If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you develop symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), contact your healthcare provider immediately. If you do not have a provider, call the Contra Costa Health Services Advice Nurse at 1-877-661-6230 option 1.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has more information about COVID-19 symptoms.
The CDC advises that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, particularly:
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California is providing broad assistance to small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19. This includes:
Portable Hand washing Units for the Unhoused
The City of Richmond received 6 temporary portable restroom and hand washing facilities throughout the city to promote the public health for the homeless community. The locations are as follows:
COVID-19 Emergency Housing For Unsheltered Community
In March the governor’s office announced that it would be providing support to local communities to help provide emergency housing for the homeless population. The purpose of the effort is to limit the exposure of the unsheltered community to COVID-19, particularly seniors and those with pre-existing conditions. Contra Costa County received the emergency funding from the state. Funding is limited and cannot house every person impacted.
In compliance with health officers recommendation to empty the shelters and congregate living facilities there have been two facilities identified in the City of Richmond by Contra Costa County Health, Housing and Homeless Services. The identified locations are the Courtyard, by Marriott, and the Sure Stay by Best Western.
The Marriott location will house clients from the Bay Area Rescue mission residents, some from Brookside Shelter and some from GRIP’s warming center. Individuals and families who will be occupying these rooms are from west county and considered high risk based on their age or health condition. GRIP will be the on-site provider and food vendor. The clients are not those who have tested positive for COVID-19. The county is providing testing to those in congregate living facilities.
For more information, visit Contra Costa Health Services’ website.