AT A GLANCE: Providing the key information to help you navigate the novel coronavirus pandemic in Alameda County – Updated 1/7/21. Click on SOURCE for more information about each category.

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.



All K-12 schools can resume full, in-person classes with modifications. Schools must complete and publish a COVID-19 safety and reopening plan prior to reopening.



Most locations now open with a mask requirement. Curbside pickup also available at Albany, Centerville, Castro Valley, Dublin, Fremont Main, Newark, San Lorenzo, and Union City libraries.


Personal Services

Hair salons and barbershops, non-medical massages, skin care, waxing services, tattoo, piercings and non-medical electrolysis can operate indoors. Masks required.



All county-operated parks, picnic areas, outdoor fitness equipment, basketball courts playgrounds, dog parks and outdoor recreation facilities are open. Information about different county parks and their status can be found at the link.


Religious Services

Places of worship are allowed to hold cultural, religious and worship services indoors and outdoors at full capacity. Masks required indoors regardless of vaccination status.


Public Transportation

Service expanded systemwide Aug. 8 to accommodate regional returns to offices and schools. Expansion includes 600-bus lines to schools, Early Bird Express, All-Nighter 800-bus lines and some Transbay bus lines. 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. Face coverings required when inside.


City Buildings

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



DMV offices are open and providing service to customers with appointments and others as time and space allow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most DMV tasks can be taken care of without an office visit. Visit for information on online services.



Statewide eviction ban ended Sept. 30, but local eviction protections still in effect for qualifying residential tenants who could not pay rent due to COVID-19 related hardship. Applications for rent and utility payment relief can be found at