Thanks to the growing number of vaccinated residents and the hard work of all Contra Costans to reduce the spread of the COVID-19, some business and community activities can now resume with Contra Costa County’s move to the orange tier of the . Until the pandemic is over, face coverings, physical distancing, avoiding crowds and getting vaccinated are all . Let’s keep Contra Costa moving in the right direction!
Starting Wednesday, April 7 several business sectors and community services can reopen or expand capacity:
This Order requires that all individuals in Contra Costa County, over the age of 2 years, wear face coverings in accordance with guidance issued by the State of California. Subject to the exemptions set forth in the State Face Covering Guidance, including but not limited to exemptions in industry guidance documents issued by the State of California, individuals and businesses in the County must comply with the following local requirements, as applicable:
Individuals shall wear Face Coverings when less than 6 feet away from any person who is not a member of the individual’s household or living unit.
Individuals must wear Face Coverings when inside or on the grounds of, or waiting in line to enter, any business.
Click below to read the following documents:
If you have questions about the Health Orders, 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.
When leaving your residence to engage in allowed activities, residents are to comply with the health order's requirement for social distancing. Additionally, face covers are required.
“Social Distancing Requirements” means:
(a) Maintaining at least 6-foot social distancing from individuals who are not part of the same household or living unit;
(b) Frequently washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using hand sanitizer that is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as effective in combatting COVID-19;
(c) Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or fabric or, if not possible, into the sleeve or elbow (but not into hands); and
(d) Avoiding all social interaction outside the household when sick with a fever, cough, or other COVID-19 symptoms.
Contra Costa Health Services has issued an order requiring members of the public and workers to wear face coverings. View the order.
The City of Richmond has launched a Virtual Recreation Center with lots of ideas for indoor and outdoor activities for you and your family, such as:
The Richmond Public Library offers numerous links to activities and resources, as well as an ever-expanding collection of ebooks. Residents can get an instant digital Richmond Library card to use with OverDrive with their cell phone - details at https://richmondlibrary.overdrive.com/
The Richmond Virtual Recreation Center has great resources available for indoor exercise, including:
You are allowed to engage in some outdoor activities under the current shelter-in-place health order, as long as you follow the mandatory social distancing requirement (maintaining at least six feet between individuals).
Check out the infographic below about social distancing in public parks and trails, and make sure to follow these guidelines while engaging in any of our suggested outdoor activities.