January 9: The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced, based on ICU data, that the Bay Area region (including Oakland and Alameda County) continues to be under the Regional Stay at Home Order. Once a region's four-week ICU projection shows a capacity of greater than or equal to 15%, the order will be lifted for that area. Read the full Regional Stay Home Order, Supplement to the Order, and frequently asked questions.
January 7: Alameda County Expects State to Extend Regional Stay At Home Order
December 10: ABC provides industry guidance on cocktails to-go and sale of sealed containers; Alameda County will align and follow this guidance.
December 4: Bay Area Health Officers move to Implement the State’s New Regional Stay Home Order. The new sector closures and restrictions on activity take effect in Alameda County at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, December 7. The sector closures and restrictions on activity under the State’s Regional Stay Home Order are described here. (Look under What does the Regional Stay Home Order do?) Restaurants may operate for take-out and delivery only. View Alameda County's Approved Open & Closed Businesses
December 3: Alameda County's Statement on the State's Regional Stay-At-Home Order.
November 19: The State issued a Limited Stay at Home Order. Read the FAQs for additional insight. Non-essential businesses, those that are NOT defined as critical infrastructure, should end business operations at 10 p.m. Essential work is permitted to continue, and food and beverage takeout services are still permitted.
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)
November 16: State Moves Alameda County to Purple Tier. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on November 18 previously open sectors and activities are restricted to State’s Purple Tier allowances and restrictions. Indoor dining must close.
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