Supervisor Federal D. Glover, District 5

Greetings, District 5 Neighbors! (As of 03/23/20)
I am sending this message to provide you with an update on what measures are being taken by Contra Costa County and the State of California to address the current public health crisis resulting from the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. In cooperation with my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors, and with guidance from our Health Services, I am closely evaluating all measures we can take to help you during this time. Please review the information and resources below. Let us know how we can be of service, and continue to be safe.
Supervisor Federal Glover.


COVID-19 INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) and its partners are working closely with state and federal health agencies to monitor The Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Emergency Shelter-In-Place Order - English

Emergency Shelter-In-Place Order - Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions about the Shelter-In-Place Order - English

Frequently Asked Questions about the Shelter-In-Place Order - Spanish

Still have questions about the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order?

Call 844-729-8410 8am-5pm

For the most updated information, always visit our webpage at 

coronavirus.cchealth.org

Contra Costa County Departmental Closures Due to COVID-19

As the county continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, many non-essential county functions from across departments have been temporarily suspended to comply with the Bay Area-wide Shelter in Place Order. Please find below a list of closures and service modifications for County Departments: 

Animal Services - The following changes will be in effect by 12:01 am on March 17, 2020, until further notice (UFN)

Pinole Shelter is closed to the public and to impounds

Martinez Shelter by appointment only for: Lost/Found, Return to owner cases, transfer partners.

The following services are CLOSED: Adoptions, Public spay/neuter, Vaccination clinics, Mobile adoptions, Owner surrenders (unless public risk, severe behavior or urgent medical need)

Following services CONTINUE: Dispatch services (stray aggressive/sick/injured, bite quarantines, etc), Call center, Martinez front lobby for appointments (described above), Auxiliary duties (billing, bite reports, noise ordinances, etc.)

Licensing will be direct to Pet Data online only.

Assessor - The Assessor’s office is closed from March 16 to April 7, 2020, due to the Shelter in Place Order Regarding the Coronavirus.

Clerk of the Board of Supervisors - Starting March 17, 2020 through April 7, 2020, the Clerk of the Board will operate on a modified schedule, and will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM.

During non-public hours, please email clerkoftheboard@cob.cccounty.us and a member of the staff will contact you as soon as possible.

Clerk-Recorder/Elections Division - The Clerk-Recorder-Elections Department remains open to provide essential services, but access to buildings and in-person services is limited. The Department is urging customers to use online services in an effort to help reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission. In-person services are currently limited to transactions that cannot be done online, over the phone or through the mail. For more information on the impact of specific services offered by the Clerk-Recorder’s office, please click here.

Department of Conservation and Development - Due to the shelter in place issued by the county health officer, nonessential activities have ceased, and all department of Conservation and Development buildings are closed to the public until further notice. We are working to process applications for essential infrastructure and businesses and critical safety repairs. Please call 925-674-7200 with questions or to discuss the possibility of dropping off certain applications.

District Attorney - Due to the Contra Costa County Health Officer order all of our offices are closed to the public at this time. As of now, our phone lines remain open - our main line is 925-957-2200.

Employment & Human Services - EHSD will be putting all updates on their website regarding COVID-19.

Foster & Adoptive Parents (March 16, 2020): All Resource Family Approval Orientations canceled until further notice.

The Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging remains operational during the shelter in place order. They are working to meet the needs of senior citizens and connect them with services during this time.

The Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau, part of the Employment & Human Services Department (EHSD), has temporarily closed its childcare centers effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through Tuesday, April 7, 2020. CSB plans to re-open on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, pending guidance from the local Health Department, Contra Costa County, Office of Head Start and California Department of Education.

Press Release (March 14, 2020): EHSD Public Lobbies Closed Due to COVID-19 EHSD’s public lobbies are closed effective Monday, March 16th, 2020, until further notice. The restricted access affects the following locations:

400 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill

4545 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch

3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point

151 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood

1305 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond

1535 Fred Jackson Way, Richmond

151 Linus Pauling, Hercules

Health Housing & Homeless Services - The Contra Costa County Health Housing & Homeless Services department remains operational during the COVID-19 shelter in place order. For frequently asked questions regarding how the department is responding to COVID-19 and providing services during the shelter in-place order, please click here.

Library Services - The Contra Costa County Library system is closed until further notice. Book drops will remain open, but as materials can carry viruses for several days, patrons are encouraged to keep items until the libraries reopen. The Library will automatically extend due dates on all materials. All overdue fines were eliminated in 2019 and no other negative consequences will result from late items during this closure.

 Probation Department - Until further notice, Probation field offices in Antioch, Martinez and Richmond will not be accessible beyond the public lobbies. Deputy probation officers are on duty and available for contact via telephone.

Personal visitation has been suspended until further notice at the County Juvenile Hall and at the Boy’s Ranch, however essential professional visits will continue with proper health screening beforehand

A health screening tool is being implemented for individuals who are booked into custody at either of these facilities.

Public Defender - The office of the public defender will remain open during the Shelter in Place Order and court closure. Contra Costa Public Defenders understand that this abrupt court closure will cause confusion and hardship for our clients and their loved ones. For a list of Public Defender FAQs, please click here.

Sheriff Department - Sheriff’s Office has temporarily canceled all professional, official, and social visits at the Martinez, West County, and Marsh Creek jails. However, attorney visits will continue with access to non-contact visit rooms only. The cancellation will be reassessed as conditions change.

Superior Court - The Contra Costa County Superior Court will be closed at all locations for approximately two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Court locations hope to re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020.

The Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court has issued an emergency order providing that, at least until April 1, 2020, the court closure will have the effect of being a public holiday as far as statutory or other timelines are concerned. For more information, please click here

Treasurer Tax-Collector - In response to the Order of the Health Officer of the County, our office will be closed to the public until further notice. To communicate with the office, please email us at taxinfo@tax.cccounty.us. A representative will reply as soon as possible. Property tax payments can only be accepted by U.S. postal services, through our automated phone system at (925) 957-5280, or here online. If you need a receipt for proof of payment, a copy of your tax bill with the installment’s payment date is available in View Bill under Account Lookup. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We wish you and your household peace and protection during this time of uncertainty.

The 2nd installment of Secured property taxes is due no later than Friday, April 10, 2020.

Nutrition Resources

Loaves and Fishes of CC - Our dining rooms are partially closed. No communal dining; they are serving "to go" meals outside from the doors of our dining rooms with groceries. They are serving at the dining rooms located in Oakley, Martinez, Antioch and Pittsburg and serving to our partner Trinity Center in Walnut Creek.

State & Federal Legislative Responses to COVID-19

State Legislation - The State of California’s emergency legislative package provides $500 million General Fund to help California fight COVID-19 and authorizes increases up to $1 billion. The funding will:

Increase hospital bed capacity and purchase medical equipment to combat the coming surge in COVID-19 patients;

Protect hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities most vulnerable to COVID-19 spread;

Provide lifesaving services to Californians isolating at home;

Support local government to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in homeless populations and provide safe beds for people experiencing homelessness; and provide funding to clean child care facilities that remain open.

The package also provides $100 million Proposition 98 General Fund for personal protective equipment and cleaning for schools that remain open. It also allows schools to maintain funding despite service disruptions.

Governor’s Executive Order - Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19.The protections are in effect through May 31, 2020, unless extended. The order also requests banks and other financial institutions to halt foreclosures and related evictions during this time period. The Governor’s Executive Order asks the California Public Utilities Commission to monitor measures undertaken by public and private utility providers to implement customer service protections for critical utilities, including electric, gas, water, internet, landline telephone, and cell phone service on a weekly basis.

Federal Legislation - On March 14, by a vote of 363-40, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a second, bipartisan coronavirus aid package, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201). The U.S. Senate is expected to consider the House-passed package, with potential amendments, the week of March 16. The bill includes five main provisions meant to respond to the deepening economic crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Free Coronavirus testing: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that all individuals, including those with private insurance, Medicare Advantage or Original Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, VA, FEHBP and TRICARE, as well as the uninsured, will have access to tests at no cost.

Food assistance: The U.S. House bill includes more than $1 billion to provide nutritious foods to low-income pregnant women and mothers with young children, help food banks and provide meals to seniors.

Medicaid FMAP Rates: The U.S. House bill increases by 6.2 percent the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) that the federal government provides to state and territorial Medicaid programs.

Unemployment Aid: H.R. 6201 gives states the resources and flexibility to provide unemployment benefits to laid off and furloughed workers, as well as to those workers who exhaust their allotted paid leave. It provides $1 billion in 2020 for emergency grants to states for activities related to processing and paying unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, under certain conditions.

Paid Sick and Medical Leave: The bill establishes an Emergency Paid Leave Program that replaces a significant share of lost wages so that those who take leave to avoid spreading the virus or due to illness or caregiving responsibilities can pay their bills.



District 5 Office Closure

Dear Community Members:The Contra Costa County health authorities have issued an order for all individuals and households to shelter-in-place in order to limit the spread of coronavirus, therefore, I am closing my District 5 office to all visitors and appointments starting Today -Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The closure will remain until the shelter-in-place is lifted. My staff will work remotely and will be able to retrieve voice messages and access emails. You may call us at 925-608-4200 or send an email to district5@bos.cccounty.us, and a member of my staff will respond as soon as possible.

Thank you for your Patience and Understanding, Stay Safe

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