COVID-19 Timeline

October 14, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa to Lift Masking Requirements in Some Indoor Settings on Nov. 1. Health Order Amendment: Allowing Groups of Fully Vaccinated People to Remove Their Face Coverings Under Specified Circumstances. Enmienda de Orden de Salud: Permitir que Los Grupos De Personas Completamente Vacunadas Puedan Retirarse la Mascarilla en Ciertas Circunstancias.  

October 7, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Bay Area Health Officers Issue Criteria for Lifting COVID-19 Indoor Masking Requirements. Comunicado de Prensa: Los Oficiales del Area de la Bahía Emiten los Criterios para Retirar el Requerimiento de Uso de Mascarillas en Interiores Debido al COVID-19.

September 27, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Plans Efficient, Equitable Rollout of COVID-19 Booster Vaccine.

September 14, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Test Required for Some Contra Costa Businesses. Press Release Spanish: Se Requiere un Comprobante de Vacunación o una Prueba de COVID-19 para Algunos Negocios en Contra Costa. Health Order (PDF): Requiring Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Result for High-Risk Businesses. 

September 14, 2021 - See Health Order: Updated Mass Quarantine Order.

September 2, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Releases COVID-19 Safety Guidance for Youth Sports and Activities. Comunicado de Prensa: Lineamientos Provisionales sobre el COVID-19 para Deportes Juveniles y Actividades Extracurriculares en el Condado de Contra Costa.

September 1, 2021 - See Health Order Amendment (PDF): Allow Performers and Public Speakers at Events to Remove Their Face Coverings, if Everyone Present is Fully Vaccinated. Modificar La Orden PDF) Previa Para Permitir A Los Intérpretes Y Ponentes Públicos En Eventos Quitar La Máscara Facial Siempre Y Cuando Todas Las Personas Presentes  Estén Completamente Vacunadas. Live Performers Can Drop Their Masks in Fully Vaccinated Venues (PDF). Los Intérpretes que se Presenten en Vivo Pueden Retirarse las Mascarillas en Lugares con Personas Completamente Vacunadas (PDF).

August 26, 2021 - See Joint Statement (PDF): Bay Area Health Officers Reaffirm Support for In-Person School. Comunicado de Prensa (PDF): Los Oficiales de Salud del Area de la Bahía reafirman su apoyo para las clases totalmente presenciales.

August 25, 2021 - See Health Order: Mass Quarantine. See Orden de Salud: Cuarenta Masiva.

August 16, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Concord, Contra Costa Partner to Provide Free Vaccines Through Mobile Clinic. See Press Release in Spanish.

August 13, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Adds COVID-19 Vaccine Verification Requirement for First Responders. See Press Release in Spanish.

August 11, 2021 - See Health Services Helping Hands Referral Program to help someone get vaccinated. See Programa de Referencia “Manos Ayudando”.

August 6, 2021 - See Health Order (PDF): Amendment for Participation in Religious Activities.

August 3, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: CCHS Brings Vaccines to Neighborhoods During National Night Out.

August 2, 2021 - See Joint Statement: Bay Area Health Officials Urge Immediate Vaccination and Issue Orders Requiring Use of Face Coverings Indoors to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19. See Joint Statement in Spanish: Los Oficiales del Area de la Bahía Recomiendan Enfáticamente la Vacunación Inmediata y Emiten Ordenes para Requerir el Uso de Mascarillas Faciales en Interiores a Fin de Prevenir el Contagio del COVID-19. See Health Order (PDF) and in Spanish Orden de Salud (PDF).

July 23, 2021 - See Health Order (PDF): Updated Mass Quarantine Order.

July 22, 2021- See Joint Release: Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Francisco Public Health Officials Urge Employers to Consider Requiring Employee Vaccination to Promote COVID-Safe Workplaces.

July 16, 2021 - See Joint Statement: Bay Area Health Officers Recommend Masking Indoors for Everyone as a Precaution Against Increased Circulation of COVID-19.

July 1, 2021 - See Revised Health Order (PDF): Requiring Masking and Testing of Unvaccinated Personnel Working in High-Risk Settings. See Orden de Salud (PDF): Requiriendo el Uso de Mascarillas y la Realización de Pruebas en Personas No Vacunadas que Trabajen en Entornos de Alto Riesgo. See Health Order Summary (PDF). See Resumen de la Order de Salud (PDF).

June 29, 2021 - See Health Order (PDF): Requiring Masking and Testing of Unvaccinated Personnel Working in High-Risk Settings. See Health Order Summary (PDF).

June 22, 2021 - See Press Release (PDF) and Press Release Spanish (PDF): Contra Costa County Passes Ordinance to Extend Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze. See Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-20 (PDF) and Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-20 Spanish (PDF). Find Eviction Protection FAQs and Spanish translations.

June 15, 2021 - See Health Order (PDF): Rescinding prior Order that Required Business Activities to Conform to the State of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy and Imposed Mandates on Government Entities and Providers of Services to Homeless Persons. Vea Orden Salud (PDF):Para rescindir la orden anterior que requeria que las actividades de negocios cumplieran con el plan para una economia mas segura del estado de california e imponia mandatos a las entidades de gobierno y a los proveedores de servicios para personas sin hogar.

June 14, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Brings Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Service to Businesses, Organizations.

June 10, 2021 - Beyond the Blueprint: Reopening California's Economy.

June 1, 2021 - See Joint Statement (PDF): Bay Area Health Officers Support Full In-Person School this Fall.

June 1, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Offers Required School Immunization at its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics.

May 28, 2021 - See Joint Statement (PDF): Children and Adults Can Now Get Other Vaccinations at Same Time as COVID-19 Vaccines.

May 19, 2021 - See Joint Statement (PDF): Bay Area Health Officers Support California Face Masking Guidance.

May 14, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to Open at Contra Costa County Schools.

May 12, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Children Ages 12-15 now Eligible for Vaccination in Contra Costa County.

May 7, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Now Offering No-Appointment Service at All its COVID Vaccination Sites.

May 5, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Getting Vaccinated is the Best Gift You Can Give This Mother's Day.

May 3, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Now Offering COVID Vaccines to Everyone No Matter Where They Live.

April 29, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: New Concord Vaccine Sites Help Monument Corridor Protect Against COVID-19.

April 26, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Administers 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccines.

April 25, 2021 - See Joint Statement: Joint Statement of the Bay Area Health Officers on the Safe Administration of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine.

April 15, 2021 - See Heath Services Press Release: Walk-in Vaccine Clinics Now Open in Contra Costa County.

April 13, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Oakland Coliseum Site Continues to Provide Safe, Effective COVID-19 Vaccine. Comunicado de Prensa: El Centro de Vacunación del Coliseo de Oakland Continúa Aplicando Vacunas Eficaces y Seguras contra el COVID-19.

April 13, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Health Services Pauses Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine. See Press Release in Spanish (PDF).

April 12, 2021 - See Joint Statement (PDF): Oakland Coliseum Mega Vaccination Site and Mobile Sites to Remain Active Thanks to Cross-County and State Partnership.

April 10, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Residents Ages 16+ Can Now Book Vaccine Appointments at the Oakland Coliseum.

April 6, 2021 - See Press Release: Governor Newsom Announces Extension of Oakland Coliseum Mass Vaccination Site.

April 6, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Moving into the Orange Tier. Lea Comunicado de Prensa: El Condado de Contra Costa Pasará al Nivel Naranja. See Contra Costa County Openings at a Glance (PDF). Vea Resumen de las aperturas en el Condado de Contra Costa (PDF).

March 31, 2021 - Health Services Press Release: COVID-19 Drive-Through Vaccination Clinic Opens in Concord.

March 30, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Opens Vaccine Eligibility to Those 16 and Older. Comunicado de Prensa: El Condado de Contra Costa Amplía la Elegibilidad de Vacunación a las Personas de 16 Años de Edad o Mayores.

March 28, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Residents Who are 50+ Encouraged to Request Vaccine Now.

March 25, 2021 - Local Health Orders repealed. State Health Orders remain in effect on Vehicle-Based Gatherings, Face Coverings, and Social Distancing.

March 23, 2021 - See Press Release (PDF): Supervisors Pass Ordinance to Extend Protections for Commerical Tenants News Release. See Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-11 (PDF). See Frequently Asked Questions and Preguntas Frecuentes (PDF).

March 22, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Hope and Healing Virtual Event Honors Contra Costans Lost to COVID-19.

March 22, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Opens Vaccine Eligibility to Ages 50 and Older.

March 16, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: First Cases of U.K. COVID Variant Detected in Contra Costa.

March 15, 2021 - See Joint Statement (PDF): Bay Area Health Officers' Statement on COVID-19 Vaccines.

March 14, 2021 - See Contra Costa County Openings at a Glance (PDF). Vea Resumen de las aperturas en el Condado de Contra Costa (PDF).

March 12, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Improves to Red Tier in California's Reopening Plan, Effective March 14, 2021.

March 12, 2021 - State Updates Blueprint to Allow Additional Activities for a Safe and Sustainable Reopening. Beginning March 13, 2021, breweries, wineries and distilleries that do not serve meals may open outdoors only with modifications.

March 10, 2021 - See Health Order (PDF): Repeal of Prior Orders Imposing Restrictions on Specified High-Risk Business Sectors. Vea Orden de salud (PDF): Derogación de las ordenes anteriores que imponian restricciones a ciertas actividades de negocios.

March 8, 2021 - See Health Order: Repeal of Requirements for Congregate Living and Residential Care Facilities.

February 25, 2021 - See updated Mass Quarantine Order.

February 18, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Extends COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to Essential Workers.

February 3, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Vaccine Supply Shortages Prompt Public Health Leaders throughout the Bay Area to Urge Prioritization of Older Adults for Vaccination.

February 3, 2021 - See Press Release (PDF): Supervisors Pass Ordinance to Cap Food Delivery Service Fees. See Press Release in Spanish (PDF). See Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-05 (PDF) and Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-05 in Spanish (PDF).

February 2, 2021 - See Press Release (PDF): Contra Costa County Passes Ordinance to Extend Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze. See Press Release in Spanish (PDF).  See Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-04 (PDF) and Urgency Ordinance 2021-04 in Spanish (PDF). See Frequently Asked Questions and Preguntas Frecuentes (PDF).

January 25, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Regional Stay-at-Home Order Lifted, Contra Costa Returns to Purple Tier. See Openings at a Glance (PDF) and Resumen de las aperturas en el Condado de Contra Costa (PDF).

January 22, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Plans to Administer 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccines by July 4.

January 15, 2021 - Watch Health Services media conference online for a COVID-19 vaccine distribution update

January 11, 2021 - See Health Services Press Release: County Ramps Up COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts. Watch  media conference.

December 22, 2020 - See COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Phases and COVID-19 Ethical & Equitable Vaccine Allocations Committee.

December 16, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Bay Area Runs Low on ICU Beds, Triggering State's Regional Stay-at-Home Order. See Health Order: State of California Regional Stay-Home Order. Orden regional de quedarse en casa del Estado de California.

December 15, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: COVID-19 Vaccine will be Distributed Following Federal, State Framework.

December 12, 2020 - See Health Services: COVID-19 vaccination information. Vacunación Contra el COVID-19.

December 10, 2020 - See updated Mass Quarantine Order.

December 9, 2020 - See Health Services: State Updates Guidance to Allow Outdoor Playgrounds to Open.

December 4, 2020 - See Press Release (PDF): Bay Area Health Officers Move to Implement the State’s New Regional Stay Home Order, Not Waiting Until Local Hospitals are Near Crisis to Act. See Press Release in Spanish (PDF)See Health Order: Regional Stay Home Order 12/4/2020. Watch Press Conference online.

December 3, 2020 - See Contra Costa County COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (PDF).

November 28, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Bay Area Health Officers' Statement in Support of Santa Clara County's New COVID Measures.

November 17, 2020 - Board of Supervisors Approves Ordinance to Extend Eviction Protection to Certain Small-Business Commercial Tenants. Protections for certain residential tenants were unchanged. See Press Release (PDF) and Press Release in Spanish (PDF). See Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-29 (PDF) and Ordinance No. 2020-29 Spanish (PDF). Visit Eviction and Rent Freeze Ordinance FAQs and Resources webpage. Preguntas Frequentes de la Ordenanza (PDF).

November 17, 2020 - Board of Supervisors Approves $4.29 Million of Community Development Block Grant Funding to Provide Emergency Rental Assistance and Tenant/Landlord Counseling and Legal Services. See Press Release (PDF).

November 17, 2020 - Health Services Media Advisory: Media Conference Tuesday to Discuss Reducing COVID-19 Risk in Contra Costa.

November 16, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: State Response to COVID-19 Spike Returns Contra Costa to Purple Tier.

November 13, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa and Other Bay Area Counties Move to Contain Spread of COVID-19. See Health Order: Limits to High-Risk Indoor Activities.

November 10, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: As COVID-19 Spreads in the Bay Area, Red-Tier Safety Requirements Return in Contra Costa.

November 9, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Bay Area Health Officials Issue Tips for Safer Holidays and Travel. Recommendations for Staying Safe from COVID-19 During the Holidays (PDF).

November 5, 2020 - See Health Services: West Contra Costa Organizes Mass COVID-19 Testing Event to Slow Community Spread.

November 4, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Responds Quickly to Climbing COVID-19 Cases. See Health Order Amendments: Restrictions of Specified High-Risk Business Sectors and Limits to Attendance of Spectators at Collegiate and Professional Sporting Events.

October 29, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Safe Social Gatherings Recommended to Maintain Orange Tier Status.

October 27, 2020 - See Health Order Amendment for Outdoor Social Gatherings.

October 27, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Advances in California’s COVID-19 Reopening Plan.

October 15, 2020 - Joint Statement: Bay Area Health Officials #FightFlu, Urge Flu Shots.

October 14, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Health Services Shares Recommendations for Voting Safely in Upcoming Election.

October 8, 2020 - Health Services updated Mass Quarantine Order 10/8/2020 and Orden de cuarentena masiva 10/8/2020.

October 8, 2020 - Health Services updated Mass Quarantine Order 10/8/2020.

October 2, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Health Department to Host Series of Free Flu Vaccination Clinics in October.

September 30, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County to Begin Offering Free Flu Shots at COVID Testing Sites.

September 29, 2020 - See Press Release (PDF): Board of Supervisors Amends Ordinance to Provide Additional Protections to Commercial Tenants and Press Release in Spanish (PDF). See Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-26 (PDF) and Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-26 in Spanish (PDF) . See updated Eviction Moratorium and Rent Freeze Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Ordinance FAQs in Spanish (PDF)

September 29, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: More Businesses and Services Can Reopen in Contra Costa Thanks to Improving COVID Situation.

September 28, 2020 - Joint Statement: Bay Area Health Officials Offer Guidance on How to Celebrate Halloween and Día de Los Muertos Safely and Prevent Spreading COVID-19 Among Friends and Neighbors.

September 24, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Requires Local Health Providers to Expand COVID-19 Testing. See Health Order Requiring Testing at Healthcare Facilities.

September 23, 2020 - See Press Release (PDF): Contra Costa County Passes Ordinance for Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze to Provide Additional Protections through January 31, 2021 and Press Release in Spanish (PDF). See Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-25 (PDF) and Ordinance No. 2020-25 Spanish (PDF).

September 16, 2020 - See  Updated Health Order: Requiring Reporting of COVID-19 Tests to Public Health Authorities.

September 16, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Announces Care Center Plan to Help Residents Transition from Homelessness.

September 16, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Health Services Recommends Planning Safe, Planning Ahead for Halloween. See more Los Servicios de Salud de Contra Costa Recomiendan Planear de Manera Anticipada y Segura las Actividades de Halloween

September 14, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Updates Health Order to Align with California’s COVID-19 Blueprint. See updated Social Distancing Order 9/14/2020 and Mass Quarantine Order 9/14/2020

September 4, 2020 - See Health Services Updated Social Distancing Order. See Social Gatherings Safety Checklist (PDF). 

September 3, 2020 - Health Services Press Release: Health Officials Offer Tips for Not Spreading COVID-19 During Labor Day Weekend.

August 31, 2020 - Health Services Press Release: Additional Businesses Open in Contra Costa County in Accordance with Updated State Recommendations. See updated Openings at a Glance (PDF) and Openings at a Glance in Spanish (PDF).

August 26, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Recent Data Suggests a Leveling of COVID-19 Transmission in Contra Costa County. See Updated Social Distancing Order.

August 25, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: New COVID-19 Community Testing Hub Opens Wednesday in Richmond.

August 18, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa to Begin Accepting Waiver Applications to Allow In-Person Classes at Elementary Schools. See Resources for Parents and Families.

August 7, 2020 - See Health Order: Updated Requirements for Residential Care Facilities.

August 5, 2020 - Health Services updates Mass Isolation Order for all individuals who are diagnosed with COVID-19. See Active Health Orders.

August 4, 2020 - Health Services Update on Elementary School Waiver Process.

July 31, 2020 - Contra Costa Health Services Press Release and Video: Urging Contra Costa Residents to Keep Safe from COVID-19.

July 28, 2020 - See Press Release (PDF): Contra Costa County Passes Urgency Ordinance to Establish Fines for Health Order Violations, and Press Release in Spanish (PDF). See Ordinance No. 2020-21 (PDF) and Ordinance 2020-21 Spanish (PDF).

July 14, 2020 - See Press Release (PDF): Contra Costa County Extends Ordinance for Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze through September 30, 2020, and Press Release in Spanish (PDF). See Ordinance No. 2020-20 (PDF) and Ordinance No. 2020-20 Spanish (PDF). See details, forms, and resources: Eviction & Rent Freeze Ordinance FAQs.

July 13, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: California COVID-19 Closures Affect Some Contra Costa Businesses.

July 11, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: More than 8% of Contra Costa COVID-19 Tests Now Positive. See Updated Social Distancing Order 7/11/2020.

July 7, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Releases Updated Public Guidance for Face Coverings. See Active Health Orders: Requiring Face Coverings and Mass Quarantine.

July 2, 2020 - Joint Statement from Bay Area Health Officials (PDF): Bay Area Residents Urged to Stay Home, Stay Safe from COVID-19 on the Fourth of July.

June 29, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County to Postpone COVID-19 Reopening Timeline. See updated Road to Reopening Graphic (PDF) and Road to Reopening Graphic in Spanish (PDF). See Openings at a Glance (PDF) and Openings at a Glance in Spanish (PDF).

June 26, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Statement from Contra Costa County Regarding COVID-19 Reopening Timeline. The Road Ahead for Our Community. See updated Road to Reopening Graphic (PDF).

June 22, 2020 - See Contra Costa Health Services Department Position Statement on Thermometer Temperature Screening as an Infection Control Measure for COVID-19 (PDF).

June 19, 2020 - See State of California Guidance for Face Coverings (PDF) for more information.

June 17, 2020 - The Road Ahead for Our Community. See updated Road to Reopening Graphic (PDF).

June 16, 2020 - Contra Costa County Continues to Open Businesses and Activities. See Health Services Press Release. See Updated Shelter in Place Order 6/16/2020 and Appendices.

June 11, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Receives State Variance to Continue Reopening Plan.

June 9, 2020 - Health Services Guide to Safer Social Interactions. See FAQs on Safer Social Interactions under Categories.

June 9, 2020 - Press Statement (PDF): Statement Regarding Requirements for Religious Services. 

June 8, 2020 - The Road Ahead for Our Community. See Road to Reopening Graphic (PDF).

June 5, 2020 - Contra Costa County to Reopen Outdoor Dining, Pools, Religious Services. See Health Services Press Release. See Updated Shelter in Place Order 6/5/2020 and Appendices. See updated list of County Re-Openings to Date (PDF).

June 2, 2020 - Progress in COVID-19 Fight Means Businesses Reopening on June 3. See Health Services Press Release. See Updated Shelter in Place Order 6/2/2020 and Appendices.

June 1, 2020 - See Press Release (PDF): Joint Statement of the Bay Area Health Officers on Ongoing Partnership in Reopening Activity While Continuing to Protect the Community.

May 30, 2020 - See Health Services Press Statement (PDF): Loosening of Restrictions Expected This Week.

May 29, 2020 - See Health Order: Requiring Testing of Residents and Personnel at Residential Facilities.

May 26, 2020 - See Press Release: Board of Supervisors Passed Ordinance to Continue Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze, and Press Release in Spanish (PDF). Read the full document Ordinance No. 2020-16 (PDF) and Ordinance 2020-16 in Spanish (PDF) . See Tenant Notice to Landlord Form (PDF) and Tenant Notice to Landlord Form Spanish (PDF). See Landlord Notice to Tenant Form (PDF) and Landlord Notice to Tenant Form Spanish (PDF). See Eviction & Rent Freeze Ordinance FAQs and Eviction & Rent Freeze Ordinance FAQs in Spanish (PDF).

May 21, 2020 - See list of Re-Openings to Date (PDF) under the current Health Order.

May 18, 2020 - See Press Release: Contra Costa County to Begin Allowing Curbside Retail on May 19, 2020. See Joint Statement (PDF) from Bay Area Health Officers Regarding Significant Progress on COVID-19 Indicators and Next Steps for Reopening. See Updated Shelter in Place Order 5/18/2020 and Appendices.

May 15, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County to Allow Vehicle-Based Gatherings and Services. See Health Order (PDF) and Appendix A - Plan (PDF): Highly-Regulated Vehicle-Based Gatherings.

May 14, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Extends Time People With COVID-19 Must Remain in Isolation. Updated Mass Quarantine Order. Updated Mass Isolation Order.

May 13, 2020 - See Contact Tracing Job & Volunteer Opportunities with Contra Costa Health Services.

May 12, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: County Urges Schools to Host Virtual Online Graduation Celebrations. See Interim Guidance on Graduation Ceremonies (PDF).

May 7, 2020 - See Joint Press Release (PDF): Bay Area Health Orders Remain in Effect.

May 7, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Offers Testing for All County Residents. Watch press conference.

May 6, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Statement about Inmate Testing Positive for COVID-19.

May 1, 2020 - See Health Officer Order (PDF): Authorizing Testing and Processing by Commercial Clinical Laboratories.

April 29, 2020 - Seven Bay Area Public Health Officers extend Shelter-in-Place Orders with some rules easing through May 31, 2020. Health Officers caution that reducing restrictions too quickly could lead to a substantial resurgence of COVID-19. Read Press Release (PDF). See Health Order Through May 31 (PDF), effective May 4, 2020. See Answers to FAQs. See Full Health Order and Documents.

April 27, 2020 - See Joint Statement (PDF) from Seven Bay Area Health Officers on Upcoming Extension and Revisions to the Current Shelter-in-Place Orders.

April 24, 2020 - Emergency Child Care Program offers vital child care relief for COVID-19 frontline workers. Contra Costa County mobilizes support for healthcare staff, first responders and all essential workers. See Press Release (PDF).

April 23, 2020 - Contra Costa County launches new COVID-19 Call Center to assist small businesses and workers with information and resources. See the Press Release.

April 22, 2020 - See Press Release: Contra Costa County Opens By-Appointment Drive-Through Testing Sites for COVID-19. The free testing is available at multiple locations in the County.

April 21, 2020 - The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve an Urgency Ordinance temporarily prohibiting evictions of residential and commercial real property tenants in Contra Costa County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and establishing a moratorium on rent increases. Read County Press Release (PDF) and Press Release in Spanish (PDF). See Ordinance No. 2020-14 (PDF) and Ordinance No. 2020-14 in Spanish (PDF). See answers to Ordinance FAQs and Forms. FAQs in Spanish and forms (PDF).

April 17, 2020 - See Contra Costa Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Health Officer Issues New "Cover Your Face" Order. See Health Order for Members of the Public and Workers to Wear Face Coverings (PDF) and Health Order in Spanish (PDF), effective Wednesday, April 22, 2020. See Face Covering FAQs and choose the topic "Order Addressing Face Coverings".

April 16, 2020 - See Contra Costa Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Delivers Sanitation Stations to Slow COVID-19 in Homeless Camps.

April 14, 2020 - See Health Officer Order (PDF): Suspending Intakes. Social Distancing at Homeless Shelters.

April 13, 2020 - See Contra Costa Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Health Order Requires Masks, Temperature Checks for Health Facility Visitors. See Health Order for Residential Care Facilities (PDF).

April 10, 2020 - See Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation Press Release (PDF): Fund to Bring Emergency Relief to Bay Area Residents Impacted by COVID‐19.

April 10, 2020 - See Contra Costa Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch to be Converted into Potential Care Site for COVID-19 Patients.

April 10, 2020 - See Contra Costa Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Reminds Residents to Observe Religious Practices at Home this Weekend.

April 7, 2020 - Contra Costa Joins Bay Area Counties in Extending Distance Learning Through End of the 2019-2020 School Year. See Contra Costa County Office of Education Press Release (PDF).

April 3, 2020 - See Press Release (PDF): Contra Costa Issues Mass Isolation and Quarantine Orders for People with COVID-19 and Their Close Contacts. See Mass Quarantine Order (PDF) and Spanish Order (PDF) and Mass Isolation Order (PDF) and Spanish Order (PDF).

April 3, 2020 - See Press Release: Contra Costa Health Confirms COVID-19 Outbreak at a Senior Facility. Health Services press conference replay is on YouTube.

April 2, 2020 - See New Guidance on Masking (PDF): New Bay Area Public Health Recommendation to Cover Your Face.

April 2, 2020 - See Press Release: Craneway Pavilion in Richmond to be Converted into a Federal Medical Station for COVID-19 Patients.

March 31, 2020 - See Press Release (PDF): Bay Area Health Officers Issue Updated Stay-at-Home Order with New Restrictions to Last Through May 3, 2020. According to the release, more time and additional restrictions are needed to slow the spread and reduce future impact on local hospitals from COVID-19. See Health Officer Order Through May 3 (PDF) and Spanish Order (PDF). See Appendix A: Social Distancing Protocol (PDF). Read the Summary of New Shelter Order (PDF) for further clarification. For more information and FAQs, visit the Health Services website.

As of March 17, 2020 - County offices may have limited public access to its facilities, as it follows the County Health Officer Order that is intended to protect lives. See Update on County Offices and Services.

March 26, 2020 - See Joint Statement from Contra Costa Health Services and Martinez Unified School District Regarding Local COVID-19 Preparations.

March 24, 2020 - See Media Release: 7 Bay Area Jurisdictions Order Labs Testing for COVID-19 to Report More Comprehensive Data. See Health Office Order (PDF).

March 20, 2020 - Watch Contra Costa Health Services press conference. See Health Services Video Updates.

March 16, 2020 - Follow Order of the Health Officer: Shelter at their Place of Residence (PDF). See Health Officer Order in Spanish (PDF). Health Officers from Contra Costa and other Bay Area Counties issue a new Order that is effective 12:01 a.m. on March 17, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 7, 2020, unless extended or rescinded.

March 16, 2020 - All 26 Libraries in the county system are closed until further notice as a precaution. For details, visit ccclib.org.

March 14, 2020 - See Health Officer Order: Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 100 or More Persons. Watch Contra Costa Health Services video at cchealth.org/coronavirus.

March 10, 2020 - Contra Costa County issues emergency proclamation to respond to COVID-19. Read Press Release (PDF).

March 10, 2020 - Contra Costa Health Services has expanded their March 6 guidance. These public health recommendations are intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of people who become infected, especially those at most risk for severe illness. See the health department’s COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Social Distancing (PDF) and COVID-19 Guidance in Spanish (PDF).

March 6, 2020 - Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) today released new community guidelines for reducing the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protecting members of the community most at risk of serious illness. CCHS is recommending that people who are higher risk from COVID-19, including adults over 50 and people with certain underlying medical conditions, should avoid mass gatherings, such as parades, sporting events or concerts.

March 5, 2020 - Read Contra Costa County Statement (PDF).

See entire CCHS Letter from March 2, 2020 (PDF).
See CCHS Letter from March 2, 2020 in Spanish (PDF).

Follow Contra Costa Health Services on Twitter @CoCoHealth or CCHS Facebook page. Follow the County @CCCounty. (You do not need a Twitter account to see postings.) See video channel related to COVID-19.