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Media Advisory

Contra Costa Releases Guidelines for People at High Risk from COVID-19

Friday, March 6, 2020

3 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Isolating in County


Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) today released new community guidelines for reducing the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and protecting members of the community most at risk of serious illness.

CCHS is recommending that people who are higher risk from COVID-19, including adults over 50 and people with certain underlying medical conditions, should avoid mass gatherings, such as parades, sporting events or concerts.

Health experts from CCHS will provide details about the guidance at the media briefing.

CCHS will also provide an update regarding three newly identified patients who have novel coronavirus and are in isolation at their homes. Two of the patients were passengers aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship and one is known to have had close contact with a COVID-19 patient in another jurisdiction.


2 p.m., March 6, 2020


Contra Costa Health Services Office of the Director, 1220 Morello Avenue, Martinez

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  • Will Harper,