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Regional Stay-at-Home Order Lifted, Contra Costa Returns to Purple Tier


Contra Costa County is urging residents and businesses to continue practicing health safety measures and avoiding risky activities after California lifted its regional stay-at-home order today in the Bay Area.
"Under no circumstances should anyone view the state action today as a reason to let down their guard. We have made progress, but we need to continue what we are doing to keep our families and communities safe," said Dr. Chris Farnitano, Contra Costa County health officer. "It is just common sense."

Health guidelines regarding physical distancing and use of face coverings outside the home remain in effect, as do occupancy caps for indoor businesses and requirements limiting close-contact gatherings of people from different households. Check the state's web page for industry-specific guidance.

Some significant changes resulting from Contra Costa's return to the purple tier include:
• Restaurants may offer outdoor dining, following the state health guidelines.
• Hair salons, barber shops and personal services such as nail salons may reopen following state health guidelines.
• Outdoor social gatherings involving 25 or fewer people, from three or fewer different households, are now permitted.
• More information available at www.cchealth.org/coronavirus

Contra Costa has kicked off a countywide drive to provide 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by July 4. County residents who are older than 75 can now get a vaccination appointment by calling 1-833-829-2626 or using Contra Costa Heath Services (CCHS) online request form at www.cchealth.org/coronavirus. The county expects to extend vaccine eligibility to more people in coming weeks.

City offices are closed and all City events and non-essential meetings are canceled until further notice. Please email building@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us for construction and building permits.

The Recycling Center and the Swim Center (opens on July 6) are open for limited services.

Frequently asked questions (FAQS) about the stay at home order 

DepartmentServicesContactNotes
City ManagerGeneral Administrationcitymanager@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
City ClerkCouncil Meeting Communications, Claims, & Public Records Requestscityclerk@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

Passports1-877-487-2778 or travel.state.govNot offered at City Hall

All other inquiries(510) 215-4305
cityclerk@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

Community DevelopmentBusiness Licenses/Parking Permits(510) 215-4314
community@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
el-cerrito.org/CommDev

Housing/Tenant Protections/Rent Registry(510) 215-4361
housing@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
el-cerrito.org/tenantprotections
Community Development - BuildingRental Inspections(510) 215-4363
rinspection@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
el-cerrito.org/Building

Building Permits & Inspections(510) 215-4360
building@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us


Code Enforcement(510) 215-4363
codeenforcement@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

Community Development - PlanningPlanning Applications & Services(510) 215-4330
planning@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
el-cerrito.org/Planning

All other inquiries(510) 215-4360
FinanceFor all inquiriesfinance@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
Human ResourcesFor all inquirieshr@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
Public WorksEngineering Servicesstreet@ci.el-cerrito.ca.usel-cerrito.org/public-works

Curbside Recycling Servicesgreenassistant@ci.el-cerrito.ca.usCurbside garbage and recycling services will continue.

Recycling Center (RERC)
Recycling Center is open as of May 19. See el-cerrito.org/recyclingcenter for details.

Maintenance Servicesmaintenance@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us

All other inquires(510) 215-4382
RecreationGeneral inquiries(510) 559-7000
recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
el-cerrito.org/recreation All programs, events, and facility rentals cancelled.

Senior Services(510) 215-4382
midtown@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us
All programs and events have been cancelled, except Services Available.

  1. How You Can Protect Yourself
  2. What to do if You Think You're Sick
  3. 4 Ways You Can Help Prevent Novel Coronavirus

Every person has a role to play. Protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense:

  • Staying home except for essential needs/activities.
  • Practicing social distancing.
  • Washing hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Covering a cough or sneeze with your sleeve, or disposable tissue. Wash your hands afterward.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • Following guidance from public health officials.

For more information visit: https://www.contracostahealth.org/

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