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Updated Social Distancing Order - 6/16/20

Contra Costa Health Services, along with other Bay Area health departments, issued a modification to its social distancing order on June 16, 2020 .  

This Order continues to restrict most activity, travel, and governmental and business functions to essential needs and to the Outdoor Activities and Outdoor Businesses that the prior Order allowed to resume.  But in light of progress achieved in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the County of Contra Costa (the “County”), and in accordance with a variance obtained by the County from the State of California on June 9, 2020, which allows the County to move more quickly, or in a different order, through Stage 2 of the State of California’s COVID-19 roadmap to recovery, this Order eases restrictions to allow additional businesses to resume or begin operating, subject to conditions set forth in applicable industry guidelines issued by the State. This Order also modifies restrictions that applied to outdoor recreation activities, childcare facilities, outdoor dining, campgrounds and outdoor pools.

When Does this Order Take Effect? When Does it End? This new Order will go into effect on 6:00 am on June 17, 2020, and will remain in effect until the Health Officer amends, rescinds, or extends it. 

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What to do

Everyone should stay home except for identified needs and activities that are in compliance with certain restrictions, such as getting food, caring for a relative or friend, getting necessary health care, or going to an essential job. Vulnerable populations should 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.

You can view answers to Frequently Asked Questions on the Contra Costa Health Services’ website.

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.