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Protect Yourself From Flu

Last updated: January 5, 2018, 7:08 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.

Media Advisory

Annual Count of Homeless Contra Costa Residents Scheduled Jan. 24


Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Note to Editors: Media can accompany county staff during the field count at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24. Please call 925-383-8845 in advance to attend.

WHAT

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will conduct its annual count of homeless county residents at the end of January. CCHS's Division of Health, Housing and Homeless Services (H3), its community partners and volunteers will document both sheltered and unsheltered people in the area who need permanent housing.

WHEN:

Media availability will only be the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 24, beginning with an 8 a.m. briefing.

WHERE:

Contra Costa residents who are experiencing homelessness will be surveyed at many locations across the county.

WHY:

Data from this effort help government, service providers and community advocates develop effective responses to the challenges facing local people who are experiencing homelessness.

Results of this count will not be available for several weeks.

During the 2017 count, 1,607 people were identified as homeless in Contra Costa County.

For more information about the count and homeless services in the county, visit cchealth.org/homeless.

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CONTACT
  • Karl Fischer,
    925-383-8845