Sharing Covid-19 Information

MAY 18TH. The county is permitting curbside retail. Indoor retail is still to remain closed.
Masks are mandatory during social distancing. Members of the public can access the
county website to review the order for more information. Please be mindful, that though some restrictions are lessening, we are still in shelter in place.

NEW! The Richmond Cares Hotline The Richmond Cares Hotline was created to respond to callers with questions regarding City of Richmond resources and services available during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order. Introduced by the Richmond Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) team, the Richmond Cares Hotline held its soft launch on Monday, April 27, 2020. The phone number for the hotline is 510- 620-6700, and the hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Non-English speakers are also encouraged to call the Richmond Cares Hotline

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In Memory of Anne Graff

Anne Graff
It is with deep sorrow that I announce the passing of my friend and the Council of Business & Industries’ administrative support Anne Graff. Anne provided all clerical, administrative and accounting support for our organization. You may have remembered her as the lovely lady greeting you at the check- in desk for the annual shoreline tour or calling to gently remind you of an upcoming meeting. Anne was not only a business associate, she was a friend. We met in 1998 when I was a consultant to a startup company and she was their office manager. I will always remember Anne with a smile on her face – a lady who lived in Missouri, Kentucky and Boston finally settling in Palo Alto. She loved fishing only to catch and release. And always had a wise word to cheer you up. She is deeply missed. May angels lead you on.

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”
– Indian Proverb

From the Office of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Our frontline workers, small businesses, and everyday Americans need our help as our nation continues to weather the coronavirus pandemic. Democrats in the House developed and passed a plan to get much-needed resources into our communities. That plan, called the HEROES Act, puts nearly $3 trillion toward combatting the economic and health impacts of the virus. Included in the HEROES Act is:
• $93.2 billion for California to pay frontline health workers;
• An additional rebate payment of $1,200 per person in a household up to $6,000;
• $3.6 billion to support nationwide vote by mail, early voting, and resources to protect poll workers;
• $10 billion more for California small businesses;
• A $200 billion “Heroes Fund” to increase pay for frontline workers including health care workers, police, fire, transportation, EMS, teachers and other vital workers who keep us safe and are in danger of losing their jobs;

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City Manager Laura Snideman’s Letter to Richmond Business Leaders

Dear Richmond Business Leaders:

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty in the community around our health, our jobs, the economy, and what the new normal looks like today – and in the future. We’re all feeling the anxiety and concern, both professionally and personally. And the City’s operations are not immune to these impacts.

As a quick City update: I want to assure our businesses that the City’s core services – police, fire, and public works – are operational, on the street, and doing their best to serve the people and businesses of Richmond. They’re all taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety of their staff and the public they come into contact with. City Hall and other City offices are closed, and although we have a lot of staff working remotely and/or on an alternating basis, there are delays in providing services. We are still able to process some permits and building inspections, but only on a limited basis, by appointment. Our libraries, senior centers, and community and recreation centers are closed.

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