On Monday, Alameda County was able to move to the Purple Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy due to promising ICU bed capacity projections. I would like to extend my gratitude to Alameda County residents for continuing to take the necessary precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community and help flatten the curve from our worst surge yet. It is crucial that we continue to follow these precautions to further slow the spread of COVID-19 and allow our economy to reopen safely. Please continue to wear a mask when outside your home, maintain at least 6-feet of distance from others, wash your hands frequently, and avoid touching your face. Please stay home as much as possible, especially if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. In this bulletin, you can read more information on moving to the Purple Tier and find resources for those who have been impacted by COVID-19.