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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Update on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

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Watch our County Health Officer, Dr. Chris Farnitano, talk about the Updated Shelter in Place Order 5/18/2020 in this video. See also videos related to topics from childcare to sports and recreation at Video Channel.

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 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".

See County Health Officer Orders to date.

See Timeline details.

See Answers to Frequently Asked Questions in English and Spanish. See Video Channel related to COVID-19.

If you have questions, or you are a medical professional who is interested in working at alternative care facilities, contact our Call Center 1-844-729-8410, 8 AM to 5 PM (available in English and Spanish). For assistance after hours in multiple languages, please call 211 or 800-833-2900 or text HOPE to 20121.

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