Updated June 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.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Contra Costa Brings Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Service to Businesses, Organizations

Businesses and community organizations in Contra Costa can now request visits from Contra Costa Health Services’ (CCHS) mobile COVID-19 vaccination van to workplaces, community centers and other locations where five or more members of a group want to receive vaccine.

The free mobile vaccination service begins Monday. Any business or organization can request a mobile vaccination clinic using an online form if they are in the county and CCHS will send a mobile health van to provide free vaccinations on site within one week after completing the request.

More information about coronavirus and vaccine is available at

California’s Grand Reopening on June 15

Starting June 15, the state will move Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and eliminate the color-coded tier system for counties. This means there will be far fewer restrictions on business and social activity, although things still won’t be exactly like they were before the pandemic.

While there won’t be capacity limits on businesses, masking will still be required for everyone in several settings, including the workplace. Some businesses may choose to maintain masking or distancing requirements for their patrons in their facilities, which is their right.

Here's a quick breakdown of the new rules for outdoor and indoor settings:
•Capacity limitations: No restrictions
•Physical distancing: No restrictions for attendees, customers and guests. Workers on the job must maintain physical distancing and schools should keep student desks at least 3 feet apart.
•Masking: Fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most settings. Unvaccinated people must still wear masks in indoor public settings and businesses. Everyone must still wear masks in the workplace, on public transit, medical facilities, K-12 schools and correctional facilities and shelters.
•Employers/workplaces: Most are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). Cal/OSHA will be reviewing its workplace guidance on masking and distancing on June 17.
•Travelers: follow CDC recommendations and CDPH Travel Advisory
•Vaccine verification/negative COVID-19 test: required for indoor mega events (5000+ attendees) and recommended for outdoor mega events (10,000+ attendees).

For more information, see our Beyond the Blueprint webpage.

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:

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 February 2, 2021, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-04 that continues a temporary eviction moratorium for certain residential tenants and a moratorium on certain residential rent increases through June 30, 2021. The Urgency Ordinance also continues a temporary eviction moratorium for certain commercial tenants through March 31, 2021. Ordinance No. 2021-04 supersedes Ordinance No. 2020-29.

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.

City of Pinole Response

Click here for a letter from the Mayor of Pinole regarding COVID-19 (October 21, 2020).

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, resources visit, or information on how to avoid scams and frauds visit

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.