COVID-19 Timeline

August 7, 2020 - See Health Order: Updated Requirements for Residential Care Facilities.

August 5, 2020 - Health Services updates Mass Isolation Order for all individuals who are diagnosed with COVID-19. See Active Health Orders.

August 4, 2020 - Health Services Update on Elementary School Waiver Process.

July 31, 2020 - Contra Costa Health Services Press Release and Video: Urging Contra Costa Residents to Keep Safe from COVID-19.

July 28, 2020 - See Press Release (PDF): Contra Costa County Passes Urgency Ordinance to Establish Fines for Health Order Violations, and Press Release in Spanish (PDF). See Ordinance No. 2020-21 (PDF) and Ordinance 2020-21 Spanish (PDF).

July 14, 2020 - See Press Release (PDF): Contra Costa County Extends Ordinance for Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze through September 30, 2020, and Press Release in Spanish (PDF). See Ordinance No. 2020-20 (PDF) and Ordinance No. 2020-20 Spanish (PDF). See details, forms, and resources: Eviction & Rent Freeze Ordinance FAQs.

July 13, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: California COVID-19 Closures Affect Some Contra Costa Businesses.

July 11, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: More than 8% of Contra Costa COVID-19 Tests Now Positive. See Updated Social Distancing Order 7/11/2020.

July 7, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Releases Updated Public Guidance for Face Coverings. See Active Health Orders: Requiring Face Coverings and Mass Quarantine.

July 2, 2020 - Joint Statement from Bay Area Health Officials (PDF): Bay Area Residents Urged to Stay Home, Stay Safe from COVID-19 on the Fourth of July.

June 29, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County to Postpone COVID-19 Reopening Timeline. See updated Road to Reopening Graphic (PDF) and Road to Reopening Graphic in Spanish (PDF). See Openings at a Glance (PDF) and Openings at a Glance in Spanish (PDF).

June 26, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Statement from Contra Costa County Regarding COVID-19 Reopening Timeline. The Road Ahead for Our Community. See updated Road to Reopening Graphic (PDF).

June 22, 2020 - See Contra Costa Health Services Department Position Statement on Thermometer Temperature Screening as an Infection Control Measure for COVID-19 (PDF).

June 19, 2020 - See State of California Guidance for Face Coverings (PDF) for more information.

June 17, 2020 - The Road Ahead for Our Community. See updated Road to Reopening Graphic (PDF).

June 16, 2020 - Contra Costa County Continues to Open Businesses and Activities. See Health Services Press Release. See Updated Shelter in Place Order 6/16/2020 and Appendices.

June 11, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Receives State Variance to Continue Reopening Plan.

June 9, 2020 - Health Services Guide to Safer Social Interactions. See FAQs on Safer Social Interactions under Categories.

June 9, 2020 - Press Statement (PDF): Statement Regarding Requirements for Religious Services. 

June 8, 2020 - The Road Ahead for Our Community. See Road to Reopening Graphic (PDF).

June 5, 2020 - Contra Costa County to Reopen Outdoor Dining, Pools, Religious Services. See Health Services Press Release. See Updated Shelter in Place Order 6/5/2020 and Appendices. See updated list of County Re-Openings to Date (PDF).

June 4, 2020 - See list of County Re-Openings to Date (PDF) under the current Health Order.

June 2, 2020 - Progress in COVID-19 Fight Means Businesses Reopening on June 3. See Health Services Press Release. See Updated Shelter in Place Order 6/2/2020 and Appendices.

June 1, 2020 - See Press Release (PDF): Joint Statement of the Bay Area Health Officers on Ongoing Partnership in Reopening Activity While Continuing to Protect the Community.

May 30, 2020 - See Health Services Press Statement (PDF): Loosening of Restrictions Expected This Week.

May 29, 2020 - See Health Order: Requiring Testing of Residents and Personnel at Residential Facilities.

May 26, 2020 - See Press Release: Board of Supervisors Passed Ordinance to Continue Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze, and Press Release in Spanish (PDF). Read the full document Ordinance No. 2020-16 (PDF) and Ordinance 2020-16 in Spanish (PDF) . See Tenant Notice to Landlord Form (PDF) and Tenant Notice to Landlord Form Spanish (PDF). See Landlord Notice to Tenant Form (PDF) and Landlord Notice to Tenant Form Spanish (PDF). See Eviction & Rent Freeze Ordinance FAQs and Eviction & Rent Freeze Ordinance FAQs in Spanish (PDF).

May 21, 2020 - See list of Re-Openings to Date (PDF) under the current Health Order.

May 18, 2020 - See Press Release: Contra Costa County to Begin Allowing Curbside Retail on May 19, 2020. See Joint Statement (PDF) from Bay Area Health Officers Regarding Significant Progress on COVID-19 Indicators and Next Steps for Reopening. See Updated Shelter in Place Order 5/18/2020 and Appendices.

May 15, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County to Allow Vehicle-Based Gatherings and Services. See Health Order (PDF) and Appendix A - Plan (PDF): Highly-Regulated Vehicle-Based Gatherings.

May 14, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Extends Time People With COVID-19 Must Remain in Isolation. Updated Mass Quarantine Order. Updated Mass Isolation Order.

May 13, 2020 - See Contact Tracing Job & Volunteer Opportunities with Contra Costa Health Services.

May 12, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: County Urges Schools to Host Virtual Online Graduation Celebrations. See Interim Guidance on Graduation Ceremonies (PDF).

May 7, 2020 - See Joint Press Release (PDF): Bay Area Health Orders Remain in Effect.

May 7, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Offers Testing for All County Residents. Watch press conference.

May 6, 2020 - See Health Services Press Release: Statement about Inmate Testing Positive for COVID-19.

May 1, 2020 - See Health Officer Order (PDF): Authorizing Testing and Processing by Commercial Clinical Laboratories.

April 29, 2020 - Seven Bay Area Public Health Officers extend Shelter-in-Place Orders with some rules easing through May 31, 2020. Health Officers caution that reducing restrictions too quickly could lead to a substantial resurgence of COVID-19. Read Press Release (PDF). See Health Order Through May 31 (PDF), effective May 4, 2020. See Answers to FAQs. See Full Health Order and Documents.

April 27, 2020 - See Joint Statement (PDF) from Seven Bay Area Health Officers on Upcoming Extension and Revisions to the Current Shelter-in-Place Orders.

April 24, 2020 - Emergency Child Care Program offers vital child care relief for COVID-19 frontline workers. Contra Costa County mobilizes support for healthcare staff, first responders and all essential workers. See Press Release (PDF).

April 23, 2020 - Contra Costa County launches new COVID-19 Call Center to assist small businesses and workers with information and resources. See the Press Release.

April 22, 2020 - See Press Release: Contra Costa County Opens By-Appointment Drive-Through Testing Sites for COVID-19. The free testing is available at multiple locations in the County.

April 21, 2020 - The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve an Urgency Ordinance temporarily prohibiting evictions of residential and commercial real property tenants in Contra Costa County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and establishing a moratorium on rent increases. Read County Press Release (PDF) and Press Release in Spanish (PDF). See Ordinance No. 2020-14 (PDF) and Ordinance No. 2020-14 in Spanish (PDF). See answers to Ordinance FAQs and Forms. FAQs in Spanish and forms (PDF).

April 17, 2020 - See Contra Costa Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Health Officer Issues New "Cover Your Face" Order. See Health Order for Members of the Public and Workers to Wear Face Coverings (PDF) and Health Order in Spanish (PDF), effective Wednesday, April 22, 2020. See Face Covering FAQs and choose the topic "Order Addressing Face Coverings".

April 16, 2020 - See Contra Costa Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Delivers Sanitation Stations to Slow COVID-19 in Homeless Camps.

April 14, 2020 - See Health Officer Order (PDF): Suspending Intakes. Social Distancing at Homeless Shelters.

April 13, 2020 - See Contra Costa Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Health Order Requires Masks, Temperature Checks for Health Facility Visitors. See Health Order for Residential Care Facilities (PDF).

April 10, 2020 - See Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation Press Release (PDF): Fund to Bring Emergency Relief to Bay Area Residents Impacted by COVID‐19.

April 10, 2020 - See Contra Costa Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch to be Converted into Potential Care Site for COVID-19 Patients.

April 10, 2020 - See Contra Costa Health Services Press Release: Contra Costa Reminds Residents to Observe Religious Practices at Home this Weekend.

April 7, 2020 - Contra Costa Joins Bay Area Counties in Extending Distance Learning Through End of the 2019-2020 School Year. See Contra Costa County Office of Education Press Release (PDF).

April 3, 2020 - See Press Release (PDF): Contra Costa Issues Mass Isolation and Quarantine Orders for People with COVID-19 and Their Close Contacts. See Mass Quarantine Order (PDF) and Spanish Order (PDF) and Mass Isolation Order (PDF) and Spanish Order (PDF).

April 3, 2020 - See Press Release: Contra Costa Health Confirms COVID-19 Outbreak at a Senior Facility. Health Services press conference replay is on YouTube.

April 2, 2020 - See New Guidance on Masking (PDF): New Bay Area Public Health Recommendation to Cover Your Face.

April 2, 2020 - See Press Release: Craneway Pavilion in Richmond to be Converted into a Federal Medical Station for COVID-19 Patients.

March 31, 2020 - See Press Release (PDF): Bay Area Health Officers Issue Updated Stay-at-Home Order with New Restrictions to Last Through May 3, 2020. According to the release, more time and additional restrictions are needed to slow the spread and reduce future impact on local hospitals from COVID-19. See Health Officer Order Through May 3 (PDF) and Spanish Order (PDF). See Appendix A: Social Distancing Protocol (PDF). Read the Summary of New Shelter Order (PDF) for further clarification. For more information and FAQs, visit the Health Services website.

As of March 17, 2020 - County offices may have limited public access to its facilities, as it follows the County Health Officer Order that is intended to protect lives. See Update on County Offices and Services.

March 26, 2020 - See Joint Statement from Contra Costa Health Services and Martinez Unified School District Regarding Local COVID-19 Preparations.

March 24, 2020 - See Media Release: 7 Bay Area Jurisdictions Order Labs Testing for COVID-19 to Report More Comprehensive Data. See Health Office Order (PDF).

March 20, 2020 - Watch Contra Costa Health Services press conference. See Health Services Video Updates.

March 16, 2020 - Follow Order of the Health Officer: Shelter at their Place of Residence (PDF). See Health Officer Order in Spanish (PDF). Health Officers from Contra Costa and other Bay Area Counties issue a new Order that is effective 12:01 a.m. on March 17, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 7, 2020, unless extended or rescinded.

March 16, 2020 - All 26 Libraries in the county system are closed until further notice as a precaution. For details, visit ccclib.org.

March 14, 2020 - See Health Officer Order: Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 100 or More Persons. Watch Contra Costa Health Services video at cchealth.org/coronavirus.

March 10, 2020 - Contra Costa County issues emergency proclamation to respond to COVID-19. Read Press Release (PDF).

March 10, 2020 - Contra Costa Health Services has expanded their March 6 guidance. These public health recommendations are intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of people who become infected, especially those at most risk for severe illness. See the health department’s COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Social Distancing (PDF) and COVID-19 Guidance in Spanish (PDF).

March 6, 2020 - Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) today released new community guidelines for reducing the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protecting members of the community most at risk of serious illness. CCHS is recommending that people who are higher risk from COVID-19, including adults over 50 and people with certain underlying medical conditions, should avoid mass gatherings, such as parades, sporting events or concerts.

March 5, 2020 - Read Contra Costa County Statement (PDF).

See entire CCHS Letter from March 2, 2020 (PDF).
See CCHS Letter from March 2, 2020 in Spanish (PDF).

Follow Contra Costa Health Services on Twitter @CoCoHealth or CCHS Facebook page. Follow the County @CCCounty. (You do not need a Twitter account to see postings.) See video channel related to COVID-19.