Emergency Proclamations and Orders

Emergency Proclamations and Orders

Stay-at-Home Orders

Effective March 19, 2020, the California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction. This order remains in place until further notice. 

On August 28, 2020, an updated Alameda County Shelter-in-Place Order allows additional limited outdoor activities and services to resume. These include: outdoor hair salons, barbershops, and nail salons; outdoor winery tastings without the requirement of an accompanying meal; and outdoor swimming pools. Additionally, effective September 4, 2020, indoor hair salons and barbershops may open, retail stores must limit to 25% capacity and grocery stores to 50% capacity, and additional outdoor recreational activities are allowed, such as outdoor dance classes, mini-golf, driving ranges, and kart racing. View the Alameda County Public Health Department COVID-19 website for additional details and documents.

On June 18, 2020, an updated Shelter-in-Place Order was issued allowing for indoor and outdoor retail, outdoor dining, outdoor fitness, outdoor museums, and religious services to operate at limited capacities.

On June 5, 2020, the Alameda County Public Health Department issued an updated Shelter-in-Place Order with slightly relaxed restrictions. View the Summary of the order and the press release announcing the updates.

On May 18, 2020, the Alameda County Public Health Department issued an order allowing for certain highly regulated vehicle-based gatherings. 

State of California Shelter at Home Order - March 19, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions from Alameda County 

If what you are looking for is not included in the FAQ, please contact the Alameda County Public Health Department via email at nCov@acgov.org or call (510) 268-2101. 


Face Coverings Order

On April 17, 2020, the Alameda County Public Health Officer released an order requiring people to wear face coverings when around people outside of their household. Effective June 8, 2020 and valid until replaced, amended, or rescinded, the Alameda County Public Health Officer issued updated Face Coverings guidelines for the County. The Order generally requires wearing Face Coverings when people are outside their homes, and it is intended to provide simple rules that we must all follow in the months to come. Widespread use of Face Coverings is a critical part of reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Per the Face Coverings Order, everyone over the age of 2 should wear a Face Covering when:

  • outside their home and within 30 feet of anyone else other than members of their Social Bubble;
  • in the workplace, except when in a private space or area not regularly used by others; or
  • preparing food or other items for sale or distribution to people outside their household.

Face Coverings may be removed in the following circumstances, but should always be kept on hand:

  • when eating or drinking alone or with members of one's Social Bubble; or
  • when alone or with members of one's household in an outdoor area such as a park or patio, while maintaining six feet of distance from others.

View the County's Face Coverings web page for additional details and resources.


City of Livermore Emergency Orders

On March 13, 2020, City Manager Marc Roberts declared a local emergency to strengthen the City of Livermore's ability to respond to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This emergency proclamation (Spanish) was based upon the Alameda County Public Health Department confirming evidence of community-acquired transmission within Alameda County and the President of the United States declaring a National State of Emergency. This declaration was ratified by the City Council at a Special Meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020.

On March 30, 2020, the City established a temporary moratorium on the imposition of the City's fines, penalties, and interest (Spanish) accrued due to non-payment of certain taxes and charges. On June 3, 2020, an amended order (Spanish) extended the end date from May 31 to September 30, 2020. On September 28, 2020, a second amended order extended the end date to December 31, 2020. A Certification of Financial Hardship application to request this assistance is available. Applications must be received by September 30 and only apply to charges incurred from March 17 to September 30. Read the press release announcing the original order. 

The City established a temporary moratorium on residential and commercial evictions resulting from loss of income, increased medical expenses, or childcare needs related to COVID-19. This moratorium was initially established on March 25, 2020 and then amended to expand eligibility on April 2, 2020. This moratorium was then amended a second time on May 5, 2020. The second amended order expands the moratorium for commercial tenancies (including self-storage) and commercial rental agreements, and establishes that the Alameda County amended Ordinance adopted April 28, 2020 governs the protections provided to residential tenants and homeowners in Livermore. On July 1, 2020, this moratorium was amended a third time extending the moratorium through September 30, 2020. On September 28, 2020, this moratorium was amended a fourth time extending the moratorium through December 31, 2020.

On April 10, 2020, the City created an order (Spanish) amending sections of the Livermore Municipal Code regarding public nuisances to include effective enforcement mechanisms for emergency summary abatement when a nuisance activity presents an imminent threat to life or public health, and to address violations of emergency orders.

On June 24, 2020, City Manager Marc Roberts signed an order (Spanish) establishing a temporary outdoor dining permit program to assist Livermore businesses and the local economy. An amended order (Spanish) was signed on August 4, 2020.

On July 20, 2020, City Manager Marc Roberts signed an order (Spanish) providing temporary relief to the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.

On August 12, 2020, City Manager Marc Roberts signed an order (Spanish) capping the fees that third party delivery apps can charge restaurants. The cap is set at 15 percent of the purchase price ("purchase price" means the menu price of an online order).  This was done to ensure our restaurants survive and our vulnerable populations have access to affordable takeout and delivery. On September 28, 2020, this order was amended to terminate automatically upon the restoration of indoor dining at 100% capacity in Alameda County.

For more information on the coronavirus response, please see the State of California's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Site