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.
Alamedans have begun hearing about a new concept this week: “Quarantine Fatigue.” Using cell phone tracking data, officials have determined that Californians, bottled up in their homes going on a seventh week now, have begun to disregard the shelter-in-place order. Some other states have begun to relax their restrictions. California’s order remains in place until at least June 1.
Mindful of the loss of senior year celebrations this spring, a group of families and high school staff from across the district have planned “Alameda Senior Signing Day,” tomorrow, Friday, May 1.
Personalized yard signs will be delivered to every senior across the district this week. From 10 to 10:44 a.m., the Mayor, Superintendent, president of the Board of Education, Alameda’s four high school principals and other special guests will speak live on KJTZ (96.1 FM or www.encinalradio.com) to congratulate the Class of 2020.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has begun to construct a plan for the reopening of the California economy based on the downward trend of cases and hospitalizations related to the pandemic. Alameda has its share of cases and locals are doing everything they can to reduce contact, stay six feet away from each other and still attempt to do some essential business.