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:
- 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:
See Alameda County Approved Open & Closed Businesses - New restrictions effective December 7, 2020 to January 4, 2021.
- 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
For the latest updates from Alameda County Public Health Department, visit HERE.