AT A GLANCE: Providing the key information to help you navigate the novel coronavirus pandemic in Alameda County – Updated 1/3/22. 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.

Social Services

Find out which offices are open, as well as how to proceed with online services here.



All K-12 schools open for in-person classes. Schools must complete and publish a COVID-19 safety plan. Masks not required for students or staff.



All locations open, with curbside pickup also available at Albany, Centerville, Castro Valley, Dublin, Fremont Main, Newark, San Lorenzo, and Union City libraries. Masks required inside all library branches.


Personal Services

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



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 can hold cultural, religious and worship services indoors and outdoors at full capacity.


Public Transportation

Bus schedule can be found at link below. Personal protective equipment and hand sanitizer available on all buses. Masks recommended but not required onboard.


Government Services


Civic and criminal jury trials are proceeding. Jurors can be summoned for new trials. Masks required indoors.


City Buildings

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



DMV offices are open and providing service to customers. Most DMV tasks can be taken care of without an office visit. Visit for information on online services.



Statewide eviction ban ended Sept. 30, 2021, but local eviction protections still in effect for qualifying residential tenants who could not pay rent due to COVID-19 related hardship. State applications for rent and utility payment relief closed April 1, 2022.