Temporary Outdoor Facilities Registration Program

NOTE: Due to the Stay-at-Home Order effective December 7, 2020 through January 4, 2020, this program has been temporarily suspended. The program will commence as soon as conditions allow.

On June 19, 2020, the Alameda County Public Health Office further relaxed shelter-in-place restrictions by permitting the reopening of outdoor restaurant dining, outdoor bar service, indoor/outdoor retail, outdoor fitness classes, outdoor museums, and religious services, subject to health and safety requirements. On August 21, 2020, further relaxations were announced which, effective August 28, 2020, shall allow hair salons, barbershops, and other personal care businesses to operate outdoors, subject to certain restrictions and parameters. These revisions exclude services that may require a client to remove their face covering, chemical hair treatments and shampooing, as well as eyebrow threading, 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.

Additionally, wineries in Alameda County can now offer outdoor tastings by appointment without needing to provide food. In alignment with the State's Order, this change does not apply to bars, breweries, pubs or brewpubs.

Businesses should review Alameda County guidance for operation of outdoor personal services, outdoor pools, and other industries and businesses that have reopened during the COVID-19 pandemic in Appendix C of the Shelter-in-Place Order. They should also review industry-specific guidance from the State of California for outdoor hair salons and barbershops, and outdoor personal services. The California Department of Consumer Affairs also provides guidance on outdoor operations, including the types of services that hair salons and barbers can provide. Before reopening, all businesses must complete a Site-Specific Protection Plan and put into place protocols and procedures to protect customers and employees from COVID-19.

In conjunction with changes to the Alameda County Shelter-in-Place Order, the City of San Leandro has developed a streamlined, no-cost outdoor facilities process to assist impacted businesses reopen quickly and in conformance with Alameda County regulations.  The COVID-19 Relief Temporary Outdoor Facilities Program outlines the parameters by which restaurants and food providers, retailers and other outdoor activities permitted by Alameda County Public Health may operate in San Leandro.  Recognizing the needs and limitations of businesses and the temporary nature of the outdoor activities, efforts have been made to keep the program as simple and low-cost as possible.

In order to participate in the program and provide outdoor facilities, businesses need to complete and submit the registration form below, which certifies that they will comply with applicable city, county and state health and safety requirements, and provide business insurance information.  Submittal of detailed site plans and materials details will not be required.  Once a business has submitted the registration form and insurance forms (if operating on public property), they may begin outdoor operations without further City approval.  The City will review the registration form and insurance and if there are problems with the application or operations, the City will reach out and work with the business to correct. 

Per Alameda County Public Health, all businesses operating during the shelter-in-place, whether indoors or outdoors, need to develop and comply with a Site-Specific Protection Plan (template provided through this link) and implement risk assessment and individual control measures, physical distancing, disinfecting and cleaning protocols, and employee training to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Businesses may email with questions regarding developing their Site Specific Protection Plans.

Additional guidance for operating procedures for businesses by type may be found in the California Statewide Industry Guidance.  Guidance for a number of industries is provided, including for restaurants, retailshopping centersfitness, and places of worship.

Additional local guidance to supplement that state guidance is available at the Alameda County Public Health’s Covid Recovery page. 

Restaurants will also need to comply with any requirements of  Alameda County Department of Environmental Health.

Businesses serving alcohol outdoors must obtain COVID-19 Temporary Catering Authorization from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Please note that the service of alcohol is only permissible in combination with a meal. For more information about the requirements for bar serving meals, see page 14 of the Shelter-in-Place Frequently Asked Questions.

Registration Materials

Click HERE for the COVID-19 RELIEF Temporary Outdoor Facility Use Registration Form (fillable)

Click HERE for the COVID-19 RELIEF Temporary Outdoor Facility Use Guidelines

Once completed, email the registration form to 

Helpful Reference Documents

Click HERE for the Alameda County Site Specific Protection Plan Guide

 Click HERE for the Alameda County Restaurant Operating Procedures   (Click here for Spanish)

 Click HERE for the Alameda County Guidance for Food Facilities

Click HERE for the ABC COVID-19 Temporary Catering Authorization Form

 Click HERE for the Alameda County COVID-19 Poster

Click HERE for an 11 x 17 Poster: How to Wash Your Hands

Click HERE for an 11 x 17 Poster: Stop the Spread of Germs

Click HERE for an 11 x 17 Poster: COVID-19 Symptoms

Click HERE for a Poster: Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands

Click HERE for a Poster: Please Wear a Face Covering