Signs for Kaiser Permanente Martinez Medical Offices and COVID-19 testing and vaccination

County Health Officials Say COVID-19 on the Rise Again

Signs for Kaiser Permanente Martinez Medical Offices and COVID-19 testing and vaccination

Kaiser Permanente Martinez Medical Offices is one of many locations hosting COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites around Contra Costa County, located at 200 Muir Road in Martinez, on January 13, 2021. (Samantha Laurey / Bay City News)

By Tony Hicks
Bay City News Foundation

Contra Costa County health officials told the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday that COVID-19 numbers are on the rise.

“We are seeing a rise in cases widely across the Bay Area,” county health director Anna Roth told the board. “The Bay Area health officers, as well as the health officials, last week updated again and reiterated their strong, strong recommendation — not an order, but a strong recommendation — to please mask when you’re going indoors. Please stay home if you’re not feeling well. And if you have any symptoms, test early and test often.”

Contra Costa County had 50 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on May 11. By Tuesday, that number had grown to 72 people.
Roth said the county’s vaccination sites have wide capacity across the county.

“If you test positive, there are options for you,” Roth said. “You can call your health provider, or you can call the Contra Costa Health Plan advice line and request a medical evaluation and explore the medical options available to you.”

>>>Read: Contra Costa Launches ‘Path to Zero’ COVID-19 Strategy

For vaccines and tests, call (833) 829-2626. For treatment, call (877) 661-6230.

Boosters for children ages 5 to 11 are now available at county sites, and tests are available at all county health sites. Free tests are also available at

For more information, go to

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