Health Orders & Guidance
November 19: The State announced a limited shelter in place order that takes place November 21 at 10pm. This order is in place from 10pm-5am until 5am on December 21. Stay home and slow the spread of COVID-19.
November 16: The State announced Alameda County is in the Purple Tier for reopening. Sectors that are not outdoor only include restaurants, museums, gyms and fitness centers, places of worship, and movie theaters. Click here for a list of what's allowed to open in Alameda County and click here for a list of what's allowed to open at each of the four State tiers.
October 13: The State announced Alameda County is in the Orange Tier of the color-coded 4-tier Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Alameda County is continuing to proceed slowly to avoid another surge in cases. As of today, there are no Orange Tier activities permitted in Alameda County.
October 2: Revised and effective October 9 -- a list of approved types of businesses is here.
August 21: Effective Friday, August 28, 2020, the new health order from Alameda County now allows limited outdoor personal services to reopen along with outdoor pools. Download the health order here and a press release here.
June 18: Effective 8:00 am Friday, June 19, 2020, the new health order from Alameda County now allows outdoor museums, outdoor restaurant dining, limited religions and cultural services, indoor and outdoor retail (including malls), and outdoor fitness classes to reopen. Download the health order here, a summary of the order here, the Alameda County reopening plan here, and read the County press release here. Remember, it's more important than ever to wear a face covering whenever you leave home and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from people outside your household.
June 5: Updated health order requiring face coverings
May 18: The Alameda County Health Officer issued two new health orders that are now in effect and will remain in effect until rescinded, superseded, or amended. The first new health order continues directing residents to shelter in place except for essential needs and activities, and now permits a limited number of additional businesses to operate, subject to certain requirements, including retail stores for curbside or storefront pickup and/or delivery only, manufacturing, and logistics and warehousing. A second new health order now allows certain highly regulated vehicle-based gatherings. For more information, download the shelter in place health order here, download the vehicle-based gathering health order here, download a summary of the orders here, read the County press release here, and read a joint statement by Bay Area health officers here.
May 12: Statewide industry guidance to reduce risk
May 11: Guidance for Graduation & Diploma Pick-up(PDF, 148KB)
May 11: Guidance for Camps and Educational/Recreational Programs(PDF, 297KB)
April 29: Alameda County Health Officer issued a new order that goes into effect at 11:59 pm on May 3, 2020 and continues to be in effect until May 31, 2020. The new health order continues asking residents to shelter in place except for essential needs. It allows a limited number of additional essential businesses and certain lower risk outdoor businesses to resume operating. For more information, download the health order here, download a summary of the order here, read FAQs here, and read the County press release here.
April 17: County Health Officer issued a new health order generally requiring face coverings in public. For more information, download the new health order here, the County's press release here, and a County FAQ here, and essential business signage here. Here is a quick guide from the CDC on how to make your own masks and a video tutorial from the Surgeon General.
March 19: State of California issues Stay at Home Executive Order
March 16: Alameda County issues Shelter In Place Health Order