Pinole's CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)

CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19)

Updated October 27, 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.

Press Release
Contra Costa County Advances in California's COVID-19 Reopening Plan


California today (10/27/2020) reassigned Contra Costa to the less-restrictive orange tier of its Blueprint for a Safer Economy, allowing for larger local gatherings for indoor worship services and dining, and the reopening of indoor pools, bars and bowling alleys.

Counties in the orange tier can allow:

•Worship services and other cultural activities indoors at 50% occupancy or 200 people, whichever is fewer;
•Indoor dining at 50% occupancy or 200 people, whichever is fewer;
•Indoor swimming pools;
•Bars and other businesses that sell alcohol without meals to open for outdoor operation;
•Family entertainment centers to open indoors for “naturally distanced” activities, such as bowling alleys, escape rooms and climbing-wall   gyms,  at 25% occupancy;
•Cardrooms to open indoors at 25% occupancy;
•Small amusement parks to open at 25% of occupancy or 500 people, whichever is fewer;
•Professional sports venues to open at 20% occupancy;
•Live outdoor theatrical, musical and artistic performances can open with a maximum of 50 audience members, following state health guidance  and subject to local health officer approval.

Click here to view the full press release.

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 (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.

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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.