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CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)

Updated September 14, 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

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.

Health Order Requiring Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Result for High-Risk Businesses

As of Sept. 22, 2021, everyone 12 years and older must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative test result, before going to high-risk indoor businesses such as restaurants, bars and gyms in Contra Costa County. Workers at these businesses must be fully vaccinated or test weekly, starting Nov. 1, 2021.

To show proof of vaccination, patrons must show photo ID and their vaccination record cards from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), or copies or pictures of their cards. Documentation from healthcare providers will also be accepted, as will digital COVID-19 vaccine records issued by the State of California.

Visit myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov for a link to your digital vaccination, which can be downloaded on to your smartphone.

Visit cchealth.org/coronavirus for more information about this health order, or to find a safe, fast and free COVID-19 vaccination in Contra Costa County.

Health Order Requiring All People to Wear Masks in Indoor Public Settings

In order to slow the spread of the more contagious Delta variant of COVID-19, all people, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear face coverings in public indoor settings in in Contra Costa County until further notice, beginning August 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. Public settings include but are not limited to business offices, retail stores, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meeting rooms and State and local government facilities where services are provided to the public.

This order does not apply to people in the following circumstances:
• When alone in a room.
• When actively eating or drinking.
• When swimming or showering.
• When receiving care or other service that requires removal of the face covering, including by way of example and without limitation, medical care requiring exposure of the nose or mouth, cosmetic services involving the face, and dental procedures.
• When exempt from wearing face coverings under the State Face Covering Guidance or other applicable California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance. The State Face Covering Guidance exempts the following individuals from wearing masks:
º Persons younger than two years old. Very young children must not wear a mask because of the risk of suffocation.
º Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a mask, including persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a mask could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a mask without assistance.
º Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
º Persons for whom wearing a mask would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined.

Repeal of Requirements for Congregate Living and Residential Care Facilities

In response to regulations that have been adopted by California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Community Care Licensing and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, health orders which required congregate living facilities in Contra Costa County to follow specified testing, collaboration, reporting and guidance requirements of the Contra Costa County Health Department are repealed effective immediately. Click here for the full order.

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

Contra Costa County Extends Ordinance for Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze


At a Board meeting on June 22, 2021, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-20 that continues a temporary eviction moratorium for certain residential tenants and a moratorium on certain residential rent increases through September 30, 2021. The Urgency Ordinance also continues a temporary eviction moratorium for certain commercial tenants through September 30, 2021. Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-20 supersedes Ordinance No. 2021-11 and takes effect immediately.

California's COVID-19 Rent Relief

Housing is key photoContra Costa County has partnered with the State of California to operate a Countywide Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) pursuant to Senate Bill 91. The program includes authority for both rental and utility assistance for County residents impacted by COVID-19.

Visit the State's Housing is Key website for more information.


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