County Shelter-in-Place Order in Effect Again

The City of Alameda shared this data as of Dec. 4 showing COVID-19 case by age group within the city. The public may sort and study data from the county at https://data.acgov.org.

County Shelter-in-Place Order in Effect Again

As of 12:01 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, a new Shelter-in-Place Order went into effect in Alameda County to slow the spread of COVID-19. Under the new health order:

• Retail (other than grocery) is permitted at 20% capacity.
• Grocery stores are permitted at 35% capacity (as per new guidance issued by the state).
• Restaurants can open for take-out, delivery or pick-up only.
• Offices are open only for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.

A list of businesses that may remain open is available at https://covid-19.acgov.org along with the full text of the order.

Other notable changes include:
• Outdoor recreational facilities: Allow outdoor operation only without any food, drink or alcohol sales. Overnight stays at campgrounds are not permitted.
• Retail: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
• Shopping centers: Allow indoor operation at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
• Hotels and lodging: Allow to open for critical infrastructure support only.
• Restaurants: Allow only for take-out, pick-up or delivery.
• Offices: Allow remote only except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
• Places of worship and political expression: Allow outdoor services only.
• Entertainment production including professional sports: Allow operation without live audiences. Additionally, testing protocol and “bubbles” are highly encouraged.

Help keep Alameda updated
Local businesses with operational changed due to the new Shelter in Place order issued by Alameda County may update a free business listing on the city’s website “What’s Open Alameda?” so customers can stay up to date. The City of Alameda plans to promote the site: www.alamedaca.gov/ALERTS-COVID-19/Whats-Open-Alameda heavily during the holiday season.

The city asks business owners to:
• Visit & Verify: Visit What’s Open Alameda to make sure your business is listed and that the information is up to date.
• Add & Edit: If your business is not listed, or if the listing needs to be updated, you can do so right in the directory. To add a listing, click on the “+List my Business” button in the upper right hand corner of the directory. To edit an existing listing, navigate to the current listing, and click the “Edit” button in the upper right hand corner of the listing.
• Add an email address: Make sure to add a working email address to your listing. This will ensure you get all future notifications about the directory.
• Update regularly! Update your business information regularly to reflect any changes to hours or operations.

Email econdev@alamedaca.gov with any questions about the directory.