COVID- 19 Community Notifications
Resources for Residents
Contra Costa County Health Department COVID-19 Daily updates and resources.
Coronavirus Information Facts from CDC and FEMA.
Nixle Notifications from Moraga Police Department
April 16, 2020 - COVID-19 Community Information Portal. Moraga, Orinda, Lafayette and the Fire Districts, in cooperation with Bay Area-based Zonehaven, have released the Covid-19 Community Information Portal to allows residents to locate COVID-related resources in and around Lamorinda. Residents can find information about medical offices, social services, food (groceries and take-out), parks and recreation opportunities, pet services and home/auto supplies by visiting the portal. If they enter a home address, they can create a list of services organized by distance from home.
March 31, 2020 - Shelter-In-Place Order Extended to May 3rd. Some terms have changed.
On March 31, 2020, the Contra Costa County Health Officer issued Order No. HO-COVID-19-03 directing all Contra Costa residents to continue sheltering at their place of residence except for essential needs; requiring essential businesses to implement social distancing protocols; clarifying and further limiting essential business activities, including construction; and directing all businesses and governmental operations to further cease non-essential operations. Click here to view Order No. HO-COVID-19-03.
Notifications from the Town of Moraga
Town of Moraga’s Public Buildings are currently open by appointment. This affects City facilities at Town Office (329 Rheem Boulevard), the Hacienda de las Flores (2100 Donald Drive), and the Corporation Yard (335 Rheem Boulevard). Essential services, such as Town administration, police, and public works remain functioning. The Town of Moraga parks and open spaces remain open, but the library, play structures, basketball courts, and skate park are closed to prevent the possible transfer of COVID-19.
During this time of declared Local Emergency, the Town is focused on providing essential services. All Town staff will be working/teleworking, but services will be conducted via telephone or computer, or by appointment. Contact information for the various departments follows:
Administration (925) 888-7022 TownClerk@moraga.ca.us
Park & Recreation (925) 888-7037 RecDesk@moraga.ca.us
Planning Dept. (925) 888-7040 Planning@moraga.ca.us
Police non-Emergency (925) 888-7055 Police@moraga.ca.us
Public Works (925) 888-7026 PublicWorks@moraga.ca.us
Additional information regarding the Town’s operations by department are included below. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Both Moraga Police and Moraga-Orinda Fire are on duty. However, most police reports will be taken by telephone. In case of an emergency, please contact the Police Department dispatch at (925) 284-5010 or 911. As a reminder, if you call for help regarding someone who is ill, please advise the Dispatcher that the person is sick and describe their symptoms. If possible, please have that person wear a mask when the first responders arrive. All of this is being done to provide first responders with advanced information so they can wear the appropriate personal protective equipment to avoid being contaminated, which would reduce our ability to assist other residents who need help.
The Town Manager serves as the Director of Emergency Services and is working in coordination with the Police Chief and Contra Costa County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). This is a public health emergency being led by the Contra Costa County Public Health Department which is issuing regular updates.
The Town Manager, Town Clerk, Finance, Human Resources and Risk Management staff are available by phone or email to assist you. The Town has either extended the posting period of any vacant positions or re-scheduled any new hiring in progress.
PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT Parks, trails, and open space remain open for use as long as the social distance requirement is observed. The Lamorinda Skate Park was reopened on May 6, and new safety protocols are posted. Playgrounds, play structures and courts, are closed. Park restrooms, which include handwashing stations, remain open to the public. Registration for recreation classes can be done online at moragarec.com. Registration for summer camps and programs is online. Applications for picnic area and facility reservations are being accepted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recreation staff will continue to respond to emails at email@example.com.
Planning staff is available to answer general planning and zoning inquiries and process applications, but at this time we are only accepting new application submittals through appointments or the mail delivery by FedEx, UPS, etc. Please report any Code Enforcement issues to the Town’s Mobile Moraga (mobile app or website). The Mobile Moraga website version can be found at: https://webrai.mycivicapps.com/moragaca
There may be longer response times to inquiries, new application submittals, and Code Enforcement matters, as staff is transitioning back to the office after teleworking during the State of Emergency.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Engineering staff are working remotely and will continue to periodically monitor and respond to your e-mails and calls. Please expect longer responses as staff is focused primarily on essential services during this Local Emergency. Public Works contact phone and emails numbers are below:
Office: (925) 888-7026
There will be a number of construction projects in Town that are exempted from stopping work per the Contra Costa County Health Services Order of March 16, 2020. These projects include, but are not limited to, abatement of the sinkhole at 398 Rheem Boulevard, utility and street repairs, and the Canyon Road Bridge replacement project.
Public Works Maintenance staff continue to provide essential services to the Town in order to keep the basic services available. Please report issues regarding streets and parks to the Town’s Mobile Moraga (mobile app or website). The Mobile Moraga website version can be found at: https://webrai.mycivicapps.com/moragaca
Encroachment Permit Division
The Town is not issuing encroachment permits unless deemed essential to public safety, and the nature of work is exempted by the Contra Costa County Health Officer issued “Shelter in Place” Order of March 16, 2020. If you have any questions, you may contact Sharon Chan, Assistant Engineer, at office phone (925) 888-7028 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your calls and emails will be returned as soon as possible.
Land Development Division
Certain land development projects are exempt from the stopping work per the Contra Costa County Health Officer “Shelter in Place” Order of March 16, 2020. If you have any land development questions, you may contact Mark Summers, Associate Engineer, at office phone (925) 888-7038 or via email at email@example.com. Your calls and emails will be returned as soon as possible.
Town Council Declaration of a Local Emergency
On March 17, 2020 the Town’s Director of Emergency Services (Town Manager) proclaimed the existence or threatened existence of a local emergency. Consistent with the requirement to ratify the proclamation within seven days, the Town Council ratified the proclamation declaring a local emergency in the Town of Moraga relating to COVID-19. The disaster declaration allows public officials to exercise emergency powers to preserve life, property and public health in response to a disaster. Some of these powers include: the ability to obtain vital supplies, equipment and other needed items; ordaining evacuations and/or controlling access; suspending certain regulations; and requesting Federal and State government assistance for response and recovery. Click here to view the proclamation.