Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Dublin Unified School District Suspends Classes Through May 1, 2020
Seven Bay Area county health officers, in collaboration with their county superintendents, have made a unified, regional decision to extend school closures and student dismissals from regular school attendance through May 1, 2020, to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to the maximum extent.
SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER ISSUED BY ALAMEDA COUNTY
In order to stop the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Alameda County, along with five other Bay Area counties, have issued “shelter in place” orders, beginning at midnight tonight and lasting through Tuesday, April 7, 2020. All residents are directed to stay inside their homes and away from others as much as possible. Non-essential gatherings of any size are now banned, along with non-essential travel. The City Dublin has cancelled all meetings until further notice, including the planned City Council meeting of Tuesday, March 17, and the Planning Commission meeting previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 24.
The directive allows for people to go shopping for necessary food and supplies, accessing essential healthcare, and providing assistance to family and friends in need. Getting outdoor exercise is deemed alright as long as people maintain a distance of six feet from others. Grocery stores, pharmacies, veterinary services, gas stations, auto repair shops, hardware stores, banks, and laundry services may remain open; restaurants may stay open to provide takeout food only.
All residents are to work from home, or stop working, unless they provide an essential service, such as health care workers; police, fire, and other emergency responders; and utility providers, including sanitation workers, plumbers, and electricians. Police have been given the authority to enforce the “shelter in place” order.
March 21 Update: The City of Dublin has now closed all playgrounds at Dublin parks.
CITY OF DUBLIN DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY
On Wednesday, March 18, a State of Emergency, issued by Dublin City Manager Linda Smith, was ratified by the Dublin City Council. The declaration will allow for the City to qualify for reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and to seek other state or federal relief for expenses incurred during this emergency.
While Dublin City Hall will be closed, essential City of Dublin staff will remain working at City Hall in order to be available to answer the public’s needs.
RESOURCES FOR DUBLIN BUSINESSES
If you are a Dublin business, visit the COVID-19 Business Impacts webpage for more information including resources for impacted businesses and the new #DublinEats campaign.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control Control and Prevention for information about travel; symptoms and testing; home care; and more.
City of Dublin State of Emergency.
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