Governor Newsom Lifts Regional Stay at Home Order
Face Covering Requirements
All individuals two-years old or older within the County of Alameda must comply with the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings, which generally requires all individuals to wear a face covering whenever outside of the home, except as exempted by that Guidance.
Note: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has additional information on the Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19:
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Minimum Basic Operations for Non-Essential Businesses
All businesses may continue operations consisting exclusively of owners, employees, volunteers, or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e., working from home).
Provided that owners, employees, and contractors comply with Social Distancing Requirements (as defined in the Order) to the extent possible, while carrying out such operations, Non-Essential Businesses may perform the following Minimum Basic Operations:
- The minimum necessary activities to maintain and protect the value of the business’s inventory and facilities; ensure security, safety, and sanitation; process payroll and employee benefits; provide for the delivery of existing inventory directly to residences or businesses; and related functions. (For clarity, this section does not permit businesses to provide curbside pickup to customers.)
- The minimum necessary activities to facilitate owners, employees, and contractors of the business being able to continue to work remotely from their residences, and to ensure that the business can deliver its service remotely.
Public Health Requirements for Licensed Facilities and Other Agencies
The Health Officer Order #20-07 (issued April 13, 2020) remains in effect for “Licensed Facilities and Other Agencies” in Alameda County. The requirements apply to all long-term care facilities, licensed intermediate care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, home health and hospice agencies/organizations, chronic dialysis centers, and other congregate living settings and agencies. The Order requires their staff, contractors and any essential visitors entering those sites to comply with guidance to control the spread of COVID-19.