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”

Contra Costa County Releases Updated Public Guidance for Face Coverings

    July 7, 2020 – Contra Costa County today updated its health order about when and where members of the public should wear face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic to align it with current state guidance.   Local data indicate that COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Contra Costa County. The county is currently onContinue reading “Contra Costa County Releases Updated Public Guidance for Face Coverings”

Updated Roadmap from Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Health Services recently released this roadmap and timeline for the reopening of our community. Previous health orders requiring physical distancing and face coverings in public spaces remain in effect. Contra Costa residents should also continue to emphasize handwashing and other hygiene measures in their daily lives to reduce their risk of becoming infected. ForContinue reading “Updated Roadmap from Contra Costa County”

Contra Costa County’s Road Ahead

Contra Costa Health Services recently released this roadmap and timeline for the reopening of our community. Previous health orders requiring physical distancing and face coverings in public spaces remain in effect. Contra Costa residents should also continue to emphasize handwashing and other hygiene measures in their daily lives to reduce their risk of becoming infected. ToContinue reading “Contra Costa County’s Road Ahead”

Citywide Curfew Starts TONIGHT 6/2/20

In an abundance of caution for our community, the City of Pittsburg is implementing a daily Citywide Curfew, beginning tonight, Tuesday, June 2 at 6 PM and ending at 5 AM. If at all possible, stay home. If you need police assistance, we are here for you. -Details:Daily, beginning on Tuesday, June 2 from 6Continue reading “Citywide Curfew Starts TONIGHT 6/2/20”

Places for Seniors and People with Disabilities to COOL OFF

To cool off on days of extreme heat, Employment & Human Services Department (EHSD) has the below locations open. Please note that during the COVID-19 shelter in place, EHSD’s regular programs and services are currently NOT available at these offices.  Currently open from May 27 – 29, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. WaterContinue reading “Places for Seniors and People with Disabilities to COOL OFF”

Contra Costa Extends Shelter-At-Home Order Through May 31

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 ofContinue reading “Contra Costa Extends Shelter-At-Home Order Through May 31”

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”