County of Alameda, CA
County of Alameda, CA

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Alameda County Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Mask On Alameda County. Show your mask pride! Tweet a photo of you in your mask. Tag @Dare2BWell and use MaskOnAlamedaCounty. Alameda County Board of Supervisors and County Administrator Susan S. Muranishi offer thanks to our health care workers, first responders, and County employees. They express their appreciation for all their dedication and commitment. Alameda County Employees Stay Connect and Informed

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COVID-19 PSAs
Our Health Care Services Agency and Public Health Department have produced several public service announcements (PSAs). View all PSAs.

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses Send email to our Sheriff's Office if you have a concern about COVID-19 compliance.

Public Safety
Online Services Available 24/7
Our agencies and departments have been closely monitoring advice from the County's Public Health Department related to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak. We are committed to providing our essential services to the public, and all County agencies and departments remain open for business. We also recognize the newfound importance of social distancing and individual preferences for avoiding public spaces; therefore, we highly recommend the utilization of our many online and mobile services. Through these services you will be able to pay your property taxes, order vital records, and access many other essential services. We provide the following online and mobile services:

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Public Safety
July 19th Health Officer Orders
Alameda County has issued an updated Health Order with updated Shelter-in-Place guidelines:

  1. The Oakland Zoo can open for outdoor activities with appropriate safety measures in place.
  2. Outdoor dining can resume. Please note that face coverings are required at ALL times and may only be removed during the physical act of eating or drinking.
Additionally, Alameda County is still on the State’s County Monitoring List, which means that we are subject to restrictions per State Health Officer Orders issued on July 13th. The State requires that beginning today:
  1. Places of worship can hold outdoor services only and will not be able to hold indoor services.
  2. Indoor malls will be required to close. This does not impact other indoor retail at this time.

Public Safety
Reopening Paused
Given recent increases in COVID-19 case and hospitalization rates in our county and region, we are temporarily pausing our reopening plans. This means extending the timeline for the next phase of reopening in Alameda County and pulling back our request for the Board of Supervisors to support a Variance Attestation on June 30th. Press Release

Interactive Map
COVID-19 Services Map
The map includes food distribution sites, testing sites, and other essential services which are currently open under the COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place Order. The map will be updated regularly and remain active for the duration of the Shelter-In-Place Order. The map was a collaborative effort between the Alameda County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Care & Shelter Branch, Alameda County Community Food Bank, 211, and cities.
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Food Program
Great Plates Delivered
The Alameda County Social Services Agency is pleased to offer nutritional meals to eligible older adults impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the Great Plates Delivered Program (GPD). We encourage all eligible County residents (except for the City of Oakland) to take full advantage of this nutritional food resource by completing the below registration form. Restaurants who are interested in participating should complete the state interest form. Restaurants that have already registered are currently being reviewed and do not need to resubmit their form.

Oakland residents can apply to City of Oakland Great Plates Delivered or call 510-238-3663 or email greatplates@oaklandca.gov

We have designed a program that is inclusive and provides the highest quality nutritious food and service to eligible adults 60 and older at high risk from COVID 19 to stay home and remain healthy.

APPLY ONLINE

To contact us, email ACGreatPlates@acgov.org, or call (925) 803-7943.

Please note the Great Plates Delivered program is currently approved through September 9, 2020. Any extensions of the program beyond that date are handled by the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in consultation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Please consult this website for updates as necessary.

Online Services
First Virtual Marriage
At 3:30PM on May 5, 2020, Derek Cox and Giselle Martin became the first couple to be married virtually in Alameda County. Our Clerk-Recorder's Office was able to issue them their online marriage license and perform their marriage ceremony virtually pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-58-20.

If you are interested in getting married virtually, please refer to the Clerk-Recorder's full news release for more details or visit their website.

Public Safety
County Meetings & Events
Several County meetings and events have been postponed or cancelled due to health concerns. Meeting/Event Changes

Donations
Help Us Fight COVID-19
Our Board of Supervisors has reactivated the Disaster Relief Fund. Due to the enormous and varied needs facing the community and the health care systems at this time, the county has established two separate funds. The Emergency Fund will provide needed services to those directly affected by the pandemic. The Recovery Fund will be used to purchase personal protective equipment and other supplies to assist those fighting the pandemic. You can also donate personal protective equipment.

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Public Safety
Social Services Agency COVID-19 Guidelines
Our Social Services Agency has published important notices to provide guidance for their clients. Lobbies at their facilities are temporarily closed. Get more details on their website.

ACGOV Cares volunteer opportunites, employee stories, donation options and more.

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What We've Been Up To
Check out this video that describes what we're working on and celebrates our recent accomplishments.


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Local
Apply For Youth Leadership Academy
Applications are being accepted for Alameda County’s 2020 Youth Leadership Academy, a free educational program for local 11th and 12th grade students interested in learning about local government, developing leadership skills and networking with peers from throughout the County. We continue to closely monitor the developing COVID-19 situation and will provide updates if there are changes to this program. Learn more and apply...

Local
Census 2020
We are gearing up for Census 2020. We are committed to counting all members of our community. Learn more about what we are doing and why the Census is so important. Learn more...

Newsletter
Community Connection
Download our bi-monthly newsletter to learn more about the County. Check it out...

Official Announcements
Press Releases
View of list of official press releases issued by the County. View...