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: 85,468

Number of CUMULATIVE confirmed COVID-19 cases in Dublin: 1,667

data through April 19, 2021

Number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to Alameda County residents: 813,260 (first dose); 495,328 (fully vaccinated)

Number of COVID-19 vaccines administered to Dublin residents: 31,208 (first dose); 16,761 (fully vaccinated)

data through April 19, 2021


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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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands to All Californians, 16 and Older - issued April 16

All Californians, aged 16 and older, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. While eligibility has been expanded, please note that supply continues to be a challenge that public health agencies are working to address.

Residents are encouraged to get the vaccine through their healthcare provider, or check local vaccine availability at myturn.ca.gov. Alameda County residents can also sign up through the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency to be notified when vaccination appointments become available. Appointments are more readily available at the Oakland Coliseum mass vaccination site. 

For more updates and resources related to COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, visit https://covid-19.acgov.org/index.page.

Oakland Coliseum Remains an Active Vaccination Site for Alameda County Residents - issued April 12

The Oakland Coliseum Mega Vaccination Site will remain active for the next four weeks under an agreement between the Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.  The decision comes at the conclusion of a Federally-supported pilot project to establish Community Vaccination Centers.  The feasibility of continuing operations beyond the four weeks is under review.  The site is expected to deliver up to 6,000 vaccines per day.

The site is open to those who live or work in the counties of Alameda and Contra Costa only, and operates Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with 17 drive-thru lanes, as well as walk-up appointments accessible by fare-free rides with AC Transit and BART

Vaccine appointments can continue to be made through the State’s MyTurn.ca.gov website or by calling 833-422-4255.

Governor Newsom Announces Plans to Reopen California by June 15 - issued April 6, 2021

Governor Newsom announced today that on June 15, all industries across the state can return to usual operations, as long as people continue to wear masks and get vaccinated. The standards for this "re-opening" include: (1) Having a vaccine supply that is sufficient for people 16 years of age and older to receive a shot within two weeks, and (2) there is a consistent low burden of disease (i.e., stable and low hospitalizations). The State may revisit the June 15 date depending on the progress made with vaccinations and a continued decrease in COVID-19 illnesses.

Historical Information About the COVID-19 Pandemic

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  3. January 2021

Alameda County Moves Into Less-Restrictive Orange Tier, Allowing for Additional Activities - issued March 30, 2021

With the State of California's announcement today that Alameda County has moved into the Orange Tier of its "Blueprint for a Safer Economy," the County will allow for additional activities to resume, with modifications and limited capacities, beginning March 31:

  • Bars: Outdoors with modifications; no meals required to be served
  • Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries: Indoors at 25 percent maximum capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer; no meals required to be served
  • Family entertainment centers: Indoors for naturally distanced activities like bowling, escape rooms, and billiards; 25 percent maximum capacity
  • Gyms, fitness centers, and studios (including at hotels): 25 percent maximum capacity and indoor pools are permitted; indoor hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms continue to be closed
  • Movie Theaters: 50 percent maximum capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
  • Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums: 50 percent maximum capacity
  • Offices: Indoors with modifications and remote work (telework) is strongly encouraged
  • Places of worship: 50 percent maximum capacity
  • Restaurants: 50 percent maximum capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
  • Retail: Open indoors with modifications and food courts permitted with indoor dining restrictions

Activities eligible to start on April 1:

  • Outdoor sports and live performances with fans/attendees: In the Orange Tier, capacity will be limited to 33 percent and with advanced reservations only. Concession sales will be primarily in-seat (no concourse sales).  Designated indoor seated dining area capacity will be limited to 25 percent.  Attendance will be limited to in-state spectators and guests must attest their reserved seats are only for one household.
  • Amusement parks: In the Orange Tier, overall park capacity and indoor capacity will be limited to 25 percent, including indoor dining.  Small groups with a maximum of three household groups may attend together.  Attendance will be limited to in-state visitors.  Walk up ticket sales will be permitted, but park operators must collect name and contact information of the ticket purchases for necessary contract tracing.

Alameda County must remain in the Orange Tier for a minimum of three weeks before moving into the next less-restrictive color tier, even though metrics might warrant it.  The County currently has a testing positivity rate of 1.1 percent.

Read the full press release.

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.

State of California Allows for Additional Activities in the Red Tier - updated March 11, 2021

The State of California updated its public health guidance today, allowing for additional operations in the Red Tier of the "Blueprint for a Safer Economy." Breweries, wineries, and distilleries that do not serve meals can now open outdoors with modifications.  The modifications include ensuring that patrons have reservations and observe a 90-minute time limit at the site.  On-site consumption must end by 8:00 p.m.  Bars that do not serve meals must remain closed under Red Tier guidelines.

Additionally, beginning June 1, overnight sleepaway camps will be allowed to resume with modifications in the Red, Orange, and Yellow tiers.

Alameda County Moves Back to the Red Tier Beginning March 10 - issued March 9, 2021

With COVID-19 cases on the decline and vaccination rates rising, Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Anthony Moss has announced that the County will move back to the Red Tier in the State's "Blueprint for Safer Economy," beginning Wednesday, March 10.

Businesses and activities permitted to open indoors, with capacity restrictions and modifications:

  • Restaurants: 25 percent maximum capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Retail: 50 percent maximum capacity and food courts permitted with indoor dining restrictions
  • Grocery stores: full capacity while following retail industry guidance
  • Movie Theaters: 25 percent maximum capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums: 25 percent maximum capacity
  • Gyms, fitness centers, and studios (including at hotels): 10 percent maximum capacity; climbing walls are permitted

Limited gatherings of no more than three households are also now permitted indoors under State guidance, but outdoors is still strongly encouraged.  Masks and physical distancing are still required for these gatherings, and anyone who is experiencing symptoms must not attend. Per state guidance, singing, shouting, chanting, or cheering are strongly discouraged and not permitted indoors. Those at high risk of severe illness are strongly encouraged not to attend.  Large gatherings are still prohibited.

The guidelines will also allow for the resumption of the following activities beginning on April 1:

  • Outdoor sports and live performances with fans/attendees: 20 percent maximum capacity with advanced reservations only. Concession sales will be primarily in-seat (no concourse sales).  Attendance will be limited to in-state visitors.
  • Amusement parks: 15 percent maximum capacity with online ticket purchases only.  Small groups with a maximum of 10 people or three household groups may attend together, but with no intergroup mixing.  Indoor dining will not be permitted.  Attendance will be limited to in-state visitors.

The State of California has also updated its metrics to include a California Vaccine Equity Metric, recognizing that COVID-19 has not affected all communities equally.  The initial goal of the Vaccine Equity Metric is to deliver a minimum of two million doses to the hardest-hit quarter of the State as measured by the Healthy Places Index.  One-point-six million doses have currently been delivered to this quarter of the State.  Once the two million doses goal is reached, the State will update the "Blueprint for a Safer Economy" to allow for a slightly higher case rates in each tier, with the overall effect of allowing counties to move through the color tiers at a faster, but still measured and safe, pace.

  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