Face Covering OrdersRevised June 5, 2020 and valid until replaced, amended, or rescinded, below are specific updated Health officer guidelines for face coverings in Alameda County.
SummaryCloth face coverings are a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice.
This order requires wearing face coverings when people are outside their homes. Widespread use of face coverings is a critical part of reducing the spread of COVID-19.
In alignment with the State Order, everyone over the age of 2 should wear a face covering when
- at an outdoor dining establishment except when eating or drinking at a dining table
- outside their home and within 30 feet of anyone else other than members of their Social Bubble
- in the workplace except when in a private space or area not regularly used by others
- preparing food or other items for sale or distribution to people outside their household
Face coverings may be removed when:
- Eating or drinking alone or with members of one’s Social Bubble
- Alone or with members of one’s household in an outdoor area such as a park or patio, while maintaining six feet of distance from others
- Updated Face Covering Order 20-13
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- Important Information about Face Coverings (CDC)
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