District 1 Supervisor John M. Gioia

Welcome From John

Welcome to our website. Growing up in West County, it’s a great honor to represent our diverse community. I’m committed to values of equity, justice and inclusion. I’ve worked hard alongside many others to fight for access to quality healthcare, environmental justice, expanded opportunities for youth, a healthier environment, affordable housing, and a safer community. Your ideas make us stronger and I want to hear them.

District One includes the cities of Richmond, San Pablo, El Cerrito, part of Pinole, and the unincorporated communities of Bayview, East Richmond Heights, El Sobrante, Kensington, Montalvin Manor, Tara Hills, North Richmond, and Rollingwood. (District Map (PDF))

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County Health Department COVID-19 website

Coronavirus Call Center: 844-729-8410  (Daily, 8 to 5)

Office Closed, Working Remotely

Contra Costa’s Health Officer issued a shelter-in-place order to slow the spread of COVID-19. To protect the public, we have closed our office but work remotely. We can be reached at 510.231.8686 or john_gioia@bos.cccounty.us. Thank you for your cooperation and please stay home except for essential business.

What’s New:

Advice for residents ahead of SEVERE FIRE weather (October 25 through October 27)

County offers free, one-stop flu vaccine and Covid-!9 test sites, some with Saturday hours.

31st anniversary of Loma Prieta earthquake is a good chance to prepare!

Richmond Main Street Virtual Concert on 10/17, RSVP for chance at prizes

Clean Air Day 2020 a milestone to build on

County extends protections for tenants 

Let's all take the Clean Air Day pledge!

County offers free flu shots at its COVID-19 testing locations. Everyone urged to get a flu shot

More re-openings as Contra Costa County moves to red tier in state's COVID-19 blueprint

New Health Order requires private healthcare providers to expand COIVID-19 testing

Everything you need to know about November 3rd election

The entire month of September is Coastal Cleanup - learn more here

Openings on Sustainability and HazMat commissions 

New Health Order aligns Contra Costa County with state COVID-19 guidelines

Protect Yourself from Unhealthy Smoke this Weekend https://

Tips for a safe and healthy Labor Day Weekend, from Bay Area Health Officers

September is Coastal Cleanup Month this year, with a focus on neighborhood cleanups

New Health Order allows outdoor gyms, nail salons and more

New COVID-19 walk-in testing sites in Richmond and North Richmond. Free, no appointments needed, don't need to have symptoms.

Change in Caller ID # for County Community Warning System, what this means for you

Community Forum Saturday (online): Covid-19, Voting and More

Smoke from nearby fires triggers Bay Area health alert

Free home energy efficiency workshop Wednesday.

Rolling power outages in Contra Costa County to save electricity.

Stay safe and healthy in our heatwave!

Stand for clean air by taking the Clean Air Day online pledge!

Fines for violating face covering requirements

Wildland fire prevention resources, as fire season is upon us.

State prohibits some indoor activities that had opened in Contra Costa County

Indoor gatherings prohibited in revised Health Order, as virus rates increase.

As COVID-19 rates increase, wearing face coverings is especially critical.

Let’s stay home and safe while celebrating July 4th

County explores buying motels/hotels for homeless housing.

Free new COVID-19 Test site at Kennedy High

County postpones business reopenings slated for July 1, due to sharp increase in COVID-19 cases. 

Openings on County Racial Justice Oversight Body and Hazardous Materials Commission

Homeless street teams working to clean North Richmond

New state mandatory guidelines for face coverings

Important COVID-19 Updates:

June Updates

Hair Salons/ Barbers, Indoor Religious and Funeral Services, RV Parks and Swimming Pools.

Free fresh fruit and vegetable boxes at Contra Costa County’s San Pablo Library

Outdoor Dining, BBQ/Picnic Areas, Dog Parks, Swimming Pools and Camping 

County curfew from 8 pm tonight to 5 am tomorrow.  

New Heath Order reopens retail, religious gatherings, day care and more. 

Countywide curfew from 8 pm tonight to 5 am tomorrow. 

We have a choice - Let’s speak out against racism and injustice  

May Updates

Richmond Rapid Response Fund to Support Our Community

Curbside retail sales open-up and health advice 

New Health Order allows outdoor gatherings in cars 

Roadmap to reopening based on public health indicators

County offers free COVID-19 testing to all residents, even people without symptoms or a doctor’s order

Wildfire Season Preparation and COVID-19

Tips for preventing COVID-19 scams and fraud

COVID-19 resources for families regardless of immigration status

April Updates

Health Order Eases Restrictions

Thanks for Flattening the Curve, but there is more work to do. John’s message.

County opens expanded, free drive-through test sites for people with symptoms

Facebook townhalls on April 30 and May 1 for latest COVID-19 info

New call center helps small businesses in Contra Costa navigate effects of COVID-19

County passes emergency rent and eviction protection. Final Ordinance Here.

New health order requires face covering in many public settings 

Check on each other during this pandemic

Support and benefit from the County’s COVID-19 Response Fund

County working to ensure vote by mail open to all in November election

How to help our community non-profit organizations

Faith community leading by worshipping at home

Protect your personal health while supporting public health

New County Dashboard provides detailed COVID-19 related data

Property tax relief programs

Mapping tool to locate free/low cost food sources in the County

Health Recommendation: Let’s all wear cloth masks in public

Craneway Pavilion in Richmond to become 250-bed Federal Medical Station

March Updates

Health Officers extend Stay-at-Home Health Order until May 3rd

John’s personal video and message about Staying at home

List of resources and assistance for those facing financial hardship

John supports undocumented communities during this pandemic 

Guide to County services during COVID-19 shutdown

Emergency food resources: English and Spanish