The City of Hayward is in continuous communication with Alameda County Public Health about COVID-19 and will share any important updates on this page as well as our social media channels.
UPDATE AS OF: NOV. 20, 2020
For a list of resources for the community visit our COVID-19 Community Resources page.
To provide increased sanitation options to the unhoused community, the City has placed eight hand-washing stations throughout Hayward. The stations will be in place for the duration of the shelter-in-place order
Alameda County Project Roomkey
Staff are in coordination with Alameda County to utilize 393 identified hotel rooms in Oakland as locations where COVID-19 positive homeless individuals can go. Some of these hotel rooms are available to high-risk homeless individuals who have other co-morbidity conditions that make them exceptionally vulnerable to COVID-19. To date, one individual from the Firehouse clinic has been referred to this service, however, declined.
An RFP was released in March to add additional hotel beds to Project Roomkey.
Increased Meal Offerings at Navigation Center
To help Navigation Center residents comply with the shelter-in-place order, the City is providing two meals daily to the Navigation Center, in addition to the one meal that is already provided. The meals are procured from local Hayward businesses.
The City has received ten RV trailers from the City of Oakland, made available through the State. These RVs will be used to provide isolation housing for vulnerable homeless individuals and families. There are seven family RVs and three individual/couple RVs. BACS will provide on-site support and oversight. Staff are currently developing the referral process and will be able to begin the service in the next few days.
Matt Jimenez Community Center
An interdepartmental group of staff explored converting the Matt Jimenez Community Center into a service center for symptomatic unhoused individuals. The Center would have served as both a waiting area for individuals who had taken the test at the Firehouse clinic as well as a temporary shelter for COVID positive individuals. Due to perceived low demand for these services, staff are not pursuing this option at this time, however, could erect this service should the need arise.
Learn more about Hayward Unified School District's response and closures on their website.
* For archived communications, see below.
The Permit Center will be closed to the public until April 30, 2020. For for assistance please contact: Permit Tech at (510) 583-4005 or Building.Permits@hayward-ca.gov
Building inspections will take place during this time frame provided that Social Distancing Requirements are met, including maintaining a minimum 6 feet from other individuals.
See Planning Division regarding application intake procedures during COVID-19. Information about vehicle-based gatherings during COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order and information about Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit during Shelter-in-Place Order.
Most other staff are working from home, so to reach other divisions, call the numbers below, or e-mail your staff contact directly.
Dear Hayward Executive Airport Tenant:
Effective April 29, 2020, Alameda County joined other San Francisco Bay Area jurisdictions to extend the orders for residents to shelter in place until Sunday, May 31, 2020 to help slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). More information can be found on the City’s website: https://www.hayward-ca.gov/fire-department/disaster-preparedness/covid-19-updates
Hayward Executive Airport remains open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week for aircraft operations. In addition:
Regarding the airport administration building and the City’s airport administration office:
If you have questions, please contact airport staff at 510-293-8678 during regular business hours or at 510-385-1104 at other times. Thanks for your cooperation.
Due to the Shelter in Place in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, effective August 31, 2020, the following front counter hours will be implemented:
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.
The Hayward Animal Shelter will be limiting their response to field calls to only public and animal safety calls until June 8th. Public & animal safety calls would include but are not limited to: animals loose and acting aggressively, in-progress animal attacks on a person or other animal, sick/injured animals, animal rescues, animal welfare checks depending on the reported concerns.
We are writing with the latest update on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on Library services.
Effective at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 14th, Hayward Public Library will close all Library locations and those closures will remain in effect until at least April 13th.We will be in continued contact with public health officials to evaluate our facilities beyond this timeline.
Decisions like these do not come easy, as it means a temporary loss of access to the in-person learning services and gathering spaces the Library is known for providing to so many in our community. However, it is clear that now is the time for strong and decisive action in order to protect the public that we serve every day, as well as our staff and volunteers.
For those of you who have borrowed Library materials in your possession, do not fear the due date – we are extending loan periods during this time, so you do not need to return materials until we are back in full operation.
We will continue to communicate with you as our response to this outbreak evolves. We look forward to welcoming you back into our buildings as soon as possible. Until then, please visit our online resources webpage for our digital resources and materials.
I apologize for any inconvenience and on behalf of all our library staff, I send you and your loved ones our best wishes and hopes for your safety and health.