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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.

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Advice Nurse Flu Flyer

CalARP Program Guidance Document


The purpose of this document is to provide specific guidance on how to determine if a facility is subject to the California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) Program regulation, how to implement programs that comply with the CalARP Program regulations, and what to include in the written Risk Management Plan (RMP) to meet the expectations of Contra Costa Health Services. Program guidance is given in Chapters 1 through 8. Guidance for preparing an RMP document is given in Chapter 9, and examples of RMP documentation that would meet Contra Costa Health Services' expectations are included in Appendix A. Specific guidance is not given for preparing the Federal EPA RMP but the major differences between the Federal RMP and Contra Costa Health Services are cited below in California Vs Federal Regulations and Guidance. Specific guidance for preparing the Federal EPA RMP is contained in the EPA guidance document "General Guidance on Risk Management Programs."