Alameda County remains in the Orange Tier with permitted activities and restrictions aligned with the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The California Department of Public Health recently issued updated guidance on face coverings, mandating face masks in indoor settings outside of one's home with few exceptions. Outdoors, fully vaccinated persons are not required to wear face coverings except for attending crowded outdoor events. Unvaccinated persons are required to wear a face covering outdoors any time physical distancing cannot be maintained.