Contra Costa County Active Health Orders 

Date Revised: 01/11/2021

Stay Home Order 

Contra Costa County issued a Stay At Home Order on December 16th, 2020. California regional and local county health department orders are dependent upon the availability of Bay Area intensive care unit beds. For more information, California's ​ Regional Stay Home Order. These orders are time limited. The current Contra Costa stay at home order does not have an expiration date. These orders are intended to be lifted when ICU availability meets or exceeds 15%. 


Face Masks required

This order was issued on July 5, 2020. It requires that all individuals in Contra Costa County, over the age of 2 years, wear face coverings in accordance with guidance issued by the State of California. 

Californians must wear face masks when they are outside the home, unless one of the following exemptions applies to them:

  • Traveling in a car alone or with household members. 

  • Working in an office alone. 

  • Actively eating or drinking given that you are socially distancing. 

  • Obtaining a service requiring temporary removal of face mask, e.g.: COVID test.

  • Requiring respiratory protection.

  • Any specific exemptions from CDPH guidance.

All the exemptions are listed by the California Department of Public Health.



Changes in Orders: 

Mass Quarantine

Based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this order shortens the quarantine period for most individuals from 14 to 10 days. This order also prohibits employees of detention facilities and long-term care facilities from returning to work for four days after completion of the 10-day quarantine requirement. Contacts who are employed in critical infrastructure sectors designated by the by the State of California Public Health officer are not subject to this order under the following circumstances:

  • Worker informs employer about worker's close contact to a lab-confirmed case. 

  • Worker is asymptomatic, and the worker's employer determines based on staffing needs, that the worker needs to report to work.

All circumstances are listed by the California Department of Public Health. This order was issued on December 10, 2020. 


COVID-19 testing locations in Contra Costa

COVID-19 Vaccinations in Contra Costa