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Dear Press readers: As I write this letter today, Monday, March 23, 2020, I wonder how different our lives are going to be when you read this on Friday, March 27. I hope for all of our sakes there is not a lot of change as we shelter in place until who knows when?

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Police officers and firefighters on the frontline of the novel coronavirus pandemic face an increased workload, increased incident hazards and a potential reduction in force if COVID-19 takes hold in their ranks, and leaders of East County law enforcement and firefighting agencies are workin…

The Tax Collector’s Office understands and shares the public’s concern about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our residents and businesses, and we are committed to helping in any way we can. While we have no legal authority to extend the April 10 property tax delinquent deadline, we c…

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Seven Bay Area county health officers, in collaboration with their six county superintendents of schools have made a unified, regional decision to extend school closures and student dismissals from regular school attendance through May 1, 2020, to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum e…

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, from 3 to 7 p.m., the Downtown Brentwood Coalition will be hosting a pop-up farmers market at Spinola Station, 200 Oak Street. This will be a weekly event until the county-ordered shelter in place orders are lifted.

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The following information was sent out by the Brentwood Union School District, Liberty Union High School District and Oakley Union Elementary School District superintendents to families, students and staff, regarding how the Contra Costa County Health Services shelter in place mandate will a…

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As the coronavirus crisis continues to evolve and the World Health Organization has labeled it a pandemic, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) released a statement this week advising the public to further protect themselves from the spread of the virus by practicing social distancing.

The American Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19 ) rise in the U.S.

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution at its Board meeting on March 10, 2020 for a proclamation of a state of emergency in the County of Contra Costa to deal with the potential spread of novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

While no reported cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Contra Costa County, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and public health agencies across the U.S. are monitoring this new disease. Contra Costa Health Services …

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The City of Brentwood has made the decision to temporarily close all Brentwood playgrounds, athletic courts and picnic areas effective Wednesday, March 25. While most residents are appropriately responding to the direction from Contra Costa County Health Services regarding outdoor activity, …

Based on the shelter-in-place order issued through Tuesday, April 7 for six Bay Area counties — San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda — prohibiting nonessential business and directing residents to stay inside their homes and away from others as much as possib…

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