Stay-at-Home Order Lifted & Vaccine Updates
The Alameda County Health Officer has announced that following the end of the Regional Stay-at-Home Order, starting Tuesday, January 26, 2021, residents and businesses may again begin operations as permitted under the State’s Purple Tier Activities.
What Businesses and Activities Can Resume?
Outdoors only, with modifications:
- Restaurants, Wineries, and Tasting Rooms
- Cardrooms and Racetracks
- Family Entertainment Centers and Movie Theaters
- Places of Worship and Cultural Ceremonies
- Zoos and Aquariums
Indoors, with modifications:
- Hair Salons and Barbershops
- Hotels and Lodging (indoor gyms and fitness studios remain closed)
- Personal Care Services, including Massage, Nail Salons, and Skin Care Services
- Grocery Stores may increase capacity to 50 percent
- Other Retail may increase capacity to 25 percent
Business operations must comply with the State’s Industry Guidance, which requires a work-site specific protection plan; and CalOSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards. There are no additional local restrictions at this time. The County continues to provide technical support and guidance through its workplace guidance, worker resources, and a list of approved/closed businesses on its website.
Schools are not impacted by the lifting of the Regional Stay-at-Home Order, and Alameda County is following the State’s newly released framework and guidance on school reopening.
All gatherings pose a higher risk of transmission and spread of COVID-19 when people mix across different households and communities. Public gatherings other than those protected by the First Amendment remain prohibited. If you must, the State’s guidance permits small private gatherings of no more than three households. Such gatherings must be outdoors, with physical distancing and masks, and people who are sick should not attend. Alameda County’s Vehicle Based Gatherings Order remains in effect. Consistent with State requirements, face coverings are still required.
Additionally, Alameda County is sharing information on vaccine availability. The current COVID-19 vaccine supply is limited and Alameda County is following the State’s vaccine prioritization guidance. As vaccine supplies increase, individuals will be able to get a vaccine through a County-administered point of dispensing (POD) or their health care provider. Alameda County is currently in Phase 1a, and anticipates beginning Phase 1b in February (as vaccine supply allows). See an image of the vaccine plan at Vaccine Prioritization Framework (acgov.org).
To receive a notification of when the vaccine might be available for you, please fill out one of these forms:
- Alameda County residents – https://bit.ly/38DfyED
- Alameda County employers – https://bit.ly/3nBIPnm
- Health Care Providers – https://bit.ly/2K7CZfB
Please note, this is NOT a registration to receive vaccine. The information provided is kept confidential and will help the county in their planning. The County will contact you with further details about where vaccine will be available when it’s your turn. In the meantime, please protect yourself from COVID-19 by wearing a mask, keeping your distance from others, avoiding crowds and washing your hands frequently.
To learn more about vaccine planning in Alameda County, please visit https://covid-19.acgov.org/vaccines.
To learn more about available resources for businesses during these challenging times, you can view a comprehensive resource update on the East Bay Economic Development Alliance’s Resource Page, or on our blog at www.sanleandronext.com. As always, feel free to reach out to us with questions.
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