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

June 18, 2020

The Alameda County Public Health Officer has issued a revised order today, opening up more types of business, places of worship, and outdoor spaces in the county. Click to read the revised order. Click to read the order summary.

Highlights of this revised order include loosening restrictions on religious and cultural ceremonies; outdoor dining; indoor and outdoor retail; and permission to open dog parks, each are subject to stringent health and safety requirements. The order also requires that people exercising their first amendment rights (during protests or demonstrations) to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times.

The County’s strengthened face covering order remains in effect. The order mandates that face coverings be worn at all times in public, if you are or are likely to be within 30 feet of another person outside of your household. 30 feet is roughly the length of 2 cars. There is NO EXEMPTION for persons engaged in exercise. The face covering does not have to be worn the whole time exercising, but it must be carried and then put on when within 30 feet of other people.

The City of Piedmont will closely examine this revised order and will announce a timeline for opening our off- leash areas by the close of business on Friday, June 19th.

Effective immediately, dogs are welcome to be off leash in the Linda Dog Park and the designated off-leash areas in Blair, Dracena, and Piedmont parks. Dogs using these areas must have a dog license and an off leash permit, both of which are available from the Piedmont Police Department. Dog owners in these areas must practice social distancing, wear a face covering, and not enter if they have a fever or cough.

The City is now able to allow off-leash dogs in these areas as a result of a revised order issued by the Alameda County Health Officer on June 18th, which, among other provisions, allows the opening of dog parks.

We appreciate the understanding of the community while dogs had to be on-leash so that parks could be open for all users.


June 5, 2020

On Friday June 5th, Alameda County released two new health orders which strengthen the existing face covering requirement, and makes changes to existing Shelter in Place restrictions. The County’s updated face covering order mandates that face coverings be worn at all times in public, if you are or are likely to be within 30 feet of another person outside of your household. There is NO EXEMPTION for persons engaged in exercise. The mask does not have to be worn the whole time exercising, but it must be carried and then put on when within 30 feet of other people.

The County shelter in place order has been amended to allow small gatherings of individuals from different households to take place in outdoor settings, subject to certain conditions (social bubbles). It also allows childcare providers to provide care to all children, not just children of essential workers, and establishes conditions under which youth extracurricular activities may resume.

These orders are effect until further notice and are a part of Alameda County’s reopening plan. For more detailed information, please see the Alameda County Public Health Department website or the links below:

Alameda County Public Health Department, June 5, 2020

Press Release on New Orders
Updated Face Covering Order No. 20-13
Updated Shelter in Place Order No. 20-14
Alameda County Reopening Plan



City of Piedmont COVID-19 Email Update
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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.

For the full archive of updates, see the Covid-19 Archive Page



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. 

    See this announcement regarding temporary changes to Solid Waste Collection Services.

    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