Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Alameda County Public Health Department Launches New COVID-19 Website

Alameda County Public Health Department has launched a new, user-friendly website devoted to COVID-19.  The webpage features links to the latest information on County Shelter-in-Place Orders; Reopening and Recovery; Health and Safety; Contact Tracing; and more.  Visit https://covid-19.acgov.org/index.page for the latest updates about the coronavirus and the County's response.

COVID-19 Dashboard with Detailed Case Information

To view detailed COVID-19 case 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).  Graphs are broken down by age, gender, and city.  Keep in mind that as more testing becomes available, the numbers can change dramatically. It is important to abide by the Shelter-in-Place Order. 

Number of CUMULATIVE confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alameda County: 13,776

Number of CUMULATIVE confirmed COVID-19 cases in Dublin: 172                 

data through August 12, 2020

Alameda County Creates an Emergency Rental Assistance Program for Tenants Impacted by COVID-19

Alameda County has created a program for tenants who are impacted by COVID-19 and require assistance for delinquent rent.  Eligible applicants for assistance will be chosen by lottery, August 4 through August 11, at 8:00 p.m.  Residents in Berkeley and Oakland are not eligible.  Apply here.

For more information, call 855-275-3246 or email contact@echofairhousing.org.

City of Dublin Parks and Sports Fields Information

City of Dublin Staff and Dublin Police Services monitor all Parks for compliance with Alameda County Health Officer Orders to control COVID-19. 

  • Playgrounds, picnic and barbecue areas, water fountains, and other high-touch facilities are closed and shall not be used.
  • Organized groups and sports leagues must obtain a permit prior to use of fields, courts, or other park facilities. 
  • Childcare or Youth Extracurricular Activity is limited to not more than 12 children and an appropriate number of supervising adults.
  • Users must maintain minimum social distancing of six feet (6’) from any other person and wear face coverings.
  • Shared equipment and physical contact between sports or activity participants is prohibited except between immediate family members, living units, or within a childcare or camp setting.
  • Activities are prohibited if users cannot maintain a separation of six feet from other users.

 Please visit https://dublin.ca.gov/312/Sports-Fields-Courts to learn more. 

Outdoor Dining Allowed to Continue in Alameda County While Worship Services Must Move Outdoors - July 15, 2020

Alameda County’s Variance Attestation has been approved by the State of California, which now allows for the continuation of outdoor dining throughout the County. However, the State of California has also added Alameda County to a COVID-19 Monitoring List, which means that worship services must occur outdoors with social distancing and safety precautions in place.  Indoor malls must also close for at least three weeks, which will not affect Dublin retailers.

The Health Order states that while outdoor dining may continue, face coverings are required at ALL times and may only be removed during the physical act of eating or drinking.

Let’s Eat, Dublin! Support Dublin Restaurants to Win a $25 Gift Card!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, community members have been encouraged to show their support for Dublin restaurants by participating in the #DublinEats campaign. Starting July 3, supporting Dublin eating establishments may win you a $25 gift card!

In response to the Shelter-in-Place Order in March, the City created #DublinEats, a social media campaign to promote awareness of Dublin restaurants offering to-go and delivery service.  With most restaurants now open in limited operation, and the recent addition of outdoor dining (where available), the City of Dublin has come up with a new campaign to encourage support of local eateries.

Beginning Friday, July 3, simply order 10 meals from 10 different restaurants in Dublin, post about each meal on Facebook or Instagram, and then submit screenshots of your posts to receive a $25 gift card from a local eating establishment!

How It Works:

Posts on Facebook or Instagram must include three elements:

  • the tag (or name) of the eating establishment
  • the hashtag #DublinEats
  • a unique photo of the meal

Meals must be at least $10 in value and purchased in July or August 2020. Meals can be ordered to-go, for delivery, or outdoor dining (where available).

Prizes are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one prize per household. Promotion is limited to residents and workers in the Tri-Valley area. This promotion will end once all the prizes have been claimed.

To redeem your $25 gift card, simply take screenshots of the ten social media posts and email them to DublinEats@dublin.ca.gov. Include your name and mailing address. Once we confirm you have ten or more eligible #DublinEats posts, we’ll mail you the gift card.


2020 #dublineats Promotion graphic

Temporary Changes to Dublin Zoning Ordinance to Assist Restaurants, Retail, and Fitness Establishments

The Dublin City Council has authorized the temporary waiver of certain Zoning Ordinance requirements to facilitate business operations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This action is being taken in an effort to assist restaurants, retail, fitness, and other businesses in need of outdoor space that are experiencing, and will continue to experience, severe negative economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including distancing requirements established by Health Orders for the safety of customers, workers, and the general public.

The June 5, 2020, Health Order is currently in effect; however, Alameda County has announced in a press release dated June 12, 2020, that there will be an easing of regulations to allow for outdoor dining, retail, and fitness establishments to reopen starting Friday, June 19, 2020.  In preparation for the easing of restrictions, businesses may file a request for a waiver with the City of Dublin’s Planning Division related to outdoor seating for restaurants, temporary outdoor display of merchandise for retail businesses, or outdoor fitness classes for fitness gyms/studios.

There is no fee associated with this waiver, which can be filed electronically and will be reviewed within 48 hours.  Businesses can download the COVID-19 Relief Temporary Use Permit Application online and submit it to permits@dublin.ca.gov.

COVID-19 Testing Site - - New hours - 9:00 to Noon

COVID-19 Regional Testing Site - Open Monday through Friday Until Further Notice

New Testing Guidelines Go Into Effect on Monday, August 3

Last week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated their COVID-19 Testing Guidelines, which are more strict than the ones currently being followed for testing.  To remain in alignment with CDPH and the CDC, Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare (SHC – VC) will return to similar criteria to what had been used early on at the COVID-19 Regional Testing Site at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms will be tested, as well as asymptomatic individuals who fall into a number of categories.  Please visit https://www.valleycare.com/regional-testing-site-for-covid-19/ for criteria details.

Testing will continue to operate from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a maximum testing of 240 individuals each day.  The testing is done in coordination with the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin, and the Alameda County Fairgrounds. If daily capacity is reached prior to 12:00 p.m. each day, signage will be posted at the gate 12 entrance of the fairgrounds.  No appointment is needed. Testing is still available to patients with or without a physician order.

Further Details

All insurances are accepted and will be billed, but there will be no out-of-pocket costs.  Those without insurance will have the cost of testing waived.  Cash pay fees are waived.

Test results may take up to 72 hours but may be available sooner.

Testing site can accommodate 1200 for the week.

Patients will need to provide a phone number or email address to receive results and follow-up information.

To Access the Testing Site

Enter through the Alameda County Fairgrounds Gate 12, located off Valley Avenue, Pleasanton. Follow signage to the testing location.

June 18 - Governor Newsom Announces Face Covering Order

Governor Newsom has ordered that starting today, Californians must wear face coverings in common areas and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible.  

Face Covering Order Expanded - Effective June 8

An Order which became effective on Monday, June 8, states that "face coverings must be worn at all times by all members of the public, including outdoors while engaged in physical activities - walking, running, biking, etc. - and within 30 feet of people outside their household."   However, a person is not required to wear a face covering during the entire duration of their activity, but should carry a face covering for easy access should they come within 30 feet of another individual.  Children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a face covering, and children two years old or younger should not wear a face covering.

Alameda County COVID-19 Reopening Plan

Discounts on Your Energy Bill

Low income households, and households with recently furloughed or laid-off workers, can get nearly 35% off on their electricity bill, and 20% off natural gas. The City of Dublin and East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), the local provider for clean power, want to help our community reduce electricity and natural gas utility bills by encouraging residents to enroll in the California Alternate Rates for Energy Program also known as CARE. Visit ebce.org/CARE for helpful resources, including a  five-minute tutorial on how to enroll, and responses to frequently asked questions.

Alameda County Public Health Order Revised to Allow Additional Activities to Resume - Effective June 19

Following last week’s announcement that the Alameda County Health Officer would soon be allowing for a greater relaxation of the Shelter-in-Place Order, a new Order has been officially released, allowing certain activities to resume, effective June 19. 

The Order allows:

  • Small gatherings of individuals from different households or living units (a "Social Bubble") to take place in outdoor spaces; no one should be a member of more than one Social Bubble
  • Childcare providers to provide care to all children, not just children of essential workers
  • Educational institutions to offer career internship and pathways programs
  • Libraries to open for curbside pickup of books and other media
  • Replaces the prior Order’s Social Distancing Protocol with a Site-Specific Protection Plan for businesses allowed to operate under the Order
  • Allows certain business providing services with limited person-to-person contact, including appliance repair and pet grooming services, to resume operations

Retail

  • Permitted indoor/outdoor, including malls
  • Stores must limit capacity to 50% of normal maximum capacity or the number of people who can maintain a distance of six feet from each other at all times, whichever is lower
  • Stores may move goods outside for display or sales if local permits allow
  • Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) recommends continuing curbside and delivery services as much as possible

Religious and Cultural Ceremonies

  • Limited to fewer than 100 people or 25% of the building/area capacity, whichever is lower
  • Permitted indoors or outdoors; ACPHD strongly recommends a limit of 25 participants
  • ACPHD strongly recommends continuing virtual services  
  • Food and beverage sales/distribution are discouraged
  • Local guidance includes recommended modifications for common practices to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission

First Amendment Events

  • Outdoor, in-person political gathering or protest permitted
  • Everyone should wear face coverings and stay six feet apart

Outdoor Dining

  • Outdoor seating arrangements limited to six people per table, all from same household or same Social Bubble
  • Tables must be six-feet apart
  • Entertainment events not allowed
  • Restaurant must comply with relevant laws, regulations, and permitting requirements
  • Takeout and delivery options strongly encouraged
  • Alcohol sales:
    • Alameda County is not a Variance County at this time, and restaurants seeking a Temporary Catering Permit to serve alcohol outdoor from the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control may experience delays
    • Wineries with on-site restaurants may do tastings with food pairings outdoors
    • Brewpubs, breweries, bars, pubs, craft distilleries, and wineries that do not provide sit-down meals themselves can contract with another vendor to do so. The alcohol must be sold in the same transaction as a meal.
    • Bars must remain closed to the public, but may provide pickup/takeaway service with the sales of bona fide meals.  These meals may be provided by an affiliate restaurant or by a food service provider that partners with the bar.  Alcohol and meal delivery must occur in the same transaction at the same location.

Outdoor Fitness Classes

  • Limited to 12 people at a time, spaced at least 6 feet apart at all times
  • Person-to-person contact prohibited
  • Sharing equipment is prohibited

Outdoor Museums, Outdoor Historical Sites, and Publicly Accessible Gardens

  • Members of the public may not access any indoor components of site

Dog Parks

  • Humans should maintain six feet physical distance from one another at all times 
  • Common water facilities should not be used
  • Signage must be posted to tell people to avoid entering if they have a fever or cough

College Sports

  • Colleges may resume non-contact training activities with strict physical distancing 
  • Must be in stable groups of 12 or fewer

Please note that all travel, except for essential travel, is still prohibited.


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Resources for Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

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/about_us/donate.html  

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.

How to Make an Easy Mask from a Sock

In April, Alameda County Public Health Department has issued a new order REQUIRING members of the public and workers to wear face coverings or masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.  If you don’t have a mask, bandana, scarf, or gaiter, here’s an easy way to make a mask from a sock: https://gfycat.com/feistygravelice

On Tuesday, April 14, California Governor Gavin Newsom outlined six critical indicators that will be considered before modifying the State’s Stay-at-Home Order.

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NEWS UPDATES

July 15, 2020 - Outdoor Dining Allowed to Continue in Alameda County While Worship Services Must Move Outdoors

Alameda County’s Variance Attestation has been approved by the State of California, which now allows for the continuation of outdoor dining throughout the County. However, the State of California has also added Alameda County to a COVID-19 Monitoring List, which means that worship services must occur outdoors with social distancing and safety precautions in place.  Indoor malls must also close for at least three weeks, which will not affect Dublin retailers.

The Health Order states that while outdoor dining may continue, face coverings are required at ALL times and may only be removed during the physical act of eating or drinking.

June 29, 2020 - Alameda County Health Officer Issues a "Pause" on Reopening

Due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the region, the Alameda County Public Health Department as announced that it will be taking a "pause" on its reopening plans.  While certain indicators in measuring progress in combating the illness, such as testing capacity and hospital inpatient bed capacity, have been favorable, the increase in recent hospitalizations has been a cause for some concern.   

The Health Department advises that residents continue to protect themselves and others by wearing face coverings and staying six feet away from others in public; staying home as much as possible, particularly when ill; and washing hands frequently. 

June 12, 2020 - Alameda County Health Officer to Allow More Activities Beginning June 19

Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Erica Pan plans to allow more activities, including all retail, outdoor dining, outdoor museums, outdoor fitness, and limited religious beginning on Friday, June 19, throughout Alameda County.

While pickup and delivery services are still encouraged, indoor and outdoor retail, and outdoor dining will be allowed, as long as social distancing and safety measures are in place.  These align with State guidelines.  Likewise, religious services will be permitted to resume for up to 100 people or 25 percent of building capacity, whichever is lower.  However, religious leaders are encouraged to continue to provide virtual services and provide services outdoors.

In light of these less-restrictive orders, "employers are advised to implement COVID-19 health screenings before staff enters a facility," and employees are expected to complete a self-assessment and stay home from work if they are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19.

Residents are also encouraged to continue to practice good hygiene, especially in washing hands; wear face coverings outside the home; maintain proper social distancing; and limit contact with people outside of their Social Bubble.

COVID-19 testing will continue at the Alameda County Fairgrounds for at least the next four weeks for residents, age 10 and older, of Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Testing may end earlier than 1:00 p.m. if staff runs out of test kits.  If that occurs, a sign will be posted at Gate 12 off of Valley Avenue.  There is no cost for residents. 

June 5, 2020  - Alameda County Health Officer Updates Shelter-in-Place Restrictions and Broadens Face Covering Order

In two new orders issued today by Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Erica Pan, shelter-in-place restrictions are slightly relaxed, while face covering rules have been expanded.

Effective Monday, June 8, the Shelter-in-Place Order will allow for:

  • Small gatherings of individuals from different households to take place in outdoor settings, subject to certain conditions;
  • Childcare workers to provide care to all children, not just children of essential workers; youth extracurricular activities may resume under certain conditions;
  • Educational institutions to resume career internship and pathways programs;
  • Libraries to open for curbside pickup of books and other media; 
  • Certain businesses providing services with limited person-to-person contact, including appliance repair and pet grooming services, to resume operations.

Small outdoor gatherings are also permitted for people belonging to the same Social Bubble (a group of 12 or fewer people from different households):

  • Participation is restricted to only one Social Bubble at a time;
  • The Social Bubble group should be maintained for three weeks;  
  • Members of a Social Bubble are encouraged to comply with Social Distancing Requirements and wear face coverings when feasible.

The Order also states that "residents can expect that outdoor museums, outdoor restaurant dining, religious services, and additional outdoor activities, such as outdoor fitness classes, will resume in phases in upcoming relaxations to the Shelter-in-Place restrictions."

A second Order issued today from Dr. Pan broadens the current Face Covering Order.  The new Order goes into effect on Monday, June 8, and says that "face coverings must be worn at all times by all members of the public, including outdoors while engaged in physical activities - walking, running, biking, etc. - and within 30 feet of people outside their household."   However, a person is not required to wear a face covering during the entire duration of their activity, but should carry a face covering for easy access should they come within 30 feet of another individual.  Children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a face covering, and children two years old or younger should not wear a face covering.

Alameda County Public Health Department has also issued a plan for the further expansion of activities:

Alameda County COVID-19 Reopening  Plan

May 18, 2020 - Alameda County Health Officer Issues New Orders Allowing Additional Restricted Business Operations

The Alameda County Health Officer has issued new orders today, allowing some additional businesses to resume operations on a limited scale, and permitting highly regulated vehicle-based gatherings.

Given that new cases of COVID-19 have been stable or decreasing, allowing for sufficient capacity in local hopitals, and daily testing for the virus has increased each day, Bay Area health officers issued a joint statement, allowing for retail establishments to begin storefront pick-up; and enabling manufacturing, warehousing, and logistical operations that support retail businesses to also resume.  All businesses in operation must follow social distancing and public health guidance to protect its employees and customers.  Businesses must continue to enforce physical distancing which includes:

  • Continuing teleworking for those employees who can do so.
  • Staggering employee breaks.
  • Training employees on proper methods to limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • Establish disinfection protocols for routine and deep cleaning of businesses.
  • The wearing of protective face coverings and maintaining a distance of six feet from other employees.

These orders do not include the opening of office workplaces, malls, or restaurants (other than for take-out dining).

The new order also allows for vehicle-based gatherings of up to 200 cars for up to three-hour events.  The car gatherings must be invitation-only events with security present.  Occupants must be of the same household; wear face coverings if car windows are open; and remain in cars at all times (other than to use a restroom).  No food or drink at these gatherings will be permitted.

Residents are still to shelter at home; wear facial coverings when visiting essential businesses; and maintaining a distance of six feet of others.

Update on Businesses Restrictions and Allowable Business Operations

Alameda County Health Order Summary - May 18

May 8, 2020 - Dublin City Council Approves Small Business Emergency Microloan Program

To help mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19, the Dublin City Council recently approved the establishment of a Small Business Emergency Microloan Program.  The objective of the program is to offer financial assistance to Dublin small businesses, with a focus on retaining local restaurants and retailers within Dublin to augment state and federal financial assistance programs.

The program provides zero-interest, unsecured, short-term loans of up to $10,000 to eligible Dublin small businesses. The loan program offers a forgiveness component for those businesses that meet the longevity and/or the sales tax generation requirements.

The City of Dublin has created a microloan webpage, which details loan eligibility requirements and restrictions, as well as the application process.  Microloan Program graphic showing storefront with text Dublin Small Business Emergency Microloan Pro

May 7, 2020 - Current Health Orders Remain in Effect Throughout Alameda County

While Governor Newsom announced the easing of some restrictions as California moves into the second phase of reopening the State’s economy, most Bay Area counties, including Alameda County, have announced that some phases - including allowing curbside pick-up from some non-essential retailers - will NOT be allowed per the State’s announcement.  Read the press release from the Bay Area counties.

May 4, 2020 - Governor Newsom Provides Update on Planned Stage 2 Reopening of the State

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced today that some businesses and employers in the retail, manufacturing, and logistics sectors may be able to reopen as early as Friday, May 8, if they can meet the guidelines provided by the State. Not all Stage 2 businesses will be able to open Friday with modifications. Some examples of businesses that may be able to open with modifications include bookstores, clothing stores, florists, and sporting goods stores.

Other Stage 2 sectors, such as offices and dine-in restaurants, will be part of a later Stage 2 opening. The State is also working with school districts and the California education community to determine how best and safely to reopen schools at some point. 

While the State will be moving from Stage 1 to Stage 2, counties can choose to continue more restrictive measures in place based on their local conditions, and the State expects some counties to keep their more robust stay-at-home orders in place beyond May 8.

May 4, 2020 - A Recording of the "Pivoting Your Business in Response to COVID-19" Webinar is Now Available.

If you missed last week’s free webinar, "Pivoting Your Business in Response to COVID-19," presented by the City of Dublin and the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, you can now view a recording of the webinar at https://youtu.be/dTbg2KuY3Wc.

Dublin Mayor David Haubert, Dublin Chamber CEO Inge Houston, and the City’s Economic Development staff were joined by four Dublin businesses that have pivoted their business model in response to COVID-19. The panelists included Nikki Pham, owner of Boba Bliss; John Samples, owner of INC 82 Brewing; Ron Kodl, co-owner and President of Shapes Fitness for Women - Dublin; and Patricia Cornet, Vice President of Marketing at Vagaro.

May 1, 2020 - Applying for a Building Permit During the Shelter-in-Place Order

With the recent changes to the Shelter-in-Place Order as it relates to construction, please visit the City’s Building Division webpage to apply for a Building Permit.

April 30, 2020 - Governor Newsom Announces New Online Portal to Help Parents Find Child Care Options

Governor Gavin Newsom introduced a new online portal to help parents, including essential workers and vulnerable families, to find "safe, reliable, and accessible child care options."  Read more: https://bit.ly/2Yrn9B9

April 29, 2020 - Shelter-in-Place Order Extended to May 31

While efforts taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have been effective, local health officers say that risk to public health remains. New health orders issued by the Alameda County Public Health Department extend the current Shelter-in-Place Orders through May 31, with the easing of some restrictions.  

The Health Officer Order requires that most people continue to stay home unless they are engaged in certain “essential activities" or to engage in certain low-risk activities, which include:

  • Performing tasks or activities essential to personal or family health and safety;
  • Obtaining necessary services and supplies, including perishable goods, food, and medical supplies;
  • Performing work providing essential products and services;
  • Engaging in outdoor activity, including to take care of pets, going on a walk, or exercising - as long as individuals do not congregate in a group and maintain at least six feet of distance between each other.

The Order allows a limited number of additional Essential Businesses and certain lower risk Outdoor Businesses to resume operating:

  • All construction projects that follow the Construction Project Safety Protocols included with the order in Appendix B;
  • All real estate transactions, with restrictions on open houses and limited tours;
  • Childcare, camps, and educational/recreation programs that provide care for children of people who are allowed to work outside of their homes;
  • Outdoor businesses such as nurseries, landscaping, and agriculture that normally operated outdoors prior to the shelter-in-place orders; and
  • Use of certain outdoor recreational facilities, as long as social distancing procedures are in place.
  • As a condition of operating under this Order, the operators of all businesses must prepare or update, post, implement, and distribute to their personnel a Social Distancing Protocol for each of their facilities frequented by personnel or members of the public.

Read the new Shelter-in-Place Order.

April 23, 2020 - Alameda County Social Services Agency Introduces a Food Distribution and Services Map

Alameda County Social Services Agency, in conjunction with Alameda County Emergency Operations Center, Alameda County Community Food Bank, and other community partners, has created an online resource to connect residents with food distribution sites and other essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information provided is meant to be as comprehensive as possible, which includes dates and time of operation, a description of services provided and location information. County residents are encouraged to visit the website early and often – resource information will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.

View the map: http://www.acgov.org/maps/food-services.htm

April 22, 2020 - Governor Newsom Introduces "Californians for All"

Governor Newsom has introduced "Californians for All," a new website to organize volunteers throughout the State.  To sign up, visit: https://californiavolunteers.ca.gov/get-involved/covid-19/signup/ 

April 17, 2020 - Alameda County Health Officer Issues New Order Requiring Use of Masks

Alameda County Public Health Department has issued a new order REQUIRING members of the public and workers to wear face coverings or masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The Order is effective at 11:59 p.m. on April 17, 2020, but provides for a grace period in enforcement until 8:00 a.m. on April 22, 2020. While the purpose of the grace period is to allow people and businesses time to implement the requirements of the Order, they should comply as soon as possible within the time frame.

Face coverings can be made of cloth, fabric, or other soft or permeable material, without holes, that covers only the nose and mouth and surrounding areas of the lower face. Medical-grade masks are not required.   

Read more: https://dublin.ca.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3467

April 8, 2020

A COVID-19 mobile testing station is now operating in the Stanford Health Care/ValleyCare Medical Center parking lot (5555 W. Las Positas Blvd., Pleasanton). ANYONE with a physician’s order and non-acute symptoms can be tested.  Call 650-736-5211 for an appointment.  The site is open Monday to Friday, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., in parking lot F. 

Stanford Medicine also has testing locations and capacity throughout Pleasanton. Patients that are part of Stanford Community of Physicians can visit the location at 5725 Stoneridge Dr. This is a drive-through for non-acute symptoms. https://med.stanford.edu/…/stanford-offers-drive-through-co…

April 4, 2020

Martin Canyon Creek Trail has been reopened.  Please keep social distancing in mind when walking the trail.

April 1, 2020 Update:

Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered that all public schools in California shall remain closed for the duration of the academic school year to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to the maximum extent.  Most schools, however, are providing distance learning.

April 2, 2020 Update: 

Martin Canyon Creek Trail has been closed.

March 31, 2020 Update: New Shelter-in-Place Order Issued by Alameda Country Through 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.
  • Landscapers and similar service professionals may only provide services that are necessary to maintain the sanitation, habitability, or operation of residences or businesses, or for safety reasons. They may not provide services that are cosmetic or for general upkeep.

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.

Per the most recent Shelter-in-Place Order, all City of Dublin dog parks, basketball courts, tennis courts, golf courses, public picnic areas, and barbecue sites have been cordoned off.  

March 21 Update:  

The City of Dublin has closed all playgrounds at Dublin parks.  

March 16

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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

The City Dublin has cancelled all non-essential meetings until further notice. Dublin City Council meetings are being held via Zoom Video Teleconferencing.  The public can livestream the meetings on www.trivalleyTV.org or on t.v. Channel 28.  Public Comment are allowed; an online speaker slip is available to the public at www.dublin.ca.gov/1604, and directions are provided to speakers enabling them to address the City Council from a remote location.

Low-Cost Internet Services Available for Families

As education and work shift home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, internet providers are helping customers by providing unlimited data, boosting internet speeds, opening up WiFi hotspot networks to the public, and waiving late charges. Many internet providers now have payment plans and have agreed to not terminate service for customers affected financially by the pandemic. Visit https://www.inmyarea.com/resources/guide-internet-low-income-customers to see what major internet providers are doing in response to COVID-19 for customers and low-income families.