Coronavirus Updates - PLEASE CHECK BACK AS INFORMATION CHANGES OFTEN

  1. November 17, 2020 Update
  2. November 4, 2020 Update
  3. August 30, 2020 update
  4. July 13, 2020 Update
  5. July 2, 2020 Update
  6. June 29, 2020 Update
  7. June 17, 2020 Update
  8. June 2, 2020 Update
  9. May 18, 2020 Update
  10. April 29, 2020 Update
State Response to COVID-19 Spike Returns Contra Costa County to Purple Tier, More Restrictions

Beginning Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 8 a.m., indoor dining, fitness centers and movie theater concessions have been ordered to close by Contra Costa County Health Services. Contra Costa County has returned to the Purple Tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy with some additional requirements for businesses and community activities not imposed in Contra Costa since this past summer, including:
  • Social gatherings involving people from different households are permitted outdoors only, with a maximum of three households and 25 people, preferably for less than two hours.K-12 schools may not reopen for in-person instruction unless they have already begun to do so.
  • Worship services and cultural ceremonies must now be held outdoors only.
  • Higher education institutions must move indoor lectures and student gatherings outdoors only.
  • Movie theaters may operate outdoors only.
  • Museums and exhibit spaces may open outdoors only.
Contra Costa County Openings at a Glance document (11/16/2020): https://cchealth.org/covid19/pdf/Contra-Costa-County-Openings-at-a-Glance.pdf

Press Release - State Response to COVID-19 Spike Returns Contra Costa to Purple Tier (11/16/2020): https://cchealth.org/press-releases/2020/1116-Purple-Tier.php

Health Order (11/13/2020): https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/health-orders

Updated FAQs (11/13/2020): https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/frequently-asked-questions

Press Release - Contra Costa and Other Bay Area Counties Move to Contain Spread of COVID-19 (11/13/2020) https://cchealth.org/press-releases/2020/1113-Move-to-Contain-Spread-of-COVID-19.php

For up to date information from Contra Costa Health Services, please visit: https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/

City offices are closed and all City events and non-essential meetings are canceled until further notice. Please email building@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us for construction and building permits.

The Recycling Center and the Swim Center (opens on July 6) are open for limited services.

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

DepartmentServicesContactNotes
City ManagerGeneral Administrationcitymanager@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
City ClerkCouncil Meeting Communications, Claims, & Public Records Requestscityclerk@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

Passports1-877-487-2778 or travel.state.govNot offered at City Hall

All other inquiries(510) 215-4305
cityclerk@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

Community DevelopmentBusiness Licenses/Parking Permits(510) 215-4314
community@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
el-cerrito.org/CommDev

Housing/Tenant Protections/Rent Registry(510) 215-4361
housing@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
el-cerrito.org/tenantprotections
Community Development - BuildingRental Inspections(510) 215-4363
rinspection@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
el-cerrito.org/Building

Building Permits & Inspections(510) 215-4360
building@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us


Code Enforcement(510) 215-4363
codeenforcement@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

Community Development - PlanningPlanning Applications & Services(510) 215-4330
planning@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
el-cerrito.org/Planning

All other inquiries(510) 215-4360
FinanceFor all inquiriesfinance@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
Human ResourcesFor all inquirieshr@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
Public WorksEngineering Servicesstreet@ci.el-cerrito.ca.usel-cerrito.org/public-works

Curbside Recycling Servicesgreenassistant@ci.el-cerrito.ca.usCurbside garbage and recycling services will continue.

Recycling Center (RERC)
Recycling Center is open as of May 19. See el-cerrito.org/recyclingcenter for details.

Maintenance Servicesmaintenance@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

All other inquires(510) 215-4382
RecreationGeneral inquiries(510) 559-7000
recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
el-cerrito.org/recreation All programs, events, and facility rentals cancelled.

Senior Services(510) 215-4382
midtown@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
All programs and events have been cancelled, except Services Available.

  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.

For more information visit: https://www.contracostahealth.org/

  1. November 4 - Contra Costa County Responds to Climbing COVID-19 Cases

    With data from the past week showing a marked increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the county, health officials are taking steps to protect the community with modest changes to local health orders. Read On...
  2. August 30 - Additional Businesses Open in Contra Costa County

    The California Department of Public Health on Friday announced new statewide guidelines to make regulations and community re-openings more standardized throughout the state. Read On...
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