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Alameda County District 5 is a vibrant community comprised of diverse cultures and ethnicities. There are constant events, issues and activities that are taking place within the District at any moment in time.

The Fifth District includes the cities of Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont, and West Oakland, North Oakland, Rockridge, Grand Lake, and portions of the Fruitvale, Manzanita and Dimond District neighborhoods.

As your County Supervisor:

  1. I hope to make it easier for the residents to learn more about the District and other County Services;
  2. I will keep the residents of District 5 more informed about relevant issues - political, economic, and social - that impact the residents of our District; and
  3. I want to hear your ideas about what is working and what you think would make our communities better.

I will continue to work to bring together people who have a wealth of talent and creative resources to address our shared problems in our communities including access to health care, ending poverty, homelessness, crime, improving business retention, and employment.

Feel free to send me an email if you have any issues, ideas and concerns you want to share with me.

Yours Truly,
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Keith Carson

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Alameda County Returns to Purple Tier

The California Department of Public Health announced that effective January 25, 2021 the Bay Area region meets the criteria to exit the Regional Stay at Home Order due to encouraging long-term projections for ICU bed availability.

Alameda County is now in the Purple Tier of the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy with an adjusted daily new case rate per 100,000 residents of 37.7 and a testing positivity rate of 8.6 percent. The County has issued a new Health Officer Order to align with the State's Blueprint, and activities and businesses permitted in the Purple Tier may resume operation immediately.

Thanks to the commitment and sacrifice of Alameda County residents, workers, and businesses under the State's Regional Stay at Home Order, we avoided the worst of the winter surge and helped our health care workers to continue serving all of us through this difficult period. However, the number of new cases reported daily is still more than double the summer peak, and residents must continue to comply with COVID-19 safety precautions. To protect their families, friends and neighbors from this debilitating and deadly virus and to reopen more activities, residents must continue to wear masks whenever leaving home, keep at least six feet of distance from anyone they don't live with, wash hands frequently, and stay home if they don't feel well.

It is also important to note that as more activities and businesses open again and more people from different households gather, the risk of COVID-19 may increase again. To ensure Alameda County can move forward through the State's color-tiered framework and to allow more activities and businesses to reopen, residents are strongly encouraged to continue to stay home as much as possible and avoid gathering with other households. Residents are reminded of the state prohibition on gatherings of more than three households and should avoid Super Bowl parties and similar activities.

The State's list of permitted activities and businesses is available at Businesses and activities permitted to open include:

Outdoors only, with modifications

  • Campgrounds
  • Cardrooms and Racetracks
  • Family Entertainment Centers and Movie Theaters
  • Gyms
  • Museums
  • Places of Worship and Cultural Ceremonies
  • Restaurants, Wineries, and Tasting Rooms
  • Zoos and Aquariums

Indoors, with modifications

  • Hair Salons and Barbershops
  • Hotels and Lodging (indoor gyms and fitness studios remain closed)
  • Personal Care Services, including Massage, Nail Salons and Skin Care Services
  • Grocery Stores may increase capacity to 50 percent
  • Other Retail may increase capacity to 25 percent

Schools are not impacted by the lifting of the Regional Stay at Home Order, and Alameda County is following the State's newly released framework and guidance on school reopening.

Gatherings: Small and time-limited private gatherings among no more than three household are now permitted outdoors under State guidance. Masks and physical distancing are still required for these gatherings, and anyone who is experiencing symptoms must not attend. Singing, shouting, chanting, cheering, or exercising are strongly discouraged. Those at high risk of severe illness are strongly encouraged not to attend. Large gatherings and gathering indoors are still prohibited.

Please check back on the Alameda County Public Health Department's dedicated COVID-10 website for updates and clarifications:

For general inquiries, please email or call (510) 268-2101.

If you would like to report a "non-essential" business operating during the Shelter-in-Place Order, please email

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