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.
Eat healthy foods by shopping at your local farmers' market.
What are farmers' markets? Farmers' markets are outdoor markets where local farmers sell their food. They are open for a few hours each week.
Can I afford to buy fresh fruits and vegetables? Yes! Fresh food in season often costs less than at a supermarket.
Can I use CalFresh and my EBT card at farmers markets? Yes! Bring your EBT card and ask how to use it at the market information booth. EBT cards brochure.
How do I get CalFresh and an EBT card? You can apply for CalFresh even if you're working. If you have family they may also apply for CalFresh. Call the Food Bank at 855-309-3663 to learn how to apply.
Farmers' Markets Location & Schedule
Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Kaiser-Antioch, Kaiser-Walnut Creek, Martinez, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Pablo (see schedule)
This material was produced by the California Department of Public Health's Network for a Healthy California with funding from the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known in California as the CalFresh Program. These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious foods for better health. For information on CalFresh benefits call 877-847-3663. For important nutrition information, visit www.cachampionsforchange.net.