Coronavirus Updates - PLEASE CHECK BACK AS INFORMATION CHANGES OFTEN

  1. April 6, 2021 Update
  2. March 15, 2021 Update
  3. January 25, 2021 Update
  4. December 4, 2020 Update
  5. November 17, 2020 Update
  6. November 4, 2020 Update
  7. August 30, 2020 update
  8. July 13, 2020 Update
  9. July 2, 2020 Update
  10. June 29, 2020 Update
  11. June 17, 2020 Update
  12. June 2, 2020 Update
  13. May 18, 2020 Update
  14. April 29, 2020 Update

Contra Costa County Moving into the Orange Tier on Wednesday, April 7. Health officials urge everyone ages 16 and up who lives, works or goes to school in the county to sign up for a free, protective COVID-19 vaccine while continuing to practice healthy habits and use every tool to stay healthy and safe.

Request a vaccine appointment through the CCHS online form or call 1-833-829-2626. 

See updates at www.cchealth.org/coronavirus and www.contracosta.ca.gov as well as @CoCoHealth and @CCCounty on Twitter. See also CCHS FB page. 

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/

  1. November 4 - Contra Costa County Responds to Climbing COVID-19 Cases

    With data from the past week showing a marked increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the county, health officials are taking steps to protect the community with modest changes to local health orders. Read On...
  2. Contra Costa Improves to Orange Tier on Wednesday, April 7. Please continue safe practices.

    Contra Costa Improves to Orange Tier on Wednesday, April 7. Please continue to practice health safety measures. Read On...
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