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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.

Unannounced Inspection Program


Contra Costa County's Board of Supervisors requires Contra Costa Health Services to perform unannounced inspections for the facilities that are subject to the Federal Risk Management Program. The unannounced inspections are conducted by Hazardous Material Specialists and Accidental Release Prevention Program Engineers. The Unannounced Inspection Program includes all the requirements of the Hazardous Material Programs with a special emphasis on facility’s emergency response readiness and notification awareness.

The facilities subject to unannounced inspections are:

Air Liquide - Rodeo Hydrogen Plant
Air Products at - Shell Refinery
Air Products at - Tesoro Refinery
Antioch Water Treatment Plant
Calpine Delta Energy Center
Calpine Los Medanos Energy Center
Chemtrade West, Richmond Works
Chevron Richmond Refinery
Criterion Catalysts
Dow Chemical
Dreisbach Enterprises
ECO Services
HASA, Incorporated
NRG Pittsburg Power Plant
Phillips 66 Rodeo Refinery
Pittsburg Water Treatment Plant
Randall Bold Water Treatment Plant
Shell Chemical
Shell Oil Products U.S. Martinez Refinery
Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery
USS-POSCO Industries