March 12, 2021
State Updates Blueprint for a Safer Economy
to Allow for Additional Openings

Effective March 13, 2021

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated the Blueprint for a Safer Economy to allow additional safe and sustainable reopening activities.

As Alameda County moved to the Red Tier this week, the State is allowing the following activities for Red Tier counties beginning March 13, with modifications:

  • Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries that do not serve meals may open outdoors only with the following modifications:
    • Reservations required
    • 90-minute time limit
    • Service must end by 8 p.m.
  • Updated guidance does not apply to breweries, wineries and distilleries that provide meals. Those establishments should continue to follow restaurant guidance, which may operate indoors at 25 percent of maximum capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.
  • See California Department of Public Health Press Release

Businesses and activities permitted to open under the State’s Red Tier must continue to comply with the State’s Industry Guidance.

Face Coverings: All individuals two-years old or older within County of Alameda must comply with the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings, which generally requires all individuals to wear a face covering whenever outside of the home, except as exempted by that Guidance.

For additional information from the Alameda County Public Health Department, visit the following resources:
Alameda County Vaccine Information

Alameda County is currently vaccinating health care workers, residents age 65+, emergency service workers including law enforcement, and essential workers in food/agriculture and education/child care. Alameda County, Sutter Health, and Stanford Health Care-Valley Care have partnered to provide vaccinations at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, by appointment only.

For Vaccine Information, Appointments and Notifications:

East Bay Community Energy Service
Beginning April 1, 2021

The East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) will begin providing service in Pleasanton starting in April. All Pleasanton residential, business, and municipal electricity customer accounts will be automatically enrolled and begin receiving EBCE electricity.

Customers retain the choice to opt-up or opt-down to a different EBCE service level or continue to purchase power directly from PG&E by opting out of EBCE. 
Click here for more information about EBCE 

Questions? Speak with a live EBCE representative Monday to Friday from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm by calling 1-833-699-EBCE (3223).

Business Resources:
California Small Business COVID-19
Relief Grant Program

California's Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), recently announced four new funding rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program.

For more information on funding rounds, grant requirements and eligibility, along with links to application tips and webinars, visit
Free Business Webinars

NorCal Small Business Development Center Calendar

Thursday, March 18, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Website Development & Optimization
Hosted by Alameda County Community Development Center | Registration

Tuesday, March 23, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
How to Negotiate Debt & Read Credit Report
Hosted by NorCal SBDC | Registration

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 10:30 - 11:30 am
COVID-19 Small Business Update and Q&A
Hosted by NorCal Small Business Development Center (SBDC) | Registration

City of Pleasanton COVID-19 Business Support

Stay informed! Bookmark the City's
COVID-19 Business Support page to obtain useful information at We are monitoring information related to COVID-19 and will update this page with relevant changes. 

Stay Connected

This newsletter is brought to you by the City of Pleasanton to keep our business community informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To adhere to the Alameda County Public Health Department’s order to shelter in place, City of Pleasanton offices are temporarily closed and City government meetings are limited. The Permit Center located at 200 Old Bernal Avenue is open for limited in-person appointments. Visit the Permit Center webpage for more information. You may contact our staff at

Catch up on past newsletters:
COVID-19 Business Resources Newsflash March 9, 2021
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