Latest County Health Order - UPDATE - Effective June 19, 2020
Individuals should continue to limit contact with people outside their Social Bubble, maintain physical distance, and wear face coverings.
Per State’s guidance:
- Indoor and outdoor retail and outdoor dining allowed at reduced capacity to ensure physical distancing and safety plans. Residents and businesses are still encouraged to focus primarily on pick-up and delivery options to limit lines and crowds.
- Limited religious services permitted to resume for up to 100 people or less than 25 percent building capacity, whichever is lower. Virtual services, especially for high-risk congregants is strongly recommended.
All businesses allowed to operate under the Heatlh Officer Orders must complete the Site Protection Plan template and implement risk assessment and individual control measures, physical distancing, disinfecting and cleaning protocols, and employee training to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Employers are advised to implement COVID-19 Health Screenings before staff enter a facility to start their workday and employees must complete a Self-Assessment to ensure they do not go to work sick or during an infectious period.
The Health Department reminds residents planning to participate in the newly authorized activities that they are still in the first wave of the pandemic. The virus that causes COVID-19 is highly infectious and it is critical to take precautions to protect people who are at high risk for health complications or working in settings that expose them to more people. Testing Locations in Alameda County
Individuals are reminded to continue to wear face coverings when outside the home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Be sure to continue to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, remember to practice social distancing (6 feet distance), and stick to your social bubble.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS BUSINESSES REOPEN:
- Press Release - June 18, 2020
- Alameda County Health Order 20-14a Summary
- Health Officer Order No. 20-14a
- Protection Plan - Guidance & Template
- Retail and Shopping Center Reopening Guidelines
- Additional Businesses Permitted to Operate
- Restaurant Operating Procedures
- Places of Worship Reopening Guidelines
- Small Construction - Project Safety Protocol
- Large Construction Project Safety Protocol
- Essential Outdoor & Additional Businesses in Alameda County
- Reopening Plan
Alameda County Health Order - June 5, 2020
Alameda County is issuing two new Health Officer Orders today that loosens the Shelter-in-Place restrictions effective June 8, 2020 until amended, replaced, or rescinded.
One order reinforces the importance of face coverings as we continue through reopening during the pandemic; and the second allows additional activities, including expanded childcare/camps and Social Bubbles, and affirms that personal services such as pet groomers and house cleaning may resume.
Alameda County Health Officer is also issuing a Reopening Plan, which anticipates the sequencing of when other activities will be permitted over the coming weeks and months.
This Order continues to maintain restrictions on movement and public and private gatherings set forth in the Health Officer’s May 18, 2020 Shelter in Place Order. However, in light of the continued progress toward controlling the spread of COVID-19 in the County of Alameda and neighboring jurisdictions, the Order allows certain additional business, recreational, social, and cultural activities to resume. The Order:
- Allows for small gatherings of individuals from different households or living units to take place in outdoor spaces, subject to certain conditions
- Allows childcare providers to provide care to all children, not just children of essential workers, and establishes conditions under which youth extracurricular activities may resume
- Allows educational institutions to offer career internship and pathways programs
- Allows libraries to open for curbside pickup of books and other media
- Replaces the Prior Order’s Social Distancing Protocol with a Site-Specific Protection Plan (Appendix A) for businesses allowed to operate under the Order
- Allows certain business providing services with limited person-to-person contact, including appliance repair and pet grooming services, to resume operations
Below please find:
Alameda County Public Health Orders
- ALAMEDA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER SUMMARY 20-11 & 20-12 - May 18, 2020
- ALAMEDA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 20-12 - VEHICLE BASED GATHERINGS - May 18, 2020
- ALAMEDA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 20-11 - May 18, 2020
- ALAMEDA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER - SUMMER CAMP GUIDANCE - May 11, 2020
- ALAMEDA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 20-10 - April 29, 2020
- ALAMEDA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER 20-04 - March 31, 2020
- ALAMEDA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER TO SHELTER IN PLACE - March 16, 2020