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Latest Covid-19 Information & Resources

Post Date:07/08/2020 9:00 AM

The City of Lafayette continues to monitor the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and will keep residents and businesses informed of the steps being taken by the City, Contra Costa County Health Services, California Department of Public Health, and others in response to the Covid-19 public health emergency.

Latest Development

On July 7, 2020, Contra Costa County updated its health order about when and where members of the public should wear face coverings to guard against the spread of Covid-19 in the community to align the County with current state guidance. You can read the full Health Order here

Covid-19 Public Health Emergency Timeline  

  • June 29: Contra Costa Health Services  announced that it will delay the opening of businesses and activities previously planned for July 1. Read the press release
  • June 26: Contra Costa Health Services reevaluated its reopening timeline, as Covid-19 is increasing in the community. Read the full statement
  • June 5: Contra Costa County announces that outdoor swimming pools, outdoor seating at restaurants and dog parks will be open under a new health officer Order. The new Order also allows for outdoor religious services of up to 100 people, indoor religious services of up to 12 people, use of outdoor picnic and barbecue spaces, and overnight camping for people belonging to the same household. Read the new Order here. Also, you can read these helpful FAQs and review an Openings Chart
  • June 2: The Contra Costa County Health Officer issued an updated Shelter In Place Order. Read the  full Health Order
  • May 19: Retail stores in Contra Costa County may offer curbside sales or other outdoor pickups of orders as long as they abide by certain safety measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, according to the Health Department. Read the press release here
  • May 19: Outdoor gatherings during which participants stay in their vehicles are permitted in Contra Costa County. Read the full Public Health order here
  • May 7: Contra Costa County offers appointments for Covid-19 testing to any resident who believes they need one, regardless of insurance, ability to pay or whether they have symptoms or not. Call 1-844-421-0804 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily for an appointment at any Contra Costa site. More details can be found here: coronavirus.cchealth.org/testing.
  • May 6:  Lafayette Mayor Mike Anderson held a Facebook Live event to answer residents' questions regarding the new Public Health Order. Joining the Mayor was the Chair of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, Candace Andersen, and Dr. Rohan Radhakrishna, Contra Costa County Deputy Health Officer. Lafayette City Manager Niroop Srivatsa and Lafayette Police Chief Ben Alldritt were also on the broadcast to answer questions specific to Lafayette.You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/tkealvaPSrE.
  • May 4: Contra Costa County issued a new Health Order that extended the stay at home order put in place in mid-March to May 31. It also includes the easing of some restrictions and puts in place tools to strengthen containment of Covid-19. All construction activities, certain businesses that operate primarily outdoors, and some outdoor activities are allowed. You can read detailed FAQs about the Order here. Read the full Order here.

  • April 27: Public Health Officers of the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara, as well as the City of Berkeley, issued a statement that a revised shelter-in-place order will soon be issued and will be effective through May.

  • April 22: A mandatory face-covering order by the Health Officer for Contra Costa County is in effect. Read the full order, which is effective April 22, here and a press release here.

  • March 31: Bay Area Counties, including Contra Costa County, extend and tighten Public Health Stay at Home Order until May 3, 2020. Here is a summary of the new Stay at Home Order. Read the full Stay at Home Order

  • March 24: State of California provides Stay at Home Order website: https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/
  • March 19: Gov. Gavin Newsom issues statewide Stay at Home Order.
  • March 19: Lafayette Mayor Mike Anderson issues a Message to Lafayette Residents and Businesses on Stay Home Order with list of "Essential Activities" and "Essential Services."
  • March 19: Lafayette Chamber of Commerce publishes Webpage of open businesses and restaurants (take-out only) in Lafayette: https://lafayettechamber.org/whos-open/
  • March 17: Contra Costa Health provides Public Health Stay Home Order FAQs: http://bit.ly/CountyStayHomeInfo-03-17-20.
  • March 16: A Shelter In Place Order was issued for all Contra Costa County residents. The full text of the Order can be found here: https://cchealth.org/coronavirus/pdf/HO-COVID19-SIP-0316-2020.pdf 
  • March 16: All City of Offices be closed to the public until further notice. The closures affect City facilities at Desco Plaza (3675 Mt. Diablo Blvd.), the Community Center (500 St. Mary’s Road), and the Corporation Yard (3001 Camino Diablo). Essential services, such as police services, remain in operation.
  • March 15: Lafayette Mayor Mike Anderson proclaimed a local emergency in the City of Lafayette. Read the Mayor's full Emergency Proclamation here: http://bit.ly/LafayetteEmegencyProclamation03-15-20
  • All face-to-face City of Lafayette meetings, events, and programs are cancelled. Public meetings are held virtually and broadcast to the public on the City's YouTube channel. Here is how the public can participate and provide comment during public meetings

Covid-19 Resources for Residents

Other Important Resources

Contact the City of Lafayette During the Covid-19 Emergency 

Police

Emergency: 911

24-Hour Non-Emergency Dispatch: (925) 284-5010 

Lafayette Police Department continues to be fully staffed, along with Dispatch Services.  The front lobby of the PD will be closed until further notice, which means no medication drop-offs or fingerprint services.  Code Enforcement is being limited to high priority calls only at this time.  Officers continue to actively patrol and respond to crimes in progress.  When possible, officers are handling calls for service by telephone.  The PD has additional staff on patrol to ensure public safety and the security of Lafayette businesses. 

 

Administration

Main City Offices: (925) 284-1968

City Council Email: cityhall@lovelafayette.org

City Staff Email: Find a directory of staff at www.lovelafayette.org/city-hall/contact-us

Communications and Public Information Email: jheyman@ci.lafayette.ca.us

Sign up for City of Lafayette e-notifications, including Covid-19 updates, at https://www.lovelafayette.org/city-hall/e-notification. Make sure to scroll down to the News section and select "Almost Daily Briefing," "General News," and "Weekly Roundup."


Engineering & Public Works

Public Works: (925) 934-3908

Public Works Crew is working to keep the City safe during this shelter-in-place order.  Messages may be left at the phone number above, or a work request may be filled out on-line.

Engineering: (925) 284-1951

Engineering staff are working remotely, providing most services previously offered during counter hours, including issuing and inspection of encroachment permits, with priority being given to permits for essential work. For updates about ongoing engineering-related applications or projects, directly emailing the engineer or inspector already involved with your project (see staff contact information here: https://www.lovelafayette.org/city-hall/city-departments/engineering) or, for general inquiries, emailing TKain@lovelafayette.org are the best means of communication at this time.

Essential and emergency projects involving work in the City’s right of way will continue to be issued encroachment permits and receive inspections. Should you require an Encroachment Permit, please follow these online instructions: https://www.lovelafayette.org/city-hall/city-departments/engineering/permits-agreements/encroachments.


Planning and Building

Planning: (925) 284-1976
Planning Email: planner@lovelafayette.org 

Visit www.lovelafayette.org/planning for self-service assistance including zoning, applications forms, and staff contact information.
A planner will be on-duty at our Virtual Planning Counter, Monday-Friday, 1:00-3:00 PM.  Click this link to connect with a planner in real time via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/699247459.  Join by telephone at Tel. (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID: 699 247 459.

Contra Costa County Building Inspection Department (CCCBID) has closed its facilities to the public.  Limited staff continue to work on essential and emergency projects.  Here is a link for more information.

 

Parks, Trails and Recreation

Recreation: (925) 284-2232

Email: Recreation@lovelafayette.org

Senior Services: (925) 284-5050

Email: Seniors@lovelafayette.org

Park facilities are closed, including restrooms and drinking fountains, playgrounds, the Lafayette Community Center and Lafayette Community Park, sports fields and batting cages at the Lafayette Community Park and Buckeye Fields, indoor facilities including the Lafayette Community Center and Buckeye Meeting Room, picnic tables and picnic areas, Petanque and Bocce Courts and associated picnic areas, and the Lafayette Multi-Sport Rink. Camps, classes, lectures and programs have been cancelled through April 7th, including Tot Drop, After School Awesome and Tiny Tots preschool. Please visit www.LoveLafayette.org/VirtualCommunityCenter for Parks, Trails & Recreation resources during the closure. 

 

Lamorinda School Bus Program

Program Manager: wsimon@ci.lafayette.ca.us

The school buses will not run when schools are closed. Once a decision to reopen schools is made, an official policy to issue refunds for unused service will be released, and parents will be notified of their options.  Our offices are closed, so please be patient until we are fully operational again.