Contra Costa County:
Contra Costa Health Services announced that there is a total of 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases among Contra Costa residents, including 6 with no known travel/exposure history, indicating that community spread is occurring. The County has issued interim guidance for social distancing:
- Persons at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 (older people and people with certain underlying health conditions) should not go to mass gatherings such as parades, sporting events, religious services, celebrations and concerts where people are within arm’s length of each other and there are 50 or more people.
- Cancel or postpone large gatherings such as concerts, sporting events, celebrations, conventions, religious services and community events where 50 or more people are within arm’s length of each other.
Alameda County Public Health Department reported a
third case of COVID-19
among Alameda County residents. The individual is the spouse of the second confirmed case, and is an older adult, who had disembarked from the Grand Princess cruise ship in February. This individual had already been quarantined at home, remains isolated, and is being monitoring.
The disembarking of passengers from the
Grand Princess Cruise Ship in the Port of Oakland
and is being led by the state and federal governments, with Alameda County and the City of Oakland providing support as needed. The passengers will not be released into the general public. California residents aboard the ship will be taken to federal facilities for isolation and quarantine, while non-California residents will be transported to federal facilities in other states. Anyone with immediate health care needs upon disembarkation may be transported to local or regional health facilities to receive care.
Alameda County has issued new guidance to the public to increase social distancing and minimize community transmission:
- Persons at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 (older people and people with certain underlying health conditions) should stay home and away from crowded social gatherings as much as possible. These types of gatherings include, but are not limited to parades, conferences, sporting events, and concerts where large numbers of people are within arm’s length of one another.
- Cancel or postpone non-essential mass gatherings and large community events where large numbers of people are within arm’s length of one another. The county is providing more detailed guidance for event planners.