For the latest Alameda County Public Health Orders, please visit https://covid-19.acgov.org/sip.page?. Be sure to carefully review the Restaurant Operating Procedures which provides information on outdoor operations.
The City of Oakland is exploring how to provide opportunities for economic revitalization and community engagement through creative and flexible uses of sidewalks, parking lanes and streets. The Flex Streets initiative seeks opportunities to streamline permitting requirements to provide additional space for Oakland businesses to operate as allowed by recent modifications to Alameda County's Shelter-in-Place Order.
March 2021: Map of existing Flex Streets locations
Download a flyer on the Flex Street Initiative in English, Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.
November 25, 2020: Flex Streets Winterization Guidelines
November 2020: California Department of Public Health's Use of Temporary Structures for Outdoor Business Operations
California Department of Public Health's Temporary Outdoor Structures Q&A
State guidance for outdoor live events, entertainment, and performances with seated audiences.