Mar 16 2020

Alameda County Health Officer Directs Shelter in Place Order Effective Midnight March 16


Numbers to call at end of article.

Updated 03-17-2020

Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Erica Pan joined six other Bay Area public health jurisdictions to issue a mandatory health order for all Alameda County residents to shelter in place to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and preserve critical health care capacity across the region.

Without this restrictive action, our healthcare systems may become overwhelmed. The mandatory Health Order directs residents to shelter at home for three weeks beginning March 17 for three weeks.

The order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs. The guidance comes after substantial input from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and best practices from other health officials around the world.Refer to the Alameda County Public Health Department for the full text of the Order

New! Please do not call the Piedmont Police Department to report possible violations of the “Shelter In Place Order”.  Officers will conduct routine patrol to ensure general public safety and will address any compliance issues with the “Shelter In Place Order” that are observed.

We need to ensure our public safety services do not get saturated with non-critical requests or non-emergent inquires.  In addition to contacting your personal physician, the following advice phone numbers are being provided as a resource for general health information.

Alta Bates Berkeley and Alta Bates Summit 24 hr line:

Kaiser Oakland 24 hr lines:
Adult Medicine: 1-510-752-1190
OB/GYN: 1-510-752-1080
Pediatrics: 1-510-752-1200

Highland Hospital Call Center:

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