Request Assistance for Yourself or Someone in Need
We want to hear from you if you or anyone you know is in need of assistance. Please contact the Albany CARES program at 1(510) 524-9122. We will do our best to locate resources and connect people with services as much as possible.
Comply with Physical Distancing Recommendations and Mandates
To lessen the impact of COVID-19 on our community, we must reduce the times and places when people come together. According to the Alameda County Shelter-in-Place Order, you may go outside to engage in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking, bicycling, and running, provided that you maintain physical distancing of at least six feet from any other person outside of your immediate household and follow any posted access restrictions in public spaces. We urge people to walk their dogs on leash to ensure physical distancing can happen and respect others trying to social distance. The CDC now recommends people wear cloth face coverings when in public places that make physical distancing difficult, such as in grocery stores and pharmacies.
The precautions we are all taking are challenging but necessary to ensure public health. If you would like to share your support for the measures we’re all taking, you are encouraged to print the signs linked below at home and place in your window or another visible spot on your property, or make one of your own!
Support Local Businesses
While the shelter-in place order remains in place and social distancing is critical at this time, please also take some time to support our local business community however possible. Buy local from our grocery stores that remain open, order takeout from your favorite Albany restaurants and make sure to tip, purchase gift cards online, keep your current memberships, write a positive online review, share and repost social media posts, encourage local businesses to provide services remotely and provide technical assistance if you’re able, and ask them directly how you can support them. Find more ideas here.
Support Your Community Remotely
To keep up with things, consider checking in with neighbors, friends, and family via phone, video chat, or social media.