Today, Contra Costa County released a new Order to remain in effect until 11:59 pm on Sunday, May 31, 2020, unless the Health Officer amends or extends it. This new Order replaces the shelter order issued on March 31, 2020.
This updated Order continues to restrict most activity to essential functions and needs. But because of progress we have collectively achieved in slowing the spread of the disease and limiting hospitalizations, the Order allows certain additional essential businesses and activities to resume, allows certain low-risk outdoor businesses to begin operating again, and authorizes certain additional outdoor activities to take place even though they are not essential. The new Order also introduces a framework to guide the Health Officer’s decisions about further easing of restrictions, focusing on progress achieved addressing COVID-19 and ensuring that there are adequate health care resources available.
For information on this Order, please review the Contra Costa County FAQ for Shelter-In-Place below.