The safety and well-being of our residents and guests remains our top priority. We continue to stay informed and in compliance with all current health and safety measures to prevent the spread of disease.
Effective April 18, 2022
The TSA will no longer enforce a mask mandate for public transportation. Individual transportation companies, airports and local authorities may still enforce the rule on their own.
All major U.S. airlines have since dropped the mask requirement on flights and in their terminals. Amtrak, Uber and Lyft have also lifted the mandate.
In the Bay Area, BART no longer requires riders to wear masks, but Muni in San Francisco is still enforcing their mask order until further notice.
The CDC continues to recommend that the public wear masks when using public transportation.
Contra Costa County Health Order Update
Effective February 16, 2022:
Along with ten other Bay Area Counties, Contra Costa County will lift universal mask requirements for most indoor public settings beginning Wednesday, February 16.
Unvaccinated individuals over age 2 will continue to be required to wear masks in all indoor public settings. Businesses, venue operators and hosts may determine their own paths forward to protect staff and patrons and may choose to require all patrons to wear masks.
Indoor masking is still required by the State for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in public transportation; health care settings; congregate settings like correctional facilities and homeless shelters; long term care facilities; and in K-12 schools and childcare settings.
Masks are still strongly recommended along with vaccines and boosters urged to further strengthen defenses.
Effective February 4, 2022:
With 80% of all county residents now fully vaccinated, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) has lifted its health order requiring certain businesses, including restaurants and gyms, to verify the vaccination status or recent negative test results of customers.
Though the county requirement may be lifted, private businesses may choose to implement their own verification requirements to better protect customers and staff, and CCHS encourages them to consider doing so as a safest practice during the pandemic.
Other state and countywide health orders remain in effect, including workplace vaccine verification requirements for healthcare workers, first responders and congregate care workers, and a requirement for most people to wear face coverings in most indoor public spaces.
Current state health orders still require proof of vaccination or a recent, negative test result in certain situations, including when visiting hospitals or long-term care facilities, or attending indoor “mega events” of 500 or more people.
Visit cchealth.org/coronavirus for updates regarding Contra Costa County health orders and the county’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 22, 2021
All persons 12 and older must show proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within three days) to enter restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, as well as gyms and other fitness facilities such as dance and yoga studios.Workers at those businesses must show proof of full vaccination by November 1, 2021, or test weekly for COVID-19.
June 14, 2021
As of Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the state of California and Contra Costa County will officially move from the Blueprint for a Safer Economy guidelines and eliminate color-coded tier systems. This change will mean far fewer restrictions including no physical distancing requirements and no capacity limitations for businesses. Masking will still be required for some situations and settings.
Fully vaccinated individuals are allowed without masks in most indoor settings. Unvaccinated individuals will still be required to wear a mask in indoor public settings and businesses including retail, restaurants, theaters, meetings, family entertainment centers and state and local government offices. Attendees of "mega events" will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative covid test result. Mega Events are characterized by large crowds greater than 5,000 (indoors) and 10,000 (outdoors) attendees.
EXCEPTIONS - Masks are still required for ALL individuals in these settings:
All public transportation including airplanes, trains, ships, subways, buses, ferries, taxis and ride shares, as well as all transportation hubs such as airports, bus terminals, etc.
All healthcare and long term care facilities
K-12 schools, childcare and other youth facilities
State and local correctional and detention facilities
Homeless & emergency shelters and cooling centers
TOURISM & HOSPITALITY RESOURCES
For latest information from the State of California, visit California Coronavirus Response
For the latest news on the coronavirus, visit CDC / Coronavirus
ORDERS & ALERTS
Beyond the Blueprint press release - 6/10/21
Bay Area Counties Joint Press Release
State of California Stay Home Order
Contra Costa County Health Order
California COVID-19 Restrictions
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