Emergency Resources for the Community

We have provided many links to information and updates regarding the changes to rules and laws due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which are required by the federal, state, county, and city governments.

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Contra Costa Health Services COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus Call Center: (844) 729-8410
Open Daily from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Abierto diariamente de 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Vaccine eligibility, appointments

By-Appointment Drive-Through Testing - anyone living in Contra Costa County can get a test for COVID-19: CALL (844) 421-0804
Open Daily from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Abierto diariamente de 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

COVID-19 Contra Costa County

Contra Costa Health Services Frequently Asked Questions

California's COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
Proof of Vaccination
COVID-19 Vaccination
Safer Social Interactions
Masking
COVID-19 Testing
Persons Experiencing Homelessness

FAQs

Resources for Renters, Landlords and Homeowners in California

Provided by Housing is Key.
Rental Assistance - CA COVID-19 Rent Relief
Eviction Protections as of Oct. 1, 2022 - information for tenants and landlords
Foreclosure Assistance for Homeowners

Legal Services Fraud Alert for Renters in California

Provided by the State Bar of California.
Links to community resources.
What to consider before you hire a lawyer.
Finding the Right Lawyer pamphlet.

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More Resources for Employers and Employees

Browse CCCBA's list of resources for employers and employees here.

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CA.GOV California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

For all current information on the Coronavirus provided by the State of California go to their website.

Your actions save lives
People can spread the virus even if they never have symptoms.
Stay home except for essential needs. If you go out, stay 6 feet away from others and wear a cloth mask. Wash your hands.

State of California Official Coronavirus Website

California State Assembly COVID-19 Resources

A webpage to assist small businesses, entrepreneurs, workers, and economic and workforce development professionals in responding to COVID-19 challenges.

>Federal and State Government Resources

>Resources to Help Businesses Maintain Their Operations

>Employer Guidance from California Labor Agency

>Employer Guidance from the Federal Government

>Resources Available to Employees

COVID-19-resources

Contra Costa County

County Department Closures - As the county continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, many non-essential county functions from across departments have been temporarily suspended to comply with the Bay Area-wide Shelter in Place Order. Find a list of closures and service modifications for County Departments, as well as, "Resources for Impacted Businesses" and "Nutrition Assistance".

Contra Costa County

Superior Court of California Contra Costa County

Emergency Rules and Social Distancing instructions are available on the court website.

Court Website

California Employment Development Department

Find information for:

The EDD provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California. Disability or Paid Family Leave Benefits; Unemployment Benefits; Employer Information.

California EDD

California Employers Association FACT SHEET

Information for California employers wondering what their workplace obligations are in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).

Corona Virus FAQs for California Employers

The California Lawyers Association 
PUBLIC RESOURCES COVID-19

Navigating COVID-19 Issues -The CLA prepared educational videos for the public covering Employer Concerns; Employee Health & Safety; Employee Leave Laws; Employee Benefits; General Information about Custody & Spousal Support; Overview of California’s Eviction Moratorium; and other timely topics.

Navigating COVID-19 Issues

COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR IMMIGRANT CALIFORNIANS

This guide provides tips about services, including public benefits, that are available to immigrant Californians, including some that are available regardless of immigration status. Other helpful information may be found at IMMIGRANTGUIDE.CA.GOV.

Immigrant Guide

Disaster Resources - National and other states

Items of national interest (or that apply to other states) will be posted at the National Disaster Legal Aid website (administered by Pro Bono Net).

National Resources

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma’s Small Business Resource List

Summaries of and contact information for federal, state, local, private, and nonprofit programs available to small businesses. Updated regularly.

Small Business Resource List

U.S. Department of Labor EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

FAQs

U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has the authority to investigate and enforce compliance with the FFCRA. Employers may not discharge, discipline, or otherwise discriminate against any employee who lawfully takes paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave under the FFCRA, files a complaint, or institutes a proceeding under or related to this Act. Employers in violation of the provisions of the FFCRA will be subject to penalties and enforcement by WHD.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)

Shelter Inc. - COVID-19 Hotline for Tenants

The hotline serves community members affected by the COVID-19 virus.

CALL 925-349-0571

Available assistance: Payment of past due rent, payment of current month's rent, payment of future months' rent, payment of outstanding utility bills, funds for food and necessities, funds for short-term emergency housing, referrals to other services.

More information

STAND! for Families Free of Violence

STAND! continues to help individuals & families dealing with Domestic Violence. While their offices are closed, STAND is still helping individuals via their phone support line: 1-888-215-5555. Call any time to access safety and support.

STAND!

Friendship Line for Seniors

Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. Their trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warm line for non-emergency emotional support calls.
CALL TOLL FREE 800-971-0016

Institute on Aging

PREPARE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES

Listos California helps individuals, families and communities prepare for disasters like wildfires, earthquakes and floods. We also help Californians respond to COVID-19. When we all do our part, we keep more people safe. Other helpful information may be found at LISTOSCALIFORNIA.ORG.

Tip Sheet

2-1-1 Contra Costa Database

Community resource specialists who will help you find services and resources that are available to you. They make finding help easier.

Can't find what you're looking for in their website guide. ? Dial 2-1-1 or text HOPE to 20121 to reach a live representative.

Local Resource Guide

California Disaster Legal Services

Free legal help for survivors of California disasters, and resources for volunteers, provided by trusted California nonprofit legal aid providers. Now available: Will Assistance for Emergency Responders (WAFER) and individuals working in healthcare facilities.

California Disaster Survivor Resources

CORONAVIRUS RUMORS OR REAL? Get the facts.

FEMA is providing information to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Stop the spread of rumors