Update - July 14, 2020 

State Orders More Closures of Indoor Activities as Virus Rates Spike
Some Contra Costa indoor businesses must now close
It can be challenging to follow the frequently changing rules and regulations around COVID-19.

Here in Contra Costa County, one of the best ways to stay up on the most recent health orders is by checking Health Services' COVID-19 website, and scroll to the  What's New? section.

Here's a summary of what's new: 

Governor Newsom announced some changes yesterday (April 13) that affect our County. This came after we  took new steps dialing back reopening over the weekend.

Under the Governor's order, the following indoor uses which had been open in Contra Costa are now prohibited:
  • Offices for "non-essential" business sectors
  • Hair salons and barber shops
  • Indoor malls
See this media release from Health Services for details.

The Governor also yesterday closed other businesses and activities statewide that were already closed in Contra Costa. This didn't affect us, because these activities were not allowed in our County. (Including d ine-in restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers such as bowling alleys and arcades, zoos and museums, and card rooms; fitness studios, nail salons, tattoo parlors.) 

All of these steps are related to worrisome, sharp increases in the rates of COVID-19 and hospitalizations in the County.  Our intensive care units (ICU) are filling up with patients and we are concerned about capacity for future patients.

The best way we can stop the spread of the virus, stay healthy, and open our economy is by working together to practice science-based prevention steps, as set out by our State and County health experts. This is urgent. 

The core of prevention is wearing facial coverings in public settings, maintaining 6-feet of social distance from others, frequent hand washing, staying home when sick and getting tested.

Thanks you for all of your efforts!

For more visit  cchealth.org/coronavirus or call the COVID-19 multilingual call center at 844-729-8410, open every day from 8 am to 5 pm. 

Thank you, 

John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone