Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Shelter-in-Place Order Extended Through Sunday, May 3

Due to the increased number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the Bay Area, putting a strain on healthcare resources, Alameda County, and six other jurisdictions, have extended the "shelter-in-place" order for all residents through Sunday, May 3.  The previous order was set to expire on April 7.  The new order includes additional restrictions on businesses and recreation.   Some of the changes include:

  • Use of areas that encourage social gathering including playgrounds, dog parks, public picnic areas, outdoor gym equipment, and barbecue areas is now prohibited.
  • Use of shared recreational facilities such as golf courses, tennis and basketball courts, pools, and rock walls is prohibited.  Sports that require people to share the same ball or other equipment must be limited to people in the same household.
  • Essential businesses are directed to prepare, post, and implement a Social Distancing Protocol at each of their facilities by April 3.
  • Most construction - residential and commercial - is prohibited.
  • Funerals are limited to no more than 10 attendees.
  • The list of essential businesses now includes service providers that enable residential transactions (notaries; title companies; Realtors; etc.); funeral homes and cemeteries; moving companies; rental car companies and rideshare services that specifically enable essential activities.
  • Essential businesses must scale down their operations to include essential services only.

Dublin Unified School District Suspends Classes Through May 1, 2020

Seven Bay Area county health officers, in collaboration with their county superintendents, have made a unified, regional decision to extend school closures and student dismissals from regular school attendance through May 1, 2020, to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to the maximum extent.  


In order to stop the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Alameda County, along with five other Bay Area counties, have issued “shelter in place” orders, beginning at midnight tonight and lasting through Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  All residents are directed to stay inside their homes and away from others as much as possible.  Non-essential gatherings of any size are now banned, along with non-essential travel.  The City Dublin has cancelled all meetings until further notice, including the planned City Council meeting of Tuesday, March 17, and the Planning Commission meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 24.

The directive allows for people to go shopping for necessary food and supplies, accessing essential healthcare, and providing assistance to family and friends in need.  Getting outdoor exercise is deemed alright as long as people maintain a distance of six feet from others. Grocery stores, pharmacies, veterinary services, gas stations, auto repair shops, hardware stores, banks, and laundry services may remain open; restaurants may stay open to provide takeout food only. 

All residents are to work from home, or stop working, unless they provide an essential service, such as health care workers; police, fire, and other emergency responders; and utility providers, including sanitation workers, plumbers, and electricians. Police have been given the authority to enforce the “shelter in place” order.

March 21 Update:  The City of Dublin has now closed all playgrounds at Dublin parks.  


On Wednesday, March 18, a State of Emergency, issued by Dublin City Manager Linda Smith, was ratified by the Dublin City Council. The declaration will allow for the City to qualify for reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and to seek other state or federal relief for expenses incurred during this emergency.

While Dublin City Hall will be closed, essential City of Dublin staff will remain working at City Hall in order to be available to answer the public’s needs.  


If you are a Dublin business, visit the COVID-19 Business Impacts webpage for more information including resources for impacted businesses and the new #DublinEats campaign.


Visit the Centers for Disease Control Control and Prevention for information about travel; symptoms and testing; home care; and more. 

Alameda County Shelter in Place Order

City of Dublin State of Emergency.

UPDATED Shelter in Place FAQs from Alameda County Public Health Department

What to Do if You Feel Sick

2020 Open for Business Listing During COVID-19

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