June 18, 2024

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DANVILLE, CA — Youth in the Town of Danville can expect to stay out of schools for months after Gov. Gavin Newsom called on schools to remain closed for the rest of the school year due to concerns about the new coronavirus. Many parents will have to stay home longer than expected too after Contra Costa County announced Tuesday plans to extend the shelter-in-place order through May 3.

As of Friday in Contra Costa County, there were:

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While residents may go outside for exercise, playgrounds, dog parks, public picnic areas, golf courses, tennis and basketball courts, pools, rock walls and other recreational areas must be closed.

Only members of the same household can play sports sharing the same equipment, according to the county.

The shelter-in-place order has significantly impacted local businesses To help small businesses, Danville Patch is compiling a list of open and closed businesses. View the list or add your business here.

We’re going to publish the directory on Patch, in our local email newsletters and on our local Facebook pages to ensure that as many community members as possible know the status of your business. We’ll continue to do this until this crisis has passed and our local businesses are back to normal operations.

In other Danville news, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District continues to offer school lunch pickup, though the meal service will be put on hold during spring break from April 6 to 10. Learn more about how to pick up lunches here.

Patch has not reported any additional Tri-Valley coronavirus cases this week, but several local groups have announced cases in past weeks.

On Friday and Saturday the San Ramon Valley Unified School District reported a total of three coronavirus cases in three San Ramon schools. Also on Friday the Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton told members that a member had contracted the virus.
Earlier this month a resident of Sunrise Senior Living in Pleasanton was hospitalized after testing positive for the virus. No other residents were experiencing symptoms as of a week ago.
An Open Heart Kitchen volunteer in Livermore tested positive for coronavirus two weeks ago, around the same time that Bay Club in Pleasanton told members an employee who last worked in child care had tested positive for coronavirus.

Resources and Information

Read Patch’s resource guide for Tri-Valley residents here.

Danville-based school lunch provider Choicelunch has started offering an online order, drive-thru grocery service. The Town of Danville is coordinating take-out zones in downtown parking spots.

Find out where to get take-out in Tri-Valley here.

Some grocery stores in Northern California have longer or senior-only hours. Learn more here.

Get tips from Tri-Valley business leaders on how to support local merchants and restaurants here.

For more on the latest in Contra Costa County, go here or call the county’s call center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 844-729-8410.

Silver Linings

A shelter-in-place order hasn’t kept Tri-Valley residents down. Here’s what some are doing to help out their neighbors.

Some 1,500 Tri-Valley residents have joined forces in a Facebook group to bring food shelters, give supplies to people in need, sew masks and more. The Tri-Valley Asian Association raised $9,000 to donate 23,000 supplies to Bay Area health care providers.

Natalie Reese, 17, of Danville was upset when her prom was canceled. But she got glammed up, danced with her dad, and organized an international digital prom.

A Tri-Valley family still found a way to wish grandma Joyce Schmidt, 91, a happy birthday, even though she wasn’t allowed to leave her Brookdale Diablo Lodge room due to concerns about the coronavirus. Watch the heartwarming video here.

Full coronavirus coverage: California Coronavirus: Live Updates On Cases, Closures, Orders

This article originally appeared on the Danville Patch

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