COVID-19 has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), meaning that the WHO believes the outbreak is beyond the containment phase. So now the focus has shifted toward actions that can be taken that are intended to keep people separated in order to slow the spread of the virus. The CDC, the State and the Contra Costa Health Services Department are collectively laying out recommendations and requirements that are broadly aimed at:
- Avoiding panic
- Keeping people apart
- Focusing on highest risk populations
- Emphasizing personal responsibility and hygiene.
We will continue to monitor and assess all available information in order to take the most prudent steps possible to protect the public we serve.
Some of the precautions that can be taken by the community to help lessen the spread of COVID-19 are:
We know that this constantly evolving situation has raised concerns in the community. Let me assure you that the Town, in collaboration with our county, state, and federal agency partners, is doing everything possible to assist in the mitigation of this illness. Our highest priority is, and always will be, the safety of the people of Danville.
We are very fortunate to have a strong partnership with our community, and it is that bond that I believe will allow us to successfully weather the COVID-19 outbreak. Danville is a strong community, and a compassionate one. Here, neighbors help one another, and look out for one another. We will make it through this current crisis and come through a it stronger and more resilient Danville.
Additional information can be found on our Corona Virus Webpage: https://www.danville.ca.gov/754/Coronavirus-Updates-and-Information