County Issues New Shelter in Place Order, Easing Some Restrictions
The Contra Costa County Health Department issued a new shelter-in-place Order on June 2. This Order continues to restrict most activity, travel, and governmental and business functions to essential needs and to the outdoor activities and businesses that the prior Order allowed to resume. But in light of progress achieved in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Contra Costa County, the Order allows a limited number of additional businesses and additional activities to resume operating as of June 3, subject to specified conditions and safety precautions to reduce associated risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Information and details can be found in the County Health Department Press Release and the new County Health Order.

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
Seven Bay Area Public Health Officers who ordered a shelter in place in mid-March will extend the orders through May 31 while some restrictions are eased and tools to strengthen containment of COVID-19 are put into place. The social distancing intervention has slowed the increase of new cases and prevented the anticipated medical surge. As restrictions are eased, it is critical to ensure that most of the Prior Order’s restrictions remain in place.

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.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. The complete clinical picture with regard to COVID-19 is not fully known. Reported illnesses have ranged from very mild (including some with no reported symptoms) to severe, including illness resulting in death.

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

  1. How You Can Protect Yourself
  2. What to do if You Think You're Sick
  3. 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.

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City offices are close and all City events and non-essential meetings are cancelled until further notice.


Frequently asked questions (FAQS) about the stay at home order 

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Curbside Recycling garbage and recycling services will continue.

Recycling Center (RERC)
Recycling Center is open as of May 19. See for details.


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Senior Services(510) 215-4382
All programs and events have been cancelled, except Services Available.

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