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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit for smoke tips and for air quality in your area

Press Releases

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Contra Costa Homelessness Awareness Month Reception Features Art, Awards
November 6, 2018
The Contra Costa Council on Homelessness will hold a free reception with an art exhibit, awards and light refreshments...

November 5, 2018 Public Health Home-Visiting Program Receives Grant for Child Passenger Safety Education and Training
November 1, 2018 Contra Costa Council on Homelessness Seeks New Members
October 22, 2018 Mental Health Services Act Forum Scheduled for Nov. 13 in Antioch
October 17, 2018 Contra Costa College, Health Services Say #Boo2Flu With Free Vaccination Clinic
October 9, 2018 Proposed Public Charge Rule Changes Signal Chilling Effect on Benefit Programs
August 22, 2018 Contra Costa Public Health Confirms 1 Measles Case
August 2, 2018 World Breastfeeding Week Celebrated Across Contra Costa County (August 1-7)
July 12, 2018 Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Appoints New Health Officer
July 9, 2018 Contra Costa Alcohol & Other Drugs Advisory Board Seeks New Members
June 14, 2018 Public Forum June 21 about Potential Disposal of Radioactive Materials at Keller Canyon
June 11, 2018 REMINDER: Mental Health Services Act Community Forum June 21 in Concord
May 22, 2018 Community Forums Set to Discuss Petroleum Pipeline Safety in Contra Costa County
May 9, 2018 Contra Costa Sues Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors for Creating an Opioid Epidemic
May 2, 2018 Contra Costa County Joins National Fight Against Opioid Epidemic
March 22, 2018 Learn Your TB Status for World Tuberculosis Day
February 14, 2018 Celebrate Valentine's Day by Showing You Care: Know Your Status
February 2, 2018 Air Samples from Sims Metal Fire Released
January 31, 2018 New Director of Contra Costa Health Services Selected
January 10, 2018 Annual Count of Homeless Contra Costa Residents Scheduled Jan. 24
January 8, 2018 Contra Costa County to Begin Enforcing New Tobacco Sales Laws
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