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 Stay Home Order remains in place until further notice.
View the most current Alameda County Shelter-in-Place Order, last updated December 6, 2020. View the Alameda County Public Health Department COVID-19 website for additional details and documents, including the current list of Approved Open & Closed Businesses. Questions about the County Order? Email 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 Effective June 8, 2020 and valid until replaced, amended, or rescinded, the Alameda County Public Health Officer issued updated Face Coverings guidelines for the County.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:
Face Coverings may be removed in the following circumstances, but should always be kept on hand:
View the County's Face Coverings web page for additional details and resources.
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. Resolutions of continued local emergency have been adopted by the City Council on June 8, July 27, September 14, November 9, and December 14, 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 (Spanish) extended the end date to December 31, 2020. On December 18, 2020, a third amended order (Spanish) extended the end date to March 31, 2021. A Certification of Financial Hardship application to request this assistance is available. Applications must be received by March 31, 2021 and only apply to charges incurred from March 17, 2020 to March 31, 2021. 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. The City's moratorium on commercial evictions was amended again on July 1 and September 28, 2020, extending it through at least March 31, 2021.
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 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 (Spanish) was amended to terminate automatically upon the restoration of indoor dining at 100% capacity in Alameda County.
On September 30, 2020, the City established Emergency Order No. 20-8 (Spanish), rescinding Emergency Order No. 20-1, which was issued on March 13, 2020 and which suspended and extended the time to hear appeals. Six months after Order 20-1 was issued, the City's administrative processes are sufficiently stabilized to enable staff to process appeals provided for in the City of Livermore Municipal Code on a timely basis.