Alameda County Gyms, Libraries, Beauty Salons Reopen Friday

ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA — Gyms, nail salons, libraries and museums were among the businesses allowed to open their doors Friday in Alameda County.

All businesses were subject to safety modifications, per state COVID-19 guidelines.

The following services were allowed to resume Friday:

  • Fitness centers (up to 10 percent capacity; restrictions on classes and aerobic exercise);

  • Personal care services that don’t require the removal of a mask, such as nail salons and electrolysis;

  • Libraries (up to 25 percent capacity);

  • Hotels, lodging for tourism (no indoor pools or fitness centers);

  • Museums, zoos, aquariums (up to 25 percent capacity); and

  • Outdoor film production.

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, elementary schools may reopen in accordance with state and local safety guidelines, Alameda County said late Thursday afternoon in a news release. The county may consider reopening middle and high schools in three to 11 weeks, depending on COVID-19 data trends in the future.

No public schools plan to reopen next week, but here are the schools that plan to reopen in the coming weeks, per the Alameda County Office of Education:

  • Assumption School (Oct. 19)

  • California Crosspoint Academy (Oct. 19)

  • Coastline Christian Schools (Nov. 2)

  • East Bay German International School (Oct. 13)

  • Escuela Bilingue Internacional (Oct. 13)

  • Head-Royce School (Oct. 19)

  • Mission Hills Middle School (Oct. 26)

  • Montessori Elementary School of Alameda (Oct. 13)

  • Northstar School (Oct. 19)

  • Oakland Hebrew Day School (Oct. 19)

  • OneSchool Global (Oct. 13)

  • Our Savior Lutheran School, Livermore (Oct. 13)

  • Pear Tree Community School (Oct. 19)

  • The Principled Academy (Oct. 13)

  • Redwood Christian Elementary (Oct. 14)

  • St. Felicitas Catholic School

  • St. Michael School (Oct. 19)

  • Stratford Schools of Alameda County (Oct. 19)

Alameda County was permitted by the state to start reopening more services when it moved into the second tier — indicating substantial COVID-19 risk — of the state’s four-tiered, color-coded COVID-19 risk system Sept. 22, but county officials said at the time that they wanted to proceed with caution and take time to come up with a phased reopening plan.

Last week, the county released its revised timeline for reopening.

Depending on data trends, Alameda County said it will consider allowing the reopening of the following indoor services in the next three to five weeks:

  • Retail (up to half-capacity);

  • Shopping centers (including food courts; up to half-capacity);

  • Dining (up to 25 percent capacity or fewer than 100 people);

  • Worship services (up to 25 percent capacity or fewer than 100 people); and

  • Movie theaters (up to 25 percent capacity or fewer than 100 people).

The county will also consider reopening outdoor cardrooms and satellite wagering in the next three to five weeks.

There have been 21,938 COVID-19 cases and 440 associated deaths reported in Alameda County since the beginning of the pandemic, according to county data as of Friday morning.

View more detailed information about the county’s COVID-19 statistics here.

This article originally appeared on the Livermore Patch

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