OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Beginning Monday, Alameda County residents can collect in “social bubbles,” and childcare suppliers and a few companies can resume operations underneath sure circumstances, well being officers introduced this week.
The county’s relaxed shelter-in-place orders will enable small outside gatherings of residents from completely different households. The social bubbles can encompass as much as 12 individuals and ought to be maintained for 3 weeks, in response to the revised orders issued Friday by Alameda County Well being Officer Dr. Erica Pan.
To restrict contact, participation is restricted to at least one social bubble at a time, and social distancing and face coverings are nonetheless inspired.
Childcare suppliers could resume care to all youngsters, not simply youngsters of important staff, underneath sure circumstances, in response to the county well being division.
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Different services affected embrace instructional establishments, which may resume profession internship and pathways packages; libraries can open for curbside pickup of books and different media; sure companies with restricted contact, similar to pet grooming and equipment restore can present companies.
The orders align with the town of Berkeley’s well being company, which is separate however coordinating with Alameda County.
Outside museums, outside restaurant eating, spiritual companies, and different outside actions like health lessons are anticipated to renew in future relaxations of the county’s shelter-in-place restrictions.
“As we transfer ahead in Stage 2 of the reopening plan, we enhance the extent of publicity to an infection amongst Alameda County residents,” Dr. Pan mentioned. “That is nonetheless a extremely contagious virus and medically fragile residents and our disproportionately impacted communities are nonetheless at excessive danger for this illness.”
As of Friday afternoon, Alameda County reported 3,725 confirmed circumstances of COVID-19, the very best quantity any county within the Bay Space. So far, 101 individuals have died from the virus within the county, in response to the well being division.
Residents ought to try to keep up six toes distance from these exterior their family, put on face coverings, apply good hand hygiene and keep house each time potential, county well being officers mentioned.
As well as, the county is requiring face coverings to be worn throughout bodily outside actions, similar to strolling, working and biking when residents are inside 30 toes of individuals exterior their family.
These individuals with a written exemption as a consequence of a medical situation, well being concern or incapacity, or anybody who has bother respiration should not required to put on a face overlaying. Kids underneath 12 years previous should not required to put on a face overlaying, and any little one 2 years previous or youthful shouldn’t put on a face overlaying, well being officers mentioned.
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