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The order will continue to be in effect until it is rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by the Health Officer.
On June 18, Alameda County released an Order Update which takes effect 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020.
- Media Release
- Alameda County Health Officer Order Summary
- Restaurant Operating Procedures
- Protection Plan Guidance and Template
- Additional Businesses Permitted to Open
- Updated Shelter-In-Place Orders
- Alameda County Reopening Plan
- Retail and Shopping Guidance
- Places of Worship Guidance
- Essential, Outdoor, and Additional Businesses in Alameda County
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 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