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Posted on: March 11, 2020


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Updated May 7, 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.


June 3, 2020 -

Thanks to substantial progress being made in the fight against COVID-19, Contra Costa County residents can go back to work, shop at local retail stores, get childcare and hang out with small groups of loved ones starting June 3.

Indoor retail shopping, business offices, outdoor museums and pet grooming are among the businesses that will reopen in Contra Costa County under the latest shelter-in-place order released today. The order also permits services that don’t require close customer contact, such as housekeeping, car washes, plumbing and pet grooming.

The new health order also allows small outdoor social gatherings, as well as childcare and camps for all children, not just children of essential and allowed workers. Those childcare services and camps still can only have up to 12 children in stable cohorts.

Libraries can reopen for curbside pickup service. Religious services will be able to resume on June 15, although with some limitations. In the coming days, the County will be consulting with the state about reopening swimming pools and outdoor dining.

Read the Health Order

Read the guidelines on additional businesses allowed to open (and how)

Read the guidelines on additional activities allowed to resume (and how)

May 26, 2020 - The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance on May 26, 2020 that continues an eviction moratorium for residential properties and small businesses through July 15, 2020. The urgency ordinance also continues a temporary rent freeze for certain residential properties through July 15, 2020. For more information, visit the County website

May 18, 2020 - Retails stores may offer curbside sales or other outdoor pickups of orders as long as they abide by certain safety measures, starting Tuesday, May 19. Stores may not display merchandise for sale outdoors, and customers may not enter the store.

May 15, 2020 - Outdoor gatherings during which participants stay in their vehicles are now permitted if organizers follow instructions in a May 15 Health Order.

May 11, 2020 - As buildings are beginning to reopen, it is important that the water pipes be flushed, according to fact sheets provided by EBMUD and Contra Costa Water District.

May 7, 2020 - Contra Costa County became the first in the Bay Area to offer COVID-19 testing to anyone, even if they don’t have symptoms. Learn more by visiting 

April 29, 2020  - Seven Bay Area Health Officers, including Contra Costa County’s, issued a revised Health Order on April 29 extending the Shelter in Place through May and easing specific restrictions for a small number of low-risk activities. The Order goes into effect May 4.

Read the April 29 press release

Read the Executive Summary of the May 4 Health Order

Read the entire May 4 Health Order

April 21, 2020 -  Eviction protection, temporary rent freeze for those impacted by COVID-19. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance providing eviction protection and temporary rent freeze for all residential and commercial properties in the county (including Pleasant Hill) if the tenant can demonstrate they have been impacted financially due to COVID-19.Additional details apply. Read the press releaseRead the full ordinance.

April 17, 2020 -: Contra Costa has issued a Public Health Order requiring that persons 13 and older wear face coverings when working at or visiting a essential business; visiting a healthcare provider of facility, or waiting in line for, or riding on, public transit. To read the Public Health Order, click here

Make your own face covering - no sewing required!  


Shelter in Place order

The Public Health Order for people to shelter in place at home has been extended through May,  and clarifies, strengthens and extends portions of the original Order.

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. 

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


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.

Cover your face! (Simple tips on how and why to wear masks or other face coverings)

The newest guidance from state and local health departments, as well as the federal government, is that people should wear facial coverings (masks) in public settings such as grocery stores or pharmacies where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. But we know the details can be confusing: when, what kind, and how can you make one? Here are some great resources to answer those questions:

John Muir Health: Using cloth masks to slow the spread of COVID-19 - plus, tips on how to make your own! 

Help for local businesses

Pleasant Hill’s businesses are vital to everyone’s quality of life. We want to continue to provided needed services to our business community - check out the new  webpage with links to resources and other information.

Bay Area Schools to remain closed for remainder of the school year

Click here to read the press release issued Tuesday, April 7

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. 

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.

Social Services


Senior Spring Clean-Up Day has been cancelled

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 closed - 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."  Clck here to read the entire letter.

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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