Coronavirus Updates and Information

Stay Connected, Updates available at www.danville.ca.gov/covid19 and nextdoor, nixle - text zip to 8

Contra Costa Health Call Center: (844) 729-8410
Open Daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Get Tested: (844) 421-0804
Open Daily from 8:00 AM  - 3:30 PM.

VACCINE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON COUNTY WEBSITE

Contra Costa Health Services has created a new web page that describes the COVID-19 vaccine and the plans for how it will be distributed.  The site can be found at https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/vaccine

Who is Eligible Now? Vaccine Eligibility

If you are 65 or over please click on this link to make an appointment: CCHealth Vaccine Appointment Request Form

CCHS will be taking a multi-phased approach to the distribution of the vaccine to the populace.  There will be four phases: 1A, 1B, 1C, and 2.  Currently, Contra Costa County is in Phase 1A which includes health care workers and residents and employees of long-term care facilities.  Phase 1B includes frontline essential workers, people over age 75, congregate care settings with outbreak risk.  Phase 1C will include those ages 50-64, ages 16-64 with medical conditions, and other essential workers. Phase 2 will include the remainder of those not yet vaccinated. 

Message to the Community

To our Danville Community,

We’re reaching out to you today, as the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are coming to California, to thank you for following the County Health Order, and to express our support for all who have been negatively affected by the virus and the necessary restrictions that have been put in place. This has been a challenge unlike any that we’ve ever faced.   It’s affecting a great many in our community, and our hearts go out to everyone who is suffering.

As your Town Council, we are continuing to advocate for you with the county and the state, working with staff to provide assistance and support, and listening to the concerns of the community. We understand the frustration many of you feel over the restrictions that have been placed on us by the county and the state health orders. However, it’s important that we continue to follow these orders as they are in place to help stop the spread of the virus and protect all of us.

To those who ask why we, as a Town, don’t create our own health order, the answer is that by law the County Health Officer has the ability to issue these orders during a health emergency. The Town is required, by law, not just to follow the order but to enforce it. This is not something we do lightly nor without understanding or care for how these orders affect our community. For many months our police department has used educational enforcement, to help residents or businesses understand what’s in the health order and what was needed to comply. Unfortunately, we have continued to see our numbers rise which has forced us to begin issuing citations to those who simply will not follow the rules.

Our business community has taken the brunt of the pandemic impact, and we are asking you to throw all of your support behind them. Our local businesses are an important part of our community vibrancy. For safety, please order takeout or delivery from our restaurants, and eat your food at home. Gathering outside the restaurants does not help them, nor does it honor the intent of the Stay at Home order which is designed to help prevent the spread of the virus and protect the community, the business owner, and their staff.

Do your holiday shopping at local retailers. Take advantage of our local stores offering online shopping, and use the curbside pickup zones to get your products. Or come downtown to do your shopping, with the understanding that stores are limited in the number of people who can go inside. Be patient in the knowledge that you are safeguarding your health and the health of those around you, but also providing much-needed help and support to our businesses.

Gift cards are another way to help businesses. Purchase gift cards now that you can redeem once the pandemic is past and you can safely come down and enjoy the dining and shopping experience that makes Danville such an amazing place.

We are not out of the woods yet, but we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel. While we wait for the distribution of the vaccine, we must continue to hold the line and do all that we can to turn this surge around and bring Danville’s COVID cases down.

I know that the Danville community will continue to meet this challenge. That is something that has remained a constant during this emergency. That you, our community, will join together in times of need and pull us through the crisis. We will succeed because we care about one another, we care about our businesses, and we love our town.

Have a happy and safe holiday season.

Renee Morgan, Mayor
Newell Arnerich, Vice Mayor
Dave Fong, Councilmember
Karen Stepper, Councilmember
Robert Storer, Councilmember

Bay Area Counties Enact Stay at Home Order

As cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to rise, Contra Costa County Health Officer Chris Farnitano joined with five other Bay Area Health Officers in enacting a new Stay at Home Order which takes effect at 10:00 p.m. on December 6, 2021. The new order is set to expire on January 4, 2021.

The order issued on December 4, 2020, parallels the Stay at Home Order announced December 3, 2020, by Governor Gavin Newsom. Newsom’s order is based on when a region’s available Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds fall to 15% or less. The Bay Area health officers chose to start their Stay at Home order prior to that level for safety reasons.

Under the new order, the following are no longer allowed:

  • Personal care services (Hair and Nail salons)
  • Outdoor dining (takeout and delivery are allowed)
  • Indoor gyms
  • Drive-in gatherings
  • Gatherings with members of other households

A complete list of what is open/closed under the order can be found on the Contra Costa  County Health Services website.

Retail stores may remain open but must limit capacity to 20% of maximum.

Actions that members of the public can take to help limit the spread of COVID-19 include:

  • Stay home and avoid gatherings outside the family
  • Choose low risk activities (running, biking, hiking with those in your family unit)
  • Continued use of facial coverings and social distancing
  • Telecommute for work when possible
  • Avoid any unnecessary travel
  • If you have traveled or are staying with someone who has traveled, quarantine for 14 days

We recognize that these closures represent a real hardship to our business community, and we are asking our residents to do all they can to help out during this challenging time. Once the Stay at Home Order is in place, the community is asked to shop and dine locally, using curbside pick-up and takeout to avoid exposure.  Supporting our local merchants during this Stay at Home Order will help them to weather this storm and remain in business.

More information on the health order and current COVID-19 cases can be found at www.cchealth.org/coronavirus

NOTE: Capacity or maximum occupancy are numbers that are established by the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.

All businesses will be required to adhere to the Industry Guidance established by the State of California, by business type, that establishes social distancing, safety, and sanitation practices.

To learn more about the State of California’s tier system and what businesses are affected by each tier, go to either the Blueprint for a Safer Economy or the Town of Danville’s COVID-19  reopening information.

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 

Message to the Community 12/15/2020 (PDF)

TOWN OFFICES

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.

Permit Center

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

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 (Open for Front Door Service)
    • Danville Community Center
    • Oak Hill Park Community Center 
    • Danville Senior Center 
    • Veterans Memorial Building
    • Village Theatre and Art Gallery
  • Town Parks will remain open; park visitors should maintain social distancing of 6 feet and practice recommended hand-washing measures. 

Recreation Programs & Classes      

FALL PROGRAMMING

Our Fall 2020/Winter 2021 Activity Guide is here! Check out all the classes and events coming up this Fall.

CURRENT PROGRAMMING

View our current selection of Online and In-Person Classes.

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.

VETERANS SERVICES

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. 

Veterans Memorial Website

Danville Library 

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

https://ccclib.org/

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. 

Danville Library Online Events Calendar
Contra Costa Library Digital Resources
Online Storytime
Contra Costa Library Online Resources for Kids
Contra Costa Library Online Events

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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 a leash at all times. 
  • BRING YOUR TRASH HOME! 

Keep parks safe for park employees and park visitors.