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Hayward adjusting parking and traffic patterns to support resumption of local business activity

May 19, 2020

HAYWARD, Calif., May 19, 2020—The City of Hayward is altering parking regulations and traffic patterns in commercial districts as required and offering workplace-safety resources to support resumption of local retail, manufacturing, and warehouse and logistics business activity.

On Monday, the Alameda County Health Officer issued a new order authorizing resumption of curbside retail activity as well as manufacturing, warehouse and logistics business operations, provided State of California COVID-19 precautions are met.

To facilitate curbside retail as well as ongoing restaurant takeout service, the City will be piloting the designation of diagonal parking spaces on B Street for limited-time use only for pick-up of food and other items.

Also, the City will be experimenting with removing single travel lanes to allow for more short-term parking, starting with B Street between Foothill and Mission boulevards, and potentially on Main Street between A and C streets.

To aid all businesses as they are cleared to reopen, the State has published guidelines and checklists by respective industry sector and which are available online at

Specific guidance for the restaurant industry from the State is available online at

Local businesses seeking assistance with development of workplace safety plans can contact the State Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA.  Cal/OSHA provides free consultation to employers and employees.  For more information online, go to, or contact the San Francisco Bay Area office via email at or by phone at (510) 622-2891. 

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