July 16, 2020
Contra Costa County Extends Ordinance for Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze through September 30
At a special meeting on July 14, 2020, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an urgency ordinance that continues an eviction moratorium for residential tenants and small businesses in the County through September 30, 2020. The urgency ordinance also continues a moratorium on certain residential rent increases through September 30, 2020.

Read the full document Ordinance No. 2020-20 (PDF) .

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding this ordinance will be available and updated on the County website soon.

For more information and resources, visit Contra Costa County at www.contracosta.ca.gov .
COVID-19 updates
For current COVID-19 updates, visit Contra Costa Health Services at  https://cchealth.org/coronavirus .

If you have questions about the Coronavirus, contact the Multilingual Call Center 1-844-729-8410, open daily from 8 am to 5 pm (avail. in English and Spanish). 

For assistance in multiple languages after hours, please call 211 or 800-833-2900 or text HOPE to 20121.
 COVID-19 Testing
By appointment only
1-844-421-0804
Call 8 a.m. – 3:30 pm
7 days a week

Status of Fire Services in East County
discusses emergency response times for when you need your firefighters the most.
For more info, see https://www.eccfpd.org/
Be Sure You’re Red Cross Ready
That means:
  • Assembling an emergency preparedness kit.
  • Creating a household evacuation plan that includes your pets.
  • Staying informed about your community’s risk and response plans.
  • Educating your family on how to use the Safe and Well website.
  • Download the Emergency App for iPhone >> or for Android >>

Additional steps to protect your family
  • Talk with your family about wildfire facts: how to keep them from starting and what to do if one occurs. Discussing ahead of time helps reduce fear, particularly for younger children.
  • Post emergency phone numbers by every phone in your house.
  • Ensure that every member of your family carries a Safe and Well wallet card.
  • Make sure you have access to NOAA radio broadcasts:
  • - Find an online NOAA radio station
  • - Search for a NOAA radio app in the Apple Store >> or Google Play>>
  • - Purchase a battery-powered or hand-crank NOAA radio in the Red Cross Store
  • Keep insurance policies, documents, and other valuables in a safe-deposit box. You may need quick, easy access to these documents. Keep them in a safe place less likely to be damaged. Take pictures on a phone and keep copies of important documents and files on a flash-drive that you can carry with you on your house or car keys.

Please download the full document:
Prepared by the Red Cross National Headquarters Preparedness Team. 

Also see:
Please review Red Cross guidance on preparing for a disaster while still protecting yourself from COVID-19. (Available in multiple languages.) 
For Seniors Sheltering in Place
As the positive cases of COVID continue to surge, we need everyone to do their part to protect others and themselves.

We especially need our beloved seniors and most vulnerable to stay at home sheltering in place except for essential trips.

There are many resources to connect you with people who will shop and bring groceries and medicines to you. They will also call to check in on you, and to just visit.

Visit the INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE Senior Resources website.

Call Info/Assist (800) 510-2020
TDD line for the hearing impaired, call  (925) 602-4198

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you do need to go out, please follow the protocols. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Keep your distance from others outside of your home unit.

Also expect businesses to operate in a safe way for you. If you see something that you don’t think is right, please contact our office .
Was your Income Impacted by COVID-19?
Community members whose income has been impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for a one-time opportunity for financial assistance. 

Contra Costa County residents who experienced layoffs, reduced work hours, or inability to work due to school/childcare closures, or high risk of contracting COVID-19, can potentially receive reimbursement for housing, utilities, childcare, telework equipment and other costs.
 
The  Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board , in partnership with Eastbay Works and America’s Job Center of California , is encouraging Contra Costa residents to find out if they are eligible by calling  Rubicon Programs at (510) 323-1104
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