Impact to City Services and Facilities

Public Safety (Police and Fire)

  • All public safety departments will be available, with modified public access.
  • The Police Department lobby will NOT be open to the public. Please call 911 for emergency services, use the phone outside of the lobby doors, or contact our non-emergency line 510-233-1214 to file a report.
  • The Fire Department administration office is closed to the public. Please call 911 for emergency services, or email for non-emergency inquiries. Visit our Fire page for more information.

Community Centers 

  • The following Community Services Department facilities are closed until further notice:

Main Library: 325 Civic Center Plaza
Bayview Branch Library: 5100 Hartnett Avenue
West Side Branch Library: 135 Washington Avenue
Bookmobile Van
Richmond Senior Center: 2525 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond Annex Senior Center: 5801 Huntington Avenue
Annex Senior Center, 5801 Huntington Avenue
Booker T. Anderson Community Center, 960 South 47th Street
Developing Personal Resources Center (DPRC), 1900 Barrett Avenue
May Valley Community Center, 3530 Morningside Drive
Nevin Community Center, 598 Nevin Avenue
Parchester Community Center, 900 Williams Drive
Point Richmond Community Center, 139 Washington Avenue
Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond Plunge, 1 Garrard Boulevard
Richmond Recreation Complex, 3230 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond Swim Center , 4300 Cutting Blvd.
Richmond Senior Center, 2525 Macdonald Avenue
Shields Reid Community Center, 1410 Kelsey Street

Public Works 

  • All Public Works services are essential and will continue.

Richmond Rent Program

    The Director of Emergency Services issued an Order, effective March 17, 2020, which provides that during the period of local emergency declared in response to COVID-19, no landlord shall take action to evict a tenant for certain reasons, including nonpayment of rent due to the financial impact of COVID-19, and other no-fault evictions (Owner Move-In, Withdrawal from the Rental Market (Ellis Act), Substantial Repairs, Temporary Tenancy) unless necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors, or the landlord. 
  • For more information about evictions during the period of local emergency, as well as resources to address food, shelter, health and other emergency needs, please access the COVID-19 and Evictions Fact Sheet (English and Spanish).
  • Rent Program staff are available by phone at (510) 234-RENT [7368] or email ( to address any questions from community members.

 For information regarding other City departments, please view the full list here:

Postponed City Festivals

  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Juneteenth
  • National Night Out (Rescheduled to the first Tuesday in October)