Antioch Strong

Antioch Strong

Fighting Against COVID-19

COVID-19 is one of the deadliest and infectious viruses in American history since the 1918 Spanish Flu. COVID-19 acquires its name from the “coronavirus disease 2019,” which is a viral disease caused by a virus named severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV2) that was allegedly discovered on December 19, 2019, in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 illnesses have ranged from mild, with no reported symptoms, to severe symptoms that have required hospitalization and, in many cases, have resulted in death. COVID-19 has adversely impacted our local county economy and has depleted our city resources in our courageous efforts to combat its transmission.

Scientifically speaking, COVID-19 vaccines effectively protect some individuals from getting sick and allow vaccinated people to engage in safe activities that they may have stopped due to the pandemic. The City of Antioch, which has a population of 112,848, has a 77% vaccination compliance rate calculated based on Contra Costa per 100,000 residents’ formula.

Under the leadership of the City of Antioch mayor and city council, with the tireless efforts of our leadership team and in conjunction with our dedicated county and state partners, our city staff has kept our residents safe through our continuous COVID-19 testing city programs and public information campaign. Additionally, Contra Costa Health Services has opened one free COVID-19 testing site and two vaccine sites in Antioch:



If residents require regular testing for work or school, please make an appointment or get tested through your healthcare provider.