Updated January 25, 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

In response to new guidelines from the state, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) and other healthcare providers in the county are now offering safe, effective, no-cost COVID-19 vaccine to all residents who are 65 or older. Click here to request an appointment from CCHS.  Visit Contra Costa County for the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine in Contra Costa County.

Region Stay-at-Home Order LiftedContra Costa Returns to Purple Tier

Health guidelines regarding physical distancing and use of face coverings outside the home remain in effect, as do occupancy caps for indoor businesses and requirements limiting close-contact gatherings of people from different households. Check the state's web page for industry-specific guidance.

Some significant changes resulting from Contra Costa's return to the purple tier include:

• Restaurants may offer outdoor dining, following the state health guidelines.
• Hair salons, barber shops and personal services such as nail salons may reopen following state health guidelines.
• Outdoor social gatherings involving 25 or fewer people, from three or fewer different households, are now permitted.

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Pinole Parks Update

Updated State guidance allows outdoor playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment to reopen with social distancing and face coverings. Follow these simple tips to make your visit safe and fun.

To minimize the risk to the public of transmitting COVID-19, while the County is in a high risk level, public restrooms will remain closed. Once the County is in a lower risk level, the city will evaluate reopening the restrooms. Athletic Fields and Parks will remain open with restrictions, please visit for more information. If you have any questions, email or call 510-724-9062. Please observe current health orders and healthy practices while enjoying City of Pinole Parks.

Playground Safety

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 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.