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California Department of Public Health Issues a Limited Stay at Home Order -- The Order calls for a stop of non-essential activities between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. in all Purple Tier counties, which includes Alameda County. The Order takes effect Saturday, November 21. Read FAQs about the Order and view Alameda County's statement on the Order.


Alameda County Moves to the More Restrictive Purple Tier -- Alameda County Public Health issued a November 16 press release announcing a move to the more restrictive Purple Tier on California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. All activities and sectors must conform to State requirements for the Purple Tier, which include outdoor operations only for restaurants, gyms and fitness centers, wineries, and places of worship. 


 Alameda County Current Shelter in Place Order -- Visit the Alameda County Public Health Department Shelter in Place web page for the full Order and accompanying guidance documents.


Alameda County Face Coverings Order -- Effective June 8, 2020 and valid until replaced, amended, or rescinded, the Alameda County Public Health Officer issued updated Face Coverings guidelines for the County.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 and FAQs for additional details and resources. 


Livermore Merchants Outdoor Use Permit -- City Council directed staff to work with Livermore merchants on ways to safely expand their operations into adjacent outdoor areas. Merchants can apply for temporary use of outdoor areas to provide additional seating, retail space, dedicated curbside pick-up, health and fitness classes, or personal services.

There is no cost to apply. The City is procuring all fencing, railing, and barricades for expanded outdoor areas in the publicly owned streets/parking areas and spaces around Stockmen's Park. Merchants will be responsible for providing all tables, chairs, lighting, tents, umbrellas, displays, etc.

The goal is to implement a plan that is:

  • Flexible, to meet the varying needs of our merchants in the Downtown Core and throughout the City;
  • Safe, such that it complies with State and County Orders, accessibility and traffic safety requirements;
  • Adjustable, to adapt to changing circumstances; and,
  • Quick to implement, as we recognize our merchants are eager to get back to offering their goods and services to our community.

Livermore merchants can fill out an application for a Temporary Outdoor Use Permit now.

Questions? Contact the Planning Department: (925) 960-4450 /

In addition to individual applications, we encourage merchants to work together with their neighbors to propose unique solutions that take advantage of their particular locations. This could include combined seating areas, street closures, dedicated delivery areas, and/or grouped drop-off and pick-up zones, to further enhance shopping and dining experiences.


Regional Testing Site -- The Regional COVID-19 Testing Site operated by Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare, in coordination with the cities of Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin, is open to residents of these cities, ages 10 and above, for no out-of-pocket costs.  Visit Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare's website for testing criteria and other important details.


Virtual Community Town Halls -- The City hosted a number of virtual Community Town Halls to share important information with the community. Topics included a COVID-19 public health update, resources for the local business community, and assistance for our vulnerable populations. Experts provided valuable information and answered questions from community members. Watch all recorded virtual town halls on the City's YouTube channel (


Virtual City Council Meetings -- During the current state of emergency, City Council meetings are being held via teleconference and streamed live via YouTube and Zoom. Visit our City Clerk page for links to access meetings and for current and past meeting agendas.


Additional COVID-19 web pages offering resources and information:


From Your City Council

Livermore City Council provides an update on COVID-19 response efforts and thoughts about moving forward in a September 9, 2020 letter (Spanish).

Livermore City Council addresses the Livermore community about reopening in a May 19, 2020 letter (Spanish).

Read Mayor John Marchand's April 4, 2020 letter (Spanish) and March 20, 2020 letter (Spanish) to the Livermore community about the COVID-19 pandemic.

A message from Vice Mayor Bob Woerner in partnership with the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce and Livermore Downtown Inc. -- Helping Businesses Cope with the Public Health Emergency (Spanish).

Council Members Bob Carling and Trish Munro co-author a letter to the Livermore community about support services for Livermore's unsheltered neighbors (Spanish) during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Council Member Munro has penned a few letters to Livermore. A letter of encouragement offering resources for coping with COVID-19 (Spanish), a letter of gratitude for the work being done by Livermore City staff (Spanish), and a letter encouraging the use of face coverings (Spanish). 

Council Member Bob Coomber recommends getting outdoors safely and responsibly (Spanish) in his letter to the Livermore community.

Watch Mayor John Marchand on Tri-Valley Community Television's Mayor's Report.


City of Livermore Services

The City of Livermore is committed to maintaining essential City services while working to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Beginning November 2, 2020, City facilities reopen to the public during certain hours and days. View details, including hours of operation for each facility and precautions in place.

If you have business to conduct with the City, please prioritize doing so over the phone or online:

  • Pay utility bills online. If you have questions about utility billing, please call (925) 960-4320 or email
  • Drop off utility and dog license payments by check or money order in the white payment box located at the roundabout between City Hall and the Police Department. If paying by money order, please include your name and address.
  • For business license services, visit the City's business license portal or call (925) 215-4906.
  • For building and planning, please call (925) 960-4410 or email
  • For library questions, please call (925) 373-5505 between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit the Digital Library for online library services.
  • To report a water or sewer emergency, please call (925) 960-8100.
  • To report a maintenance emergency (traffic/streetlights, roadways, landscaping), please call (925) 960-8020.

If what you are looking for is not listed above, please call the City’s general information line (925) 960-4000 or check the City website to see if you can conduct your business over the phone, online, or via email.


Information About the Virus

While the uncertainty surrounding a new virus can cause stress and anxiety, it is important to rely on reputable sources for information, which include the following:

Protecting yourself from COVID-19
Disinfectants for use against coronavirus
How COVID-19 spreads
What to do if you are sick
Cleaning and disinfecting guidelines
COVID-19 FAQs for individuals and families
COVID-19 Myth Busters

For additional information, see the World Health OrganizationCenters for Disease Control and PreventionCalifornia Department of Public Health, and Alameda County Public Health Department.