Contra Costa County Active Health Orders 

Date Revised: 1/1/2022


COVID-19 Vaccinations in
Contra Costa

As of November 3rd, every American 5 years and older is eligible for vaccination.


It is recommended to receive a booster if:

  • 6 months have passed since receiving the Pfizer, or Moderna vaccine.

  • 2 months have passed since receiving the Johnson Johnson vaccine. 


For more information on scheduling vaccinations, check our vaccinations tab.

Please continue to comply with necessary safety precautions. Vaccines alone will not slow the spread the COVID.

Contra Costa has reopened!

As of June 15th, 2021, California has safely and fully reopened its economy. The new Public Health order supersedes all previous prior health orders. 

Restrictions that ended as of June 15th include:

  • Physical Distancing

  • Capacity limits on business

  • County tier system


While the Stay At Home order has been rescinded, we must remain cautious of disease variants and those who remain unvaccinated. COVID-19 remains a concern to Public Health, and limited and temporary public health requirements remain at this time.

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Face Coverings Required

As of February 16th, the following changes have occurred:

  • Universal masking shall remain required in specific settings, such as schools. 

  • Only unvaccinated people are required to mask in all indoor public settings. 

  • Fully vaccinated individuals are recommended to continue indoor masking when risk may be high. 


For further information on updated mask guidance check the CDPH. 


COVID-19 Testing Locations in Contra Costa

If you have medical insurance, you should contact your doctor or health care provider. You can also contact a Community testing site.


If you do not have medical insurance, please consult Community testing site to see when and where you can schedule an appointment. Community testing sites are free and do not ask for immigration status.


All CORE-run testing sites can test all ages four years and older. Parents of infants should check with their primary care providers regarding necessity of testing. 


For video of what Anterior Nasal testing looks like, please refer to this linked video, from Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.

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Stay Home Order Rescinded 

Due to increasing vaccination rates and falling transmission rates, California has fully reopened its economy.

For more information, visit Reopening California. 

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Updated guidance on
Isolation is Different From Quarantine measures

Isolation applies when you have tested positive for COVID-19.

Quarantine applies when you have come into contact with someone with COVID-19. 


New regulations for isolation, regardless of vaccination status: 

  • Stay home for 5 days.​

  • If you have no symptoms/resolving symptoms you can leave your house.

  • Continue to wear a mask around everyone for 5 more days.


New regulations for quarantine, regardless of vaccination status:

  • If you have received a booster, or were vaccinated within the last 6 months:

    • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.​

    • Test yourself on day 5.

  • If you have not received a booster or weren't vaccinated within the last 6 months:

    • Stay home for 5 days.​

    • Wear a mask for an additional 5 days.

    • If you can't quarantine, wear a mask for 10 days.

    • Test on day 5.