Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

COVID-19 Dashboard with Detailed Case and Vaccine Information

To view detailed COVID-19 case and vaccine information from Alameda County, visit Alameda County Public Health Department's new real-time data page:  https://covid-19.acgov.org/data.page. The dashboard features all cases in the County (including Berkeley, which has its own health department) and vaccines administered (both first and second dose).  Graphs are broken down by age, gender, and city.  Keep in mind that as more testing and vaccine doses becomes available, the numbers can change dramatically. It is important to abide by the current health orders. 

Number of CUMULATIVE confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alameda County: 117,780

Number of CUMULATIVE confirmed COVID-19 cases in Dublin: 2,619

data through October 20, 2021


Number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to Alameda County residents: 1,261,577 (first dose); 

1,184,498 (fully vaccinated)

Number of COVID-19 vaccines administered to Dublin residents: 51,424 (first dose); 48,435 (fully vaccinated)

data through October 20, 2021

CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters for Older Adults and Certain Groups - issued October 22, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now recommending that adults over the age of 65 and other groups who received initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine should get a booster shot.  

As recent evidence suggests that immunity from the COVID-19 vaccination may wane over time, booster doses are recommended for older adults and younger people with underlying conditions or certain risk factors who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than six months ago, and anyone who received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.  Health officials are now permitting the "mixing and matching" of vaccines, so recipients may choose a different COVID-19 vaccine than their original shot.

A single COVID-19 vaccine booster shot is now recommended if you completed a Pfizer or Moderna (mRNA) vaccination series six or more months ago and you are:

  • Aged 65 or older or
  • A long-term care resident that is aged 18 or older, or
  • Aged 50-64 and have an underlying medical condition, or 
  • Aged 50-64 and at an increased risk due to poverty or lack of healthcare access

Boosters should also be considered if you are:

  • Aged 18-49 and have an underlying medical condition or are at risk due to poverty or lack of healthcare access or 
  • Aged 18-49 and work or live in a high-risk setting, such as a shelter

The booster dose for the Moderna vaccine is one-half the dose used for the initial series.  Booster doses are also recommended for anyone aged 18 and older who received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Any eligible person seeking a booster shot should consult with their medical provider or access the booster through a chain pharmacy.  Visit vaccines.gov for more information.

Bay Area Health Officers Issue Criteria for Lifting COVID-19 Indoor Masking Requirements - issued October 7, 2021

Bay Area health officers announced today that indoor masking requirements in public spaces may soon be lifted if certain criteria within jurisidictions are met.  (The City of Dublin's jurisdiction is Alameda County.)

  • The jurisdiction (Alameda County) reaches the moderate (yellow) tier, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and remains at that level for three weeks;
  • Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 remain low and stable;
  • Eighty percent of the jurisdiction's (Alameda County's) total population is fully vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson; OR eight weeks have passed since a COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for emergency use by federal and state authorities for five- to 11-year-olds.

Approval of the vaccine for five- to 11-year-olds is anticipated sometime between Halloween and Thanksgiving. Under this framework, it is possible that the indoor mask mandate will remain in place through the end of the year.

Alameda County Public Health Department Recommends Third Vaccine Dose for Immunocompromised Residents - Issued September 2, 2021

The Alameda County Public Health Department is now recommending that immunocompromised individuals schedule a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.  Third doses are authorized for moderately to severely immunocompromised people who have received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines (mRNA vaccines).  This is not recommended for those who received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  

Immunocompromised individuals are encouraged to speak with their health care provider before getting the third dose, and they must sign a self-attestation indicating that they qualify. The attestation form can be signed electronically when making an appointment.  Individuals must wait until at least 28 days have passed since receiving their second dose of the vaccine, and they need to register for the same vaccine that they have already received (e.g., two doses of Moderna must be followed by a third dose of Moderna).

COVID-19 Testing Available Each Wednesday at the Dublin Senior Center - issued August 23, 2021

The City of Dublin has partnered with Curative to provide free COVID-19 testing every Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Dublin Senior Center. 

Appointments are not necessary, and the service is open to all ages. Identification is required for adults, however children may get tested without ID as long as they are accompanied by a parent/guardian. Proof of insurance is not required. 

The COVID-19 test is a shallow nasal swap tests, the results for which will be available within 48 hours. This weekly testing operation will continue until the service is determined to no longer be needed. 

To learn more, visit https://curative.com/sites/31104.

Bay Area Health Officials Issue New Mask Mandate and Urge Immediate COVID-19 Vaccinations - issued August 2,2021

Bay Area health officers have issued Health Orders requiring masks indoors in public places. The Orders require all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in public settings, including venues, gatherings, and workplaces, starting at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, August 3.  The statement from the health officers states that "vaccines remain the most powerful tool in the fight against COVID-19, including the Delta variant."  While the Delta variant is infecting a small percentage of the vaccinated in the Bay Area, "a face covering prevents further spread."  Bay Area health officials urge all unvaccinated residents 12 and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible.  Vaccinated individuals still remain strongly protected against severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

The new Health Orders require wearing a well-fitting mask indoors in public settings. Indoor settings, whether public or private, are higher risk for COVID-19 transmission, especially when with people not in one's immediate household.  Health officials also recommend that all employers make face coverings available to individuals entering their businesses, which are required to implement the indoor face covering order. 

This latest Health order is consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health.

Historical news information about the COVID-19 pandemic can be found in tables below.


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Community Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Please contact any one of the following agencies for help or services during this COVID-19 pandemic.  Many of our local non-profit partners can provide information or essential services, such as food; health care and supplies; or crisis support.

Alameda County Food Distribution and Essential Services Site Map

Axis Community Health http://www.axishealth.org/  

CityServe of the Tri-Valley
https://cityservetrivalley.org/donate/

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County https://www.crisissupport.org/

Open Heart Kitchen
https://www.openheartkitchen.org/donate/

Tri-Valley Haven
http://www.trivalleyhaven.org/donate.html

Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley
https://www.ssptv.org/donate.html  Also in need of volunteers.

Spectrum Community Services - Meals on Wheels
https://www.spectrumcs.org/donate

2-1-1 Eden I & R
http://edenir.org/donate/

Stanford Valley Care
Supply and Equipment Donations Instructions 
Food Donations

Local Facebook Group: Tri-Valley Community Help During Shelter In Place

To provide health or volunteer support, please also contact these agencies at the links provided.

Historical Information About the COVID-19 Pandemic

  1. July 2021
  2. June 2021
  3. May 2021
  4. April 2021
  5. March 2021
  6. February 2021
  7. January 2021

One Million Alameda County Residents Are Now Fully Vaccinated - issued July 23, 2021

One million Alameda County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. At this milestone, 70.7% of all eligible residents over age 12 are fully vaccinated and over 83.3% have had at least one dose. However, vaccination rates vary in communities across Alameda County and health agency officials are redoubling efforts to address disparities. 

Alameda County has seen a rise in new cases specifically impacting those communities where vaccination rates are lowest, including in neighborhoods that have already been hit hardest by COVID-19. While a small number of generally mild cases are reported among vaccinated residents, the vast majority of new cases are occurring in unvaccinated people. 

Health officials urge all residents who are eligible to get the vaccine and everyone, whether vaccinated or not, to wear a mask in indoor public settings. Anyone still undecided about vaccination should continue to follow COVID-19 safety precautions to keep from catching or spreading the virus, like wearing a mask in outdoor crowded spaces. Getting COVID-19 can still lead to severe illness, hospitalization, and death for unvaccinated individuals, including youth and young adults, and vaccination is the best protection against severe COVID-19 infection.

Residents who are eligible and have not received a vaccination or haven’t received their second dose of a two-dose vaccination series are encouraged to call 510-208-4VAX (510-208-4829) or visit bit.ly/getalcovaxed to arrange an appointment or drop by a location near them.

Bay Area Counties Recommend Masking Indoors for Everyone as Precaution Against an Increase of COVID-19 - issued July 16, 2021

With cases of COVID-19 rising locally and increased circulation of the highly transmissible Delta variant, the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley recommend that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places to ensure easy verification that all unvaccinated people are masked in those settings and as an extra precautionary measure for all.

Out of an abundance of caution, people are recommended to wear masks indoors in settings like grocery or retail stores, theaters, and family entertainment centers, even if they are fully vaccinated as an added layer of protection for unvaccinated residents. Businesses are urged to adopt universal masking requirements for customers entering indoor areas of their businesses to provide better protection to their employees and customers.

Uptick in COVID-19 Cases in Alameda County - issued July 8, 2021

Alameda County Public Health Department issued a statement yesterday indicating that there’s been an increase in COVID-19 cases that threatens to exceed the Spring 2021 wave seen earlier this year.  Hospitalizations are also on the rise. In early June, cases and hospitalizations were at their lowest levels since April 2020. The daily number of cases averaged as low as 28 per day.  As of yesterday, daily cases are averaging over 70 per day, with over 100 new cases reported on some recent days. 

New cases are impacting those communities where vaccination rates are lowest, including in priority neighborhoods that have already been hit hardest by COVID-19. The latest increases are likely due to reopened activities along with decreasing mask use. The Delta variant of the virus is likely having an impact, too. While a small number of generally mild cases are reported among vaccinated residents, the vast majority of new cases are in unvaccinated people.  

Alameda County continues to prioritize vaccinating residents in disproportionally impacted neighborhoods by partnering closely with community organizations on outreach and operating hyperlocal vaccination sites where vaccination rates are lower.  

The City of Dublin held a vaccination clinic on Wednesday, July 7 at the Dublin Senior Center (sponsored by Curative), with a second clinic to be held on July 28.  On July 21, the Dublin Library will hold another vaccination clinic, sponsored by Axis Community Health.  The second date for that clinic will be on August 11.

Vaccination Clinics to be Held at the Dublin Library on July 21 and August 11

Axis Community Health will be holding free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at the Dublin Library (200 Civic Plaza) on Wednesday, July 21, and Wednesday, August 11, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on both dates.  Pfizer and the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered.  No insurance is needed, and multiple languages will be accommodated.  The first 50 individuals getting their first dose of the vaccine will receive a $25 gift certificate to DoorDash.  


  1. December 2020
  2. November 2020
  3. October 2020
  4. September 2020
  5. August 2020
  6. July 2020
  7. June 2020
  8. May 2020
  9. April 2020
  10. March 2020

Bay Area Jurisdictions Extend Stay-at-Home Order Through January 7, 2021 - issued December 16, 2020

Due to I.C.U. capacity falling below the 15-percent threshold in the Bay Area Region, Alameda County and seven other Bay Area jurisdictions have extended the most recent Stay-at-Home Order through January 7, 2021.  However, because the County's restrictions already align with the State of California's restrictions, no additional changes have been made to the Order.

If, after three weeks, the ICU capacity meets or exceeds the 15-percent threshold, the Order could be lifted.  Alameda County reports that the week ending on December 12 was the worst week of the pandemic so far in the County, with 5,000 new COVID cases reported.  All residents are asked to stay at home as much as possible, avoid all gatherings, and wear a mask when it becomes necessary to leave home.  

Read the full press release.

Alameda County Announces Plans for Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution - December 14, 2020

Alameda County Public Health Department has announced that it expects to receive its initial supply of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as early as December 15.  The first shipment, containing 12,675 doses, will be distributed to frontline hospital workers and 9-1-1 first responders, as they are at the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19.  Residents and staff at long-term care facilities will be next to receive the vaccine.  Additional doses of the vaccine are expected in the coming weeks.

Phase Two of vaccine distribution would go to essential and critical infrastructure workers; older adults; people with underlying health conditions; and those in jail or prison or living in other group settings. Phase Three will be distributed to children, young adults, and people working in lower risk settings.  Phase Four will include those not in the first three phases. 

The County's vaccine planning includes community education and engagement; health care systems coordination; and immunization logistics for the coordination of distribution.

Read the full press release.

Outdoor Playgrounds Now Open Again for Use - December 9, 2020

The State of California has reversed its health order regarding the use of outdoor playgrounds. While indoor playgrounds and recreation sites remain closed, outdoor playgrounds will be re-opened, but visitors must comply with certain requirements:

  • Face masks worn over the mouth and nose are required for everyone two years of age or older, with caregiver supervision at all times to ensure face mask use.
  • Do not use the playground when different households are unable to maintain a physical distance of six feet or when the capacity limit has been reached.
  • Caregivers must monitor to keep adults and children from different households at least six feet apart.
  • Families should consider visiting playgrounds on different times or days to avoid wait times and potentially crowded areas.
  • No eating or drinking is allowed in playground area, in order to ensure face masks are worn at all times.
  • Wash or sanitize hands before and after using the playground.
  • Elderly persons or those with underlying medical conditions should avoid playgrounds when others are present.
  • Limit visit to 30 minutes per day when others are present.

Alameda County to Adopt State's Regional Stay-at-Home Restrictions Beginning Monday, December 7 - issued December 4

Alameda County Public Health announced today that the County, along with other Bay Area jurisdictions, will adopt the State of California's Regional Stay-at-Home framework, beginning Monday, December 7, at 12:01 a.m., through Monday, January 4, 2021.  During this time, all private gatherings and non-essential travel are prohibited.

The area Public Health Officers believe that this early action is needed because the number of new cases is rising rapidly in the region, and more cases are expected as a result of Thanksgiving gatherings.  Hospitalizations are already matching the peak seen during the summer and there is a high risk of exhausting the system's capacity.  This is a regional issue because hospitals provide overflow capacity for neighboring jurisdictions, and our neighboring counties have seen rapid increases in the past two weeks.

During this time, all private gatherings and non-essential travel are prohibited and the following activities are restricted:

  • K-12 Schools - Only schools that are currently offering in-person learning may continue to be open.
  • Non-urgent Medical and Dental Care - Open, with modifications.
  • Childcare and Pre-K - Open, with modifications.
  • Stand-alone Grocery Stores - Permitted indoors at 35% capacity with entrance metering.  Eating and drinking are prohibited in stores, and masks are required to be worn.  Special hours must be made available for seniors and those with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
  • Retail and Shopping Centers - Permitted indoors at 20% capacity with entrance metering.  Eating and drinking are prohibited in stores, and masks are required to be worn.  Special hours must be made available for seniors and those with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
  • Restaurants - Take-out and delivery, only.
  • Hotels and Lodging - Open for critical infrastructure support, only.
  • Offices - Remote work, only, except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
  • Indoor Playgrounds - Closed.   Order amended on December 9 to allow for outdoor playgrounds to be open.
  • Indoor Recreational Facilities - Closed, except for indoor pools which teach drowning prevention classes, including swim lessons with certified instructors. 
  • Hair Salons/Barbershops - Closed
  • Personal Care Services - Closed
  • Limited Services - Closed, unless identified as Critical Infrastructure per State of California.  Those deemed non-essential, including shoe repair, pet groomers, and dog walkers, can be open with curbside pickup and drop-off only.
  • Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums - Closed
  • Wineries - Closed
  • Bars, Breweries, and Distilleries - Closed
  • Family Entertainment Facilities - Closed
  • Amusement Parks - Closed
  • Cardrooms and Satellite Wagering - Closed
  • Outdoor Recreational Facilities - Outdoor operations, only; no food, drink, or alcohol sales permitted.  Overnight campground stays are prohibited.
  • Places of Worship and Political Expression - Outdoors, only; limited to 100 people for places of worship.

Governor Newsom Issues Regional Stay-at-Home Order - December 3, 2020

Governor Newsom has announced a new regional stay-at-home order that is directly tied to hospital ICU capacity.  Currently, the Bay Area will likely be subject to the new stay-at-home order by mid-to-late December.

Continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  For more information about the new order, visit https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/#regional-stay-home-order