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Updated Social Distancing Order - 8/26/20

Contra Costa Health Services amended its Social Distancing Order on 8/26/20. Given the improvement in COVID-19 hospitalization and test positivity rates, small changes have been made to the social distancing health order to allow certain business sectors to begin operating outdoors starting Friday, August 28, 2020:

  • Personal care services that do not involve close contact with the face, such as nail salons and massage, may begin operating outdoors in accordance with the state-issued industry guidelines and checklist.
  • Gyms and fitness centers may begin operating outdoors in accordance with their own state guidelines and checklist.
  • Hotels and short-term rentals in the county may open for personal or recreational travel, not just for essential business purposes.

When Does this Order Take Effect? When Does it End? This new Order will go into effect on 6:00 a.m. on August 28, 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 identified needs and activities that are in compliance with certain restrictions in the order, such as getting food, caring for a relative or friend, getting necessary health care, etc. Vulnerable populations should stay home. When people leave their place of residence for the limited purposes allowed in the order, they must comply with the Social Distancing Requirements described in Section 15.k.

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.