Alameda County Active Health Orders 

Date Revised: 11/10/2021


COVID-19 Vaccinations in Alameda

As of November 3rd, every American 5 years and older is eligible for vaccination.

For more information on updates, visit Contra Costa's Health Services page.

Most information on scheduling vaccinations may be found by filling out Contra Costa's Vaccine Appointment-Request form. 

Please continue to comply with necessary safety precautions. 

Vaccines alone will not slow the spread the COVID.


Alameda County has reopened!

As of June 15th, 2021, California has safely and fully reopened its economy. The new Public Health order supersedes all previous prior health orders. 

Restrictions that ended as of June 15th include:

  • Physical Distancing

  • Capacity limits on business

  • County tier system


While the Stay At Home order has been rescinded, we must remain cautious of disease variants and those who remain unvaccinated. COVID-19 remains a concern to Public Health, and limited and temporary public health requirements remain at this time.

Updated guidance on Face Coverings

COVID-19 Testing Locations in Alameda County

If you have medical insurance, you should contact your doctor or health care provider. You can also contact a Community testing site.


If you do not have medical insurance, please consult Community testing site to see when and where you can schedule an appointment. Community testing sites are free and do not ask for immigration status.


All CORE-run testing sites can test all ages four years and older. Parents of infants should check with their primary care providers regarding necessity of testing. 


For video of what Anterior Nasal testing looks like, please refer to this linked video, from Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.

Due to increasing vaccination rates and falling transmission rates, California has fully reopened its economy.

For more information, visit Reopening California. 

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Stay Home Order Rescinded

As of July 28th, if you are unvaccinated, masks are required for indoor settings. Masks are required for all individuals, in the following indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status.

  • On public transit (e.g.: airplanes, ships, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride shares), and in transportation hubs (e.g.: airports, bus terminals, train stations, marina, seaports, subway stations, etc).

  • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare, and other youth settings.

  • Healthcare settings

  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers.

  • Homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers. 

For further information on updated mask guidance check the CDPH. 

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Isolation is Different From Quarantine

Isolation applies when you have tested positive for COVID-19. For more information on Isolation vs Quarantine, please refer to this video from the CDC.

For information on self-isolation for those who have tested positive or are waiting for test results, refer to these instructions from the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency