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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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Media Advisory

Community meeting to update residents on the Richmond Chevron Refinery Fire

Friday, September 21, 2012

Archived. This is an older press release from 2012 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2018 items.


A community meeting will be held Monday to provide residents with updates and review future actions regarding the August 6 Chevron Refinery fire in Richmond. Childcare, translation services, and light refreshments will be provided.


Speakers at the meeting will include representatives from Contra Costa Health Services, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, California Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Contra Costa Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services, US Environmental Protection Agency and Chevron Refinery.


The meeting will take place 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, September 24. Light refreshments and an open house with informational booths for participating agencies will be 5:15 to 6 p.m. followed by a panel discussion and question and answer period from 6 to 8:30 p.m.


Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond.


This meeting is an opportunity to listen to residents' concerns and suggestions to help inform investigations and policies and improve responsiveness. Residents will also learn about how the participating agencies are addressing the issues that arose from the Chevron fire.

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Press Contact
  • Victoria Balladares, 925-383-9367
    Contra Costa Health Services
  • Terrance Cheung, 415-990-2087
    Office of Supervisor John Gioia
  • Sue Kadlec, 510-621-1264
    City of Richmond