Alameda County Issues Revised Health Order
Posted on 06/18/2020

June 18, 2020

The Alameda County Public Health Officer has issued a revised order today, opening up more types of business, places of worship, and outdoor spaces in the county. Click to read the revised order. Click to read the order summary.

Highlights of this revised order include loosening restrictions on religious and cultural ceremonies; outdoor dining; indoor and outdoor retail; and permission to open dog parks, each are subject to stringent health and safety requirements. The order also requires that people exercising their first amendment rights (during protests or demonstrations) to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times.

The County’s strengthened face covering order remains in effect. The order mandates that face coverings be worn at all times in public, if you are or are likely to be within 30 feet of another person outside of your household. 30 feet is roughly the length of 2 cars. There is NO EXEMPTION for persons engaged in exercise. The face covering does not have to be worn the whole time exercising, but it must be carried and then put on when within 30 feet of other people.

The City of Piedmont will closely examine this revised order and will announce a timeline for opening our off- leash areas by the close of business on Friday, June 19th.

Effective immediately, dogs are welcome to be off leash in the Linda Dog Park and the designated off-leash areas in Blair, Dracena, and Piedmont parks. Dogs using these areas must have a dog license and an off leash permit, both of which are available from the Piedmont Police Department. Dog owners in these areas must practice social distancing, wear a face covering, and not enter if they have a fever or cough.

The City is now able to allow off-leash dogs in these areas as a result of a revised order issued by the Alameda County Health Officer on June 18th, which, among other provisions, allows the opening of dog parks.

We appreciate the understanding of the community while dogs had to be on-leash so that parks could be open for all users.