Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers

If you are an essential worker on the frontlines of responding to the COVID-19 health crisis, you may be eligible for free or low-cost childcare through the Contra Costa County Emergency Child Care Program. Go to, https://www.cocokids.org/, Click on the Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers banner to complete a request or learn more aboutContinue reading “Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers”

Contra Costa County Opens By-Appointment Drive-Through Testing Sites for COVID-19

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Contra Costa residents who have fever, cough or similar symptoms can make an appointment for free COVID-19 testing at one of four drive-through sites around the county. The sites, opened Wednesday by Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), are available to anyone regardless of insurance. “Testing is more available now than itContinue reading “Contra Costa County Opens By-Appointment Drive-Through Testing Sites for COVID-19”

Contra Costa Health Officer Issues New “Cover Your Face” Order

A new health order in Contra Costa County requires anyone working at or visiting an essential business, such as a grocery store or gas station, to wear face coverings to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The order, effective Wednesday, April 22, also requires public transit and government workers to wear masks when they comeContinue reading “Contra Costa Health Officer Issues New “Cover Your Face” Order”

CalFresh Emergency Allotments

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS FOOD STAMPS) COVID -19 ISSUANCE OF CALFRESH EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS  California has been approved to provide emergency allotments to eligible households for two months, March and April 2020. Emergency allotments will raise each household’s regular monthly CalFresh allotment to the maximum allowable benefits based on their CalFresh household size. CalFresh households already receivingContinue reading “CalFresh Emergency Allotments”

Virtual City Council Meeting on April 6

On March 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20 (found here). The Order mainly deals with Medi-Cal, CalFresh, and CalWorks programs…but, it also waived many provisions regulating public meetings specific to teleconferencing. Here are the changes:     Waived – that each teleconference location must be identified in a public meeting notice or agenda     WaivedContinue reading “Virtual City Council Meeting on April 6”

Stay-at-Home Order Extended to May 3 with New Restrictions

Coronavirus Update Post Date: 03/31/2020 4:00 PM Please see the Press Release below from the Bay Area Health Officers regarding the updated Stay-at-Home Order with new restrictions that last through May 3, 2020.   Please visit the City of Pittsburg’s webpage (www.pittsburgcovid19.com), Facebook (@CityOfPittsburgCa), and Twitter (@CityPittsburgCa) for the latest information. Garrett Evans City Manager

Pittsburg Schools Closure Extended Through May 1

March 25, 2020: Message from PUSD, School Dismissal Extended Through May 1, 2020 Dear PUSD Parents, The below press release was shared with us this morning from the Contra Costa County Office of Education. We will be remaining closed through May 1st, per the recommendation of County Health and County Education Departments across 7 Bay Area Counties. MoreContinue reading “Pittsburg Schools Closure Extended Through May 1”

Coronavirus Update 3/19/2020

Coronavirus Update Post Date: 03/19/2020 10:00 PM Today, Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference via Facebook.  During this conference, he announced the California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence. Continue reading “Coronavirus Update 3/19/2020”

Coronavirus Update 3/18/2020

Post Date: 03/18/2020 1:30 PM On March 16, 2020, the City of Pittsburg held a special City Council meeting at 7:01 pm where the City Council voted unanimously to adopt a Resolution proclaiming a local emergency in response to COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of the week, the City of Pittsburg has taken the followingContinue reading “Coronavirus Update 3/18/2020”