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Protect Yourself From Flu


Last updated: January 19, 2018, 12:14 pm

California and Contra Costa are seeing high levels of flu activity. We remind the community to take the following steps to prevent the spread of flu.

  • Get your flu vaccine
  • Clean hands often with soap and water or with hand sanitizer
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Stay home when you’re sick

People with flu like symptoms should call their health plan's Advice Nurses to get help with self-care or to help them decide if they need to visit an urgent care clinic, make an appointment with their health care provider or go to an emergency room. Rarely is emergency room needed for flu or respiratory issues.

Contra Costa Health Plan members and Contra Costa residents who do not have health coverage can call 1-877-661-6230 and select option 1 to speak to an Advice Nurse.

See more information about flu and flu prevention.

Latest flu information

Advice Nurse Flu Flyer

California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program


Contra Costa Health Services Hazardous Materials Programs administers the California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program and Industrial Safety Ordinances (ISO) by Contra Costa County and the City of Richmond.

The Accidental Release Prevention Program has six full-time engineers that are required by the CalARP Program and the County's Industrial Safety Ordinance (ISO) to perform the following:

  • Review the Risk Management and Safety Plans, document the review, and determine when the plans are complete
  • Audit the facilities that are subject to the CalARP Program as well as the ISO at least once every three years and document the results of each audit
  • Follow-up with recommended action items associated with RMP and Safety Plan reviews and audits to verify that potential problems are adequately addressed
  • Review Major Chemical Accidents or Releases Root Cause Analyses and incident investigation reports that are submitted to Contra Costa Health Services
  • Assist with incident investigations including a root cause analysis for Major Chemical Accidents or Releases
  • Perform incident investigations including root cause analysis for selected Major Chemical Accidents or Releases
  • Perform hazard scoring for development projects associated with land use applications
  • Participate in unannounced inspections of industrial facilities

Learn more about the differences between the Federal Risk Management Program (RMP), California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program, and the Industrial Safety Ordinance.

To learn more about the California Accidental Release Prevention Program visit California Emergency Management Agency - CalARP page.


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or call 925-335-3200