City of Newark - Urgency Ordinance - Minor Use Permit
On June 19, 2020, the Alameda County Health Officer relaxed Orders allowing the reopening of outdoor museums, outdoor restaurant dining, religious services, indoor/outdoor retail, and outdoor fitness classes. Orders also offers guidance on protesting safely to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and includes visiting dog parks and college sports training.
In an effort to support the business community and assist businesses in reopening, the Newark City Council approved an urgency ordinance on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 authorizing the Community Development Director to issue COVID-19 Minor Use Permits and Waive Requirements of the Zoning Code to facilitate business operations impacted by COVID-19. This will allow local businesses to function and open to the public while still operating in a manner that complies with best practices recommended by health officials to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Anyone with questions may email the City's Planning Department or call them at (510) 578-4330.
Click on the links below to find copies of the City of Newark's Ordinance, City's Minor Use Permit Press Release and Alameda County COVID-19 Health Emergency and Press Release:
Minor Use Permit Press Release
Urgency Ordinance - Minor Use Permit
Alameda County COVID-19 Health Emergency Press Release
Alameda County - Necessary requirements to opening business operations
Alameda County has created an email address COVID-19 Recovery to answer questions from businesses regarding what necessary work protocols are required and must be in place before business operations restart.
What You Should Know - Click on the links below: