ALERT: ‚ÄčThe State of California and Alameda County have issued Shelter in Place Orders. The best thing we can do for the community and each other is to comply with the order and STAY HOME PIEDMONT! Subscribe to the City of Piedmont's COVID-19 Update email.

COVID-19 Recent Announcements

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New Bay Area Public Health Recommendation to Cover the Face

Cloth face coverings, when combined with physical distancing and hand washing, may prevent transmission of coronavirus to others when leaving the house for essential activities.

Bay Area health officials are recommending residents cover their nose and mouth with cloth when leaving home for essential travel such as to doctor appointments, grocery shopping or pharmacy visits. This regional recommendation aligns with new guidance from the California Department of Public Health (California Department of Public Health website).

The face coverings do not have to be hospital grade but need to cover the nose and mouth. For example, bandanas, fabric masks and neck gaiters are acceptable. Fabric covers and bandanas can be washed and used again. Please do not use N-95 masks, as it helps preserve supply for health care workers who need the additional protection that these masks provide.

“While there is no replacing the important role of physical distancing and handwashing, wearing face coverings is one more tool to prevent the spread of this virus in our community,” said Dr. Erica Pan, Alameda County Health Officer.

See the full Alameda County Public Health Department Press Release

COVID-19 Information

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The City of Piedmont is working to keep residents informed on the evolving COVID-19 situation. This email update will be sent out weekly on Wednesday night. We want to make sure as many people as possible get this important information so please share this with others and encourage them to subscribe to the update. The City is also updating the City's website and social media channels. Stay connected and informed! Click  to subscribe to receive the COVID-19 email in your inbox.

Alameda County Health Officer Extends Shelter in Place Order to May 3, 2020

The Alameda County Health Officer extended its shelter in place order for Alameda County residents through May 3, 2020 and strengthened, clarified, and extended the previous order issued on March 16, 2020.

The new order is available on the Alameda County Public Health Department’s website. A summary of changes between the prior order and the updated order is available here and a Frequently Asked Questions page is also available on the County's website.

Pursuant to the County Order, the City of Piedmont will close all of its parks effective April 1, 2020, until further notice. 

Visit the Shelter in Place FAQ for Piedmonters for answers to common questions from residents. This revised order makes changes in several important items, including: park closures, construction and landscaping restrictions. Visit one of these page from more information on these areas.

For more information on COVI-19, please see: Centers for Disease ControlCalifornia Coronavirus Response and the Alameda County Public Health Department

Stay Home Piedmonters!

WE OWE IT TO EACH OTHER TO STAY HOME and are required by the State of California and Alameda County to do so. The best thing we can do for the community and each other is to comply with the order to shelter in place at our homes. Please watch this 8 minute video on why staying at home is vitally important.

Even outdoors, social activities are discouraged. Community Members should leave their homes for essential activities only and then, practice good social distancing. According to the experts, sheltering in place is one of the most important factors in controlling the spread of COVID-19. Check on friends and family using text, phone calls, video chats, and social media.

What does it mean to “shelter in place?”

The term “shelter in place” means to stay in your home and not leave unless necessary for one of the designated exceptions listed below:

  • To get food
  • To get a prescription
  • To see a doctor
  • To go to work if your work is essential
  • To take your children to and from authorized childcare
  • To help people you care for get the things they need to live and be healthy and safe
  • To exercise, so long as you are maintaining a safe distance of six feet from people who aren't in your household. Gathering on fields and in parks is not permitted.

  • If you go out, practice effective social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from all others. Whether or not you go out, it’s a great idea to use good hygiene practices which can help mitigate your exposure, including:

    • Washing hands often
    • Utilizing hand sanitizer which is at least 60% alcohol
    • Not going out if you feel sick

    If you or someone you know needs assistance, please consider using one of the resources below:

    • Alameda County 211
    • Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (800) 309-2131
    • Piedmont Public Safety Dispatch (510) 420-3000 (non-emergency) or 911 for emergencies

    What We are Doing to Keep Piedmont Residents Safe

    The City of Piedmont is working closely with Alameda County Public Health to monitor and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The City of Piedmont has cancelled all non-essential meetings, events, programs and closed City facilities through May 3rd to limit exposure and slow the transmission of COVID-19. As the situation changes, the City website pages will be updated.

    Closed City Facilities
    See which City Facilities are closed: City Facilities 

    City Services
    We continue to provide essential services and remain available to serve the Piedmont community. We have closed City Hall counters but are working to provide services via phone, web, etc. The City Services page on this site will have the most up to date information on City Services and how to access them.

    Have Questions about Shelter in Place Order
    We have complied a list of answers to common question from residents on the Shelter in Place FAQ for Piedmonters page.

    In need of Assistance?
    If you are in need of resources or sevices please go to the Available COVID-19 Services & Resources page for a list. If you are in need of emergency services call 911.

    What Can You Do to Help Your Neighbors & the Community

    The best thing you can do to help slow the spread of the virus to the comply with the Shelter in Place Order, practice social distancing and follow the guidelines from the CDC on how to Stop the Spread. We have gathered a list of links to the various ways you can assist or volunteer.

    • Wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rub for at least 20 seconds
    • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water aren't available. Look for one with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
    • Follow the CDC’s guidance to Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using normal household cleansers
    • Practice social distancing, and try alternatives to shaking hands, like an elbow bump or wave
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • If you have recently returned from a country, state or region with ongoing COVID-19 infections, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials.
    • Stay home if you are sick
    • Cover your cough or sneeze
    • There is no recommendation to wear masks at this time to prevent yourself from getting sick.
    • Stay informed