December 4, 2020
Bay Area Health Officers Move to Implement
State's Regional Stay-at-Home Order

Effective Monday, December 7, 2020 in Alameda County

On a live, virtual press conference this afternoon, the Bay Area Health Officers announced that they will implement the State's Regional Stay-at-Home Order, announced by the Governor yesterday, rather than wait until the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed availability falls below 15%, which would have prompted the Bay Area region to be included. In Alameda County, the order will be in effect beginning Monday, December 7 and remain in place until January 4, 2021. See Joint Press Release

The Stay-at-Home order prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes sector operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing in all others. Learn more about this order

The Regional-Stay-At-Home Order would impact the following sectors with temporary closures:

  • Outdoor dining: take-out, pick-up, and delivery are permitted
  • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
  • Indoor recreational facilities
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Personal care services
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums
  • Movie theaters
  • Wineries, bars, breweries, and distilleries
  • Family entertainment centers
  • Cardrooms and satellite wagering
  • Limited services not included in critical infrastructure
  • Amusement parks

The following sectors would need to implement additional modifications and ensure 100 percent masking and physical distancing:

Temporary Restrictions:

  • Outdoor recreational facilities: permitted only without any food, drink, or alcohol sales. Overnight stays at campgrounds prohibited.
  • Retail and shopping centers: indoor operations permitted at 20% capacity with entrance metering and no eating or drinking in the stores. Special hours should be instituted for seniors and others with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
  • Hotels and lodging: open for critical infrastructure support only.
  • Offices: remote only, except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible
  • Places of worship and political expression: Outdoor services permitted
  • Entertainment production including professional sports: operation permitted without live audiences.

The following sectors would remain open when a remote option is not possible with appropriate COVID-19 preventative measures including ensuring 100 percent masking and physical distancing:

Permitted to continue operating under Regional Stay-At-Home-Order:

  • Critical infrastructure, as defined by the State
  • Schools that are already open for in-person learning
  • Non-urgent medical and dental care
  • Childcare and pre-K
See Alameda County Approved Open & Closed Businesses - New restrictions effective December 7, 2020 to January 4, 2021.

For the latest updates from Alameda County Public Health Department, visit HERE.
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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 or leave a message at (925) 931-5042.

Catch up on past newsletters:
COVID-19 Business Resources Newsflash December 3, 2020
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