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Contra Costa County

Update - September 30, 2020.
More Businesses and Services Can Reopen in Contra Costa.
State Moves County into the Red Tier.

Thanks to our progress in the fight against COVID-19, indoor restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, massage parlors and places of worship may now open in Contra Costa with restrictions.

These changes are possible because the county's rates of COVID-19 and other virus metrics are improving, moving us down from the strictest purple tier to the less-restrictive red tier, in the state's four-tier color-coded reopening blueprint. 


The blueprint, which applies to counties, links reopening to virus data. 


The state has moved Contra to Costa to the red tier which means further reopening with restrictions, including:

Places of worship, restaurants, movie theaters and museums can be operated indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less.
Gyms can reopen indoors at 10% capacity.
All personal care services, including massage, can move indoors
Indoor shopping malls can operate at 50% maximum occupancy (instead of 25%). Food courts can also open following the state's guidelines for restaurants.
Indoor retail stores can now operate at 50% capacity (instead of 25%).
Outdoor playgrounds can now reopen with some restrictions.
While libraries can operate indoors at 50% maximum occupancy, County libraries are choosing only to offer front-door service for the rest of 2020.
Higher education institutions can resume indoor lectures and student gatherings at 25% occupancy or 100 people, whichever is less. Some courses conducted in certain indoor settings, like labs and studio arts, may be open at regular capacity. Institutions should conduct student activities virtually when possible.

Elementary and secondary schools can reopen for in-person instruction on October 13 if the county remains in the red tier for two more weeks. The decision to open is up to each school district, and modifications are required. Currently, elementary schools can apply for a waiver from the health officer to reopen.


In order to move into the more permissive red tier, the county had to see average case rates drop below 7 per 100,000 people and testing positivity rates dip below 8%. For the past two weeks, Contra Costa has met those benchmarks. As of Tuesday, the case rate was 6.7 per 100,000 people and the testing positivity rate was 3.7%.



 The Union meeting that is scheduled for the month of September (9/12/2020) is currently CANCELLED until further notice, due to the concerns revolving around COVID-19.

As of September 8th (9/8/2020) the shop has been reopened for member use. Unfortunately, we have to employ some restrictions. Due to our ongoing concern with the health of our members, we are limiting shop occupancy to a 'scheduled' 8. If you would like to be scheduled to use the shop facilities, you must email:

Follow this link: COVID-19, for more information concerning precautions surrounding this current health threat.

Notice: Disaster Relief Fund.

Any Member who lost their home of has incurred serious damage to their homes/property as a result of the fires, should contact the local. The IBB has a disaster relief fund that helps depending on individual circumstances.