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Posted on: March 11, 2020


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Updated March 30, 2020

Information for the Pleasant Hill Community

NOTE: This page contains information relating specific to Pleasant Hill, as well as links to Contra Costa Health Services and the Center for Disease Control.

UPDATE: The Public Health Order for people to shelter in place at home will soon be extended until at least May 1, according to a press release issued by seven Bay Area jurisdictions, including Contra Costa County, on Friday, March 30.

Contra Costa Health Services is the lead agency in this response to a public health emergency. Their website is updated frequently and is an excellent source of information on COVID-19 in Contra Costa County. 

Expanded FAQs! Contra Costa Health Services has expanded the FAQs on their website, and updates them on a regular basis. 

Call Center: The Health Services Call Center is open daily from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 1-844-729-8410 


Republic Services suspends ’out of container’ pickups

For the safety of their workers, effective Monday, March 30, Republic Services is temporarily suspending collection of waste not placed in containers - this includes anything not inside of the cart (even if it’s in a bag), on-call bulky/organics/recycle cleanups, large items, illegal dumping and ewaste collection. Republic Services will call customers who had cleanups scheduled to let them know the service is temporarily suspended.

Bay Area Schools to remain closed through May 1, 2020

Click here to read the press release issued Wednesday, March 25

City Council ratifies Proclamation of Local State of Emergency

The City Council ratified a  Proclamation of Local State of Emergency at a special online meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, March 23.  Proclaiming a local state of emergency enables the City to access mutual aid and obtain reimbursement of eligible costs from the California Disaster Assistance Act for labor, materials purchased, and expended supplies related to this incident. 

City Services by appointment only

To comply with the March 16 Public Health Order intended to slow the spread of COVID-19, most City Council and Commission meetings have been cancelled until further notice and  the City is providing only essential services by appointment to the public. Click here for more information,  including contact information for requesting an appointment.

Construction Activities allowed under County Health Order to stay at home - click here

Stay-At-Home Order (also called "Shelter in Place")

Help for Businesses

Social Services


The Pleasant Hill Community Awards Night has been postponed until further notice.

Contra Costa Library - all libraries are closed. For more information, go to 

Mt. Diablo School District Schools to close - Letter from Superintendent Robert Martinez states "I have decided to formally close schools starting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Please note that Monday is a scheduled Professional Development Day for teachers, with no students present. More specifics will follow this afternoon regarding the parameters of the closure, and plans to maintain some services for students during the formal closure to schools.  We are working directly with any school sites where we have any new information that may prompt any immediate need to close school today, and will everyone with additional information as it is available." To read the entire letter, click here.

Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District is suspending all classes, programs and events until further notice.  News release from PH Recreation & Park District  


Federal, State, and Local updates

Contra Costa Health Services Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

CDC Website - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (English / 中文 / Español)

Sign Up for CDC Email Updates

California Department of Public Health (English / 中文 / Español)


COVID-19 Fact Sheets from the Center for Disease Control 

Stop the Spread of Germs

Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease

What You Need to Know About COVID-19

What to Do if You Are Sick with COVID-19

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