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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.
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.
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.
Bay Area health officials remind residents that many commonly celebrated Halloween and Día de Los Muertos activities carry high risk for spreading COVID-19. Focusing on decorations, limiting activities to the people you live with, and virtual costume parties or contests will help keep our co…
Contra Costa County today aligned its COVID-19 social distancing health order with California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, so the county no longer has different reopening rules for businesses and activities beyond what the state requires or allows.
Starting Wednesday, public and private elementary schools (TK – 6th grade) in Contra Costa County can submit applications to allow in-person instruction at their campuses. In accordance with state guidelines, waivers may be granted “when requested by a local superintendent (or equivalent for…
More COVID-19 State & County News
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 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.
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: