Advisories, Airport, Fire Department, Library, Police Department

COVID-19 Resource Portal

April 28, 2020

The City of Hayward is in continuous communication with Alameda County Public Health about COVID-19 and will share any important updates on our website as well as our social media channels. 

In the interests of public health and controlling the spread of COVID-19, the City of Hayward is taking steps that include the modification or limiting of non-essential City services or access to certain facilities. Many staff members will be working from home and may not be readily available to promptly return your email.

For your convenience, please see below for frequently asked questions and services. 

To learn more about the Hayward Unified School District's response and closures on their website.

Departments with modified hours or services:

Hayward Police Department:

Due to the Shelter in Place in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, effective August 31, 2020, the following front counter hours will be implemented:

  • Front Counter will be open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.
  • Front Counter will be open every Saturday from 9am to noon for vehicle releases and report requests only.

The Records Unit is committed to assisting the public during this difficult time and we thank you for your understanding. Should you have any questions, please contact our non-emergency line at (510)293-7272.

Hayward Executive Airport:

Hayward Executive Airport remains open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.  In addition:

  • The FAA Hayward Air Traffic Control Tower is open

  • The airport administrative and maintenance staffs are at a minimum

  • The airport’s two fixed base operators, APP Jet Center and Meridian Hayward, are open

  • Many of the other 38 commercial tenants remain open – however, please call ahead to confirm that regular business hours are in affect

To learn more about the airports response visit their webpage.

Maintenance Services: 

Maintenance Services' response to reports of accumulated litter, illegal dumping and graffiti may be delayed due to crew deployment adjustments.

Street-sweeping and related parking enforcement will continue on their normal schedule EXCEPT on Dec. 24 and 25, & Jan. 1

Hayward Public Library:

Hayward Public Library services that were being provided curbside will be suspended in compliance with the new order, which takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, and will remain in effect until Monday, Jan. 4.
Library book-return boxes will be locked through the period, and fines for late return of library materials will remain unenforced.

Permit Center: Effective April 1, 2020

Alameda Health Orders have mandated that all construction that is non-essential as covered under California Health and Safety  Code Section 120295 and California Penal Code Section 69, 148 (a)(1) with exception under section 13 (f)(v) see below are to cease and persons shall shelter in place or work from home. All City of Hayward inspectors shall perform inspections associated with essential services and work related to healthcare operations, affordable housing or income restricted, shelters and temporary housing (not including hotels and motels) and construction or repairs to residential sanitation, electrical services and/or repairs that cannot reasonably be delayed. All other construction work shall wait until the Alameda Health Orders are lifted and clearance for construction is issued.

For further questions or concerns please contact Omar Noorzad at or (510) 583-4313 or Gary Nordahl at or (510) 583-4153.  

Shelter in Place Order Alameda County Health Order Section 13(f)(v)(1-8)

During this time building permits will be issued for emergency repairs only; for assistance please contact: Alexandrea Sepulveda at (510) 583-4136 or

Most other staff are working from home, so to reach other divisions, call the numbers below, or e-mail your staff contact directly.

  • Building Division, (510) 583-4005
  • Fire Department, (510) 583-4900
  • Planning Division, (510) 583-4216 or email
  • Code Enforcement Division, please contact your code inspector directly or the telephone number shown on the letter you received.


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