Pinole's CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)

CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)

Updated June 29, 2020

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The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that may result in serious illness or death and is easily transmissible from person to person.

Press Release
Contra Costa to Postpone COVID-19 Reopening Timeline

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will delay the opening of businesses and activities previously planned for July 1 until the COVID-19 outbreak in Contra Costa is better contained. The county is closely monitoring recent data showing COVID-19 activity increasing in the community, as it is statewide and throughout the country. Click here for the full press release.


Contra Costa CountyHealth Officer issued a new Health Order Effective June 16, 2020


This Order supersedes the  June 5, 2020 Order of the Health Officer directing all individuals to shelter in place.  This Order continues to restrict most activity, travel, and governmental and business functions to essential needs and to the Outdoor Activities and Outdoor Businesses that the prior Order allowed to resume. But in light of progress achieved in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the County of Contra Costa (the “County”), and in accordance with a variance obtained by the County from the State of California on June 9, 2020, which allows the County to move more quickly, or in a different order, through Stage 2 of the State of California’s COVID-19 roadmap to recovery, this Order eases restrictions to allow additional businesses to resume or begin operating, subject to conditions set forth in applicable industry guidelines issued by the State. This Order also modifies restrictions that applied to outdoor recreation activities, childcare facilities, outdoor dining, campgrounds and outdoor pools.

If you have specific questions about what activities are required and/or prohibited under the health orders you can contact the County COVID-19 call center at (844) 729-8410 or visit Contra Costa Health Services for FAQS.

Federal, State, and County Response

The national emergency response system has been activated to address COVID-19. The Contra Costa Health Services department and the Contra Costa County Office of Emergency Services are the agencies responsible for planning and delivering emergency response to COVID-19 in Contra Costa County. They are coordinating with all relevant agencies and organizations to plan and deliver appropriate emergency services.

Information on COVID-19 in Contra Costa County

The Contra Costa Health Services department COVID-19 website contains up-to-date information on cases, health practices, and legal requirements (including the stay at home Health Order) related to the virus, here: https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org

The department has also created a Coronavirus Call Center to answer questions from the public: 844-729-8410

City of Pinole Response

Click here for a letter from the Mayor of Pinole regarding COVID-19 (June 15, 2020).

On April 7, 2020, the City Council adopted a temporary prohibition on evictions for qualifying residential and commercial tenants in Pinole. Click here for the full text of the Ordinance.

To protect the health and safety of the residents and employees of the City of Pinole, and to comply with the County Health Order, the City has taken the following steps, effective March 17, 2020 until further notice.

- Cancelled all City-sponsored recreation programs and events
- Cancelled all rentals of City facilities
- Closed all City buildings to the public (including public restrooms)
- Cancelled all non-essential public meetings
- Cancelled or reduced some other City functions

The Police, Fire, Public Works and Wastewater Departments continue to be fully operational.  Click here for a letter from Chief Neil Gang regarding COVID-19. 
Building and Planning are available for limited services.  Click here for more information.

For COVID-19 updates visit shorturl.at/JKZ07, resources visit shorturl.at/tGIMS, or information on how to avoid scams and frauds visit shorturl.at/gAQR1

Emergency Declaration Timeline


January 31, 2020 - U.S. Department of Public Health and Human Services declared a public emergency March 4, 2020 - State of California declared a state of emergency
March 10, 2020 - Contra Costa County declared a local health emergency
March 18, 2020 - City of Pinole declared a local emergency

The City will update this website as new information becomes available.