Local News Updates
Oakley Union Elementary School District Superintendent, Greg Hetrick, released a letter to his District with information regarding the extended school closures.
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?
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 East Bay Regional Park District has announced park area closures to address overcrowding and public safety. Additionally, park picnic areas are closed, and all group gatherings prohibited.
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) today announced results of Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing of its personnel along with protocols and procedures in place since early March designed to protect both patients and crews from the risk of inadvertent infection during emergenc…
Brentwood Union School District Superintendent, Dana Eaton, released a letter with information regarding the extended school closures announced earlier today.
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…
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…
Restaurants and bars are closed to dine-in customers throughout East Contra Costa County as confirmed cases of coronavirus grow in the Bay Area and the state.
A drive-up testing facility is open at John Muir Medical Center in Brentwood, as seen Saturday, March 21. According to a John Muir employee at the site, patients must receive an authorization prior to being tested.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Contra Costa Event Park Board of Directors unanimously voted to cancel the 2020 Contra Costa County Fair scheduled for May 14 to 17.
UPDATE 5:00p.m. - The Press received the following update from Chelsea Minor, Corporate Director, Consumer & Public Affairs, Raley's, about the closing of their Antioch store located at 3632 Lone Tree Way.
Contra Costa County announced the opening of three donation sites for protective medical supplies in West County, Central County and East County. The Regional Center of the East Bay, which serves developmentally disabled residents of Contra Costa and Alameda counties, will be distributing me…
In response to Santa Clara County's mandate to shelter in place, as of Thursday, March 17, Humane Society Silicon Valley is temporarily suspending most public-facing services.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is alerting customers to be aware of potential scam phone calls or emails threatening to shut off power if a payment is not made.
The first death in Contra Costa County related to COVID-19 was reported this morning, Friday, March 20, by Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS).
In a press conference held March 19, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a stay-at-home order for the entire state.
The Brentwood Police Department issued this message for seniors 65 years of age and older.
California State Parks announced the temporary closure of all campgrounds in the state park system to support state and local efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office wants to remind all residents that price gouging is illegal while our community is under a State of Emergency from the emergence of the novel coronavirus/COVID-19.
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.
The Clerk-Recorder-Elections Department remains open to provide essential services, but access to buildings and in-person services is limited.
The Contra Costa County Community Services Bureau (CSB), part of the Employment & Human Services Department (EHSD), has temporarily closed its childcare centers effective Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, April 7.
In an effort to keep the public informed about PG&E services, the company released the following information about their commitment during the coronavirus pandemic.
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…
Many of us will react differently to the ongoing coronavirus situation, so be mindful and aware of your mental health. It is likely that the emergency declaration over the coronavirus COVID-19 has left many of us with increased levels of stress, anxiety, worry and fear.
Brentwood City Manager Tim Ogden released the below statement outlining the city's response to the Bay Area shelter-in-place order brought about by coronavirus concerns.
Contra Costa County, along with 5 other Bay Area counties have issued a shelter-in-place order Monday, March 16. The order states that residents must stay inside and venture out only for necessities for three weeks starting Tuesday, March 17 in an attempt to curb the spread of the novel coro…
Contra County County is temporarily banning mass gatherings, both public and private, of 100 or more people due to concerns over the coronavirus.
Update March 16, 2020 - The food service departments drive thru meal service beginning March 17th at 3 separate Brentwood Union School District (BUSD) school locations will continue as planned as they are ensuring social distancing and providing an essential service for those that need it. T…
In response to the unique and continuing public safety challenge presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the numerous public health orders suggesting or requiring that public gatherings be limited:
Brentwood Union School District Superintendent, Dana Eaton, released a letter today, with an update regarding the efforts being taken by the District to monitor and respond appropriately to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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.
Contra Costa County Health Services (CCHS) released public health recommendations 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.
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.
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.
Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) has confirmed five new cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in residents of the county.
Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) today confirmed two cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in patients being treated at hospitals in the county.
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 …
It was difficult to tell if the skies threatening rain or concerns over the novel coronavirus pandemic kept most people away from Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley, Tuesday, March 24. The park is closed, but the trails remain open, and visitors are reminded to maintain appropriate socia…
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, …
Students in the Brentwood Union School District (BUSD) can now tune in each morning for a dose of magic.
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…