City of San Leandro COVID-19 Updates
Last Updated: January 12, 2021
Please check this page regularly as it will continue to be updated as new information becomes available. Information on this page is categorized by the following topics:
- Recent Updates
- F.A.Q's for Residents and Businesses
- Information on City Services
- Updates from Public Health and Other Agencies
- Resources for Local Businesses
UPDATE 1/12/21: COVID-19 Vaccine Update from the County of Alameda
UPDATE 12/4: Bay Area Health Officers Move to Implement the State’s New Regional Stay Home Order,
Not Waiting Until Local Hospitals Are Near Crisis
UPDATE 11/19: Statement on State's Limited Stay-at-Home Order for Purple Tier Counties
UPDATE 11/16: State Moves Alameda County to Purple Tier
UPDATE 10/28: Alameda County Announces Timeline for Opening Middle and High Schools.
UPDATE 10/21: Alameda County Permits New Indoor Activities as Case Rates, Testing Positivity and Hospitalizations
UPDATE 9/28: Bay Area Health Officers have issued a Joint Statement to offer guidance on how to celebrate Halloween and Día de Los Muertos Safely and Prevent Spreading COVID-19 Among Friends and Neighbors.
UPDATE 9/25: Alameda County Allows Nail Salons to Open Indoors
UPDATE 9/22: As of the most recent State of California COVID-19 statistics, Alameda County has officially moved from the Purple Tier to the Red Tier. While this new tier allows for the additional loosening of restrictions, the County has not announced anything at this time. Please check back frequently for more updates.
- Click Here for the County's Statement.
- Click Here for the State's “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” website to find out what each county is allowed to open.
UPDATE 9/4: The following updated restrictions go into effect in Alameda County. These updated restrictions follow the State of California’s updated Blueprint for Safer Reopening in which Alameda County is in the ‘Purple’ category.
See this Checklist for an easy overview of what is and is not open in Alameda County. See the full press release here. Guidelines for each industry are linked with their name above.
UPDATE 8/24: On Friday, August 21, 2020 Alameda County issued Updated Health Officer Orders as follows:
- Reopen: Outdoor swimming pools and outdoor hair salons, nail salons, barbershops, waxing services, skin care and non-medical massages.
- Exclusions: Services that may require a client to remove their face covering, as well as eyebrow threading and waxing and eyelash treatments. Tattoos, piercings and electrolysis are not allowed to operate indoors or outdoors in alignment with the State of California’s Health Officer Orders issued on July 13th.
For more information, refer to theSummary, Press Release,
and Full Order
: Alameda County was notified today that their Variance Attestation has been approved by the State of California. This means:
Read the full Press Release, HERE
- Outdoor dining can resume, and ABC permitting issues should be resolved. Please note that face coverings are required at all times, except during the physical act of eating or drinking.
- The Oakland Zoo can open for outdoor operations
: Alameda County Added to State Monitoring List
: Statement from Alameda County Health Care Services Agency on Outdoor Dining
: Health Care Services Agency Letter to the State on the Oakland Zoo
: Alameda County Hits Pause on Reopening Press Release
: The Alameda County Health Officer has issued an Updated Order, effective tomorrow, June 19, 2020, to Allow All Retail, Outdoor Dining, Outdoor Fitness, Limited Religious and Cultural Services, and Outdoor Museums
: FREE COVID19 testing starts tomorrow, June 9, at the Marina Community Center! You do not need insurance and you will not be asked about immigration status. By appointment only: visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1-888-634-1123 (Spanish and English)
: Effective June 8, 2020 the Alameda County Health Officer Order has updated Shelter-in-Place guidelines:
: The COVID-19 Testing Site currently located at the Ashland REACH Center in Unincorporated San Leandro will be moving to the City of San Leandro's Marina Community Center. Please continue to check here for more details.
: The City of San Leandro will be hosting a summer day camp for children whose parents or guardians are presently serving as essential service workers and who live or work in San Leandro. LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE. To register, visit sanleandrorec.org.
: Effective immediately, Alameda County has issued two new Health Officer Orders:
- An updated Shelter in Place Order to permit curbside retail, manufacturing, and warehousing activities (HO Order 20-11).
- An Order to Allow Highly Regulated Vehicle Based Gatherings (HO Order 20-12)
- For a Summary of Both Orders, CLICK HERE
- For a List of Essential, Outdoor, & Additional Businesses under the Order, CLICK HERE
The Full Press Release from Alameda County is availableHERE
: Alameda County has announced new COVID-19 Testing Sites, including the Ashland Reach Center in unincorporated San Leandro. For information about testing sites, CLICK HERE
: East Bay Community Energy has announced financial assistance programs (inclduing PG&E customers). If you have lost your job or have been furloughed, you may be eligible for up to a 35% discount on your electricity & gas bill. See Other Agencies --> Utilities for details
: Effective May 4th the following activities can resume
Under the updated order, the following are still prohibited
- Construction projects that follow protocols
- Childcare, camps and education/rec programs
- Outdoor businesses such as nurseries and landscaping
- Certain outdoor recreation facilities such as skate parks and athletic fields
Read the Full Updated Order and FAQ for Shelter-in-Place in Alameda County
- Playgrounds, picnic areas, gyms, dog parks
- Seating in bars and restaurants
: The Alameda County Public Health Officer announced the pending extension of the shelter-in-place through May 31, including a limited easing of restrictions for low-risk activities. Read the Joint Statement from Bay Area Health Agencies
: The City of San Leandro and East Bay Economic Development Alliance have launched a survey to better allocate resources and develop programs based on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. San Leandro business owners are asked to complete the East Bay Business Recovery Survey
: Alameda County has issued an Order for all members of the public to wear face coverings when around people outside of their household; effective at 11:59 p.m. on April 17, 2020; enforcement will begin at 8:00 a.m. on April 22, 2020. Read the SLPD Advisory
: The City has launched a grant program that provides up to $5,000 to small businesses to help them continue operations during the COVID-19 public health emergency. See SL Economic Development
: The City will distribute $135,000 in City funds to assist local non-profit food pantries or other organizations that provide food or meals. Read the Press Release
: Mayor Cutter, Vice Mayor Ballew, and Council Members Cox and Hernandez have posted videos on YouTube. Visit the City of San Leandro YouTube Channel to Watch
: Alameda County Public Health has released a COVID-19 dashboard, updated at 2:00PM every day. Note: San Leandro cases include unincorporated San Leandro. Alameda County COVID-19 Dashboard
: Unfortunately, the 2020 City of San Leandro Cherry Festival has been CANCELLED
: San Leandro has launched a Volunteer Hub to connect residents who can serve as a volunteers for local food banks and organizations dedicated to helping the community respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hub is called SLKindness.net
: Bay Area Public Health Agencies have released a more restrictive order that goes into effect tonight at midnight. Read the Joint Press Release
: The City Council halted evictions for Non-payment of rent during State of Emergency. Press Release
: For a message to the community from Mayor Cutter, Click Here.
Question: What do I do if I’m feeling sick or if I think I’ve been exposed to coronavirus?
Contact your primary healthcare provider. For more information on symptoms, risks, and testing available, please see the California COVID-19 website.
Question: I am a local business owner. Can my business stay open?
Please see the Alameda County Public Health Agency’s FAQ for a list of businesses that may remain open.
Question: My business is hurting because of the mandated closure. Is help available?
Yes, please read the SLNext post on business resources.
Question: Many of the stores I've visited are short on supplies, what should I do?
Our understanding is that major food and grocery stores remain functional and stocks will be replenished. Please be patient. Residents are encouraged to buy only what they need and not to stockpile unnecessarily.
Additionally, meals for certain eligible populations are available for pick up at the Senior Community Center. See the City Services page under "Recreation & Human Services."
Question: Can I access public parks and open space?
UPDATE 4/9: More park restrictions have been announced. Access to many City of San Leandro and East Bay Regional parks is now limited. Please see City Park Tips and Other Agencies --> Outdoor Activities pages for latest information.
Question: What can I do to help, or How can I help others?
UPDATE 4/2: You can now sign up to volunteer in the COVID-19 response by registering at SLKindness.net. Also, check in with friends and neighbors to confirm they are safe and continue to support our local businesses.
Question: My children are in need of additional stimulation at home. Is there any way to access the Library’s catalog remotely?
Yes, see the Library's Updates for digital services.
Question: My family or friends don’t have home internet access. What can you they do?
The City offers Public Wi-Fi at many city parks and downtown. Click Here for a coverage map. In addition, Comcast Xfinity says it's Wi-Fi hotspot network will be available across the country for free - including non-subscribers - during the crisis.
Question: Are local restaurants are still open during the shutdown?
Yes! Check out the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce List for all restaurants in the city offering contactless to-go food and dining options.
Question: How do I report businesses that appear to be violating the order?
Alameda County has launched Covid19compliance@acgov.org as a new email for compliance complaints regarding non-essential businesses and non-essential activities in violation of the Alameda County Public Health Order.
For additional information, refer to this helpful Multi County Bay Area FAQ