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Past Articles (COVID-19)

Feb 18 Contra Costa extends COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to essential workers
Feb 3 Vaccine supply shortages prompt Public Health Leaders throughout the Bay Area to urge prioritization of older adults for vaccination
Jan 25 Regional Stay-at-Home order lifted, Contra Costa returns to purple tier
Jan 22 Contra Costa County plans to administer 1 million COVID-19 vaccines by July 14
Jan 11 Contra Costa County ramps up COVID-19 vaccination efforts
Dec 16 Bay Area runs low on ICU beds, triggering CA's regional Stay-At-Home order
Dec 15 COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed following Federal, State, framework
Dec 4 Contra Costa Health Services: Implementing the terms of the regional Stay-At-Home order issued 12/3/2020 by the Department of Public Health to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus
Dec 4 Bay Area Health Officers move to implement the State's new Regional Stay Home order, not waiting until local hospitals are near crisis to act
Dec 4 Bay Area Health Officers respond to State Health order at Media Conference
Nov 28 Bay Area Health Officers' statement in support of Santa Clara County's new COVID measures
Nov 19 State issues limited stay-at-home order
Nov 16 State response to COVID-19 spike returns to Contra Costa Purple Tier
Nov 13 Contra Costa and other counties move to contain spread of COVID-19
Nov 13 CA, OR, and WA issues travel advisories
Nov 10 COVID-19 | Red-Tier requirements return in Contra Costa
Nov 4 Contra Costa responds quickly to climbing COVID-19 cases
Oct 29 Safe social gatherings recommended to maintain orange tier status
Oct 27 Contra Costa County advances in California's COVID-19 reopening plan
Sept 29 More businesses and services can reopen in Contra Costa thanks to improving COVID situation
Sept 28 Local County Health Officials offer guidance on how to celebrate Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos safely and prevent spreading COVID-19 among friends and neighbors
Sept 24 Contra Costa County requires local health providers to expand COVID-19 testing
Sept 16 Contra Costa announces care center plan to help residents transition from homelessness
Sept 16 Contra Costa Health Services recommends planning safe, planning ahead for Halloween
Sept 14 Contra Costa updates Health Order to align with California's COVID-19 blueprint
Sept 4 Contra Costa County extends health order directing all individuals in the County to continue to comply with social distancing and face covering requirements and avoid gatherings
Sept 3 Health Officials offer tips for not spreading COVID-19 during Labor Day weekend
July 14 Contra Costa County extends ordinance for eviction protection and rent freeze through September 30, 2020
July 13 Contra Costa Health Services Press Release - California COVID-19 closures affect some Contra Costa businesses
July 11 Contra Costa Health Services - Social Distancing Order Amended 7/11/20
July 5 Contra Costa Health Services issues order requiring face coverings
July 5 Contra Costa Health Services issues mass quarantine order
June 2 Contra Costa Health Services issues Press Release: Progress in COVID-19 fight means businesses reopening on June 3
May 18 Contra Costa Health Services issues order to continue to shelter-in-place
May 18 Contra Costa County to begin allowing curbside retail on May 19
May 18 Joint Statement from Bay Area Health Officers regarding significant progress on COVID-19 indicators and next steps for reopening
May 15 Contra Costa County to allow vehicle- based gatherings and services
May 13 Contra Costa Health Services provides health order Q&As about childcare
May 4 Governor Newsom provides update on California's progress toward Stage 2 reopening
April 29 Contra Costa Health Services issues regional shelter-in-place orders extended as some rules ease
April 24 Contra Costa County implements emergency child care program for healthcare staff, first responders, and all essential workers
April 22 Contra Costa Board of Supervisors passes Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze ordinance
April 22 Contra Costa County opens by-appointment drive-through testing sites for COVID-19
April 17 Contra Costa Health Services issues new "Cover Your Face" order
April 15 Governor Newsom announces new initiatives to support California workers impacted by COVID-19
April 14 Governor Newsom outlines six critical indicators the state will consider before modifying the stay-at-home order and other COVID-19 interventions
April 7  Governor Newsom signs executive order to expand support for vulnerable populations
April 7 Governor Newsom issues executive order to help State procure necessary medical supplies 
April 4 Governor Newsom launches one-stop website for donations and sales of essential medical supplies in fight against COVID-19
April 3 Governor Newsom issues executive order to expand telehealth services
April 1 Governor Newsom announces agreement between teachers, classified employees and school system management to support student instruction during COVID-19 outbreak
March 31 Governor Newsom launches campaign to protect health and well-being of older Californians during COVID-19 pandemic
March 31 Bay Area health officials issue updated stay-at-home order with new restrictions to last through May 3
March 30 Governor Newsom signs executive order providing relief to California small businesses
March 30 Governor Newsom announces California Health Corps, a major initiative to expand health care workforce to fight COVID-19
March 30 Contra Costa Health Services issues joint press release regarding seven Bay Area jurisdictions to update Shelter-in-Place order in coming days
March 29 California's leading digital and media platforms, businesses and celebrities partner with state to amplify COVID-19 "Stay home. Save Lives." public awareness campaign
March 27 Governor Newsom issues executive order on Judicial Council emergency authority
March 27 Governor Newsom takes executive action to establish a statewide moratorium on evictions
March 26 Governor Newsom announces major financial relief package: 90-day mortgage payment relief during COVID-19 crisis
March 24 Governor Newsom issues Executive Order on state prisons and juvenile facilities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak
March 22 California secures Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to support state's COVID-19 emergency response
March 20 Governor Newsom signs order to protect public health by expanding vote-by-mail options and extending deadlines for Presidential Primary Canvass
March 19 Contra Costa Health Services issues Interim Guidance for Certified Farmers' Markets, Swap Meets, & Produce Vehicles
March 19 Governor Newsom announces statewide Stay-at-Home Order in response to COVID-19
March 19 Governor Newsom requests President Trump USNS Mercy Hospital ship to Port of Los Angeles
March 19 Governor Newsom requests federal assistance to support California's efforts to prepare for COVID-19
March 18 California launches new comprehensive, consumer-friendly website and public service announcements to boost COVID-19 awareness
March 18 Governor Newsom takes emergency actions & authorizes $150 million in funding to protect homeless Californians from COVID-19
March 18 Governor Newsom issues Executive Order to suspend standardized testing for students in response to COVID-19 outbreak
March 18 Governor Newsom issues Executive Order to protect ongoing safety net services for most vulnerable Californians during COVID-19 outbreak
March 17 Governor Newsom signs Executive Order to allow timely delivery of vital goods during COVID-19 outbreak
March 17 California releases new COVID-19 guidance for K-12 schools
March 17 Governor Newsom places National Guard Personnel on alert to support COVID-19 community readiness
March 17 Governor Newsom signs Emergency Legislation to Fight COVID-19
March 17 California requests Federal Government Waiver to cover Medi-Cal recipients and expand tele-health options
March 16  Contra Costa Health Officer orders shelter-in-place
March 16 Contra Costa Health Services issues Public Health Order that requires residents to stay home except for essential needs (FAQ)
March 14 Contra Costa Health Officer issues order prohibiting mass gatherings of 100 or more persons
March 13 United States President declares national state of emergency
March 12 California state issues executive order
March 11 California state issues social gathering guidelines
March 10 Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors requests state of emergency
March 10 Contra Costa County issued Social Distancing Guidelines
March 7 California officials issued updated guidance to schools, colleges and universities, event organizers and public health officials as they plan for further spread of COVID-19
March 5 Under the direction of Governor Gavin Newsom, the Department of Managed Health Care directed all commercial and Medi-Cal health plans regulated by the Department to immediately reduce cost-sharing to zero for all medically necessary screening and testing for the COVID-19
March 5 California Department of Insurance issued similar direction providing cost free medically necessary testing
March 5 California Employee Development Department announced support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California
March 4 Governor Newsom declared a State of Emergency