A shelter-in-place order is in effect for all Alameda County residents. City facilities are closed and non-essential meetings and events are cancelled.  Find more information here.

In order to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Shelter-in-Place Order remains in effect for Alameda County residents. The Shelter-in-Place Order limits activity, travel, and business functions to contain the spread of the virus. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person and wear a face coveringFAQs are available here. Please direct questions to and compliance issues to

The Alameda County Public Health Department has issued a reopening plan

The current Shelter-in-Place Order continues to maintain restrictions on movement and public and private gatherings, but allows for some additional contact. This includes:

  • Additional Business Operations:  Outdoor dining, outdoor fitness classes, limited religious and cultural services, outdoor museums, certain business providing services with limited person-to-person contact such as dog walkers and pet grooming services, and all retail may resume operations. Educational institutions can engage in career internships and pathways. All businesses are required to complete and post a Site-Specific Protection Plan before reopening. 
  • Establishing Social Bubbles: Social bubbles may include up to 12 people, including children, and must remain stable for at least three weeks. During this period, adults in the bubble may only socialize in-person outdoors with other members.All members of a single household must be part of the same bubble. A child in shared custody can be in a household bubble for each parent or guardian. In addition to their household bubble, children may be part of no more than one other stable group over at least three weeks that primarily includes other children – either in a childcare setting or in a youth extracurricular activity, such as a sports team, club or summer camp.Participants should practice social distancing and wear face coverings to the extent possible. If anyone in the social bubble is concerned about being sick, they should avoid socialization.After three weeks, if there is no concern about sickness, members can form a new bubble with different people to exclusively socialize with outdoors for the next three weeks.
  • Childcare for all: Childcare and camps are now open to all children, not just children of essential workers. Childcare services and camps must still comply with previously announced rules regarding limited group sizes and social distancing.

All indoor gatherings, outdoor gatherings outside of an established social bubble, and non-essential travel remain prohibited.

Continue to Take Precautions

  • Stay home as much as possible, including working from home if feasible
  • Wear a face covering when within 30 feet of others outside your household
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and otherwise use hand sanitizer
  • Keep ta least 6 feet physical distance from people not in your immediate household