I received the following notices related to the coronavirus pandemic this week.
‘From a friend’
Karen Green asked to share this piece with the community.
“I will be wearing a mask in public as an act of kindness and a demonstration of my humanity. It protects those with weakened immune systems, eases the burdens on our healthcare warriors and will move us quicker to the day that we can begin to emerge from our burrows.
On Monday, May 4, health authorities in the nine-county region that includes Alameda loosened restrictions on construction as well as some outdoor activities and businesses. They announced that the state of California was planning to allow some retailers to reopen with curbside pickup and physical distancing. The state was also allowing any manufacturing and supply chains for those businesses to open. These orders do not permit curbside pickup for all non-essential, brick-and-mortar businesses.
While Alameda remains sheltered in place for another month, a resident wrote in concerned for everyone’s safety.
“I was shocked to see so many people at Alameda’s beaches on Saturday and Sunday,” wrote Diana Cabcabin. “There were more people than usual wandering around the South Shore and Nob Hill shopping centers, which attract many people from out of Alameda. Many people didn’t have face masks!”
In early April, Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) launched its “Feed Alameda’s Frontline” campaign to support both Alameda restaurants and Alameda’s frontline staff who are responding to the impacts of COVID-19. When CASA approached Alameda firefighters to see if they would like to receive donated restaurant meals, they insisted on becoming donors instead.