Alameda County Shelter-in-Place Order Updated to Include Curbside Pick Up

By SLNext
In Uncategorized
May 18th, 2020


On May 18, 2020, effective immediately, the Alameda County Health Officer updated the local Shelter-in-Place Order to permit curbside and store front pick up from retail businesses, as well as manufacturing and warehousing businesses, subject to restrictions.  The order also issued parameters for vehicle based gatherings.  This Order maintains shelter in place and social distancing provisions, and allows some additional businesses to resume operations within Alameda County.

Businesses that may resume operations at this time include:

  • Retail stores for curbside or storefront pickup, and/or delivery only, in keeping with the parameters outlined in Appendix C-1 of the order
  • Manufacturing businesses permitted to operate under the state Resilience Roadmap
  • Logistics and Warehousing permitted to operate under the state Resilience Roadmap
  • Vehicle based gatherings of up to 200, which will be highly regulated per the order guidelines


Every organization and business, regardless of when it will be permitted to open should prepare for reopening by working on plans that include:

  • Physical distancing for employees and visitors
  • Administrative controls to stagger employees, breaks, and continued teleworking for those who can work remotely
  • Training for employees on limiting spread of COVID-19 (temperature and/or symptoms screening, hand washing technique, face covering requirements)
  • Disinfection protocols for routine and deep cleaning

A full list of business types currently authorized to operate in Alameda County can be found HERE.  For authorized businesses, Alameda County plans to align with the State’s Guidance for Industries where possible, and will provide additional guidance and updated FAQs as needed.

Nearly two weeks ago the local Shelter-in-Place Order was modified to allow some low-risk outdoor activities and all construction; and beginning May 8th, the State moved into the early phase of Stage 2 of its Resilience Roadmap, allowing certain retail activities to resume. Alameda County is using the State’s Roadmap as a guide but will be moving at a timeline based on local data and pandemic conditions. At this time, the data and response infrastructure permit the County to safely move into Early Stage 2, today, May 18th, effective immediately.

“While the data is moving in the right direction, we are monitoring the five indicators with vigilance and caution,” said Dr. Erica Pan, Health Officer for Alameda County. Early Stage 2 include curbside or storefront retail (customers may walk up to the store to pick up pre-ordered goods) and manufacturing & warehouses. It does not include other office workplaces, or additional industries authorized by the State for some other counties that have applied to move faster, like malls and dine-in restaurants.

All Alameda County residents must continue to stay home as much as possible, wear face coverings when outside their homes, and maintain a distance of six feet or more from anyone outside their household. All businesses are encouraged to continue remote working options and enhanced safety accommodations for employees who may be at high risk for complications from COVID-19.  In addition to the State’s guidance, the CDC’s webpage for Worker Safety and Support also includes helpful resources.

The San Leandro Economic Development Team will continue review of the order and provide additional information in upcoming posts detailing business operation parameters, helpful guides and resources, and any San Leandro-specific updates.

  • Click here for the updated Shelter-in-Place Order.
  • Click here for a summary of the updated Order.
  • Click here for Appendix C-1 of the Order, which details on how retail, manufacturing and logistics/warehouse businesses are permitted to operate.


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