Shelter in Place

  1. Health Order
  2. What's Open & What's Closed
  3. ESSENTIAL OUTINGS
  4. Staying In
  5. Staying Fit

Stay Home Except For Essential Needs                                                  

Updated Shelter in Place Health Order Announced 5/18/20

Contra Costa Health Services, along with other Bay Area health departments, issued an updated order to continue the shelter in place until at least May 31, 2020.  This public health order requires residents to stay home to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, but eases some previous restrictions.

When Does this Order Take Effect? When Does it End? This new Order will go into effect on 6:00 am on May 19, 2020, and will remain in effect until the Health Officer amends, rescinds, or extends it. 

Additional Information:


What to do

Everyone should stay home except for essential needs, such as getting food, caring for a relative or friend, getting necessary health care, or going to an essential job. Vulnerable populations must stay home. It is okay to go outside for walks if you are not in a group.

Where can I learn more?

If you have questions about the Health Order, you can reach the Contra Costa County Call Center in English or Spanish at 1-844-729-8410, 8 AM - 5 PM. After hours, call 211 if you need assistance.

Previous Health Orders 

California State Order

The State of California has also issued an executive order directing residents to stay home except for essential needs. Read more about that order here.