Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

COVID-19 Dashboard with Detailed Case and Vaccine Information

To view detailed COVID-19 case and vaccine information from Alameda County, visit Alameda County Public Health Department's new real-time data page:  https://covid-19.acgov.org/data.page. The dashboard features all cases in the County (including Berkeley, which has its own health department) and vaccines administered (both first and second dose).  Graphs are broken down by age, gender, and city.  Keep in mind that as more testing and vaccine doses becomes available, the numbers can change dramatically. It is important to abide by the current health orders. 

Number of CUMULATIVE confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alameda County: 87,940

Number of CUMULATIVE confirmed COVID-19 cases in Dublin: 1,729

data through May 12, 2021


Number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to Alameda County residents: 983,764 (first dose); 718,061 (fully vaccinated)

Number of COVID-19 vaccines administered to Dublin residents: 39,762 (first dose); 27,946 (fully vaccinated)

data through May 12, 2021


Safe, Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Children, Ages 12 and Up - issued May 13, 2021

Alameda County Public Health Department has announced that the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 has been proven safe for children, ages 12 and up.  The written consent of a parent or guardian will be required at the time of appointment registration and the physical presence of a parent or guardian at time of vaccination is preferred.

On May 12, both the Centers for Disease Controls (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Western States Scientific Safety Review (WSSSR) both agreed that the Pfizer vaccine can be safely administered to children, ages 12 and older, to prevent severe illness and death from COVID-19.  

The vaccine will be available at some providers immediately and will become available soon at others.

  • Visit MyTurn.CA.gov to find clinics and pharmacies that are offering the Pfizer vaccine and have open appointments for patients 12 and older.
  • Reach out to your health care provider to see when they will begin vaccinating youth, ages 12-15.
  • Stanford Children’s Health at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton (Drive-Through Only): Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCHO) will begin vaccinating the 12-15-year-old age group on Thursday, May 13. All children and youth in the community, ages 12 to 21, are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination at BCHO.  Patients 12 to 17 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Vaccines are administered in the BCH Oakland Outpatient Center, 747-52nd Street, Oakland; Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Saturday appointments may become available at a later date.  To make an appointment, patients or caregivers should call (415) 514-1196, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
  • Alameda County’s Community Points of Dispensing (PODs) will start offering the Pfizer vaccine on Family Days, starting May 20The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will also be available for anyone who is 18 and older. Parents, guardians, or caregivers will be able to make an appointment here: https://www.primarybio.com/r/alco-vax-signup or by calling 510-208-4VAX (4829).


Oakland Coliseum Vaccination Site to Close on May 23 - issued May 5, 2021

Alameda County and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) announced that after successfully administering nearly 250,000 doses to Alameda County residents, the Oakland Coliseum mega vaccination site will be closing. The site experienced a rapid reduction in first dose appointments over the last two weeks of April. The site closure comes as CalOES concludes its deployment on May 9th and public requests for first dose appointments at the site have dropped from 4,000/day to 400/day. The County will take over the site on May 10th and keep it open for two more weeks to complete second doses. The Pedestrian Village is only open through May 9th for individuals already scheduled for second dose appointments. Alameda County is shifting to more focused and localized options that address a changing vaccine.  

All Welcome for COVID Vaccine Appointments at Axis Clinics  - issued May 3, 2021

In addition to Countywide vaccination efforts, Axis Community Health clinics in Pleasanton (5925 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 100) and Livermore (3311 Pacific Ave) are offering drive-thru and walk-up appointments for ages 16 and older.  Call (925) 462-1755 to schedule an appointment. Vaccinations are free and no insurance is required.  Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are all offered.  Axis staff can accommodate multiple languages.  


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COVID-19 Testing Site at Alameda County Fairgrounds to Relocate to Livermore Location - issued March 18, 2021

As COVID-19 testing demand has dropped in recent weeks, Stanford Healthcare - Valley Care will consolidate its testing operations and relocate the site at the Alameda County Fairgrounds to an existing testing site in Livermore, effective April 1.  The Livermore site is located at 1111 E. Stanley Boulevard in Livermore.  That site is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to noon.  While appointments are preferred, same day access without an appointment is available by calling 925-734-3376   

The scope of testing services at the Livermore location will include:

  • Patients presenting with or without a physician order
  • Access to scheduled appointment times, including same-day availability

By consolidating testing sites, additional personnel and resources can be deployed for COVID-19 vaccine administration.  

Since the beginning of operations in April 2020 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, nearly 32,000 tests were administered.  During peak months, an average of 200 tests were administered per day.  

Livermore COVID-19 testing location map and related information.

Community Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Please contact any one of the following agencies for help or services during this COVID-19 pandemic.  Many of our local non-profit partners can provide information or essential services, such as food; health care and supplies; or crisis support.

Alameda County Food Distribution and Essential Services Site Map

Axis Community Health http://www.axishealth.org/  

CityServe of the Tri-Valley
https://cityservetrivalley.org/donate/

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County https://www.crisissupport.org/

Open Heart Kitchen
https://www.openheartkitchen.org/donate/

Tri-Valley Haven
http://www.trivalleyhaven.org/donate.html

Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley
https://www.ssptv.org/donate.html  Also in need of volunteers.

Spectrum Community Services - Meals on Wheels
https://www.spectrumcs.org/donate

2-1-1 Eden I & R
http://edenir.org/donate/

Stanford Valley Care
Supply and Equipment Donations Instructions 
Food Donations

Local Facebook Group: Tri-Valley Community Help During Shelter In Place

To provide health or volunteer support, please also contact these agencies at the links provided.

Historical Information About the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Places of Worship Now Allowed to Open at Full Capacity - issued April 20

Following a Supreme Court ruling, places of worship in California may now operate indoors at full capacity. While capacity limits are not mandatory, the State of California recommends continual adherence to previous guidelines, for continual safety against the pandemic.  

Alameda County Public Health Department advises that to keep each other safe from the coronavirus, please continue to wear a mask when you leave home; keep at least six feet of distance from anyone not in your household; and wash your hands regularly.  

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands to All Californians, Aged 16 and Older - issued April 16

All Californians, aged 16 and older, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. While eligibility has been expanded, please note that supply continues to be a challenge that public health agencies are working to address.

Residents are encouraged to get the vaccine through their healthcare provider, or check local vaccine availability at myturn.ca.gov. Alameda County residents can also sign up through the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency to be notified when vaccination appointments become available. Appointments are more readily available at the Oakland Coliseum mass vaccination site. 

For more updates and resources related to COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, visit https://covid-19.acgov.org/index.page.

Oakland Coliseum Remains an Active Vaccination Site for Alameda County Residents - issued April 12

The Oakland Coliseum Mega Vaccination Site will remain active for the next four weeks under an agreement between the Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.  The decision comes at the conclusion of a Federally-supported pilot project to establish Community Vaccination Centers.  The feasibility of continuing operations beyond the four weeks is under review.  The site is expected to deliver up to 6,000 vaccines per day.

The site is open to those who live or work in the counties of Alameda and Contra Costa only, and operates Monday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with 17 drive-thru lanes, as well as walk-up appointments accessible by fare-free rides with AC Transit and BART

Vaccine appointments can continue to be made through the State’s MyTurn.ca.gov website or by calling 833-422-4255.

Governor Newsom Announces Plans to Reopen California by June 15 - issued April 6, 2021

Governor Newsom announced today that on June 15, all industries across the state can return to usual operations, as long as people continue to wear masks and get vaccinated. The standards for this "re-opening" include: (1) Having a vaccine supply that is sufficient for people 16 years of age and older to receive a shot within two weeks, and (2) there is a consistent low burden of disease (i.e., stable and low hospitalizations). The State may revisit the June 15 date depending on the progress made with vaccinations and a continued decrease in COVID-19 illnesses.

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Bay Area Jurisdictions Extend Stay-at-Home Order Through January 7, 2021 - issued December 16, 2020

Due to I.C.U. capacity falling below the 15-percent threshold in the Bay Area Region, Alameda County and seven other Bay Area jurisdictions have extended the most recent Stay-at-Home Order through January 7, 2021.  However, because the County's restrictions already align with the State of California's restrictions, no additional changes have been made to the Order.

If, after three weeks, the ICU capacity meets or exceeds the 15-percent threshold, the Order could be lifted.  Alameda County reports that the week ending on December 12 was the worst week of the pandemic so far in the County, with 5,000 new COVID cases reported.  All residents are asked to stay at home as much as possible, avoid all gatherings, and wear a mask when it becomes necessary to leave home.  

Read the full press release.

Alameda County Announces Plans for Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution - December 14, 2020

Alameda County Public Health Department has announced that it expects to receive its initial supply of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as early as December 15.  The first shipment, containing 12,675 doses, will be distributed to frontline hospital workers and 9-1-1 first responders, as they are at the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19.  Residents and staff at long-term care facilities will be next to receive the vaccine.  Additional doses of the vaccine are expected in the coming weeks.

Phase Two of vaccine distribution would go to essential and critical infrastructure workers; older adults; people with underlying health conditions; and those in jail or prison or living in other group settings. Phase Three will be distributed to children, young adults, and people working in lower risk settings.  Phase Four will include those not in the first three phases. 

The County's vaccine planning includes community education and engagement; health care systems coordination; and immunization logistics for the coordination of distribution.

Read the full press release.

Outdoor Playgrounds Now Open Again for Use - December 9, 2020

The State of California has reversed its health order regarding the use of outdoor playgrounds. While indoor playgrounds and recreation sites remain closed, outdoor playgrounds will be re-opened, but visitors must comply with certain requirements:

  • Face masks worn over the mouth and nose are required for everyone two years of age or older, with caregiver supervision at all times to ensure face mask use.
  • Do not use the playground when different households are unable to maintain a physical distance of six feet or when the capacity limit has been reached.
  • Caregivers must monitor to keep adults and children from different households at least six feet apart.
  • Families should consider visiting playgrounds on different times or days to avoid wait times and potentially crowded areas.
  • No eating or drinking is allowed in playground area, in order to ensure face masks are worn at all times.
  • Wash or sanitize hands before and after using the playground.
  • Elderly persons or those with underlying medical conditions should avoid playgrounds when others are present.
  • Limit visit to 30 minutes per day when others are present.

Alameda County to Adopt State's Regional Stay-at-Home Restrictions Beginning Monday, December 7 - issued December 4

Alameda County Public Health announced today that the County, along with other Bay Area jurisdictions, will adopt the State of California's Regional Stay-at-Home framework, beginning Monday, December 7, at 12:01 a.m., through Monday, January 4, 2021.  During this time, all private gatherings and non-essential travel are prohibited.

The area Public Health Officers believe that this early action is needed because the number of new cases is rising rapidly in the region, and more cases are expected as a result of Thanksgiving gatherings.  Hospitalizations are already matching the peak seen during the summer and there is a high risk of exhausting the system's capacity.  This is a regional issue because hospitals provide overflow capacity for neighboring jurisdictions, and our neighboring counties have seen rapid increases in the past two weeks.

During this time, all private gatherings and non-essential travel are prohibited and the following activities are restricted:

  • K-12 Schools - Only schools that are currently offering in-person learning may continue to be open.
  • Non-urgent Medical and Dental Care - Open, with modifications.
  • Childcare and Pre-K - Open, with modifications.
  • Stand-alone Grocery Stores - Permitted indoors at 35% capacity with entrance metering.  Eating and drinking are prohibited in stores, and masks are required to be worn.  Special hours must be made available for seniors and those with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
  • Retail and Shopping Centers - Permitted indoors at 20% capacity with entrance metering.  Eating and drinking are prohibited in stores, and masks are required to be worn.  Special hours must be made available for seniors and those with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.
  • Restaurants - Take-out and delivery, only.
  • Hotels and Lodging - Open for critical infrastructure support, only.
  • Offices - Remote work, only, except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
  • Indoor Playgrounds - Closed.   Order amended on December 9 to allow for outdoor playgrounds to be open.
  • Indoor Recreational Facilities - Closed, except for indoor pools which teach drowning prevention classes, including swim lessons with certified instructors. 
  • Hair Salons/Barbershops - Closed
  • Personal Care Services - Closed
  • Limited Services - Closed, unless identified as Critical Infrastructure per State of California.  Those deemed non-essential, including shoe repair, pet groomers, and dog walkers, can be open with curbside pickup and drop-off only.
  • Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums - Closed
  • Wineries - Closed
  • Bars, Breweries, and Distilleries - Closed
  • Family Entertainment Facilities - Closed
  • Amusement Parks - Closed
  • Cardrooms and Satellite Wagering - Closed
  • Outdoor Recreational Facilities - Outdoor operations, only; no food, drink, or alcohol sales permitted.  Overnight campground stays are prohibited.
  • Places of Worship and Political Expression - Outdoors, only; limited to 100 people for places of worship.

Governor Newsom Issues Regional Stay-at-Home Order - December 3, 2020

Governor Newsom has announced a new regional stay-at-home order that is directly tied to hospital ICU capacity.  Currently, the Bay Area will likely be subject to the new stay-at-home order by mid-to-late December.

Continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  For more information about the new order, visit https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/#regional-stay-home-order