Effective Friday, September 4, updated Alameda County Health Orders allow:
- Hair salons and barbershops to operate indoors Indoor Hair Salon and Barbershop reopening guidance
- Outdoor dance classes as part of outdoor non-contact fitness classes
- Mini-golf, batting cages, driving ranges, and kart racing, as allowed by the State’s Family Entertainment Center Guidance
- Retail stores remain at a 25% capacity limit
- Grocery stores with a 50% capacity limit
- Alameda County Openings at a Glance
Effective Monday, August 31, the State’s Blueprint once again permits retail in shopping malls. However, it places additional restrictions on retail. Starting August 31, all indoor retail must limit capacity to a maximum of 25%, except for grocery stores, which must limit capacity to a maximum of 50%. Please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/ and find “Retail” for reference.
Effective 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 28, Alameda County Health Orders allow for the reopening of outdoor swimming pools and outdoor hair salons, nail salons, barbershops, waxing services, skin care and non-medical massages. These Orders exclude services that may require a client to remove their face covering, as well as eyebrow threading and waxing and eyelash treatments. Tattoos, piercings and electrolysis are not allowed to operate indoors or outdoors in alignment with the State of California’s Health Officer Orders issued on July 13.
- Updated Site-Specific Protection Plans
- California COVID-19 Employer Playbook: when and how an employer must report a COVID-19 positive employee; what is defined as an outbreak; and guidance for employers who may be considering whether to suspend operations due to COVID-19 spread in the workplace.
- Industry-Specific Reopening Guidance
Outdoor Hair, Barber, Nail, Skin Care, Waxing, and Non-Medical Massage Guidance
Outdoor Pool Guidance
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 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.
Download a flyer on the Flex Street Initiative in English, Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.