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State Extends Current Regional Stay-at-Home Restrictions

On January 9, 2021, due to a severe decrease in ICU capacity across the Bay Area and other regions, the State of California extended its current Shelter-in-Place Order for the region until further notice.  With current ICU capacity at just three-percent, and COVID cases on the rise, the State could not estimate how long the current Order will last.

Starting on Monday, December 7, at 12:01 a.m., Alameda County, along with other Bay Area jurisdictions, adopted the State of California's Regional Stay-at-Home framework.

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 all non-essential travel will be prohibited, and the following activities are restricted. 

As of December 7, the following sectors must close: 

  • Indoor playgrounds
  • Indoor recreational facilities - Except indoor pools allowed to be open for only drowning prevention classes, including swim lessons with certified instructors.
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • Personal care services
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums
  • Wineries
  • Bars, breweries, and distilleries
  • Family entertainment facilities
  • Cardrooms and satellite wagering
  • Limited services (i.e. dog groomers and walkers, shoe repair, etc.)  - Except for curbside pickup and drop-off only. Note: limited services businesses identified as Critical Infrastructure sectors are allowed to remain open per the State of California (i.e. laundromats, dry cleaners, auto repair shops, car washes, landscapers, contractors, etc.)
  • Amusement parks
  • Offices - Remote work, only, except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.

The following sectors will have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing:

  • Grocery stores - Permitted indoors at 35% capacity (based on fire department occupancy limits) with strict entrance metering. Eating or drinking is prohibited in stores, and masks are required to be worn. Additionally, special hours for seniors and those with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems is strongly encouraged. 
  • Gyms, Fitness Centers, Non-Contact Fitness Classes, Dance Studios & Other Exercise Facilities  - Outdoor operations only; extended physical distancing of 8 feet, and without shared equipment.
  • Hotels and lodging - Open for critical infrastructure support only.
  • (Revised) Outdoor playgrounds - with additional modifications including no mixing of households; no food or drink; wash or sanitize hands before and after use; and 30 minute limit per visit per day when others are present. 
  • Outdoor recreational facilities - Outdoor operations only so long as there is no mixing of households; no food, drink, or alcohol sales permitted. Additionally, overnight stays at campgrounds are prohibited.
  • Places of worship and political expression - Outdoors, only; limited to 100 people for places of worship.
  • Restaurants - Take-out and delivery, only.
  • Retail and shopping centers - Permitted indoors at 20% capacity with entrance metering. Eating or drinking is prohibited in stores, and masks are required to be worn. Additionally, special hours for seniors and those with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems is strongly encouraged.

The following sectors are allowed to remain open when a remote option is not possible with appropriate infectious disease preventative measures including 100%
masking and physical distancing:

  • Critical infrastructure
  • 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.
  • Child care and pre-K - Open, with modifications.

The list of sectors/activities is also available on the Alameda County Public Health Department's webpage

Read Health Order 20-21 (issued 12/6/2020).

Read the press release (issued 12/4/2020). 

* All businesses allowed to reopen under the Alameda County Shelter-in-Place Order must complete the Site-Specific Protocol Plan and implement the applicable measures. See current Health Order for specific details and definitions. For more information about the current local Health Order, go to the "Health Order" tab (above). Employers seeking technical assistance with the County Health Orders, including guidance on what activities are currently allowed, should email the ACPHD. 

ACPHD urges everyone to avoid gathering with people outside of one's household,
limit activities and continue to wear masks or other face coverings when outside of the home. 

We’re Here for You

The City of Dublin appreciates our business community and remains committed to being your source for reliable and accessible information and resources. The City continues to maintain a COVID-19 webpage and this COVID-19 Business Impacts webpage to provide you with up-to-date information and resources. 

The City is also on social media. Follow us on Twitter at @dublinpio and Facebook at @cityofdublinca.

The Economic Development Division team is available via email or by calling 925-833-6650. Language assistance is available over the phone by request.

COVID-19 Business Resource Guide

The City of Dublin has published a Business Resource Guide (last updated 9/3/2020) for our local businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19. This Guide provides information on federal, state and local financial assistance as well as support programs, online tools, webinars, and private resources available to businesses. 

Dublin Business Briefs

Below is a list of the most recent emailed Special COVID-19 Notices to Businesses. For the archive of Special COVID-19 Dublin Business Briefs sent since March, see the archives page.

1/14/2021: Special Notice #79

1/11/2021: Special Notice #78

1/7/2021: Special Notice #77

12/28/2020: Special Notice #76

12/23/2020: Special Notice #75

Didn’t receive these emailed notices? If you are a business in Dublin and did not receive the notices listed above via email, please sign-up using this online form or send us an email and request to be added to the Dublin Business Brief (formerly called the Dublin Business News Update) distribution list.