Effective June 15, Alameda County Public Health Department will rescind its current Shelter-in-Place Order in order to align with the State of California's "Beyond the Blueprint" framework. Physical distancing, capacities on businesses, colored county tiers, and restrictive mask mandates will no longer be required. The County reports that nearly 80 percent of residents, ages 12 and older, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, which has resulted in reduced case rates.
Alameda County has also aligned itself with the State's face masking mandate, which still requires the wearing of masks in the following settings, even for fully vaccinated individuals:
- On public transit and in transit hubs (airports, bus terminals, train/subway stations, and ferry landings)
- Indoors in schools and childcare/youth settings
- Healthcare settings and long-term care facilities
- Correctional facilities and detention centers
- Homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers
Masks will continue to be required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses and at mega events, as well as settings serving children and youth.
All workplaces governed by Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards must continue to follow current standards and future updates, including masking requirements for employees.
The County recommends everyone, ages 12 and older, to get a COVID-19 vaccine in order to continue to curb the spread of the coronavirus. All three vaccines - Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson - are available at all County-supported vaccination sites, but only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for those aged 12-17. Visit Vaccines Guidance & Resources | COVID-19 | Alameda County Public Health (acgov.org) to sign up to receive a vaccine.
Alameda County is hosting two events to help residents and businesses understand the changing guidance:
- For residents: June 15, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- For businesses: June 21, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
For information on how to participate, visit: Beyond the Blueprint | COVID-19 | Alameda County Public Health (acgov.org). Recordings of the events will also be available on Facebook and YouTube after the events.