It’s the first time since the state began its tier system last summer that Alameda County has entered the least-restrictive, yellow tier.
The Bay Area is experiencing the second-driest year in the water district’s history.
The new guidelines prohibit gatherings with people outside of your household through Jan. 4.
Alameda County, which is in the Bay Area region of the new guidelines, currently has about 30% ICU capacity.
After three short weeks, indoor dining is once again closed in Oakland as the state grapples with a rise in COVID-19 cases and Alameda County returns to the purple tier.
Businesses that are currently open indoors, like personal care services and restaurants, can continue, but there won’t be further expansions in any sector.
Restaurants can reopen indoor dining at 25% capacity beginning Oct. 26 under a new orange tier designation for the county in the state’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines.
The congresswoman calls for a new federal body to address the impact of slavery and systemic racism on Black communities.