The Path Forward
A Message from Contra Costa County
Health Director, Anna M. Roth
Many of us recognize the acute danger that COVID-19 poses for each of us and our communities, and therefore the need for masking, sheltering and distancing. At the same time, we’re all ready to get back to work, to school, to the many activities that we considered normal before this pandemic struck.
In Contra Costa County, and indeed throughout the Bay Area, we have seen the benefit of quick, definitive, science-based action. Because of the shelter in place orders and your observance of these health orders, we have largely avoided the devastation that has played itself out in other parts of the nation and world. Your collective sacrifices have saved the one thing that can’t be replaced: lives. But what’s next? When do we put this horrible pandemic behind us and resume life as we once knew it? What is the path forward?
For everyone looking for a date to put on the calendar, I’m afraid I have to disappoint. We are dealing with a virus that won’t be contained by a clock. COVID-19 is capricious by its nature. That isn’t to say we haven’t made concrete progress.
Data reported to CCHS as of 5/26/2020 at 11:30 a.m.
Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Contra Costa. Includes recovered.
Current in Hospital
Patients currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in Contra Costa.
Total patients tested for COVID-19 in Contra Costa.
Total deaths from COVID-19 in Contra Costa.
Contra Costa County Re-Openings to Date - 5/21/2020
Message from the Director: The Path Forward - 5/20/2020
Updated Frequently Asked Questions - 5/19/2020
Video: Health Order Update - 5/18/2020
Press release: Contra Costa County to Begin Allowing Curbside Retail on May 19 - 5/18/2020
Updated Shelter in Place Order - 5/18/2020
Press release: Joint Statement from Bay Area Health Officers Regarding Significant Progress on COVID-19 Indicators and Next Steps for Reopening - 5/18/2020
Resources for Undocumented Immigrants - 5/15/2020
Press release: Contra Costa County to Allow Vehicle-Based Gatherings and Services - 5/15/2020
Health Order: Highly-Regulated Vehicle-Based Gatherings - 5/15/2020