Outdoor Playgrounds Now Open Again for Use - December 9, 2020
Concerning the use of outdoor playgrounds, the State of California has revoked its health order. Outdoor playgrounds will be reopened while indoor playgrounds and recreation sites remain closed, but visitors must comply with certain criteria:
To ensure face mask use, face masks worn over the mouth and nose are required for anyone two years of age or older, with caregiver supervision at all times.
When separate households are unable to maintain a physical distance of six feet or when the capacity limit has been reached, do not use the playground.
In order to keep adults and children from separate households at least six feet apart, caregivers must track them.
To prevent waiting times and potentially crowded areas, families should consider visiting playgrounds at various times or days.
To ensure that face masks are worn at all times, no eating or drinking is permitted in the playground area.
Wash or sanitize hands before and after using the playground.
Elderly people or those with underlying medical problems should, when others are around, avoid playgrounds.
Limit visit to 30 minutes per day when others are present.
Alameda County to Adopt State's Regional Stay-at-Home Restrictions Beginning Monday, December 7 - issued December 4
Alameda County Public Health declared today that, starting Monday, December 7, at 12:01 a.m., through Monday, January 4, 2021, the County, along with other Bay Area jurisdictions, would follow the State of California's Regional Stay-at-Home system. Both private meetings and non-essential travel are prohibited during this period.
Public Health Officers believe this early intervention is important because there is a rapid rise in the number of new cases in the area, and more cases are anticipated as a result of Thanksgiving meetings. Hospitalizations are now matching the rate seen during the summer and there is a strong risk of the system's capability being depleted. This is a regional problem because hospitals provide neighboring jurisdictions with overflow capacity, and in the past two weeks, our neighboring counties have seen rapid increases.
During this time, all private gatherings and non-essential travel are prohibited and the following activities are restricted:
K-12 Schools - Only schools that provide in-person learning at present will claim to be available.
Medical and Dental Treatment Non-urgent - Open, with modifications.
Childcare and Pre-K - Open, with changes.
Stand-alone Grocery Stores - Permitted indoors with entrance metering at 35 percent capacity. In shops, eating and drinking are forbidden, and masks are required to be worn. For seniors and those with chronic illnesses or weakened immune systems, special hours must be made available.
Retail and Shopping Centers - Permitted indoors with entrance metering at 20 percent capacity. In shops, eating and drinking are forbidden, and masks are required to be worn. For seniors and those with chronic illnesses or weakened immune systems, special hours must be made available.
Restaurants - Take-out and delivery, only.
Hotels and Lodging - Open for critical infrastructure support, only.
Offices - Remote work, only, except for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible.
Indoor Playgrounds - Closed. Order amended on December 9 to allow for outdoor playgrounds to be open.
Indoor Recreational Facilities - Closed, except for indoor pools which teach drowning prevention classes, including swim lessons with certified instructors.
Hair Salons/Barbershops - Closed
Personal Care Services - Closed
Restricted Facilities - Closed unless designated by the State of California as Essential Infrastructure. Those considered non-essential may only be open for curbside pickup and drop-off, including shoe repair, pet groomers, and dog walkers.
Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums - Closed
Wineries - Closed
Bars, Breweries, and Distilleries - Closed
Family Entertainment Facilities - Closed
Amusement Parks - Closed
Cardrooms and Satellite Wagering - Closed
Recreational Outdoor Facilities - Outdoor activities only; no selling of food, drink, or alcohol is allowed. There is a ban on overnight campground stays.
Places of Worship and Political Expression - Outdoors, only; limited to 100 people for places of worship.
Dublin, California is full of some of the most picturesque parks in the Bay Area. Be sure to check out these parks:
Emerald Glen Park
Schaefer Ranch Park
Alamo Creek Park
Jordan Ranch Park
Positano Hills Park
Fallon Sports Park
All of these wonderful destinations are located just a short distance from our location on Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Robert Arnone CPA.