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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

Incident Response


At chemical spills, toxic releases and drug labs, we provide as needed:

  • 24-hour/7-day technical assistance
  • Identification of unknown substances
  • Health hazard information
  • Cleanup oversight
  • Community Warning System activation
  • Community Alert Network

Users may now search our database for incidents using various criteria.

Facilities are required to notify the Hazardous Materials Incident Response Team when there is an incident. The County's Board of Supervisors have approved the Hazardous Materials Incident Notification Policy (PDF) detailing when and how this should be done. See also our Notification Flowchart (PDF) and our All-Clear Flowchart (PDF).

See also: Phillips 66 Rodeo Refinery Fenceline Data real-time monitoring by the Shoreline Environmental Alliance.

Richmond Community Monitoring Program Fenceline Data.

To learn more about accidents being investigation in the United States, go to the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board website.


Contact

incidentresponse@hsd.cccounty.us
or call 925-335-3200