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Alameda County Opens Outdoor Dining “Immediately”

Oakland and Alameda County jump first, open outdoor dining and other Purple Tier activities immediately
By - posted 1/25/2021 No Comment

Due to long-term projections for ICU bed availability and with the state’s Stay-at-Home order rescinded and the county being placed in the purple tier, Alameda County today said that activities and businesses may “resume operation immediately.”

Read the full press release.

That means outdoor dining is back throughout Alameda County effective today.

The State’s list of permitted activities and businesses is available here https://covid19.ca.gov/safereconomy/. 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.