Find information and health updates on COVID-19 from Contra Costa Health Services by clicking the green buttons for COVID-19 Health Info and Get Vaccinated.
Find a list of local, state, and federal COVID-19 Resources below.
Resources for Businesses and Employees
Find resources for businesses and employees to help business owners and workers with the economic impacts of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze Information
On June 22, 2021, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-20 that continued a temporary eviction moratorium for certain residential tenants and a moratorium on certain residential rent increases through September 30, 2021. The ordinance has not been extended beyond September 30, 2021.
See Press Release (PDF) and Press Release Spanish (PDF): Contra Costa County Passes Ordinance to Extend Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze. See Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-20 (PDF) and Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-20 Spanish (PDF). Find Eviction Protection FAQs and Spanish translations.
Resources - Local, State, and Federal
- Emergency Rental Assistance is available to Contra Costa tenants and landlords. Check eligibility and apply online for COVID-19 Rent Relief available in six languages. Or contact the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Call Center at 1-833-430-2122 for assistance to apply.
- For Rental Assistance application and information through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coronavirus funds, please check with SHELTER, Inc. for eligibility criteria for the COVID-19 funding assistance.
- See Emergency Relief Fund (PDF). You may be eligible. For more information and to apply, call 925-521-5065.
- See MAP of free and low-cost food sites in Contra Costa County. Enter your address to find locations near you.
- See Contra Costa County Food Resources (PDF).
- For COVID-19 information and service updates to CalWORKS, CalFresh, or Medi-Cal, visit Employment & Human Services. For social services, visit EHSD.org.
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) helps families with food and support services. You may qualify for and receive support quickly. See details in News Release. Visit cchealth.org/wic or call 1-800-414-4WIC.
- Contra Costa County HICAP (Health insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) provides free, unbiased education, counseling and advocacy about Medicare and related health insurance, including legal assistance. For more information and to apply, call 925-655-1393.
- For seniors, learn how to stay connected (PDF) and find community resources for seniors.
- Be a good neighbor to the elderly and disabled: County helpline with referrals and resources for seniors/disabled 925-229-8434, Monday to Friday, 8 am - 5 pm, dial 211 or text to 898-211, or Adult Protective Services to report elder abuse at 877-839-4347. Call 911 in case of emergency. See Be a Good Neighbor flyer (PDF).
- For information about schools, check with your school district or visit County Office of Education. (See also curriculum resources).
- Unemployment and economic information and resources for businesses & employees.
- The Workforce Development Board Call Center for Contra Costa County small businesses and workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 1-833-320-1919, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm, for information and resources. See the Press Release.
- Contra Costa Workforce Development Board, a bureau of Employment & Human Services, is providing free access to online career training via Metrix E-Learning System. Visit www.wdbccc.com.
- Property Tax information and deadlines, visit www.cctax.us.
- Call Health Services’ Multilingual Call Center at 844-729-8410. Open Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, for COVID-19 for information.
- During the COVID-19 pandemic, tensions in relationships may increase. Supportive services agencies are still open and can assist you. Find information and help with Interpersonal Violence (PDF) and in Spanish Violencia Interpersonal (PDF).
- See Contra Costa COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Immigrants available in seven languages.
- East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) offers assistance to customers struggling with their water bills due to COVID-19. See EBMUD flyer in four languages (PDF). Call 866-403-2683, Monday to Friday, 8 am. to 4:30 pm.
- PG&E has ongoing assistance available to help customers with COVID-19 pandemic impacts. Visit PG&E resource information.
- For information about blood donations, visit http://RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
- See Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office video on how to avoid scams.
- Report cases of price gouging. Email the County District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Unit.
- For information and updates on Public Transportation, see Bart updates, County Connection, and 511 Contra Costa.
- For assistance after hours in multiple languages, call 211 or 800-833-2900 or text HOPE to 20121.
State & Federal
- State of California has a COVID-19 website with links to many resources.
- Visit the California Department of Public Health COVID-19 website for updates on guidance, resources, ways to protect your health, and more.
- Have you lost your job? See California’s one-stop resource for people impacted by job loss during the pandemic.
- See the California’s Volunteers website to learn how you can get involved.
- To apply for Unemployment Insurance, visit the California Employment and Development Department. With general questions, Call 833-978-2511, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm.
- California’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program has closed. See if additional funds are available on the application portal.
- Find information about applying for disability or unemployment and if you may qualify for Paid Family Leave.
- See the CA Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for updates and service options.
- For Federal Income Tax information, visit the Internal Revenue Service at IRS.gov.
- For State Income Tax information, visit CA Department of Tax and Fee Administration.
- For resources to avoid scams and protect yourself financially, visit official government websites:
- Find more health information in multiple languages at California Department of Public Health.
- Get further information and guidance on coronavirus at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention homepage.
- Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedad en los EEUU el sitio and Twitter del CDC en Español. (No es necesario una cuenta de Twitter para ver publicaciones.)
- If you or someone you know communicates using American Sign Language, watch videos on COVID-19 on the CDC Health American Sign Language YouTube channel.