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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”

September is Suicide Prevention Month

During September (#SPM2020), the Contra Costa Crisis Center is planning the following upcoming Zoom meeting: What’s It Like To Be A Crisis Line Volunteer? – click to find out more and signup Time: Sep 15, 2020 07:00 – 8 PM PST With help comes hope.

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”

SUMMER COOLING STATIONS

EHSD plans to make three of its district offices available as “places to cool” through the end of this week and early next week.  Please note that during the COVID-19 shelter in place, EHSD’s regular programs and services are NOT currently available at these offices.   Open Thursday–Friday, August 13-14 and Monday-Tuesday, August 17-18, 2020, from 1Continue reading “SUMMER COOLING STATIONS”

California COVID-19 Closures Affect Some Contra Costa Businesses

  July 13, 2020 – Due to a sharp rise in COVID-19 activity, California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the temporary closure of several types of indoor businesses and activities.   Effective immediately, all counties must close dine-in restaurants, bars, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers such as bowling alleys and arcades,Continue reading “California COVID-19 Closures Affect Some Contra Costa Businesses”

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