Pinole's CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)

CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)

Updated September 16, 2020

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.

Order of the Health Officer of the County of Contra Costa

Contra Costa County has aligned its COVID-19 social distancing health order with California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, so the county no longer has different reopening rules for businesses and activities beyond what the state requires or allows.

The change simplifies the plan for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Contra Costa County so that people and local businesses can better understand and identify the steps we all need to take to keep ourselves, our families, workers and customers safer during the pandemic.

The health order retains health guidelines for social bubbles and structured contact between people from different households. It also allows some additional businesses to reopen, following the state health guidelines for their industries:

•Personal care services such as nail salons, massage, permanent makeup, facials, waxing, etc. (outdoors only)

•Cardrooms and racetracks (outdoors only)

•Music, television and film production

•Professional sports without live audiences

Click here to view 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 through September 30


At a special Board 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. Click here to view the full press release.

Community Safety Protocols
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City of Pinole Response


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