The purpose of this web page is to provide supplementary guidance to County of Alameda Shelter in Placer Order (SIP) for local residential and business compliance with COVID-19 safety needs.    As State and County requirements change frequently in response to the ongoing pandemic, please be sure to review County of Alameda Health Department COVID-19 Shelter In Place web page for updated changes in the Shelter In Place Order.  Additional local information regarding COVID-19 and COVID-19 Supportive resources can also be found on the City COVID-19 Information page .


The City of Hayward Code Enforcement and Police Departments in partnership with Alameda County District Attorney's Office, provide initial response and investigative services for City of Hayward, to help facilitate local compliance with State and County SIP Orders. 

While response and compliance measures associated with COVID-19 are primarily provided through and educational approach to residents and businesses in our community, responsible adherence to SIP requirements for the benefit of public health and safety are expected by all community members to avoid any elevated legal actions.

All complaints related to COVID-19 non-compliance may be initially submitted to the City of Hayward Code Enforcement Division by reporting your concern to staff at 510-583-4143

All businesses and activities within the County of Alameda, to include those located in the City of Hayward are now subject to the restrictions and requirements imposed by the State of California in its Blueprint for a Safer Economy and Industry Guidance.

Businesses and activities are permitted to continue as allowed by the California Department of Public Health through the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, unless further restricted by the State or Alameda County Health Officer.


All individuals two-years old or older within the County of Alameda now must comply with the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings, which generally requires all individuals to wear a face covering whenever outside of the home, except as exempted by that Guidance.


Restrictions associated with Alameda County SIP are dependent on the State of California’s established Tier System, which is based on test positivity and adjusted case rate.  As these rates contract or expand, compliance restrictions may increase or decrease based on the assigned Tier level. 

Active and assigned Tier levels as noted on the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, may restrict many business or group activities to include but not limited to:

  • Childcare
  •  Pre-K and K-12 Schools
  • Gathering and Travel
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Indoor Salons

To find out more about the status of activities in Alameda County related to your needs, the State of California has provided a real-time tool for review to help members of the public understand their current standing and activity restrictions: HERE