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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Neetu Balram

January 7, 2021

Public Information Manager Alameda County Public Health Department [email protected]

Alameda County Expects State to Extend Regional Stay At Home Order
ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA – The State’s Regional Stay at Home Order will remain in effect until lifted by the state. Alameda County is part of the Bay Area Region and ICU bed capacity has steadily declined over the past several weeks. The current 3.5% ICU bed capacity is a strong indication that the state will extend the order past the three-week minimum time period. The State is expected to provide an update on Saturday, January 9. For the order to be lifted, the State’s projections must show that our region is expected to meet or exceed 15% ICU capacity in the next four weeks. We cannot communicate next steps until the State formally announces our region’s status.

We are experiencing the biggest surge of COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Please stay home. Wear a mask if you must leave for essential activities.

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