The County Health Officer has determined that more and stricter social distancing is needed to slow the rate of spread, prevent deaths, and stop the health care system from becoming overwhelmed, and that we need to continue with these social distancing measures for a longer period of time.
The new Order extends the shelter in place requirements until 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2020.
For more information, please see the Order to Shelter at Home FAQs from Alameda County Health.
Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alameda County:
We have several options to make returning your library materials as easy as possible.
Due to the State and Alameda County Health Department Shelter in Place Order, the City of Pleasanton will have limited building inspection services until May 3, 2020 (subject to extension). The County order (as revised on 3/31) places stricter limitations on both residential and commercial construction activity. Allowable construction projects and permits may schedule inspections, although they will be conducted remotely whenever possible, through a video session on a smart phone or tablet device. All customers wishing to schedule an inspection must contact our staff at 925-931-5300 during normal business hours to do so.
Limited Building and Safety Division Services:
In light of concerns surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the City of Pleasanton and Zone 7 Water Agency would like to reassure residents and businesses that this virus has no impact on the safety or supply of your drinking water.
EPA recommends that Americans continue to use and drink tap water as usual. The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that the, “presence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies and based on current evidence the risk to water supplies is low.” For more information, please visit www.zone7water.com.
Our City has received many generous and kind offers to help provide resources to our frontline workers- police, fire, and health care workers. While our frontline workers are grateful for the offers of support, we are asking all donations be made to the local non-profits who are serving our most vulnerable populations.
Local non-profits to support:
The City of Pleasanton values the local business community and we share in your concerns in how to continue to navigate through this time of uncertainty and hardship. Please visit our business support resource center for useful information on business and employee relief, and ways to you can support Pleasanton businesses.
For Pleasanton Unified School District Families, here is the latest information from the school district regarding COVID-19: PUSD COVID-19 Update Page.
Novel coronavirus COVID-19 is a virus strain that originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China that has spread among humans since Dec. 2019. Coronaviruses usually cause mild respiratory illnesses, such as the common cold. Some coronaviruses have caused more severe illness, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
COVID-19 primarily spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes releasing droplets which can travel up to 6 feet. Another person can become infected if these droplets enter their mouth, nose, or eyes directly or through their contaminated hands. An infected person who coughs or sneezes into their hands and touches surfaces such as phones, tables, door handles, or toys can contaminate them.
Call ahead to a healthcare professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread. Tell your healthcare professional about your recent travel or contact. Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
We recognize that public health emergencies, such as the Coronavirus 19 outbreak can be stressful for residents and our community, and lead to social stigma and discrimination by associating a disease to a population or nationality, even though not everyone in that population is at risk. A disease like the Coronavirus 19 can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity.
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