To the Danville Community,
Your Town Council has been working hard these past weeks to get the Contra Costa County Public Health Officer to allow our stores and restaurants to reopen. Danville and Contra Costa County had a great success story in controlling the spread of the virus, so we worked hard with our Supervisor Candace Andersen to make our point at the June 2 council meeting.
I am pleased to say that the concerns we shared were heard and the public health officer will put out a new health order letting us open outdoor dining tomorrow—June 5—No more waiting! Our stores are open under safe health guidelines, and at 5 pm tomorrow our restaurants will be too! We can’t express strongly enough how much we appreciate the patience shown by our businesses and residents, and for those businesses still affected we will continue to advocate on your behalf until all of Danville is open!
Please be ready to support these businesses who have had to deal with boarding up windows, waiting to hire staff, and setting new menus. We are counting on you to show the Danville stores and restaurants that you will be at their doors as soon as possible.
Once again, thank you for the support you’ve given and will continue to give to our business community as we work to recover Danville.
Karen Stepper, Mayor of Danville
Vice Mayor Lisa Blackwell, and Council members, Renee Morgan, Newell Arnerich, and Robert Storer
Town of Danville Update: 6/8/2020
County Plan Shows Salons Reopening June 17
Over the weekend, Contra Costa Health Services posted a graphic showing the ‘Road to Reopening’ of the community as we navigate the ongoing recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
The expected schedule of reopening should go as follows:
June 17, 2020:
Hair Salons, Barber shops
July 1, 2020:
Indoor religious services
Gyms and Fitness center
Limited indoor leisure (arcades, billiards, bowling alleys)
Town Council Approves Limited Street Closure
At a special meeting held Monday, June 8, 2020, the Danville Town Council approved a set of limited street closures to allow restaurants to expand their outdoor seating to accommodate for the closure of indoor dining through the end of the month. The closures are set for three months, but that time frame can be modified depending on social distancing requirements.
The areas affected by the temporary closures are:
- Church Street
- W. Linda Mesa Avenue
- Parking spaces on Hartz Avenue
- Parking space on Rose St.
Maps of the closures and the resolution approved by the Town Council can be found online.
To participate, restaurants will be required to obtain an administrative Temporary Outdoor Seating Permit. Applications for the permit can be found at www.danville.ca.gov/outdoordiningpermit.