Please Stay Home!
Posted on 03/24/2020
Stay Home imageAs we enter the third week of “Shelter in Place”, residents are reminded that WE OWE IT TO EACH OTHER TO STAY HOME and are required by the State of California and Alameda County to do so. The best thing we can do for the community and each other is to comply with the order to shelter in place at our homes. Please watch this eight minutes video on why it's so important to stay at home.

Even outdoors, social activities are discouraged. Community Members should leave their homes for essential activities only and then, practice good social distancing. According to the experts, sheltering in place is one of the most important factors in controlling the spread of COVID-19. Check on friends and family using text, phone calls, video chats, and social media.

What does it mean to “shelter in place?”
The term “shelter in place” means to stay in your home and not leave unless necessary for one of the designated exceptions listed below:
  • To get food
  • To get a prescription
  • To see a doctor
  • To go to work if your work is essential
  • To take your children to and from authorized childcare
  • To help people you care for get the things they need to live and be healthy and safe
  • To exercise, so long as you are maintaining a safe distance of six feet from people who aren't in your household. Gathering on fields and in parks is not permitted.
If you go out, practice effective social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from all others. Whether or not you go out, it’s a great idea to use good hygiene practices which can help mitigate your exposure, including:
  • Washing hands often
  • Utilizing hand sanitizer which is at least 60% alcohol
  • Not going out if you feel sick
If you or someone you know needs assistance, please consider using one of the resources below:
  • Alameda County 211
  • Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (800) 309-2131
  • Piedmont Public Safety Dispatch (510) 420-3000 (non-emergency) or 911 for emergencies