Social Distancing Order

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Stay Home Order

Date of Order: 1/25/2021

Contra Costa County is urging residents and businesses to continue practicing health safety measures and avoiding risky activities after the State lifted its regional stay-at-home order Jan. 25, 2021.

Contra Costa County is in the purple tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Health guidelines regarding physical distancing and use of face coverings outside the home remain in effect, as do occupancy caps for indoor businesses and requirements limiting close-contact gatherings of people from different households. Click to view the State’s industry-specific guidance.

Some significant changes resulting from Contra Costa County’s return to the purple tier include:

  • Restaurants may offer outdoor dining, following the state health guidelines.
  • Hair salons, barber shops and personal services such as nail salons may reopen following state health guidelines.
  • Outdoor social gatherings involving 25 or fewer people, from three or fewer different households, are now permitted.

Click below to read the following documents:

Health Order Requiring Face Coverings - 7/5/20

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.

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More Information

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.