Contra Costa County Advances in California’s COVID-19 Reopening Plan

More businesses and community activities can reopen beginning today in Contra Costa after the county’s data indicators for COVID-19 transmission showed improvement in October. California today reassigned Contra Costa to the less-restrictive orange tier of its Blueprint for a Safer Economy, allowing for larger local gatherings for indoor worship services and dining, and the reopeningContinue reading “Contra Costa County Advances in California’s COVID-19 Reopening Plan”

Health Department to Host Series of Free Flu Vaccination Clinics in October

First one will be held Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Old River Elementary School in Brentwood. WHAT: Contra Costa Health Services will also be hosting a series of free one-day flu vaccination clinics this month open to county residents. No appointments are needed. WHEN: The first community flu vaccination clinic willContinue reading “Health Department to Host Series of Free Flu Vaccination Clinics in October”

Contra Costa County to Begin Offering Free Flu Shots at COVID Testing Sites

Starting October 1, the County will begin offering free flu shots to people who come in for COVID testing at several testing sites in Contra Costa. Making flu shots available at COVID testing sites is part of the County’s larger effort to get more people vaccinated before flu season arrives. Contra Costa Health Services willContinue reading “Contra Costa County to Begin Offering Free Flu Shots at COVID Testing Sites”

Places to COOL OFF During Heatwave

The Employment & Human Services Department (EHSD) will have its Antioch office partially open to cool off during the upcoming heatwave starting Monday. During the COVID-19 shelter in place, EHSD’s regular programs and services are NOT currently available at this office. EHSD Office at 4545 Delta Fair Blvd., AntiochOpen Monday through Thursday, September 28 throughContinue reading “Places to COOL OFF During Heatwave”

Contra Costa Updates Health Order to Align with California’s COVID-19 Blueprint

Contra Costa County today aligned its COVID-19 social distancing health order with California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, so the county no longer has different reopening rules for businesses and activities beyond what the state requires or allows. The change, effective at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, simplifies the plan for reducing the spread ofContinue reading “Contra Costa Updates Health Order to Align with California’s COVID-19 Blueprint”

Additional Businesses Open in Contra Costa County in Accordance with Updated State Recommendations

The California Department of Public Health on Friday announced new statewide guidelines to make regulations and community re-openings more standardized throughout the state. Contra Costa and most other counties are now in the purple (most restrictive) tier.   According to these new state rules, hair salons and barber shops can now operate indoors in ContraContinue reading “Additional Businesses Open in Contra Costa County in Accordance with Updated State Recommendations”

Recent Data Suggest a Leveling of COVID-19 Transmission in Contra Costa County

Daily hospitalizations due to COVID-19 and the percentage of COVID-19 tests returning positive remained steady or fell slightly in Contra Costa County during early August, reflecting recent local progress in slowing the spread of a deadly virus.   These key data indicators for the pandemic remain at dangerously high levels in Contra Costa, which remainsContinue reading “Recent Data Suggest a Leveling of COVID-19 Transmission in Contra Costa County”

ANTIOCH EXTENDS COOLING CENTER OPEN DATES THROUGH AUGUST 26TH

As the heat wave continues, the City of Antioch is committed to providing a safe, cool place for residents to spend the day. Therefore, the existing cooling center will remain open and available through August 26, 2020. Residents without home air conditioning, or with health conditions made worse with extreme heat and poor air qualityContinue reading “ANTIOCH EXTENDS COOLING CENTER OPEN DATES THROUGH AUGUST 26TH”

Health Advisory: Poor Air Quality in Contra Costa County

Health Advisory: Poor Air Quality in Contra Costa County   Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is advising residents to remain indoors with doors and windows closed because of poor air quality caused by wildfires in the region.   People should avoid contact with the smoke and minimize any time spent outdoors, especially older adults, pregnantContinue reading “Health Advisory: Poor Air Quality in Contra Costa County”