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: 97,273

Number of CUMULATIVE confirmed COVID-19 cases in Dublin: 2,003

data through August 1, 2021


Number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to Alameda County residents: 1,198,806 (first dose); 1,015,031 (fully vaccinated)

Number of COVID-19 vaccines administered to Dublin residents: 48,969 (first dose); 41,425 (fully vaccinated)

data through August 1, 2021


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.

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.  

City of Dublin to Host Vaccination Clinics on July 7 and July 28 at Dublin Senior Center

On Wednesday, July 7, and Wednesday, July 28, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the City of Dublin will host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at the Dublin Senior Center (7600 Amador Valley Blvd.). There is no cost for the vaccination, and neither insurance nor proof of citizenship are required.  The Pfizer vaccine will be available for ages 12+.  The one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available for ages 18+. While appointments are not necessary, an appointment may be scheduled at  cur.tv/dublin or by calling 888-702-9042.

Cal/OSHA Approves Changes to Mask Mandate in the Workplace - issued June 17, 2021

California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) voted yesterday to allow vaccinated employees to work indoors without wearing a face covering.  Unvaccinated workers must continue to wear a mask indoors, unless alone in a room or vehicle.  In order for employers to allow vaccinated employees to go without face coverings, they must document a worker's vaccination status.  Workers do not have to provide documentation regarding their status, but can "self-attest" that they are vaccinated.  Workers can decline to state if they are vaccinated or not, but they will be treated as if they are unvaccinated.

Employers must provide masks, such as the N95 mask, available for unvaccinated workers, if they request them.

No face coverings are required outdoors unless there is a COVID outbreak.  If there is a COVID outbreak, masks will be mandated for all workers indoors, and outdoors if six-foot distancing cannot be maintained.

No physical distancing or barriers between workers are required, regardless of an employee's vaccination status, but employers can re-evaluate the need for barriers should an outbreak occur.  Distancing and barriers will be mandated if a major outbreak of 20 or more cases occurs. 

Asymptomatic workers who are fully vaccinated do not need to be tested or quarantined if they are exposed to the virus.


Alameda County Rescinds Shelter-in-Place Order to Align With the State's Public Health Order - issued June 14, 2021

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.  


Use of Face Coverings Fact Sheet.

Alameda County to Move into the Yellow Tier of the State's "Blueprint for a Safer Economy" - issued June 8, 2021

Alameda County Public Health Department has announced that beginning tomorrow, June 9, the County will move into the State of California's "Yellow Tier," per its "Blueprint for a Safer Economy."  This comes one week prior to the date of June 15, when the State of California will no longer require physical distancing or limited capacity for most businesses and activities.  Currently, Alameda County has an adjusted daily new case rate per 100,000 residents of 1.5, and a testing positivity rate of .7 percent.  

In the yellow tier, capacity limits loosen for gatherings, private events, performances, gyms, bars, and more.

  • Gatherings: Outdoors, maximum 100 people. Indoor gatherings are still strongly discouraged, but allowed with modifications and a maximum 50% capacity in settings where capacity limits exist or 50 people, whichever is fewer.
  • Private Events: Outdoors, maximum 200 people. That rises to maximum 400 people if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination. Indoors maximum 200 if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination.  With modifications: Purchased tickets or defined guest list; eating chart/assigned seating; no intermingling of multiple private events.
  • Indoor seated live events and performances: All venues must admit in-state visitors only, with weekly worker testing; digital tickets; pre-designated eating area with six feet of distance; and suites at 25% capacity with a maximum of three households. 
    • For venues up to 1,500 people: Maximum 25% or 300 people. That rises to 50% if all guests are vaccinated or show proof of full vaccination. 
    • For venues 1,501 and above: Maximum 10% capacity or 2,000, whichever is fewer with modifications and no eating or drinking. That rises to 50% if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination.
  • Limited Services: Open with modifications.
  • Outdoor playgrounds and outdoor recreational facilities: Open with modifications.
  • Hair salons and barbershops: Open indoors with modifications.
  • All retail: Open indoors with modifications.
  • Shopping centers: Open indoors with modifications. Reduced capacity food courts.
  • Personal care services: Open indoors with modifications.
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums: Open indoors with modifications.
  • Places of worship: Open indoors with modifications. Maximum 50% capacity.
  • Movie theaters: Open indoors with modifications. Maximum 50% capacity.
  • Hotels and lodging: Open with modifications. Fitness and spa centers, maximum 50% capacity.
  • Gyms and fitness centers: Open indoors with modifications and maximum 50% capacity. This includes steam rooms and saunas.
  • Restaurants: Open indoors with modifications and maximum 50% capacity.
  • Bars (where no meal is provided): Open indoors with modifications and maximum 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
  • Wineries, breweries, and distilleries: Open indoors with modifications. Maximum 50% capacity or 200 people indoors, whichever is fewer.
  • Family entertainment centers: Indoors maximum 50% capacity. That rises to 75% if all guests are tested or show proof of full vaccination. With modifications: 100% masking except for food and beverage service, which must be restricted to separate areas.
  • Cardrooms, satellite wagering: Open indoors with modifications and maximum 50% capacity.
  • Offices: Open indoors with modifications. Encourage telework.
  • Sports and live performances: Maximum 67% capacity, includes suites with 25% occupancy per suite. Assigned seating required. In-state visitors only. Indoor concessions allowed in designated areas.
  • Amusement parks: Maximum 35% capacity. Indoor capacity, maximum 25% capacity with time restrictions; weekly worker testing; and in-state visitors only.
  • Waterparks: Maximum 40% capacity. Indoor capacity maximum 25% capacity. Collection of contact tracing Information required.
  • Overnight sleepaway camps: Open with modifications.


Alameda County to Host "Beyond the Blueprint" Town Hall Meetings for Residents and Employers - issued June 7, 2021

With the State of California planning to fully reopen the economy on June 15, Alameda County will host two virtual events in order to explain what that means for residents and businesses. The first event, for residents of Alameda County, will take place on Tuesday, June 15, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Register here: Alameda County Update: Moving Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy (constantcontact.com) (for residents). 

The second event, for employers and business owners, will take place on Monday, June 21, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  This event will help employers and business owners learn about Cal/OSHA requirements, workplace safety recommendations, and more.  Employers can register here: Alameda County Update: Moving Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy (constantcontact.com) (for employers).  Businesses may also visit https://covid-19.acgov.org/recovery for more information. 

Live translation services, in Cantonese, Spanish, Vietnamese, and American Sign Language, will be available during the webinars.  


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COVID-19 Testing Site at Alameda County Fairgrounds to Relocate to Livermore Location - issued March 18, 2021

As COVID-19 testing demand has dropped in recent weeks, Stanford Healthcare - Valley Care will consolidate its testing operations and relocate the site at the Alameda County Fairgrounds to an existing testing site in Livermore, effective April 1.  The Livermore site is located at 1111 E. Stanley Boulevard in Livermore.  That site is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to noon.  While appointments are preferred, same day access without an appointment is available by calling 925-734-3376   

The scope of testing services at the Livermore location will include:

  • Patients presenting with or without a physician order
  • Access to scheduled appointment times, including same-day availability

By consolidating testing sites, additional personnel and resources can be deployed for COVID-19 vaccine administration.  

Since the beginning of operations in April 2020 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, nearly 32,000 tests were administered.  During peak months, an average of 200 tests were administered per day.  

Livermore COVID-19 testing location map and related information.

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.

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Vaccination Site at Alameda County Fairgrounds to Close at the End of May - issued May 21, 2021

As a majority of Alameda County and Tri-Valley residents have been vaccinated, and the demand for vaccinations has decreased over the past few weeks, the mass vaccination site at the Alameda County Fairgrounds will close at the end of May.  Alameda County reports that 75.3% of its residents have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 58.4% are full vaccinated.  Stanford Healthcare – ValleyCare will be relocating their vaccination site to their Livermore campus at 1119 E. Stanley Boulevard.  This is an indoor site, allowing for up to 700 appointments per day.  Visit Stanford Healthcare - ValleyCare to learn how to book a vaccination appointment with that provider.

California to Lift All Capacity Limits and Social Distancing Requirements on June 15; Bay Area Health Officials Issue Statement of Support for Maintaining Masking Indoors - issued May 21, 2021

Citing increased vaccination rates and low COVID-19 hospitalization rates, the State of California has announced that it will no longer require physical distancing or limited capacity anywhere as of June 15. There will continue to be some guidance on face coverings, in line with the CDC guidelines.  Some businesses may also continue to require masks for the health and safety of their own patrons and employees if they so choose.  For large outdoor gatherings with more than 10,000 people, organizers will be required to check for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, but patrons without either of those may be allowed in if they wear a face covering.  For indoor events with more than 5,000 people, attendees must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter; masking alone will not provide entry.  The Department of Public Health will also lift all isolation and quarantining requirements for travelers, and will instead issue a travel advisory that aligns with CDC guidance.  Please visit Beyond the Blueprint Framework for Industry and Business Sectors, with Limited Exceptions (ca.gov) for full details.  The Association of Bay Area Health Officials also released a statement this week supporting the State’s decision to maintain masking indoors, despite the CDC’s announcement that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in certain indoor settings.

Bay Area Health Officers Support California Face Masking Guidance - Issued May 19, 2021

The Association of Bay Area Health Officials, representing 12 Bay Area Health Officers and their local health jurisdictions, has stated that they strongly support the California Department of Public Health's strategy to continue with current masking guidance until June 15, when the State will align with the CDC's masking guidance.  With large numbers of residents across the State still unvaccinated, not yet fully vaccinated, or not eligible to be vaccinated, the wearing of masks now will help ensure the health and safety of those who are not fully protected from the coronavirus.

Safe, Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Children, Ages 12 and Up - issued May 13, 2021

Alameda County Public Health Department has announced that the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 has been proven safe for children, ages 12 and up.  The written consent of a parent or guardian will be required at the time of appointment registration and the physical presence of a parent or guardian at time of vaccination is preferred.

On May 12, both the Centers for Disease Controls (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Western States Scientific Safety Review (WSSSR) both agreed that the Pfizer vaccine can be safely administered to children, ages 12 and older, to prevent severe illness and death from COVID-19.  

The vaccine will be available at some providers immediately and will become available soon at others.

  • Visit MyTurn.CA.gov to find clinics and pharmacies that are offering the Pfizer vaccine and have open appointments for patients 12 and older.
  • Reach out to your health care provider to see when they will begin vaccinating youth, ages 12-15.
  • Stanford Children’s Health at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton (Drive-Through Only): Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCHO) will begin vaccinating the 12-15-year-old age group on Thursday, May 13. All children and youth in the community, ages 12 to 21, are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination at BCHO.  Patients 12 to 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Vaccines are administered in the BCH Oakland Outpatient Center, 747-52nd Street, Oakland; Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Saturday appointments may become available at a later date.  To make an appointment, patients or caregivers should call (415) 514-1196, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
  • Alameda County’s Community Points of Dispensing (PODs) will start offering the Pfizer vaccine on Family Days, starting May 20The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will also be available for anyone who is 18 and older. Parents, guardians, or caregivers will be able to make an appointment here: https://www.primarybio.com/r/alco-vax-signup or by calling 510-208-4VAX (4829).

Oakland Coliseum Vaccination Site to Close on May 23 - issued May 5, 2021

Alameda County and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) announced that after successfully administering nearly 250,000 doses to Alameda County residents, the Oakland Coliseum mega vaccination site will be closing. The site experienced a rapid reduction in first dose appointments over the last two weeks of April. The site closure comes as CalOES concludes its deployment on May 9 and public requests for first dose appointments at the site have dropped from 4,000/day to 400/day. The County will take over the site on May 10th and keep it open for two more weeks to complete second doses. The Pedestrian Village is only open through May 9th for individuals already scheduled for second dose appointments. Alameda County is shifting to more focused and localized options that address a changing vaccine.  

All Welcome for COVID Vaccine Appointments at Axis Clinics  - issued May 3, 2021

In addition to Countywide vaccination efforts, Axis Community Health clinics in Pleasanton (5925 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 100) and Livermore (3311 Pacific Ave) are offering drive-thru and walk-up appointments for ages 16 and older.  Call (925) 462-1755 to schedule an appointment. Vaccinations are free and no insurance is required.  Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are all offered.  Axis staff can accommodate multiple languages.  

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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