ALAMEDA COUNTY COVID-19 CASES BY CITIES (UPDATED – CLICK BELOW) •Confirmed total cases in Alameda County: 27,622. Deaths: 499, as of Nov. 23.
New coronavirus cases, along with the rate of positive tests, at-large, and among the lowest socioeconomic areas in Alameda County continue to trend downward, said Dr. Nicholas Moss, Alameda County’s interim public health officer. The positive trends mean Alameda County… Read More ›
Alameda became the second city in the county to allow the issuance of citations to those who do not wear masks during the pandemic and fail to adhere to social distancing protocols. Fines will begin at $250 for a first… Read More ›
Alameda County supervisors wrapped up business prior to their month-long August recess with a number of items intended to help residents cope with the coronavirus, including a pilot program to offer a stipend to those recuperating from the virus, and… Read More ›
Just weeks after the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted to extend a countywide moratorium on evictions, the board do so again on Tuesday, furthering the prohibition to 60 days after the expiration of the county’s public health order, but… Read More ›
After initially keeping the coronavirus at bay, the number of new cases in Alameda County has skyrocketed to more than 11,000 over the past two months, and it may get worse, according to the county’s interim public health officer. Local… Read More ›
A spike in new coronavirus cases in Alameda County over the past month led to an inauspicious milestone on Friday after the number of residents testing positive surpassed 10,000 on Friday. Alameda County is the first in the Bay Area… Read More ›
Alameda County supervisors gave their support to an application asking the state for a variance that will allow outdoor dining to resume, perhaps within this week. If approved by the state, the variance will also allow the struggling Oakland Zoo… Read More ›
San Quentin inmates are being hospitalized in Alameda County; State eyes Glenn Dyer Jail to house inmates
Up to 16 inmates from San Quentin State Prison have been hospitalized in Alameda County hospitals, Health Care Services Agency Director Coleen Chawla said on Tuesday. As of Monday, there were 8-9 of those who remain hospitalized following a major… Read More ›
Alameda has one of the lowest reported rates of the coronavirus infections in Alameda County. Perhaps, Alamedans are especially cautious about the risks of contracting the virus, but the lack of testing on the island could have be a reason… Read More ›
A plea last week by Oakland Zoo officials to allow it to reopen soon or risk imminent closure due to the loss of revenue caused by the coronavirus has ignited great interest from the public and stoked financial efforts to… Read More ›
A massive outbreak of covid-19 at the San Quentin State Prison is beginning to bring a rise in cases and hospitalizations to Alameda County, a county health official said on Tuesday. More than 1,000 cases of covid-19 have spread at… Read More ›
A countywide moratorium on evictions triggered by the pandemic and enacted in late April was backdated to Mar. 24, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors decided on Tuesday. During the same meeting, county supervisors also extended the same moratorium, set… Read More ›
The Oakland Zoo is bleeding money and at risk of closure if it does not reopen soon, its executive vice president said. The Oakland Zoo, which has been closed since the covid-19 shelter in place was ordered in mid-March, is… Read More ›
The increase in new coronavirus cases and a recent rise in hospitalizations is leading public health officials in Alameda County to pull back efforts to allow additional businesses and activities to reopen. Similar to other counties in the Bay Area,… Read More ›
Oakland Catholic Diocese Bishop Michael Barber said on Wednesday that churches in the East Bay will reopen whenever it is safe and measures for maintaining social distancing during Mass are being created. Barber also suggested the possibility of holding Mass… Read More ›
John Fisher, whose family owns The Gap, stopped paying rent at retail stores last month.
The belt-tightening at Hayward City Hall due to covid-19 is becoming more evident as the city faces a potential $17 million loss of revenues this year. In order to limit the toll on the city’s finances, Hayward firefighters unions are… Read More ›
It will be extremely difficult to reach 1,200 hotel beds.–Willie Hopkins, Alameda County General Services Agency director, last Tuesday, telling the Board of Supervisors that the goal of housing the unsheltered in hotels during the pandemic is uncertain because some… Read More ›
A surge in new covid-19 cases in Alameda County could peak sometime in August, while models suggest relaxing the county’s shelter in place orders will likely result in increased spread of the infection. “I think we need to manage our… Read More ›
Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules.–Elon Musk, Tesla founder, tweeting on Monday that he was reopening the Fremont factory in violation of the county’s shelter in place order.
Tesla founder Elon Musk has tussled with Alameda County officials in an effort to reopen its sprawling Fremont plant on several occasions since a shelter in place was ordered in March. A plan to resume work on Friday afternoon was… Read More ›
With the state and county’s shelter in place extended through the end this month, Alameda’s long-running and popular Fourth of July parade is canceled, city officials announced on Tuesday night. The Independence Day parade, one of the largest in the… Read More ›
Hayward residents who are not able to access unemployment benefits can apply for a $500 grant from the city’s relief fund. The Hayward City Council approved the grants Tuesday night as part of a $400,000 total allocation to the Hayward… Read More ›
The forecast for Alameda County’s short-term fiscal health will come into focus this week and it could be sobering news for those who depend greatly on the county’s safety net services. County supervisors will learn at a budget workshop session… Read More ›
Low-income people will be most hurt by the economy and most hurt by the virus. We need to make them a priority.-State Sen. Nancy Skinner at a town hall this month with Assemblymember Rob Bonta.
Until there is medical science that can cure the cases, I think this will continue for awhile.-Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan said last week when asked about the duration of the county’s shelter in place order.