AT A GLANCE: Providing the key information to help you navigate the novel coronavirus pandemic in Contra Costa County – Updated 4/28/21. Click on SOURCE for more information about each category.

Orange tier

Health & Emergencies

Vaccine Rollout

Click link for vaccination information and locations.


COVID-19 Testing Sites

Food Banks

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is accepting donations and providing help to those in need. For more information, visit their website here.

Social Services

You can access social and health services departments here.

Shelter-In-Place Order


All K-12 schools can resume in-person classes with modifications now that the county is in the red tier. Schools must complete and publish a COVID-19 safety and reopening plan prior to reopening..



Most locations now open for grab-and-go services as of April 26. Pinole Library and Ygnacio Valley Library closed until further notice.


Movie Theaters

Can operate outdoors with safety modifications and indoors at 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer or 37.5 percent if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination.



Gyms, fitness centers, non-contact fitness classes, dance studios and other exercise facilites can open indoors at 25 percent capacity or 37.5 percent if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination. Climbing walls can remain open while indoor pools can reopen. Hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms must remain closed.



Restaurants can operate indoors at 50 percent capacity or 200 customers, whichever is fewer, or 75 percent if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination in addition to offering takeout and curbside pickup. Wineries, brewpubs, breweries, pubs and craft distilleries can operate outdoors with modifications or indoors at 25 percent capacity or 100 customers, whichever is fewer, if they are not operating as a restaurant and providing meals. Bars can operate outdoors.



County-operated parks, outdoor playgrounds, dog parks, picnic areas, tennis courts and outdoor gyms open, while public bathrooms and water fountains in parks are closed for safety. All visitors at least 2 years of age must wear a face mask. Households should be able to maintain social distance of 6 feet from others and should not enter once the publicly posted capacity is reached. Information about different county parks and their status can be found at the link.


Religious Services

As of April 13, places of worship are allowed to hold cultural, religious and worship services indoors and outdoors at full capacity. State officials suggest capping services and events at 50 percent capacity.


Public Transportation

Masks required on-board. Fall service schedule went into effect on August 9. Fare collection resumed Nov. 1.


Personal Care Services

Hair salons and barbershops, non-medical massages, skin care, waxing services, tattoo, piercings and non-medical electrolysis can resume operating indoors as of Jan. 25.


Government Services


Court facilities in Martinez, Pittsburg, Richmond and Walnut Creek and their courtrooms will be closed to the public; the only exceptions are criminal preliminary hearing witnesses, attorneys and defendants in matters where time has not been waived. Facial coverings will be required for all participants.


City Buildings

Open since at least June 17.



Statewide eviction ban in effect through Jun. 30 for qualifying residential tenants who could not pay rent due to COVID-19 related hardship. Tenant must sign a declaration of COVID-19 hardship and by June 30 pay 25% of the rent due between Sep. 1, 2020 through Jun. 30, 2021.



Behind-the-wheel driving tests resumed Feb. 1. Appointments canceled between Dec. 14 and Feb. 1, will be automatically rescheduled. New appointments for behind-the-wheel tests will be available in mid-February.

DMV offices open for customers with other needs but online visits encouraged. Visit for information on online services. Face coverings and social distancing required for in-person visits.



Waste Pickup

Offices closed due to Shelter-in-Place. Can check by city at the link.