Contra Costa Health Services is conducting several flu vaccine clinics (flyers in English here y en Espanol aqui) this year throughout the County.
CCHS encourages all to get the flu vaccine this year. “It is more important than ever to help relieve pressure on our healthcare systems and keep our communities safe from preventing a ‘twindemic’,” notes Ruth Tsurumoto Adams, MPH, Senior Emergency Planning Coordinator.
For more information on the flu season, click here.
Support for Medical Baseline Customers During Power Outages
Are you prepared for a power outage? Rather than install a fossil fuel generator, apply to get your back-up electricity from a clean, non-polluting, off-grid battery. MCE, PG&E, and the Independent Living Resources of Solano and Contra Costa want to help you prepare for Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) and other emergencies. Apply today to learn more about saving money on your electric bill with Medical Baseline, getting a back-up portable battery to shelter-in-place during an outage, creating a disaster plan, or upgrading your home’s health and safety: click here
COVID-19 Regional Testing Site Announced For Some East Bay Residents
Free Drive-In COVID-19 Testing for Eligible Contra Costa County Residents
For those with symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and fatigue, you can call for screening to see if you're eligible for free testing. For more information, please click here.
Contra Costa Crisis Center: Tip sheets for family discussion During COVID-19
Click here for Discussion Questions for Families and Students.
Click here for Tips for Parents of Teens.
Click here for Tips for Parents of Young Children.
Click here for Tips for Teens.
Stay Home Except For Essential Needs
Contra Costa County with Health Officers from the Bay Area have announced a Public Health Order that requires residents to stay home except for essential needs. This started on March 17.
- Stay Home Except for Essential Needs
- Alameda health officer order shelter in place
- Contra Costa health officer order shelter in place
- Contra Costa County Emergency Food Resources
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information Sources
- Alameda County Public Health Department
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- California Department of Public Health
- Contra Costa County Public Health
- Contra Costa County Office of Education
CDC & Healthcare Resources
Interactive Coronavirus Case Tracker
Prevent the Spread of the Disease
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Guidance Documents from the California Department of Public Health
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has provided a list of guidance documents for adult and child care facilities, educational institutions, businesses, health care facilities, first responders, and more:
- Adult and Senior Care Facilities (PDF)
- Community care facilities, including assisted living facilities and child care
- Coverage Options Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Coverage Options Fact Sheet (español PDF)
- COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Self-Isolation for Older Adults and Those Who Have Elevated Risk (PDF)
- Drinking Water, Recreational Water and Wastewater: What You Need to Know
- Employers, health care workers and workers in general industry
- Entertainment Venue (PDF)
- First responders, including paramedics and EMTs (PDF)
- Food, Beverage, Other Services (PDF)
- Food Industry (PDF)
- Gathering Guidance (PDF)
- Gathering Guidance (español PDF)
- Guidance for Homeless Assistance Providers on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (PDF)
- Guidance for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs (PDF)
- Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities
- Guidance to Medi-Cal Managed Care Health Plans: COVID – 19 Screening and Testing (PDF)
- Health care facilities from Cal/OSHA
- Health care facilities, including long-term care facilities
- Health care plans
- Home cleaning with COVID-19 positive individuals (PDF)
- Guidance for Using Disinfectants at Schools and Child Cares (PDF)
- Recordatorios para el uso de desinfectantes en las escuelas y guarderías (PDF)
- Laboratories (PDF)
- Guidance for schools (PDF)
- Directrices para las escuelas sobre el nuevo coronavirus o COVID-19 (PDF)
- Guidance for colleges and universities (PDF)
- Directrices para las instituciones de educación superior sobre el nuevo coronavirus o COVID-19 (PDF)
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