COVID-19 – LOCAL NEWS
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Increased precautions due to the spread of the coronavirus were evident at the Achadinha Cheese Company stand manned by Joseph Dowd at the Brentwood Farmers Market Saturday, March 28. Cold and rainy weather kept crowds to a minimum at the weekly market.
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Eight Bay Area health officers, including those from Contra Costa County, have issued health orders requiring masks be worn indoors in public places.
The counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma and the city of Berkeley released a joint statement this morning, recommending that everyone wear masks indoors as a precaution against increased circulation of COVID-19.
Rising case numbers, especially in unvaccinated individuals, is still a concern for Contra Costa County, especially with the new Delta variant.
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have lifted the mask mandate for many Americans, the state of California has opted not to do so until June 15, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly.
State and county officials announced two updates about the availability of COVID-19 vaccines this week.
Contra Costa and Sonoma counties remain the only two Bay Area counties that have not moved to the less restrictive red tier in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy after Solano and Alameda counties made the transition Tuesday, March 9.
By all indications, Contra Costa County is emerging from the winter COVID-19 spike that started in mid-October and raged on through November, December and early January.
In a move that appeared to catch many by surprise, Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted the regional stay-at-home order that, until Monday, impacted more than 90% of all Californians.
The first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Contra Costa County Tuesday, Dec. 15, in the midst of the worst outbreak of infections since the onset of the pandemic with the average number of new cases surpassing 500 a day.
In light of an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 p.m. and…
With COVID-19 cases spiking across the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) took action Monday, Nov. 16, to move 28 counties — including Contra Costa — to the most restrictive tier in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, the purple tier.
In response to evidence that COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Contra Costa, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today moved the county back into the red tier of its Blueprint for a Safer Economy, restoring more safety requirements to slow the virus and save lives.
Health Officers from the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz, and the city of Berkeley today issued joint guidelines for staying safe during the holidays. The fact sheet covers gatherings and travel, with recommended steps to reduce risk.
With data from the past week showing a marked increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Contra Costa County, health officials are taking steps to protect the community with modest changes to local health orders.
More businesses and community activities can reopen in Contra Costa after the county’s data indicators for COVID-19 transmission showed improvement in October.
In order to help people exercise their right to vote during the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of California and Contra Costa County have taken great steps to make voting in the November 3 election as safe as possible. Voters will be able to use a number of approaches and are encouraged to pro…
As COVID-19 infection rates changed this week, the options for returning to the classroom became clearer for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Thanks to recent progress being made in the fight against COVID-19 in Contra Costa, indoor restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, massage parlors and places of worship may now open with restrictions in the county.
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In a press conference held Monday, March 30, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a major initiative to expand the health care workforce and number of hospital beds in an effort to meet ongoing medical demands brought on by COVID-19.
Vehicle access to all 280 state parks was prohibited by California State Parks (CSP) Sunday, March 29, after visitors once again arrived in numbers that made maintaining appropriate social distancing difficult.
Officials with California State Parks (CSP) have implemented an evolving set of restrictions as they work to manage the large numbers of visitors who have descended on the parks since the implementation of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order March 19.
Contra Costa County announces sites for donating protective equipment and supplies for healthcare providers
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…
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.
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.
Mental Health Association of San Francisco reminds public to seek free assistance during coronavirus emergency lockdown
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.
Contra County County is temporarily banning mass gatherings, both public and private, of 100 or more people due to concerns over the coronavirus.
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: