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Contra Costa Releases COVID-19 Safety Guidance for Youth Sports and Activities

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) today released health guidance to help young people and spectators stay safer from COVID-19 on the playing field and at other extracurricular activities. The new countywide guidance, which aligns with an update to the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) public health guidance for K-12 schools, is not a legallyContinue reading “Contra Costa Releases COVID-19 Safety Guidance for Youth Sports and Activities”

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

Approval Signifies Key Achievement for Public Health Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continuesContinue reading “FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine”

Concord, Contra Costa Partner to Provide Free Vaccines Though Mobile Clinic

The City of Concord, Contra Costa Health Services and Brenden Theatres bring on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinic to August 19 Music & Market concert. The City of Concord has partnered with Contra Costa Health Services and Brenden Theatres to bring an on-site COVID-19 vaccination service to Todos Santos Plaza on Thursday, August 19 from 6 p.m.Continue reading “Concord, Contra Costa Partner to Provide Free Vaccines Though Mobile Clinic”

Bay Area Health Officials Urge Immediate Vaccination and Issue Orders Requiring Use of Face Coverings Indoors to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley Indoor Masking Orders Take Effect Tuesday August 3rd at 12:01 am Vaccination continues to protect against severe COVID-19 illness, but with the COVID-19 Delta variant now infecting a small percentage of vaccinated people as well as manyContinue reading “Bay Area Health Officials Urge Immediate Vaccination and Issue Orders Requiring Use of Face Coverings Indoors to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19”

Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley Recommend Masking Indoors for Everyone as a Precaution Against Increased Circulation of COVID-19

As of July 14, Contra Costa’s reported new cases are averaging 93 per day and the daily case rate is now 5.7 per 100,000 and rising. With cases of COVID-19 rising locally and increased circulation of the highly transmissible Delta variant, the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and theContinue reading “Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley Recommend Masking Indoors for Everyone as a Precaution Against Increased Circulation of COVID-19”

Pacific Gas and Electric: Customers May Qualify for Several Different Financial Assistance Programs

The anticipated end-date for PG&E’s moratorium on non-payment shutoffs is June 30th. This does not mean shutoffs will happen July 1st, but the clock does restart. PG&E is prepared to help customers with arrearages, but the customer must initiate the contact. Customers who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can now find newContinue reading “Pacific Gas and Electric: Customers May Qualify for Several Different Financial Assistance Programs”

Prevent Outages Tonight… Conserve Energy

The California ISO issued a Flex Alert for June 17th from 5 to 10 p.m., encouraging consumers to reduce their energy use to help relieve stress on the grid. Go to FlexAlert.org for conservation measures. The state’s grid operator, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), has issued a notice that outages may occur TODAY if the demand for electricity exceeds supply.Continue reading “Prevent Outages Tonight… Conserve Energy”

Contra Costa Offers Required School Immunization at its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

COVID-19 vaccination clinics operated by Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) on school campuses this summer will now also provide no-cost immunizations for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) upon request. Tdap is a required immunization for students entering the seventh grade in California, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) also recommends a TdapContinue reading “Contra Costa Offers Required School Immunization at its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics”

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