COVID-19 Status

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:
  • Stay Home Flier imageTo 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

Governor Newsom's Executive Order N-33-20 (3/19/2020) 

On March 19th, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20.

"The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors." Critical Infrastructure Sectors During COVID-19.

Visit the California Coronavirus Response website for more information about the Order or read the full Executive Order (pdf).

Shelter in Place Order (3/16/2020)

On March 16, Alameda County issued a Shelter in Place Order directing county residents to shelter at home for three weeks beginning March 17 in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs. Alameda County Public Health has created FAQs to address questions regarding this mandate. All individuals currently living within the County of Alameda are ordered to shelter at their place of residence. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person. Residents may only leave their homes for essential activities, including:

  • To obtain food and household products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences

  • To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with social distancing requirements of at least six feet

  • To care for a family member or pet in another household

  • To go to work if it has been deemed essential, such as essential government services, healthcare work, essential infrastructure maintenance, law enforcement and emergency management, grocery stores, food service providers such as restaurants (but only for delivery take out), hardware stores fueling stations and auto supply and repair, financial institutions, mailing and shipping services, laundry service providers, and other essential service providers

Additional restrictions may be issued as the outbreak progresses. All non-essential City meetings and events have been cancelled and City facilities are closed to the public. We continue to provide essential services and remain available to serve our community. Please note that these services are subject to change, and we urge you to check this site for the most up-to-date information.

Piedmonter's Frequently Asked Questions

City of Piedmont Declares Local Emergency (3/16/2020)

Declaration of Local Emergency

On March 16, 2020, the City Administrator, acting in her capacity as Director of Emergency Services, proclaimed the existence of a local emergency. The City Code provides that such a declaration triggers applicable provisions of City emergency plans and grants the Director of Emergency Services the powers specified in Section 5A.6 of the City Code, including emergency requisition and procurement, coordination with other emergency efforts, and emergency rule making authority where needed for the protection of public safety.

Under Government Code section 8630 and Chapter 5A of the Piedmont City Code, the City Administrator is designated as the City’s Director of Emergency Services and is empowered to proclaim the existence or threatened existence of a local emergency where actual or threatened conditions of disaster or peril to safety, that are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment, and facilities of this city, requiring the combined forces of other political subdivisions to combat, including epidemics. Under Section 5A.6 of the City Code and Government Code section 8360, the City Council must take action to ratify the proclamation within seven days thereafter or the proclamation shall not no further force or effect.

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 April 7th to limit exposure and slow the transmission of COVID-19. As the situation the list of closed City facilities may change, please check the City Facilities page for the most up to date information. We are compiling a page of important links and resources for the community that will continue to be updated as information is released. On this site we have also created a COVID-19 News Archive page to track announcements as they are made on the City's website.

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.

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.

  • 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