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Posted on: May 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town COVID-19 Update 5/18/2020

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A new Shelter in Place order from the Contra Costa Health Officer will now allow retail stores and retail supply chain businesses to open for curbside or outdoor pickup. Under the new order, which takes effect at 6:00 a.m. on May 19, 2020, businesses may reopen for outside pickup, under the following conditions: 

The store may operate for curbside or other outdoor pickup only. The store may not display merchandise for sale on tables or otherwise outside the store. Customers may not enter the store or interior of any indoor shopping mall. 

The store must have access to an area or areas outside the store for customer pickups. Subject to local requirements, a pickup area may be curbside, on a sidewalk, in a parking lot, or in any other area that is suitable for customer pickups and not in an enclosed space, provided the area is located near the store. 

The store must employ reasonable measures to require customers to comply with Social Distancing Requirements at the pickup areas, including but not limited to marking locations at six-foot intervals for customers to stand while waiting in line. 

The store must limit the number of Personnel in enclosed areas so that Personnel can comply with Social Distancing Requirements. 

The store must employ reasonable measures to prevent pedestrian or vehicle congestion in the vicinity of the pickup area. 

This new order does NOT allow for gatherings or outside dining at Danville restaurants. All food orders should be taken to go and consumed at home.  

The order allows the reopening of manufacturing businesses, logistics and warehousing facilities under the state’s Resilience Roadmap. 



 A new health order that takes effect on May 19, 2020 will allow for outdoor gatherings during which participants stay in their vehicles.  Instructions for how such gatherings must be held are detailed in the new order.   

This order will provide options for religious organizations, as well as for schools planning graduation ceremonies.  Such gatherings would:

  • Take place in large outdoor areas such as parking lots
  • Last three hours or less
  • Other than the host and staff all guests would stay in their vehicles
  • No motorcycles are allowed
  • Gatherings must have a designated host, permission from the property owner, and a safety plan for physical distancing.
  • For gatherings larger than 10 vehicles, the host must provide security for traffic and safety purposes.  








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