April 15: State provided update guidance for indoor live events, entertainment and performances with seated audiences. Follow this guidance for outdoor live events, entertainment, and performances with seated audiences.
Effective March 31, Alameda County will move into the Orange Tier, which allows:
- Restaurants to operate indoors at 50 percent maximum capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
- Bars may open Outdoors with modifications, no meals required to be served
- Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries may operate indoors at 25 percent maximum capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer; No meals required to be served
- Retail to operate open indoors with modifications and food courts permitted with indoor dining restrictions
- Family entertainment centers may operate indoors for naturally distanced activities like bowling, escape rooms, and billiards at 25 percent maximum capacity
- Gyms, fitness centers and studios (including at hotels) may operate indoors at 25 percent maximum capacity; indoor pools are permitted; however, indoor hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms remain closed
- Movie Theaters may operate at 50 percent maximum capacity or 200 people, whichever is fewer
- Museums, Zoos and Aquariums may open indoors with 50 percent maximum capacity
- Non-Essential Offices are allowed to open indoors with modifications and remote work (telework) is strongly encouraged
- Places of worship will have increased indoor capacity of 50 percent maximum
For a complete roster of allowed activities, please review the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
Businesses and activities permitted to open under the State’s Orange Tier must continue to comply with the State’s Industry Guidance: Additional workplace resources can be found at https://covid-19.acgov.org/rec... and resources for Alameda County workers are available at https://covid-19.acgov.org/wor....
All businesses permitted to operate indoors must follow the CDPH interim guidance for ventilation, filtration, and air quality
. This guidance includes practical steps your business can take to promote better ventilation, filtration, and air quality indoors to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Starting April 1, activities eligible to start:
- Outdoor sports and live performances with fans/attendees: In the Orange Tier, capacity will be limited to 33 percent and with advanced reservations only. Concession sales will be primarily in-seat (no concourse sales). Designated indoor seated dining area capacity will be limited to 25 percent. Attendance will be limited to in-state spectators and guests must attest their reserved seats are only for one household.
- Amusement parks: In the Orange Tier, overall park capacity and indoor capacity will be limited to 25 percent, including indoor dining. Small groups with a maximum of 3 household groups may attend together. Attendance will be limited to in-state visitors. Walk up ticket sales will be permitted, but park operators must collect name and contact information of the ticket purchases for necessary contract tracing.
December 10: ABC provides industry guidance on cocktails to-go and sale of sealed containers; Alameda County will align and follow this guidance.
November 17: Alameda County updated their Restaurant Operating Procedures including more detailed guidance related to canopies and covered sides based on additional information received from the State: (English) (Spanish) (Chinese)
October 15: Alameda County Highlights COVID-19 Guidance Available for the Arts Community
See Alameda County's COVID Recovery Page for relevant attachments.
Mask Required For Entry Poster: Arabic | Amharic | Burmese | Chinese (Simplified) | Chinese (Traditional) | English | Khmer | Korean | Spanish | Swahili | Tagalog | Tigrinya | Vietnamese
Face Covering Sign for Businesses by Alameda County (PDF): ENGLISH | SPANISH | CHINESE (Simplified) | CHINESE (Traditional) | KOREAN | ARABIC | TAGALOG | VIETNAMESE | CAMBODIAN
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 email@example.com.