In response to evidence that COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Contra Costa County, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) moved the county into the “widespread” (purple) tier of its Blueprint for a Safer Economy, restoring more safety requirements to slow the virus and save lives.
The following modifications take effect Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020:
Click to read the following documents:
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.
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.