The new city ordinance also applies to senior centers, yoga studios, entertainment venues and large indoor events.
Why it’s legal for East Bay restaurants to require vaccinations
An East Bay ax bar; a new chef for Downtown Wine Bar; more Quick Bites.
Bay Area health officers recommend mask use indoors amid rising COVID-19 cases
The mask recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents in an effort to prevent COVID-19 virus spread among all groups.
Oakland enters yellow COVID-19 tier, one week shy of state reopening
It’s the first time since the state began its tier system last summer that Alameda County has entered the least-restrictive, yellow tier.
How to access your stimulus check if you’re homeless in Oakland
If you do not automatically receive your payment via direct deposit or in the mail, this guide will help point you in the right direction.
Local home cooks make and deliver free lasagnas to neighbors in need
Lasagna Love matches volunteer home cooks in Oakland and other cities with anyone struggling during the pandemic who could use a free, hot meal.
‘Social bubbles are now popped’; Bay Area closes outdoor dining, sets strict rules amid COVID-19 surge
The new guidelines prohibit gatherings with people outside of your household through Jan. 4.
Indoor dining closed again in Alameda County due to COVID-19 surge
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.
Alameda County freezes new openings in Oakland, Berkeley due to worsening COVID-19 conditions
Businesses that are currently open indoors, like personal care services and restaurants, can continue, but there won’t be further expansions in any sector.
Ready or not, indoor dining is reopening in Alameda County
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.
We asked restaurateurs, will you reopen for indoor dining?
Alameda County has not yet given the go-ahead for dine-in service, but with other Bay Area counties already reopened, local restaurant owners are considering what they’ll do.
Covid-19 outbreak grows in Santa Rita Jail
Coronavirus cases have suddenly exploded in Alameda County’s massive jail, calling into question whether the virus can be stopped.
Oakland’s newest bagel business sells out in seconds
Good luck scoring Hella Bagels. Only 100 are made a week by chef-owner Blake Hunter out of his Oakland home.
The pandemic isn’t slowing the East Oakland Collective down
Through creative solutions, EOC has more than doubled the number of meals it was distributing to East Oakland residents, now serving over 1,000 hot meals each week.
Pastor Mike McBride and W. Kamau Bell help with ‘masks for the people’
In the early days of the pandemic, the pastor and the comedian set up a grassroots supply chain to bring masks and hand sanitizer to communities of color.
Good Good Eatz helps Chinatown businesses survive the shutdown
A new initiative helps local merchants make connections, get assistance and support other communities in need.