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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Omicron Booster Shots Available

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Contra Costa Health (CCH) has begun offering the new Omicron booster shots at its COVID vaccination sites.

Vaccinated people ages 12+ are eligible to receive Pfizer’s new Omicron booster and adults ages 18+ can get Moderna’s Omicron booster. These recently...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: May 23, 2022

COVID Boosters Now Available to Kids

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All people ages 5 and older are now eligible to get a safe, effective and no-cost COVID-19 vaccine and booster for maximum protection against the virus. 

People over the age of 18 may choose any brand of vaccine for their booster. Adolesc...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Second Booster Now Available to People Ages 50+

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Contra Costa Health Services now offers second booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to people who are 50 and older or who are immunocompromised by certain health conditions.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized second booster doses o...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Contra Costa Issues Update to Indoor Masking Order

Dec. 28, 2021 Press Release from Contra Costa Health Services

With the highly contagious COVID-19 omicron variant circulating in Contra Costa County, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) announced a health order requiring masks in all public indoor places w...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: September 23, 2021

County Requires Vaccination or Negative Test

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On Sept. 14, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) announced a new temporary health order designed to protect residents from the highly infectious delta variant strain of COVID-19.

"To save lives, prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed and keep sch...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Free Vaccines Through Mobile Clinic Aug. 19

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The City of Concord has partnered with Contra Costa Health Services and Brenden Theatres to bring an on-site COVID-19 vaccination service to Todos Santos Plaza on Thursday, August 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the City’s Music & Market concert serie...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Face Coverings Required in Indoor Public Places

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In an effort to slow the spread of the latest COVID surge and the highly contagious Delta variant, eight Bay Area health officers issued new health orders requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in ...

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COVID-19 NEWS
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.

 

There is n...

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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: 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: 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 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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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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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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News & Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Face Coverings Required in Indoor Public Places

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In an effort to slow the spread of the latest COVID surge and the highly contagious Delta variant, eight Bay Area health officers issued new health orders requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in ...

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