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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
California Launches new contact tracing program 5/22/2020
California is using contact tracing to connect with people who are COVID-19 positive, so we can help them get medical care and figure out who they might have exposed without knowing it, so those individuals can be contacted, too.
Contact tracing is a simple, confidential process that has been used by public health departments for decades to slow the spread of infectious disease and avoid outbreaks.The more people who answer the call, the more lives and jobs California saves.
Contra Costa County Health Services has announced that COVID-19 testing is now available to anyone, even those who are not displaying symptoms.
- COVID-19 TESTING COVID-19 testing available for Contra Costa County residents (Testing will be at no cost to you and will be billed through your health insurance or free if you do not have coverage)
- Now available 7 days a week
- Drive-through and walk-in appointments
Results available within 5 days
Get Tested: 1-844-421-0804 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM 7 days a week
Appointments will be scheduled at one of 5 drive-through sites operated by Contra Costa County, or one of 3 additional walk-up sites provided by the State of California.
Drive-through testing sites
- San Pablo
- San Ramon (2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583 - Appointment required)
Walk-in testing sites
- Walnut Creek
There is no up-front cost for testing. County residents do not need medical insurance to get tested. However, if you have health insurance, your insurance will be billed.
The increased access to community testing will help Contra Costa County reach its goal for easing social restrictions in the current stay-at-home order. Previously, tests were only offered for patients with COVID-19 symptoms.
Click here to read the full Press Release on COVID-19 Testing from Contra Costa County Health Services
California - Find a Covid-19 Testing Site
In addition to the testing available through Contra Costa Health, the state of California also has a website for Californians to find a testing site near them.
The website allows you to search by zip code and schedule an appointment. Appointments may require a Physicians referral.
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. Due to concerns about potential transmission of the coronavirus, the Town of Danville has opted to close restrooms and turn off drinking fountains at Town parks. The parks remain available for use for hiking, running, biking and family outings, but residents are reminded to avoid gatherings outside the family group and maintain good social distancing.
The closures will remain in effect at least until May 31, 2020 at which time they will be reassessed.
Recreation Programs & Classes
- All current classes are canceled. Students registered in Winter classes will receive a credit back to their Active Net account for classes missed between March 16 – March 31 due to the cancellation. Spring programs starting as of March 16th through May 3rd will be put on hold until further notice.
- Upcoming events and Town of Danville sports leagues are suspended and will be postponed to a later date.
- Community engagement events, such as Coffee with the Cops, are currently suspended.
DANVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET
Scaled Back Farmers’ Market to Reopen May 9
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 scheduled to resume on Saturday, May 9, 2020. 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.
All Contra Costa Libraries are closed until further notice. Book drops will remain open, but as materials can carry viruses for several days, patrons are encouraged to keep items until the libraries reopen.
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.
HOW CAN I HELP?
For a list of ways you can get involved and help locally please take a look at our How Can I Help? page.
www.californiavolunteers.ca.gov has ways that you can help make a difference to help your community safely with COVID-19.
Republic Services Update
Our friends at Republic Services have asked us to share some information regarding their operations as well during the coronavirus. Changes they have instituted include:
1. The front office is closed. Payment drop-off is still available through their mail slot. Customers can also call the customer service number (925) 685-4711 for assistance with online bill pay and other payment methods.
2. In order to reduce drivers’ exposure and direct contact with items, after this week, Bulky PickUp and On-Call Clean-up programs are suspended. This includes e-waste, appliances, furniture and other materials that do not fit in the regular waste bin. Pick-ups scheduled through this week will be completed but those scheduled after Friday will be cancelled.
Regular pick-up of garbage, recycling, and organic will continue as normal.
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 through Sunday, May 31, 2020, 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 ok thanks
- keep dogs on leash at all times.
- BRING YOUR TRASH HOME!
Keep parks safe for park employees and park visitors. ALL Visitor Centers, restrooms, water fountains, picnic areas, swim facilities/areas, boat ramps, playgrounds, archery ranges, sports fields, campgrounds, group campsites, backcountry campsites, kiosks, and reservable facilities are CLOSED AT PARKS during COVID-19 pandemic.
Tax Deadline Extension
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the federal government has extended the deadline for filing taxes to July 15.
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.