Road to Recovery

See a list of Businesses Permitted to Operate in Alameda County, with site-specific protection plans. This roster includes businesses and activities authorized under previous orders. 

Businesses seeking guidance on re-opening consistent with Alameda County guidelines should email

City Launches Temporary Outdoor Permit Process:

The most recent Alameda County Public Health Order allows for outdoor dining.  To facilitate businesses getting back on their feet, the City adopted an urgency ordinance to allow for a fee-free, streamlined permitting process for businesses wanting to do temporary outdoor dining, outdoor personal care services, and outdoor fitness classes.  For more information and to access the on-line application, visit Businesses who currently have approval for outdoor dining are exempt from this requirement. If you have questions or need a paper application, please contact the Planning Division at or give them a call at (510) 675-5319.

Considerations and tools for safely re-opening your business:

  • Where does your business fall in the reopening plan? View the Alameda County Reopening Plan.
  • Site Specific Protection Plan: As Alameda County moves through its reopening plan, businesses will need to come up with a Site Specific Protection Plan, formerly known as the Social Distancing Protocol. You can read about the plan and get a template by following this link.
  • PPE for your business: The California Manufacturers & Technology Association has soft-launched the Safely Making CA web portal to connect manufacturers of locally-sourced PPE items directly to businesses. Learn more at
  • COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening: Click here
  • Restaurant Recovery: Pandemic Relaunch Toolkit

Guidance from state government: