Addressing Coronavirus Concerns (Update March 6, 2020)
In light of the growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the City of Walnut Creek is working closely with Contra Costa Health Services for guidance in this matter. At this time, the health risk to the general public in California remains low and programs and events from the City’s Arts + Recreation Department (Bedford Gallery, Boundary Oak Golf Course, Center for Community Arts, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek Recreation and Aquatics) are continuing as planned.
We are taking precautions to reduce exposure including:
- Providing additional sanitation services throughout all of our facilities
- Educating staff and patrons about ways to reduce exposure
- Encouraging staff and patrons to stay home if you are not feeling well
Here are a few simple steps you can take to help prevent the spread of viruses like the flu, corona or even a common cold:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. For information about handwashing, see the CDC's Handwashing Guide.
- Cover cough with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Wash hands after. Do not cover cough with your hand or cough in your hand.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- If you're sick or feeling sick, stay home until symptom free for 24 hours. The best way to avoid the spread of the illness is to take care of yourself and limit exposure to others if you are not feeling well.
We are continuing to monitor the situation and preparing for the possibility that our daily program and work routines could be temporarily impacted if the situation significantly worsens. We will make every effort to keep you up to date across all communication channels including our website, email, and social media.
If you would like more information on the Coronavirus, please visit the CDC's website.
Thank you for being a part of the Arts + Rec community!