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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Ages 12+ Now Eligible for Vaccine

Kids Ages 12-15 Now Eligible fo Vaccine

Contra Costa County is expanding vaccine eligibility to children ages 12-15 after the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommended Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in this younger age group. Previously, the Pfizer vaccine was only approved fo...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: April 25, 2021

New Vaccination Clinic Opens 4/29

Oakgrove in Concord Vaccination site details

A no-cost appointment and drop-in Vaccination Clinic will open on Thursday, April 29 at 1034 Oak Grove Road in Concord. Anyone who is 16 or older is eligible to receive the vaccine. You do not need insurance or identification. 
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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: April 18, 2021

Walk-In Vaccination Clinic Coming to Concord

May 3 - May 9 No-Cost, Walk-in Vaccination Meadow Homes Elementary

From May 3 through May 9, Contra Costa Health Services will host a No-Cost COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Meadow Homes Elementary School, 1371 Detroit Ave. in Concord from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic will distribute 500 vaccines a day.

 

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: April 6, 2021

County Advances to Orange Tier

County will advance to red tier on Wednesday April 7

The State of California announced today that Contra Costa County will be able to move into the less restrictive Orange Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy on Wednesday, April 7.

Contra Costa County currently has a COVID case rate of 4.9 cases...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Concord Passes Hazard Pay Ordinance

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On March 30, 2021, the Concord City Council passed an urgency ordinance (on a 5-0 vote) requiring large grocery stores to pay an additional $5 per hour of hazard pay to grocery retail workers in Concord, effective immediately. “Large Grocery Stores” refer...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Contra Costa Opens Vaccine Eligibility to 16+

16 years and older are now eligible to recieve vaccine

People who are 16 years and older and live or work in Contra Costa are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine!

Recently, Contra Costa County began receiving additional vaccine supply from the U.S. government for its numerous federally-qualified healt...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Eligible Residents: Request Vaccine Appointment Now

Get Vaccinated Today

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is encouraging anyone who is currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in the county to apply for their shot today. 

Increased vaccine supply from the state and federal governments means that CCHS currently ha...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: March 22, 2021

County Opens Vaccine Eligibility to Ages 50 and Older

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Thanks to an increase in supply of COVID-19 vaccines, beginning today, March 22, Contra Costa County is extending vaccine eligibility to anyone who is 50 and older and lives or works in the county, regardless of whether they have an underlying health cond...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Contra Costa Will Advance to Red Tier on March 14

Contra Costa Will Advance to Red Tier on March 14

Beginning Sunday, March 14, Contra Costa County will advance to the less-restrictive red tier of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Contra Costa was expected to enter red tier on Wednesday next week, but will transition a few days earlie...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Frontline Essential Workers Now Eligible For Vaccine

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Teachers, grocery workers and other frontline essential workers who live in Contra Costa County can now sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Contra Costa Health Services has updated its eligibility policy, extending it to residents who work in the educ...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Free COVID-19 and Antibody Testing

Free COVID-19 and Antibody Testing

Clayton Valley Charter High School has partnered with the City of Concord’s Parks and Recreation Department to offer FREE COVID-19 and antibody testing at Centre Concord. You can be tested at this site with or without insurance.

Testing will be offered EVE...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Stay-Home Order Lifted, Purple Tier Resumes

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The California Department of Public Health lifted the regional stay-at-home order, effective Jan. 25, and resumed using the color-coded tier system, placing Contra Costa back in the purple tier. 

As a result, Contra Costa Health Services announced...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Residents Age 65+ Now Eligible for Vaccine

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UPDATED (Jan. 15, 2021): 

In response to new guidelines from the state, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) and other healthcare providers in the county are now offering safe, effective, no-cost COVID-19 vaccine to all residents who are 65 or olde...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Shop Concord Launches Gift Card Program

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The City of Concord and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce have announced the creation of the Shop Concord program to support the city’s small businesses by encouraging residents to shop locally this holiday season. Scheduled to launch for consumers ...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Stay-Home Order, Curfew Issued for Purple Tier

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In light of an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health have announced a limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gather...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: November 16, 2020

County Returns to Purple Tier as COVID Cases Spike

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With new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surging across California, the state has placed several counties, including Contra Costa, back into the purple tier, meaning there is widespread risk of community transmission in our region.

The adjusted average...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Health Order: Indoor Dining, Gyms to Close 11/17

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California has reached the unfortunate milestone of 1 million COVID-19 cases statewide. With cases and hospitalizations on the rise, Contra Costa County and other Bay Area counties are tightening local rules for high-risk indoor activities where the virus...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: November 10, 2020

County Moved Back into Red Tier

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In response to evidence that COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Contra Costa, the California Department of Public Health has moved the County back into the more restrictive red tier.

Data from Contra Costa show that the average daily number of newly identifi...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Restrictions Tighten Following Uptick in Cases

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Contra Costa Health Services announced that it will tighten some restrictions for high-risk activities in response to a recent increase in the number of COVID cases and hospitalizations in the county.  

According to a press release issued Nov. 4, ...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Contra Costa Enters Orange Tier

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California has reassigned Contra Costa to the less-restrictive orange tier of its Blueprint for a Safer Economy, allowing for larger local gatherings for indoor worship services and dining, and the reopening of indoor pools, bars and bowling alleys.

But he...

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CCHS Press Release COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Free Flu Shots Available

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Getting vaccinated is more important than ever this flu season. Vaccination will help keep hospitals from being overwhelmed by flu patients while they also care for those with COVID-19.

Vaccinations are available to everyone age 6 months and older. No appo...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

City of Concord Awards Grants to 130 Small Businesses

Small Business Grant Program

The City of Concord released the results of the Small Business Grant Program which will provide $5,000 grants through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES)...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Tools to Keep You Informed

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The City of Concord is committed to keeping its residents, businesses and visitors safe and informed, especially when it comes to communicating about emergencies.

The City has a number of communications vehicles through which City staff and the Concord Pol...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: August 5, 2020

City Offers Grant Funding for Concord's Small Businesses

Small Business Grant Program

The City of Concord has created its own Small Business Grant Program, which will provide $5,000 grants through CARES Act funding for 130 local small businesses that have experienced a negative financial impact from the global pandemic.  

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City of Concord Small Business Grant Program COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: July 13, 2020

New Closures Ordered for Contra Costa

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Contra Costa County is one of at least 30 counties that have remained on the California Department of Public Health’s county monitoring list for three or more consecutive days. In response, Governor Newsom has ordered that the following business...
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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: June 30, 2020

County Delays Reopening Timeline

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Contra Costa Health Services has announced that it will postpone its COVID-19 reopening timeline.

Prior to this announcement, CCHS had planned to allow bars, personal services not involving close contact with the face, indoor dining, gyms and fitness cente...

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June 29 Press Release COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Reopening Dates Announced

Contra Costa Health Services has released additional information about when various activities and businesses are expected to get the green light to reopen. In a chart titled "Contra Costa County’s Road Ahead for Our Community," the he...

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Reopenings to Date (June 8, 2020) COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Updated Health Order Loosens Restrictions

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Contra Costa County residents may again enjoy outdoor swimming pools, outdoor seating at restaurants and dog parks under an updated health order. The order, effective at 5 p.m. on June 5, also allows for outdoor religious services of up to 100 people, ind...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Retail Stores & Suppliers to Reopen

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Thanks to progress made in containing the spread of COVID-19, Contra Costa County will relax restrictions in its shelter-in-place order to allow retail stores and their suppliers to reopen.

On May 19 at 6 a.m., retail stores in Contra Costa County may offe...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Listos CA Offers Multilingual Tip Sheets

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The Listos (Ready) California Preparedness campaign’s Public Health Tip Sheets are now available in multiple languages and can be accessed on the City’s new Listos resources web page. In addition to these tools, people can also find re...
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Tip Sheets & Resources COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Stay-Home Order Extended to May 31

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Seven Bay Area public health departments, including Contra Costa Health Services, have extended the existing shelter-in-place orders through May 31.

The new orders ease restrictions on construction projects, real estate transactions, outdoor businesses, an...

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County Health Orders COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: April 27, 2020

New Resources for Local Businesses

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and its historic economic disruption, the City of Concord has implemented a variety of new programs and resources to help sustain and support local businesses. As the risks of COVID-19 heightened in March, Concord was among the ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Concord Urges Residents to Use Parks Responsibly

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As springtime temperatures begin to rise and people are eager to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, Concord officials are reminding residents to follow local health orders requiring social distancing of at least six feet.

All City parks remain closed for ...

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City Park Dos & Don'ts COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Stay Home Order Extended to May 3

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Health officials in Contra Costa County and six other Bay Area communities have officially extended the current stay-at-home order through May 3, 2020 in an effort to  preserve critical hospital capacity across the region.

The previous order was s...

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COVID-19 Information from the City of Concord COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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The City of Concord understands that the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order may present financial challenges for local businesses. To help mitigate these challenges, the City has created the COVID-19 Business Resources page, which highlights a variety of res...

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Business Resources Page COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Local High Schools Host Vaccine Clinics

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Vaccine Clinics at Concord High Schools May 18-June 5. The Mt. Diablo Unified School District has teamed up with Contra Costa Health Services, Kaiser Permanente and the Contra Costa County Office of Education to make sure everyone can get a safe, effectiv...

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