Effective September 25, 2020: Alameda County to Allow Nail Salons to Open Indoors
Effective September 14, 2020, Alameda County’s updated Vehicle-Based Gathering Order will permit live performances including entertainment like musical, theatrical, and artistic performances, lectures, presentations, movie showings, as well as religious and cultural ceremonies. Alameda County Public Health Department will issue additional guidance and hosts of all live performances over 200 vehicles are required to submit a Live Performance Plan to COVIDRecovery@acgov.org.
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The order will continue to be in effect until it is rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer.July 15 Update: Outdoor Dining Now Allowed to Resume, Indoor Worship Services and Indoor Malls are Required to Close
See Alameda County's COVID Recovery Page for relevant attachments.
The Alameda County Health Officer continues tracking progress on the five key indicators, to determine when our community is safe to move to the next stage of relaxing shelter-in-place restrictions.
Mask On Sign for Businesses by Alameda County (PDF) in English, Chinese and Spanish
ReOpening Guide signs by the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce (PDF), in partnership with Oaklandish and the Economic Recovery Advisory Council, 11" x 17" signs for download. Pick up hard copies from any Oakland Chamber, Business Improvement District or CIty Council office. ENGLISH | CHINESE | SPANISH | VIETNAMESE
Businesses seeking guidance on re-opening consistent with Alameda County guidelines should email firstname.lastname@example.org.