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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Health Officer “Cover Your Face” Order in Effect

FAQ - when to wear face covering

A new health order in Contra Costa County requires anyone working at or visiting an essential business, such as a grocery store or gas station, to wear face coverings to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The order, effective Wednesday, April 22, also requires public transit and government workers to wear masks when they come close to others, or where the public is likely to be present.

See Contra Costa Health Services Press Release.

See Health Order for Members of the Public and Workers to Wear Face Coverings (PDF) and Health Order in Spanish (PDF) 

See Face Covering FAQs and choose the topic "Order Addressing Face Coverings". 

Visit the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention for video instructions to make and use cloth face coverings. Visit cchealth.org/coronavirus for more information about COVID-19. 

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