#stayinformed by reading and sharing the City of Richmond COVID-19 page!
#stayprepared by following County Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Follow social distancing guidelines, avoid panic buying and stay inside unless you are conducting essential activities.
#stayengaged with your friends, family, and neighbors.
If you are seeking help, the City of Richmond has also created a Health and Information and Community Resource page with comprehensive information for food, seniors, schools, small businesses, renters, transportation, internet, and TV services, and volunteer opportunities.
Stay Engaged with Fun Activities
Include Your Kids in Indoor Exercise!
Festivals, parks, and museums are now offering virtual tours and live video streams for your family to enjoy at home:
Stay Connected to Your Friends and Family
You are allowed to engage in some outdoor activities with people in your immediate household under the current shelter-in-place health order, as long as you follow the mandatory social distancing requirement (maintaining at least six feet between individuals).
Effective 11:59 P.M. on March 31, 2020, please be aware of the following updates to the health order that impact your outdoor activities in public spaces:
Check out the infographic below about social distancing in public parks and trails, and make sure to follow these guidelines while engaging in any of our suggested outdoor activities.
Get some fresh air at one of over 50 City of Richmond Parks!
Richmond is also home to 5 East Bay Regional Parks. There are several other regional parks in the area too! All campgrounds, restrooms, and water fountains are closed at this time, and some regional parks may be closed. Check the website for current park closures.
Find one of Richmond’s several Little Free Libraries to donate or take home a book. Follow these guidelines for best safe practices of using the library during this time.
Become a citizen scientist with The Watershed Project! Help monitor trash using a debris tracker app, and record observations about pollinators and birds using the iNaturalist app to support biodiversity efforts.
Go camping in your backyard!
Take a stroll around your block. When you come across your neighbors, you can say hi while maintaining social distancing!
Don’t forget to check out the City’s Health Information and Community Resources page in addition to these below.
Richmond residents who are over 55 years old are eligible for the City of Richmond’s R-Transit/Paratransit program.
Senior Meal Programs
Many stores with locations in or near Richmond are offering “Senior Shopping Hours” for seniors and at-risk individuals. We recommend calling the store nearest to you to confirm these times, as hours may vary by store:
Senior Health & Fitness Activities