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As events continue to unfold in Contra Costa County regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be updating this page with news and announcements about events and activities associated with First 5 Contra Costa.

We also recommend that you follow us on social media for updates:

We encourage everyone to refer to Contra Costa Health Services for public health recommendations, updates, and resources.


Please visit coronavirus.cchealth.org for the latest updates or call the Coronavirus Call Center: (844) 729-8410.


For further information, prevention, and more, please call 2-1-1. You can also text “coronavirus” or “COVID19” to 211211 or visit https://www.crisis-center.org (available in English, Spanish, and Chinese)


We value our community partners, contractors, families and ourselves, and we plan to adhere to the order of the Health Officer of Contra Costa County directing all individuals to shelter at their place of residence to stop the spread of COVID-19, First 5 Contra Costa has shifted operations to all-remote work. During these uncertain times, things are changing rapidly and we want to provide guidance and continue to be a resource to all.

How to Reach Us
First 5 staff will work from home for the next few weeks. During this time, we are reachable by email and will do our best to respond to you within 48 hours.


First 5 Contra Costa:

Contra Costa County:


Crisis Hotlines:

      • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
      • NAMI HelpLine: Call 800-950-6264, Text NAMI to 741-741
      • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
      • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
      • National Parent Helpline 1-855-2736
        • for emotional support and advocacy for parents

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

How to Stay Healthy

How to Practice Support & Self-Care

Talking to Kids about COVID-19 

Video: “COVID-19 Tips for Parents” from Dr. Barbara Stroud

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