Coronavirus Updates - PLEASE CHECK OFTEN AS INFORMATION CHANGES OFTEN
County Issues New Shelter in Place Order, Easing Some Restrictions
Updated June 2, 2020 at 6 p.m.
County Will Allow Curbside Retail on May 19
Bay Area Health Officers, including Contra Costa County, issued a new Health Order which opens all retail to storefront pick-up. Associated manufacturing and logistics are also now allowed, with safe practices.
This does not mean you can go inside a non-essential store and shop, and there are guidelines in how stores and facilities must operate for the safety of customers and workers.
It is still advised that we stay home as much as possible.
The new Health Order is here.
Updated May 18, 2020 at 2:17 p.m.
Shelter-in-Place Orders Extended through May 31, 2020 as Some Rules Ease
However, the new Order makes a number of significant changes, which are summarized as follows: Most real estate, construction, landscaping, and outdoor businesses can resume granted that appropriate social distancing protocols and project safety protocols are followed as detailed in the health order.
Additionally, the County Health Officer will consider easing or expanding restrictions based on progress we collectively achieve on several key indicators described in the new Order and referred to as the COVID-19 Indicators.
An executive summary is here: Current Health Order Executive Order through May 31, 2020 and the full order is here: Full Order through May 31, 2020
Updated April 29, 2020 at 1:17 p.m.
Resources and Services
- West Contra Costa Unified School Closures
- AC Transit Service Updates - Rear Door Boarding and No Fare Period, Effective Monday, March 23, 2020
- BART updates related to the coronavirus
- California Public Utilities Commission COVID-19
- Pacific Gas & Electric COVID-19 Consumer Protections
- Contra Costa Crisis Center
- Mapping tool to locate free and low-cost food in Contra Costa County
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
information about the virus and disease
Coronavirus Call Center: (844) 729-8410
Open Daily from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Abierto diariamente de 8 a.m. - 5 p.m
- How You Can Protect Yourself
- What to do if You Think You're Sick
- 4 Ways You Can Help Prevent Novel Coronavirus
Every person has a role to play. Protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense:
- Staying home except for essential needs/activities.
- Practicing social distancing.
- Washing hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Covering a cough or sneeze with your sleeve, or disposable tissue. Wash your hands afterward.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
- Following guidance from public health officials.
For more information visit: https://www.contracostahealth.org/
Call ahead: If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough or shortness of breath) and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19, or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread, call your health care provider before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.
City offices are close and all City events and non-essential meetings are cancelled until further notice.
ALL CITY OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AS A RESULT OF THE “SHELTER AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE” ORDERED BY THE CONTRA COSTA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. LIMITED SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE.
|City Manager||General Administrationemail@example.com|
|City Clerk||Council Meeting Communications, Claims, & Public Records Requestsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Passports (Suspended)||1-877-487-2778 or travel.state.gov|
|All other inquiries||(510) 215-4305|
|Community Development||Business Licenses/Parking Permits||(510) 215-4314|
|Housing/Tenant Protections/Rent Registry||(510) 215-4361|
|Community Development - Building||Rental Inspections (Suspended)||(510) 215-4363|
|Building Permits & Inspections||(510) 215-4360|
|Code Enforcement||(510) 215-4363|
|Community Development - Planning||Planning Applications & Services||(510) 215-4330|
|All other inquiries||(510) 215-4360|
|Finance||For all email@example.com|
|Human Resources||For all firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Public Works||Engineering Servicesemail@example.com||el-cerrito.org/public-works|
|Curbside Recycling Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org||Curbside garbage and recycling services will continue.|
|Recycling Center (RERC)||Recycling Center is open as of May 19. See el-cerrito.org/recyclingcenter for details.|
|All other inquires||(510) 215-4382|
|Recreation||General inquiries||(510) 559-7000|
|el-cerrito.org/recreation All programs, events, and facility rentals cancelled.|
|Senior Services||(510) 215-4382|
|All programs and events have been cancelled, except Services Available.|
City Council is holding an emergency meeting today, Friday March 13, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. to declare a local emergency. The agenda is attached and has been published on our website. Read On...
Today, the City Council declared a local emergency due to COVID-19 and is cancelling all non-essential public meetings, events, programs, classes through the end of March. This includes programs at the Community Center, the Swim Center Read On...
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