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Following California's reopening on June 15, the City of San Ramon will transition from weekly COVID-19 Update emails to weekly News and Information email updates, which residents can sign up to receive here.


6/15 Update:

As of today (Tuesday, June 15), California's tier system is no longer in effect, and COVID-19 capacity and distancing restrictions have been lifted for most businesses and activities in the state.

Contra Costa County is following the state's guidance and does not have any additional restrictions.

> Contra Costa County: Beyond the Blueprint

> State of California: Beyond the Blueprint



6/10 Update from City Manager Joe Gorton:

Dear San Ramon Community,

This week, Contra Costa County remains in the orange tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Beginning next Tuesday, June 15, California's tier system will no longer be in effect, and COVID-19 capacity and distancing restrictions will be lifted for most businesses and activities in the state. The California Department of Public Health has also announced updated mask guidance that will go into effect June 15.

If you missed last Friday's City Update on disaster preparedness and wildfire safety, a recording is available to watch on YouTube.

On Friday, June 11 at 2 p.m., Contra Costa Behavioral Health will hold a public report out on YouTube, reporting on its third, week-long improvement event held this week as part of its Crisis Response Initiative, testing strategies to address community needs.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) have released Draft Plan Bay Area 2050, a 30-year plan charting a course for a Bay Area that is affordable, connected, diverse, healthy, and vibrant for all its residents through 2050 and beyond. Draft Plan Bay Area 2050, along with drafts of the Implementation Plan and various supplemental reports, are all available for public review and comment between now and 5 p.m. on July 20, 2021.

Registration is open for the Run San Ramon 5k on Sunday, July 4, and the Summer Concert in the Park series returns in July.

Below are the latest updates for the San Ramon community.

 

Watch Now: City Update on Disaster Preparedness and Wildfire Safety

The latest City Update was held on Friday, June 4, with an introduction from Councilmember Mark Armstrong, and updates for the community on disaster preparedness and wildfire safety.

Guests include Les Putnam and Sarah Yoell (PG&E), Vincent Martinez (FEMA), Danielle Bell (San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District) and Captain Denton Carlson (San Ramon Police Department).

Watch the recording and view resources mentioned in the broadcast at the links below.

> Watch the Recording on YouTube 

> Learn More about Live City Updates and View Resources Mentioned in the Update

 

Sign Up for Weekly News & Information Emails from the City of San Ramon

On June 15, California will exit the statewide Blueprint for a Safer Economy with its color-coded tier system, and the City of San Ramon will transition from weekly COVID-19 update emails to as-needed updates on COVID-19.

The City will continue to provide weekly email updates with general news and events for San Ramon residents. If you would like to receive weekly News and Information emails from the City of San Ramon, click the link below to sign up.

> Sign Up for Weekly News & Information Emails from the City of San Ramon

 

Beyond the Blueprint: California Reopening June 15 & Updated Mask Guidance

On June 15, California will move beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, and capacity and distancing restrictions will be lifted for most businesses and activities in the state.

Beginning June 15, all sectors listed in the current Blueprint Activities and Business Tiers Chart may return to usual operations (with the limited exceptions noted below for Mega Events*) based on the following general public health recommendations:

  Restrictions Applying to Indoor & Outdoor Settings
Vaccine Verification/Negative Testing

Required for Indoor mega events

Recommended for Outdoor mega events

Capacity Limitations No restrictions
Physical Distancing No restrictions for attendees, customers and guests
Masking Follow Updated CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings
Travelers Follow CDC recommendations and CDPH Travel Advisory

Employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), if applicable to them.

*Mega Events are characterized by large crowds greater than 5,000 (indoors) and 10,000 (outdoors) attendees. Mega Events may have either assigned or unassigned seating, and may be either general admission or gated, ticketed and permitted events.

The California Department of Public Health has announced updated mask guidance that will go into effect on June 15.

Masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals, except in the following settings where masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • On public transit and in transportation hubs
  • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare and other youth settings*

* This may change as updated K-12 schools guidance is forthcoming, pending updates for K-12 operational guidance from the CDC.

  • Healthcare settings, including long term care facilities
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers

Additionally, masks are required ** for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public).

For additional information, individuals should refer to CDC Recommendations for Safer Activities (see CDPH Masking Guidance Frequently Asked Questions for more information).

View complete details in the CDPH's Beyond the Blueprint for Industry and Business Sectors

View the CDPH's Beyond the Blueprint Questions and Answers

View PDF of Beyond the Blueprint: What Will California Look Like After June 15?

View the CDPH's Updated Mask Guidance in Effect from June 15

 

Contra Costa Crisis Response Initiative Public Report Out: Friday, June 11 at 2 p.m.

Contra Costa Behavioral Health has begun its third, week-long improvement event. The initiative is a partnership between cities from across the county, including the City of San Ramon, and Contra Costa Health Services, and is focused on looking closely at alternatives to police responding to a mental health crisis, current mental/behavioral health crisis response services, and developing and testing improvements. The team will report on plans to launch a pilot project within the next month.

The public are invited to join the public report out this Friday, June 11 from 2–3 p.m. on YouTube, with the results of the week’s work, testing strategies to address community needs.

Learn More About the Community Response Initiative

Watch Public Report on YouTube

 

Draft Plan Bay Area: Public Comment Period Open Until 5 p.m. on July 20

After more than three years of public discussion and technical analysis, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) have released Draft Plan Bay Area 2050.

Defined by 35 strategies that strive for resilient and equitable outcomes, this 30-year plan charts a course for a Bay Area that is affordable, connected, diverse, healthy, and vibrant for all its residents through 2050 and beyond. Draft Plan Bay Area 2050, along with drafts of the Implementation Plan and various supplemental reports, are all available for review and comment.

All comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

Several virtual workshops or virtual public hearings will be held, where residents can learn more, ask questions, and offer comments on the draft plan.

Read Draft Plan Area 2050

View a list of Virtual Workshops or Virtual Public Hearings

More Information on Webinars, Workshops, Hearings and Meetings

Email Your Comments: info@planbayarea.org 

Submit a Comment Online

 

Register Today for Run San Ramon 5k Run/Walk: Sunday, July 4

Get a healthy start to your 4th of July with this Independence Day classic. Enjoy the paved and looped 5k course through San Ramon, starting and ending at the San Ramon Community Center. All participants will receive a t-shirt, bib and medal. More info and registration is available at the link below.

> Learn More & Register for Run San Ramon

 

Independence Day Celebration Featuring Fleetwood Mask: Sunday, July 4

Fleetwood Mask is the ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band and wants you to enjoy Independence Day. This free July 4th summer concert is sure to be a hit! Join us at San Ramon Central Park starting at 5 p.m.

> More Information

 

San Ramon Summer Concert Series Returns to Central Park: July 11August 8

San Ramon's popular Summer Concert Series is back! Concerts run weekly on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. from July 11–August 8 at Central Park, featuring some of the Bay Area’s best live bands. Bring a blanket or low-back lawn chair and be ready to rock the night away. More info is available at the link below.

> More Info on Summer Concerts in the Park

 

Community Resources for San Ramon

The following information and resources are available at the City of San Ramon’s website, and are updated regularly:

 

Ways to Stay Informed

Website: www.sanramon.ca.gov/covid-19

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor

General Questions: (925) 973-2500

General COVID-19 Help Line for San Ramon: (925) 570-1186

Senior Hotline (English): (925) 973-3250

Senior Voicemail Line (Mandarin): (925) 973-3277

Contra Costa County Help Line: 2-1-1

Email: info@sanramon.ca.gov

 

As always, I want to thank our community for your continued care for one another!

Joe Gorton
San Ramon City Manager


Previous COVID-19 updates from the City of San Ramon