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Concord: Ash/Debris Cleanup Advisory


Last updated: April 24, 2018, 9:41 am

The large structure fire in Concord consisted primarily of construction materials (predominately wood). Residents should avoid direct contact and inhalation of ash/debris that was produced by the fire. Residents may use a mild soap and water to clean up ash/debris. To minimize dust generation, residents should consider lightly dampening ash/debris prior to commencing sweeping activities. Swept up ash/debris may be placed in a standard household trash receptacle. Any towels or cleaning materials should be rinsed in a sink that drains to a sanitation sewer. Residents should avoid washing or sweeping ash/debris into storm drains, as this will result in pollution accumulating in nearby creeks and rivers.

Contra Costa Weekly Flu Update


Updated March 9, 2018

This information will be updated every Friday. The reporting of flu deaths to Public Health can be delayed. A flu death reported this week does not necessarily mean the death occurred this week.

Public Health does not track all cases of influenza in the community. These data only include lab-confirmed deaths of flu patients who were younger than 65.

Data is from October 2017 to March 9, 2018.

Deaths 10

About this information

Contra Costa Public Health collects and analyzes information from many sources to track influenza activity during flu season.

The data help us to track the spread and severity of the disease in our community, compare trends to past flu seasons and provide the best possible health advice for Contra Costa residents.

National flu information is also available from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.