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COVID-19 Updates

Updated: February 22, 2021

Visit Oakland has the wellbeing of our community and visitors as our highest priority and we are committed to providing news and updates from official sources about the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please continue to stay safe, stay well, and know that we will get through this together. 

Stay at Home Order, Reopening & Recovery

Effective January 25, the Regional Stay at Home Order has been lifted which will bring Alameda County into alignment with State orders and guidance related to COVID-19. The order shall remain in effect until rescinded, amended, or superseded in writing by the Alameda County Health Officer.
See updated Order here

Alameda County is currently in the Purple Tier of the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, and all Purple Tier activities are permitted. There are no additional local restrictions at this time. 

The following are allowed to open:

  • ​Outdoors, with modifications
    • Restaurants (outdoor dining, takeout, delivery, curbside), wineries and tasting rooms 
    • Museums, zoos and aquariums
    • Family entertainment centers and movie theaters
    • Gyms
    • Outdoor swimming pools
    • Parks (including skate parks & dog parks)
    • Campgrounds
    • 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.
  • Indoors, with modifications  
    • Hotels and lodging
    • Retail and shopping centers at 20% capacity with Purple Tier modifications
    • Hair salons and barbershops
    • Personal care services, including massage, nail salons, and skin care services
    • Grocery stores may increase capacity to 50%
    • Other retail stores may increase capacity to 25%


See full list of open and closed places

Vaccination Rollout

Alameda County is currently in Phase 1a of administering vaccines to their residents and should be able to move to Phase 1b soon. Read more about the rollout in their press release. Review the County's vaccination summary here

The State of California will partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to launch a mega vaccination site at the Oakland Coliseum. Read more here. Additionally, Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare and Sutter Health launched drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations at the Alameda County Fairgrounds

The pandemic is not over, and everyone—including those who have been vaccinated—should continue to practice COVID-19 prevention measures such as staying home as much as possible, wearing a face covering, and practicing physical distancing.

Required Face Coverings in Oakland

Alameda County's Face Covering Order states people must, unless an exception applies, wear a face covering when outside and when anyone else is within 30 feet (10 yards).

People must wear a face covering when in the workplace, when preparing food or other items for sale or distribution to people who are not members of their household or living unit. They may remove their face covering when eating or drinking if they are alone or with only members of their household and nobody else is within six feet. A person who is alone or with only members of their household or living unit, is stationary in an outdoor area such as a park or patio, and is maintaining at least six feet of distance between them and the nearest people who do not live with them does not need to wear a Face Covering so long as they have one readily accessible.

Please visit the Alameda County Public Health Department website to review the full Order.

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Open Businesses & Safe Activities

Please call ahead for updated hours of operation prior to visiting. 

Reopening and Health Guidance


Official Public Health Resources


City and County Reopening Resources


State Reopening Resources


National Reopening Resources


International Reopening Resources