Contra Costa County Orders Private Health Providers To Expand, Improve COVID-19 TestingHealth officials in Contra Costa County have ordered private health care facilities to expand COVID-19 testing and provide timely test results to essential workers, people with symptoms and those who have been exposed to the virus.
4 Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test Sites Open In Contra Costa County; Pre-Screening NecessaryAny county resident with symptoms of COVID-19 can call (844) 421-0804 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for a confidential screening and based on that screening, an appointment for one of the testing centers can then be made.
Contra Costa County Confirms First Local Case Of CoronavirusContra Costa County health officials on Tuesday confirmed the county's first local case of coronavirus. The infected person had no known travel history and no known contact with any other confirmed cases.
Flaring, Smoke At Martinez Shell Refinery Prompts Warning To 'Avoid Area'Contra Costa Health Services was advising people to avoid the area around the Shell Refinery in Martinez Monday afternoon due to "excessive flaring and black smoke."
Gas Flaring at Chevron Refinery In RichmondContra Costa Health Services said there were reports of gas flaring at the Chevron refinery in Richmond Tuesday night.
Chevron Agrees To Let County Officials Oversee Probe Into Flaring Incident At Richmond RefineryChevron will meet with Contra Costa Health Services and Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials on a weekly basis to provide status updates on the investigation.
‘Hot Spots’ Sprayed After 2nd West Nile Case Reported In CoCo CountyAnother human case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Contra Costa County according to health officials, bringing the tally up to two known infections.
More Than 9,000 Sought Treatment After Richmond Chevron Refinery FireMore than 9,000 people sought treatment at local hospitals for health problems stemming from the massive fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond last week, according to a county health official.
Martinez Shell Refinery False Alarm Leads To Sirens, Shelter-In-Place WarningA false alarm was sent out Wednesday morning by Contra Costa Health Services warning Martinez residents that there was an emergency at the Shell refinery.
Contra Costa Health Services Warns Patients Of Privacy BreachContra Costa County officials mailed out notices Friday warning that the names of residents who owed money to the county health department were inadvertently published in a public document.
Molestation Charges Added Against Accused CoCo Youth CounselorA Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall counselor who was arrested last month for possession of child pornography was charged Monday with 46 counts of child molestation after investigators identified one of the victims seen in the images, a deputy district attorney said.
Bed Bug Battle To Be Discussed At Concord MeetingCounty health officials will be holding a town hall meeting in Concord on Thursday to provide information about bed bugs to local residents, according to Contra Costa Health Services.