COVID-19 Alameda Update: June 23, 2020

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City of Alameda


COVID-19 Community Update

June 23, 2020

As of this afternoon, there are 72 cases of COVID-19 in the City of Alameda, an increase of 17 cases, or more than 30%, since we posted on June 10. Alameda County has 5,140 cases, 78 hospitalizations, and 120 deaths (compared to 4,033 cases, 92 hospitalizations, and 105 deaths on June 10). The State of California has 183,073 cases and 5,580 deaths (compared to 136,191 cases and 4,776 deaths on June 10). The United States continues to lead the world in cases and deaths with 2,346,950 cases and 121,228 deaths (compared to 1,996,160 cases and 112,726 deaths on June 10). Across the world, the caseload increased by 138,400 today, with 9,240,398 cases and 476,960 deaths (compared to 7,313,661 cases and 413,854 deaths on June 10).

UPDATED Alameda County Health Order

The June 19, 2020 Alameda County health order now allows all retail, outdoor dining, outdoor fitness, limited religious and cultural services, outdoor museums, dog parks, and First Amendment events.

Still closed for now are bars, barbershops and salons, playgrounds, and pools. The continuing Shelter in Place Order maintains restrictions on movement and public and private gatherings, with all travel into or out of the County prohibited, unless essential.

The County is monitoring 5 indicators, and if movement continues to trend in the right direction, we can expect to see additional reopening restrictions lifted in 2-4 week intervals.

My mask protects you, your mask protects me


As Alameda County continues to have significant community transmission, we must be extra diligent to help slow the spread and not put our neighbors at risk of serious health complications, including death.

Wearing face coverings when outside your home is required by law. 

As we continue to reopen Alameda, always wearing a face covering when outside the home is more important than ever, and especially when anyone else is within 30 feet. Please, don’t forget your mask when leaving the house. Let’s help protect each other from COVID-19.

Slow Streets Alameda continues to expand

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Last week the City added 2 additional Slow Streets (dark blue lines on the map), creating 4.5 miles of limited automobile traffic for our community to safely walk, run, bike, scooter, and roll:

  • San Jose Ave from Morton to Oak (and Morton St from San Jose to San Antonio)
  • Versailles Ave from Central to Otis (extending the existing Slow Street from Fernside)

Big thanks to our block captain volunteers on the Slow Streets and Bike Walk Alameda for helping make this program a success!

And now, Commercial Streets!

With the County allowing outdoor retail and dining, the City Council responded by approving a program that streamlines the approval process for expanding dining and retail into new parklets (using parking spaces) and the sidewalks.

The Commercial Streets program will also repurpose the roadway along core parts of Park and Webster Streets to greatly increase the area available for outdoor dining and retail (new striping on the streets coming mid-July).

ReadAlameda, a Citywide book club

We are relaunching ReadAlameda, a Citywide book club, and are asking the community to vote on three titles:

  1. So You Want to Talk about Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
  2. Me and White Supremacy: combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor, by Layla F. Saad
  3. Stamped From the Beginning: the definitive history of racist ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi

We will announce the selection with the most votes and more information on Monday, June 29. Vote here!

Alameda 4th of July shines on


For the first time in 44 years, Alameda’s 4th of July Parade won’t be taking place, but we still want to encourage Alamedans to celebrate Liberty and Justice FOR ALL. Here’s how – decorate your home, yard, window, bicycle, or business.

Choose any theme you like, including independence, justice, freedom, equality, inclusivity, and peace. Then enter your decoration and a photo by Thursday, July 2. We will post a map for you to explore all the decorations around the island and prizes will be awarded to lucky winners! Not able to decorate? You can also win prizes for sending in selfies in front of decorated locations.

Upcoming workshop on police reforms

On Wednesday, June 17, the City Council held a special meeting to initiate a process toward transforming the Alameda Police Department. The City Council will meet again on June 29 at 5:30 pm to review police policies and existing laws, establish police oversight and anti-racism training, and discuss how the City responds to calls for service. 



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