Keeping it Local this 4th of July
In the midst of a pandemic, holiday celebrations have taken on a different identity. It can be tricky to celebrate a special day while staying safe and following guidelines without feeling as though the day is somehow less significant. But it is still possible to enjoy a great 4th of July weekend by spending quality time with your family, and supporting local businesses, all while staying close to home and social distancing.
San Leandrans are proud of their town, including the local businesses, so if you’re going to do something, enjoy Keeping it Local! The San Leandro Chamber of Commerce has a handy list of places who are open for business. You can also check out San Leandro Eat’s highlight of Black owned restaurants and food businesses.
If you are an operating business and your name is not on the Keeping it Local list, contact the Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org (or call 510-317-1400) to sign up your business. The program is free and includes access to promotional materials, including signage for the physical business and badge for social media. Businesses will also have access to all of the Chamber’s information, tools, resources, and connections through the end of the year!
Some businesses have also opened up for outdoor activity, such as outdoor dining. Among these businesses that are: Tequila Grill, Elio’s Family Restaurant, El Torito, Sons of Liberty Alehouse, and La Casa de Maria, which have registered through the City’s COVID-19 Relief Temporary Outdoor Facilities Program. If you are a business wishing to utilize outdoor facilities, please register via the City’s streamlined process HERE. Email email@example.com with any questions.
You can also order take-out from most restaurants in town, or have food delivered via a food delivery service. Check your favorite restaurant’s website or social media to find out what your options are!
And of course, you can get outside! While areas for group activities remain closed, you can enjoy healthy outdoor activities at our parks, such as exercise and walking. You can check out the list of San Leandro parks and see updated park regulations for the holiday weekend. You can also check out East Bay Regional Parks’ guide to visiting their facilities.
Perhaps most importantly, be safe and stay healthy! Keep your social distance from people outside of your household, wear a face covering, and be great neighbors to one another! We’re in this together.