Status of Contra Costa County   

Shelter in Place Order: Effective until May 31, 2020

CASA Office: Staff working remotely

Juvenile Court: Closed until at least May 27, 2020

Schools: Distance learning for remainder of school year

Announcements

April 29, 2020 

The public health officers of six Bay Area Counties including Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara extended the shelter in place order to be effective through May 31. Order.

April 28, 2020 

The Contra Costa County Superior Court extended its closure to the public through at least May 27. Press Release.

April 7, 2020 

The County Superintendents of Schools in six Bay Area counties including Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara confirmed they will extend the suspension of in-class instruction through the remainder of the school year. Schools will continue to transition from in-person classroom instruction to at-home and distance learning formats. Press Release.

March 31, 2020 

California’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction announced students will not be able to return to school campuses before the end of the school year and that all efforts will be made to deliver students their education via distance learning. Press Release

The Contra Costa County Superior Court extended its closure through at least April 28. Press Release

The public health officers of six Bay Area Counties including Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara issued an updated shelter at home order effective through May 3. Order | Summary of New Order

March 27, 2020

The Contra Costa County Superior Court requested authorization from the Chief Justice to continue its closure. Press Release

March 25, 2020

The County Superintendents of Schools for six Bay Area counties including Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara extended school closures through May 1

March 21, 2020

The California Department of Social Services released All County Letter 20-25 containing guidance for providing optimal child welfare and probation services to children and families during the COVID-19 California state of emergency. All County Letter 20-25

March 19, 2020

CASA of Contra Costa County informed the general public of its response to COVID-19. Email Newsletter

Governor Newsom issued the order for all individuals living in California to stay home or at their place of residence and is in place until further notice. The order exempts essential state and local government functions and services such as grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and banks. Order

March 17, 2020

CASA of Contra Costa County announced the office would remain closed until at least April 7, with staff working remotely and available. Email Newsletter

March 16, 2020

CASA of Contra Costa County suspended in-person visits between advocates and CASA children/youth.Program Director Email

The public health officers of six Bay Area counties including Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara ordered residents to shelter at home for three weeks beginning March 17. The order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs. Order

March 14, 2020

The public health officer of Contra Costa County ordered that mass gatherings are prohibited as of March 15. For purposes of the order, a mass gathering is defined as an event or convening that brings together 100 or more individuals at the same time in a single room or single confined or enclosed space. Order

March 13, 2020

CASA of Contra Costa County closed the office for a minimum of two weeks, with staff working remotely and remaining available, and encouraged advocates to cancel in-person visits with CASA children/youth. Email Newsletter

The Contra Costa County Superior Court announced it will be closed at all locations, including Juvenile Court, beginning March 16 with hopes of reopening on April 1. All hearings scheduled during this period will be reset to a later date after the Court reopens. Press Release

March 10, 2020

CASA of Contra Costa County enacted social distancing protocols to include canceling the March Volunteer Initial Training session, offering Informational Sessions online, and staff members working remotely. Email Newsletter

Contra Costa Health Services released Interim Guidelines for Social Distancing. Guidelines