On March 16, 2020, the Contra Costa County Health Officer issued an executive order for all governmental agencies to cease non-essential operations at physical locations within the County until at least through April 7, 2020. This order was superseded on March 31, 2020, by Order HO-COVID-03, and again on April 29, 2020 by Order HO-COVID-09, which extended the shelter-in-place timeframe and mandated stricter social distancing guidelines. These orders were issued in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19. In order to comply with the order, Martinez City Hall and the Senior Center remains closed for all non-essential City services. However, the City's Building, Planning and Engineering department can be reached by-appointment only at (925) 372-3500 until otherwise extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the County Health Officer.