AT A GLANCE: Providing the key information to help you navigate the novel coronavirus pandemic in Alameda County – Updated 4/28/21. Click on SOURCE for more information about each category.

Orange Tier

Health & Emergencies

Vaccine Rollout

Click link for vaccination information and locations.


COVID-19 Testing Sites

Food Banks

You can view the Alameda County Community Food Bank website for how to get help or donate here. If you are in need of food, you can also call their hotline at 510-635-3663. They are an essential business and remain open.

Social Services

Limited in-person services due to office closures and social distancing. Find out which offices are open, as well as how to proceed with online services here.

Shelter-In-Place Order


All K-12 schools can resume in-person classes with modifications now that the county is out of the purple tier. Schools must complete and publish a COVID-19 safety and reopening plan prior to reopening.



Library buildings open at 50 percent capacity. Curbside pickup also available at Albany, Centerville, Castro Valley, Dublin, Fremont Main, Newark, San Lorenzo, and Union City libraries. Book returns are re-opening with reduced hours and on an appointment-only basis. Each library is accepting returns to their bookdrop on select days.


Movie Theaters

Can operate outdoors with safety modifications and indoors at 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer or 37.5 percent if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination.



Gyms, fitness centers, non-contact fitness classes, dance studios and other exercise facilites can open indoors at 25 percent capacity or 37.5 percent if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination. Climbing walls can remain open while indoor pools can reopen. Hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms must remain closed.


Personal Services

Hair salons and barbershops, non-medical massages, skin care, waxing services, tattoo, piercings and non-medical electrolysis can resume operating indoors as of Jan. 25.



Restaurants can operate indoors at 50 percent capacity or 200 customers, whichever is fewer, or 75 percent if all guests show proof of negative test or full vaccination in addition to offering takeout and curbside pickup. Wineries, brewpubs, breweries, pubs and craft distilleries can operate outdoors with modifications or indoors at 25 percent capacity or 100 customers, whichever is fewer, if they are not operating as a restaurant and providing meals. Bars can operate outdoors.



All picnic areas, outdoor fitness equipment and basketball courts remain closed. Outdoor playgrounds, dog parks, skate parks, outdoor recreation facilities and tennis courts are open with social distancing rules in effect.


Religious Services

As of April 13, places of worship are allowed to hold cultural, religious and worship services indoors and outdoors at full capacity. State officials suggest capping services and events at 50 percent capacity.


Public Transportation

Effective June 4—modified service frequencies. Evening service restored beyond curfew. New plan released on August 19 to minimize community spreading of the virus, including “quiet rides” and hand washing stations. Personal protective equipment and hand sanitizer available on all buses.


Government Services


Effective June 8—resuming civic and criminal jury trials. Jurors can be summoned for new trials beginning June 29.


City Buildings

Remain open, but online processes encouraged, including permit applications, tax payments, and ordering copies of vital records.



Behind-the-wheel driving tests resumed Feb. 1. Appointments canceled between Dec. 14 and Feb. 1, will be automatically rescheduled. New appointments for behind-the-wheel tests will be available in mid-February.

DMV offices open for customers with other needs but online visits encouraged. Visit for information on online services. Face coverings and social distancing required for in-person visits.



Statewide eviction ban in effect through June 30 for qualifying residential tenants who could not pay rent due to COVID-19 related hardship. Tenant must sign a declaration of COVID-19 hardship and by June 30 pay 25% of the rent due between Sep. 1, 2020 through Jun. 30, 2021. Violators in county subject to $1,000 fine.



Waste Pickup

Collection services not affected. Offices open to public.