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Posted on: March 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Emeryville Moves Back Into Red Tier Status

Emeryville and Alameda County has moved back into the Red Tier per the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Businesses and Activities

Business and activities permitted to open indoors, with capacity restrictions and modifications:

  • Restaurants: 25 percent maximum capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Retail: 50 percent maximum capacity and food courts permitted with indoor dining restrictions
  • Grocery stores: full capacity while following retail industry guidance
  • Movie Theaters: 25 percent maximum capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Museums, Zoos and Aquariums: 25 percent maximum capacity
  • Gyms, fitness centers and studios (including at hotels): 10 percent maximum capacity and climbing walls are permitted


Under the State’s updated school guidance, TK-12 schools that intend to open and all schools that are already open must complete and publicly post their COVID-19 Safety Plan (CSP). The CSP consists of two components: 1) the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Plan (CPP) and 2) the COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist. If a school or district is ready, grades TK-12 are permitted to reopen in the Red Tier and may do so once their CSP has been posted publicly on the school or school district’s website for at least 5 days prior to providing in person instruction.


Small and time-limited private gatherings among no more than three household are now permitted indoors under State guidance, but outdoors is still strongly encouraged. Masks and physical distancing are still required for these gatherings, and anyone who is experiencing symptoms must not attend. Per state guidance, singing, shouting, chanting, cheering, or exercising are strongly discouraged and not permitted indoors. Those at high risk of severe illness are strongly encouraged not to attend. Large gatherings are still prohibited.

For more information and to read the full press release, please visit the Alameda County Public Health Department's website.

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