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Health Resources

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your health care provider. If you do not have a provider, call the Contra Costa Health Services Advice Nurse at 1-877-661-6230 option 1. 

Food and Social Assistance Resources

  • Supervisor John Gioia’s Food Distribution Site Map for Contra Costa County
  • West Contra Costa County Food Support:  English  |   Spanish
  • "The Fresh Approach Mobile Farmers’ Market is still in operation! Purchase California-grown fruits, vegetables, dried beans, and even honey.  50% discount for all shoppers during the shelter in place. You can find the truck Wednesdays, from 10AM – 1PM, at the Richmond Public Library (325 Civic Center Plaza) AND Fridays, from 10AM – 1PM, at San Pablo City Hall (13831 San Pablo Ave)." As this public health event continues to evolve, we will be doing everything possible to keep the Mobile Farmers’ Market a safe place for shoppers and staff, while providing food to the public. For more information on our Health and Safety protocols click here.
  • Contra Costa Employment and Human Services (EHSD)
  • WIC provides healthy foods and support services to families. If your income has been affected by recent events, and you are pregnant, recently had a baby, or have an infant or child under the age of five. or 1-800-414-4WIC.
    • San Pablo Office: 510-924-4000
  • United Way Bay Area COVID-19 Community Relief Fund
  • School District Meal and food options
  • Social Security Administration COVID Updates

Community Resources

For Seniors


School District

Business and Worker Resources

Rental and Eviction Resources

  • The Director of Emergency Services issued an emergency Order, effective March 17, 2020, which provides that during the period of local emergency declared in response to COVID-19, no landlord shall take action to evict a tenant for certain reasons, including nonpayment of rent due to the financial impact of COVID-19, and other no-fault evictions (Owner Move-In, Withdrawal from the Rental Market (Ellis Act), Substantial Repairs, Temporary Tenancy) unless necessary for the health and safety of tenants, neighbors, or the landlord. 
  • COVID-19 and Evictions Fact Sheet (English and Spanish).
  • Richmond Rent Program staff are available by phone at (510) 234-RENT [7368] or email (
  • For updates, visit their website


Internet / TV Services

Solid Waste Services

Effective Monday, March 30, and until further notice, the following services are suspended:

  • On-call clean-ups of bagged materials and bulky household items.
  • Door-to-Door HHW Collection for seniors and the disabled.
  • West County Resource Recovery- Recycling and Buyback at 101 Pittsburg Ave in Richmond.
  • West County Resource Recovery- The free Compost give away on the first Wednesday of the month.
  • El Cerrito Recycling Center- The El Cerrito Recycling Center (as well as the HHW Collection on Tuesdays) is closed to the public during the shelter in place.

Open Services

  • Regular collection of cart/commercial bin contents. Drivers are not authorized to leave their vehicles to pick up waste outside carts or commercial containers
  • Roll-off service will continue in routine business order.
  • The West County Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be operating under regular business hours: Wednesday-Saturday 9am-4pm (closed for lunch 12-12:30). The address is 101 Pittsburg Avenue in Richmond. Please call 1-888-412-9277 for more information.

The City, RecycleMore and Republic Services are working hard to keep the community clean and safe, ensure high quality service with minimal service disruption while facing a unique challenge that requires dedicated focus on public health and safety.

State Directives and Support