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Posted on: March 31, 2020

"Shelter in Place" Order Extended for Alameda County and Six Neighboring Health Jurisdictions

"Shelter in Place" Order Extended Through May 3

All Alameda County cities included as the jointly issued Shelter in Place Order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is extended through May 3, 2020.

While the prior Shelter Order has been effective in slowing the rate of transmission of COVID-19 (“flattening the curve”), it is not enough. Given the continued increase in cases—more than eightfold since the Order was first issued on March 15th—the Bay Area Health Officers have determined that stricter social distancing is needed for a longer period of time.

The goal remains to slow the rate of spread, prevent deaths, and stop the health care system from becoming overwhelmed. This Order is in effect until 11:59 PM on May 3, 2020, alongside the open-ended Stay at Home Order issued by Governor Newsom on March 19th; where more restrictive, our local order prevails.

Click here to read the Order


The new Order is more restrictive in a number of ways.  Click here to read a Summary of Major Changes.

The CDC continues to provide and update guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in communities.

For general inquiries, please call 2-1-1.  For more information and updates, please visit the Alameda County Public Health Department’s website.


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