April 2: Updated State guidance for gatherings, receptions, conferences, and indoor live events and performances takes effect April 15
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 - Need to use the sidewalk, parking lane or traffic lane for outdoor seating? Learn about Flex Streets.
- Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries may operate indoors at 25 percent maximum capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer; No meals required to be served
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.
March 9: Alameda County is now in the Red Tier of the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, allowing restaurants to open indoors with modifications – Max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer, on March 10.
General Business Ventilation Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Source: Alameda County Public Health
January 25: The State lifted Stay Home Order allowing counties to return to the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Alameda County provided additional guidance. Outdoor dining is allowed to resume.
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)
State of California industry guidelines to help businesses reduce risk and establish a safe, clean environment for workers and customers. Read the guidelines, find industry-specific checklists and learn more at: https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/
COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening - Source: California Department of Public Health
COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Dine-In Restaurants - Source: State of California
COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Restaurants, Bars, and Wineries - Source: California Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's industry decision trees for Restaurants & Bars
Reopening Resources by Industry - Source: International Economic Development Council
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