Alameda County has been tracking the burden of severe disease and the re-emergence of COVID-19 disparities by race/ethnicity and neighborhood in weighing the role of a new mask requirement.
In alignment with the State, the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley will lift universal mask requirements for most indoor public settings beginning Wednesday, February 16.
Walk-up for COVID-19 testing at the Robert Livermore Community Center parking lot at 491 Loyola Way in Livermore.
County of Alameda and the City of Berkeley announced that their Health Officers are rescinding the face mask amendments allowing fully vaccinated people to go unmasked in some limited settings, effective 12:01 am on December 30, 2021.
Building upon the September 28, 2021 order, the state requires Adult Care and Direct Care workers to be fully vaccinated and receive their booster. Additionally, the order requires additional testing of workers eligible for boosters who are not yet boosted. Compliance must be achieved by February 1, 2022.
Building upon the August 5, 2021 order, the state is requiring healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated as well as receive their booster shot to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 or meet certain requirements if an employee has not yet received the booster in order to enter the workplace. Compliance must be reached by February 1, 2022.
In accordance with state guidelines, Alameda County Upholds it's face covering order and amendments including requiring face coverings to be worn indoors.
The California Department of Public Health updated its masking requirement requiring masks to be worn in all indoor public settings from December 15, 2021 to January 15, 2022, regardless of vaccination status.
Alameda County Health Officer Order Requires Vaccination of First Responders and Medical Transport Providers
the Alameda County Health Officer issued an Order requiring providers engaged in 9-1-1 ambulance transport, non-emergency medical transport, and first responders (including law enforcement and fire) to be fully vaccinated by December 21, 2021
Alameda County has developed an FAQ for the Amendment to the Indoor Face Masking Mandate that went into effect on November 1st, 2021.