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WCCUSD postpones athletic events for two weeks amid omicron surge

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is postponing all athletic events until Jan. 18, not including practices, due to the latest surge in COVID-19 cases prompted by the fast-spreading omicron variant. The district...
WCCUSD to require KN-95 masks for staff at school sites

WCCUSD to require that staff wear KN-95 masks at school sites

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) announced today that all staff members at school sites will be required to wear a medical grade KN-95 mask while at work starting Monday, Jan. 10. The...
Contra Costa County officials urge schools to stay open amid omicron surge

WCCUSD distributes 15K COVID-19 test kits to students before start of school

About 15,000 COVID-19 in-home test kits were distributed to West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students on Sunday in advance of Monday's return to school from the winter break, the district announced. More than...
First COVID-19 vaccine shipment to Contra Costa County could happen next week

Contra Costa updates indoor mask order due to fast-spreading omicron

Starting Wednesday, Contra Costa County will require that masks be worn in all public indoor places, regardless of vaccination status, due to the rapid spread of the highly-transmissible omicron variant of COVID-19. Previously in Contra...
West Contra Costa COVID-19 mass testing event aims to slow spread

County COVID-19 testing sites requiring appointments due to high demand

A sharp increase in demand for COVID-19 tests has prompted Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) to shift to appointments-only at its testing sites in Richmond and San Ramon. "CCHS previously offered testing to those without...
Omicron variant detected in Contra Costa County

Omicron variant detected in Contra Costa County

The omicron variant of COVID-19 that is rapidly spreading worldwide has reached Contra Costa County, officials announced Monday. "Genomic sequencing of positive COVID-19 test results from Contra Costa County has identified three cases with the...
Bay Area counties lead state in vaccinating kids ages 5-11

Contra Costa County among state leaders in vaccinating kids ages 5-11

As of Wednesday, six Bay Area counties lead the state when it comes to vaccinating the 5-11 age group. Statewide, 16.4 percent of children in that age group have received at least one pediatric dose...
Bay Area counties extending school closures through May 1

Contra Costa County kicks off new vaccination effort at schools

Now that kids ages 5-11 are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) on Tuesday kicked off its latest series of school-based vaccine clinics. Over the next few weeks, mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics...

North Richmond senior housing complex to host COVID-19 booster clinic

By Molly Myman On Thursday, Nov. 18, Community Heritage Senior Apartments and Contra Costa Health Services will host a COVID-19 Booster Shot Clinic from noon to 3 p.m. The clinic, which is open to the public,...
Bay Area counties lead state in vaccinating kids ages 5-11

Contra Costa County expects to offer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine by Nov. 6

Contra Costa County expects to receive about 20,000 pre-ordered doses of the pediatric version of the Pfizer vaccine early this week and also anticipates beginning to offer the vaccine to children ages 5-11 by...

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