Alameda County Is a Yellow Tier County
Permitted activities and restrictions are aligned with the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
Employers should follow Cal/OSHA’s standards; Alameda County plans to align with the State’s Beyond the
Blueprint Framework, effective June 15.
ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA – Today the State announced that Alameda County has met the requirements to
move to the Yellow Tier, and effective tomorrow, June 9, activities and businesses permitted in the Yellow
Tier per the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy may resume or expand their operations.
Alameda County has an adjusted daily new case rate per 100,000 residents of 1.5, a testing positivity rate of
.7 percent, and a health equity quartile positivity rate of 1.3 percent.
“The increasing number of residents who are fully vaccinated is directly reducing case rates and helping
Alameda County to move into the Yellow Tier ahead of the June 15 transition,” said Dr. Nicholas Moss,
Alameda County Health Officer. “While we are moving away from the tier system, only 53 percent of
Alameda County residents are fully vaccinated and COVID-19 is still a very real threat to unvaccinated
individuals. We urge all residents to continue using COVID-19 safety precautions to protect vulnerable
residents including young children who are not yet eligible for vaccine.”
Alameda County remains aligned with the State’s face masking mandate. Everyone should wear a mask in
indoor public settings, even if fully vaccinated, until State masking guidance changes. If you are fully
vaccinated, wear a mask in outdoor crowded settings. If you are unvaccinated continue to wear a mask
outdoors any time physical distancing can’t be maintained. Keep it simple: if you don’t know the
vaccination status of those around you, wear a mask.
For anyone 12 and older: there is a vaccine waiting for you.
The decline in cases and mortality shows that the best protection against COVID-19 is vaccination. All
currently available vaccines are safe, effective, free, and widely available. When you are ready, get
vaccinated. If you missed your second dose, you should still complete your vaccination series. Visit
https://covid-19.acgov.org/vaccines.page?#availability to learn where you can find a vaccination clinic near
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, get tested and then stay home. Wash your hands regularly.
Keep six feet of distance when you are in public or don’t know the vaccination status of those around you
Businesses may want to use this week to plan for the broad reopening that the State will allow starting
June 15. Tomorrow through June 14, businesses and activities permitted to open or expand under the
State’s Yellow Tier must continue to comply with the State’s Industry Guidance for that tier:
https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/. Additional workplace resources can be found here
https://covid-19.acgov.org/recovery and resources for Alameda County workers are available here
All workplaces governed by Cal/OSHA must follow their current standards and the updated standards
starting June 15, including masking requirements for employees.
Upcoming Alameda County “Beyond the Blueprint” Community Updates
To help residents and employers understand changing COVID-19 guidance and what moving Beyond the
Blueprint means for them, employees, and clients and customers, Alameda County is hosting two
• For Residents: June 15, from 6-7:30 pm;
• For Employers: June 21, from 6-7:30 pm; This Community Update will include an overview of
Cal/OSHA’s updated standards so the appropriate steps can be taken to ensure a safe work
environment after June 15.
To learn more, visit https://covid-19.acgov.org/beyond-the-blueprint. The livestream for both Community
Updates will be available on YouTube and recordings will be available after the events.