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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit for smoke tips and for air quality in your area

Media Advisory

Media Advisory Get Healthy

September 3, 2004

Archived. This is an older press release from 2004 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2018 items.


A television program will discuss emergency preparedness and provide viewers with local phone numbers where they can access services.

Get Ready, Get Healthy will discuss Post Traumatic Stress, Preparing Children for Disasters and Emergency Preparedness.


Get Ready, Get Healthy is produced by Contra Costa Health Services and Contra Costa Television.


The program airs on Contra Costa Television. Channel 27 by Comcast cable viewers and channel 32 by Astound cable viewers.


Get Ready, Get Healthy, airs every Monday at 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Post Traumatic Stress
September 6, 27 - 7:30 p.m.
September 9, 30 - 10:30 a.m.

Children and Disasters
September 13 - 7:30 p.m.
September 16 - 10:30 a.m.

Emergency Preparedness
September 20 - 7:30 p.m.
September 23 - 10:30 a.m.

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