Contra Costa County does not have any active health orders at this time. Please refer to COVID-19 guidance and health orders issued by the State of California.
Legal authority for County Health Officer orders addressing the COVID-19 pandemic is in the California Health and Safety Code, which grants broad powers to the Health Officer to protect public health during local emergencies and prevent the spread of contagious diseases. The statutes include Health and Safety Code sections 101040 and 120175. As actions taken under this statutory authority, Health Officer orders are measures taken to preserve the public health, which is an exercise of the police power contained in the California Constitution.
Rescinding Prior Orders Pertaining to COVID-19 Testing
Date of Order: 9/27/2022
This Order of the Health Officer, effective immediately upon issuance, rescinds the following Health Officer Orders:
Health Officer Order No. HO-COVID19-10, issued on May 1, 2020, which authorized individuals to receive Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing at testing sites in Contra Costa County (County) operated by OptumServe or its subsidiary, Logistics Health, Inc., under contract with the State of California;
Health Officer Order No. HO-COVID19-30, issued on September 16, 2020, which directed laboratories to report specified COVID-19 test results to local and state public health authorities; and
Health Officer Order No. HO-COVID19-31, issued on September 24, 2020, which required specified healthcare facilities in the County to provide diagnostic testing for COVID-19 to specified patients.