The latest Health Order, issued by the Alameda County Public Health Department on Wednesday, September 2, now allows for the indoor operation of barbershops and hair salons, beginning Friday, September 4. The Order also allows for additional outdoor dance classes and non-contact fitness classes. Shared play structures are to remain closed.
The Alameda County Health Order issued on Friday, August 28, placed restrictions on the number of people gathering in grocery stores and retail establishments in order to ensure proper social distancing. Schools must also continue to provide distance learning only. That Order, effective August 31, states:
- Grocery and other food stores must operate at 50% capacity.
- Malls and indoor retail stores may open with 25% capacity.
Guidance for hair salons and barbershops can be found here.
The State of California recently announced a shift from its Monitoring List to a color-coded, four-tier blueprint for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities. Alameda County is in the Purple Tier. In order to allow in-person learning, the County must be able to move into the Red Tier and remain so for 14 days. To move into the Red Tier, the County’s case rate will need to be between 4-7 new cases per day per 100,000 residents, and a positive testing rate between 5-8%.