The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency released a statement that given recent increases in the COVID-19 case rate in Alameda County and the State, it has temporarily paused plans for additional openings and activities, and anticipates moving back into a more restrictive tier, based on the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
See Press Release
In recent weeks, Alameda County has seen increases in both COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations. The County's daily new cases per 100,000 people has risen from a low of 3.4 to 4.9. It is expected that the County will move back into the Red Tier soon, and possibly all the way back into the Purple tier, if the current trends continue.
As the holidays near, the County advises all residents to exercise extreme caution and to continue wearing face coverings whenever you leave home and stay 6 feet apart. Employees should wear masks and remind patrons that masks are required to enter their business. When dining, masks should stay on at the table except when eating or drinking. It is also advised to stay home if you are ill and wash hands frequently.
See Bay Area Guidance on Holiday Gathering and Travel