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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Alameda County Public Health Order Officially Revised to Allow Additional Activities to Resume

Following last week’s announcement that the Alameda County Health Officer would soon be allowing for a greater relaxation of the Shelter-in-Place Order, a new Order has been officially released, allowing certain activities to resume, effective June 19. 

The Order allows:

  • Small gatherings of individuals from different households or living units (a "Social Bubble") to take place in outdoor spaces; no one should be a member of more than one Social Bubble
  • Childcare providers to provide care to all children, not just children of essential workers
  • Educational institutions to offer career internship and pathways programs
  • Libraries to open for curbside pickup of books and other media
  • Replaces the prior Order’s Social Distancing Protocol with a Site-Specific Protection Plan for businesses allowed to operate under the Order
  • Allows certain business providing services with limited person-to-person contact, including appliance repair and pet grooming services, to resume operations


  • Permitted indoor/outdoor, including malls
  • Stores must limit capacity to 50% of normal maximum capacity or the number of people who can maintain a distance of six feet from each other at all times, whichever is lower
  • Stores may move goods outside for display or sales if local permits allow
  • Curbside and delivery services should continue as much as possible

Religious and Cultural Ceremonies

  • Limited to fewer than 100 people or 25% of the building/area capacity, whichever is lower
  • Permitted indoors or outdoors; Alameda County Public Health (ACPH) strongly recommends a limit of 25 participants
  • ACPH strongly recommends continuing virtual services  
  • Food and beverage sales/distribution are discouraged
  • Local guidance includes recommended modifications for common practices to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission

First Amendment Events

  • Outdoor, in-person political gathering or protest permitted
  • Everyone should wear face coverings and stay six feet apart

Outdoor Dining

  • Outdoor seating arrangements limited to six people per table, all from same household or same Social Bubble
  • Tables must be six-feet apart
  • Entertainment events not allowed
  • Restaurant must comply with relevant laws, regulations, and permitting requirements
  • Takeout and delivery options strongly encouraged
  • Alcohol sales:
    • Alameda County is not a Variance County at this time, and restaurants seeking a Temporary Catering Permit to serve alcohol outdoor from the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control may experience delays.
    • Wineries with on-site restaurants may do tastings with food pairings outdoors.
    • Brewpubs, breweries, bars, pubs, craft distilleries, and wineries that do not provide sit-down meals themselves can contract with another vendor to do so. The alcohol must be sold in the same transaction as a meal.
    • Bars must remain closed to the public, but may provide pickup/takeaway service with the sales of bona fide meals.  These meals may be provided by an affiliate restaurant or by a food service provider that partners with the bar. Alcohol and meal delivery must occur in the same transaction at the same location.

Outdoor Fitness Classes

  • Limited to 12 people at a time, spaced at least 6 feet apart at all times
  • Person-to-person contact prohibited
  • Sharing equipment is prohibited

Outdoor Museums, Outdoor Historical Sites, and Publicly Accessible Gardens

  • Members of the public may not access any indoor components of site

Dog Parks

  • Humans should maintain six feet physical distance from one another at all times 
  • Common water facilities should not be used
  • Signage must be posted to tell people to avoid entering if they have a fever or cough

College Sports

  • Colleges may resume non-contact training activities with strict physical distancing 
  • Must be in stable groups of 12 or fewer

Please note that all travel, except for essential travel, is still prohibited, and the Face Covering Order of June 5 remains in effect.

Revised Health Order of June 18