Veterans Memorial Website for information on Veterans Service Organizations serving the Veterans Community.
The Library is currently open for Front Door Service Only
Here’s how Front Door Service works:
- Place a hold
- Wait for notification that the hold is ready
- Schedule an appointment
- Pick up
Danville Library open hours are currently:
Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday - Closed
The Library will automatically extend due dates on all materials. All overdue fines were eliminated in 2019 and no other negative consequences will result from late items during this closure.
Patrons are encouraged to use library services available online including access to eBooks and eAudiobooks with Enki eBooks, streaming movies through Kanopy and Video Storytime. Contra Costa Library Digital Resources
For questions about Library services or account information, contact the library via Chat Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call (800) 984-4636.
Reporting Health Order Violations
We have received a large number of calls, e-mails, direct messages, etc from residents reporting large gatherings and more violations of the shelter order. In order to allow us to better organize these issues for resolution by the police, we are asking residents to use our app Danville Connect as a means for reporting these.The app is available in either the google play or itunes stores for free. You can also use the app on our website by going to www.danville.ca.gov/danvilleconnect.
Please do not call 911 unless you are reporting an emergency.
East Bay REGIONAL PArks
To limit unsafe overcrowding and maintain social distancing, the East Bay Regional Park District has temporarily closed some parking lots and staging areas until further notice, with some full park closures. However, most trails remain accessible on a walk-in, bike-in basis.
The list of parks affected by the EBRPD’s order can be found at ebparks.org. At this time, Las Trampas and other Danville adjacent park district trails are not affected.
EBRPD are doing everything they can under the circumstances to keep parks open and safe while also limiting overcrowding and educating visitors to:
- keep the 6-foot distance
- wear face masks
- keep dogs on leash at all times.
- BRING YOUR TRASH HOME!
Keep parks safe for park employees and park visitors.