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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 16, 2018, 9:52 am

Poor air quality in Contra Costa is expected to continue through the weekend due to the Camp Fire in Butte County. Stay indoors when possible and keep doors and windows closed. Avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, persistent coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, heart palpitations, nausea, fatigue or light-headedness. Visit baaqmd.gov for air quality information. Visit airnow.gov for current air quality conditions in your zip code. Visit cchealth.org/wildfire for smoke-related health information.

Bioterrorism Information for Health Providers


Residents and health providers of Contra Costa have experience in responding to a variety of emergencies. Contra Costa health services strives to provide up-to-date information that will help the community respond quickly in the event of an emergency.

This information is for health care providers and facilities. Health departments and other organizations that share our public health mission "to protect and promote health for all" are free to adapt these materials for their own use.


Provider Information


For more detailed information, Please call 925-313-6740.



Physicians who need to report a suspected public health emergency should contact the Public Health division immediately at 925-313-6740; or after hours, call the sheriff's dispatch at 925-646-2441 and ask for the Health Officer On Call.

See more information designed specifically for health care providers.