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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City Service Impacts and Closures due to COVID-19

The Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Erica Pan joined six other Bay Area public health jurisdictions to issue an 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. The full order can be read at This order contains specific recommendations for residents about when it is appropriate to leave the home, which is only to engage in essential activities or to receive essential services. The City of Union City provides a number of essential services as defined by the County’s order and we are continuing to evaluate how this order and possibly other future orders will impact city services moving forward. 

Effective today, March 16, 2020, to support the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines and Alameda County’s Shelter in Place order, the City of Union City is implementing partial and full closure of several facilities. The City will also activate its Emergency Operations Center effective Tuesday, March 17 to monitor the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and assess real-time impacts.

Please note that emergency services provided by Police and Fire will not be impacted by these closures.

Public Access Closed at City Hall and Administrative Offices; Services Still being Offered via Online, By-Phone or By-Appointment

The following facilities are closed to public access, but are still staffing non-essential services:

  • City Hall (including Police Front Lobby access) – 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road
  • Corporation Yard – 34650 7th Street
  • Decoto Resource Center – 505 H Street
  • Alvarado Resource Center – 4361 Agena Circle

If you are a business or a resident that needs assistance or you have previously scheduled business with the City, please call that specific Department to check in or refer to the following contact information:

  • Union City’s Main Line: 510.471.3232
  • Economic and Community Development and Planning Division: 510.675.5319
  • Building Division: 510.675.5313
  • Public Works (including reporting streets and park maintenance issues): 510.675.5308
  • Youth and Family Services (including crisis intervention and counseling services: 510.675.5817
  • Business Licenses, alarm permits and animal licenses: 510.675.5312
  • Police Non-Emergency: 510.471.1365

Th closure of administrative offices will remain in effect until further notice.

Additional contact information can be found at

Community Centers and Community & Recreation Facilities are Closed to the Public; Community & Recreation Services Cancelled Until Further Notice

The following cancellations and closures are in effect until further notice impacting Community and Recreation Services:

  • All Community Centers and community facilities are closed to public access, to include: Kennedy Youth Center, Holly Center, Rugierri Senior Center, Mark Green Sports Center, Studio 11, Larry Orozco Teen Workshop, the 10th Street Boxing Gym
  • All Community and Recreation Programs are cancelled until further notice

Closures and cancellation of programs and events is an evolving situation and we will provide updates accordingly.

Other Updates on Impacted Services to the Public

The Alameda County Library located adjacent to City Hall is closed until Wednesday, April 1.

The New Haven Unified School District has closed its classrooms up through Monday, April 6.

All City Commission and stakeholder outreach meetings are canceled until further notice.

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