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Alameda County COVID-19 Testing Task Force Formed

The Alameda County Public Health Department has formed a COVID-19 Testing Task Force to develop and implement a coordinated testing program to address disparities, ensure…

Is the Virus on My Clothes? My Shoes? My Hair? My Newspaper?

We asked the experts to answer questions about all the places coronavirus lurks (or doesn’t). You’ll feel better after reading this. When we asked readers…

No, You Don’t Need To Disinfect Your Groceries. But Here’s How To Shop Safely

The vast majority of the country is under lockdown right now. But stay-at-home orders come with a few exceptions — like grocery shopping. Many of…

Stanford Wins Approval For Antibody Test

The FDA has approved an antibody test by Stanford University to determine if someone has contracted the coronavirus even if they have already recovered. The…

Why it can be so hard to tell if you have Covid-19

What are the signs you have been infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus? That’s become a surprisingly tricky question to answer, and it’s hampering the fight…

New CDC Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings

…CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in…

Shelter in Place Order

Governor Newsom’s Statewide Order for Californians to stay home.

Alameda County Face Protection Order went into effect April 18, 2020 with no end date. The order requires the use of face coverings when in stores, restaurants and laundromats, while visiting a health care facility, and while riding public transit. Read the full order for other requirements and exemptions.

Alameda County Shelter in Place Order thru April 7, 2020

Is someone not maintaining the mandatory Shelter in Place Order? Have you spoken to them? Are they still not social distancing? Call the APD’s non-emergency number 510-217-5227, or the anonymous tip line at 510-337-8450 for everyone’s safety.

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