Updated May 21, 2020

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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.

Bay Area Health Officers issued a new Health Order (effective 5/22/2020 in Contra Costa County) which reopens all retail to storefront pick-up and associated manufacturing and logistics.

This New Order will remain in effect until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer. This new Order replaces the shelter order issued on April 29, 2020. This new health order opens all retail to storefront pick-up. Associated manufacturing and logistics are also now allowed, with safe practices.

This does not mean you can go inside a non-essential store and shop, and there are guidelines in how stores and facilities must operate for the safety of customers and workers.

It is still advised that we stay home as much as possible.

If you have specific questions about what activities are required and/or prohibited under the health orders you can contact the County COVID-19 call center at (844) 729-8410 or visit Contra Costa Health Services for FAQS.

Federal, State, and County Response

The national emergency response system has been activated to address COVID-19. The Contra Costa Health Services department and the Contra Costa County Office of Emergency Services are the agencies responsible for planning and delivering emergency response to COVID-19 in Contra Costa County. They are coordinating with all relevant agencies and organizations to plan and deliver appropriate emergency services.

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

City of Pinole Response

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

On April 7, 2020, the City Council adopted a temporary prohibition on evictions for qualifying residential and commercial tenants in Pinole. Click here for the full text of the Ordinance.

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 through at least May 31, 2020:

- 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.