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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

LIVERMORE, Calif. (UPDATE March 23, 2020, 12:20 p.m.) --

Please refer to the City's new COVID-19 web page for the latest information. 

We posted on March 18 about a member of the administrative staff in the City Manager’s Office whose family member was tested for COVID-19. The City has received confirmation of a negative COVID-19 test result.
As an essential business, the City is continuing to operate essential services, but with the health and safety of City employees and the community as the first priority. Please refer to the City website for details about conducting business with the City www.cityoflivermore.net


LIVERMORE, Calif. (UPDATE March 18, 2020, 10:50 a.m.) --

A member of the administrative staff in the City Manager’s Office has a family member who is being tested for COVID-19. Test results are expected in 24-72 hours. No members of the public had contact with this employee. The employee is not exhibiting any symptoms, but the City is exercising an abundance of caution by having all staff who had close contact with this employee stay home until the test results are known. We will provide updated information as we receive it. In the meantime, stay safe out there.


Essential City Facilities Remain Open, but No Walk-In Services

The City of Livermore is committed to maintaining essential City services while working to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Only essential City facilities remain open due to the “shelter at home” order issued by the Alameda County Public Health Department. During this time, walk-in services are not being offered. If you have essential business to conduct with the City, please do so as follows: 

  • Pay utility bills online. If you have questions about utility billing, please call (925) 960-4320 or email utilitybilling@cityoflivermore.net 
  • Drop off utility and dog license payments by check or money order in the white payment box located at the roundabout between City Hall and the Police Department. If paying by money order, please include your name and address.
  • For business license services, visit the City's business license portal or call (925) 215-4906.
  • For building and planning, please call (925) 960-4410 or email permit_center@cityoflivermore.net.
  • For library questions, please call (925) 373-5505 between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • To report a water or sewer emergency, please call (925) 960-8100.
  • To report a maintenance emergency (traffic/street lights, roadways, landscaping), please call (925) 960-8020.

If what you are looking for is not listed above, please call the City’s general information line (925) 960-4000 or check the City website to see if you can conduct your business over the phone, online, or via email.


LIVERMORE, Calif. (UPDATE March 17, 2020, 10:30 a.m.) --

View Alameda County Public Health Department's Frequently Asked Questions about the shelter at home order.

Your questions are likely addressed there. If what you are looking for is not included in the FAQ, please contact the Alameda County Public Health Department via email at nCov@acgov.org or call (510) 268-2101. 

Most City facilities remain open, but if you need to conduct business with the City, please call (925) 960-4000 or check the City website first to see if you can complete your task over the phone, online, or via email. Otherwise, an in-person appointment may be scheduled.


LIVERMORE, Calif. (UPDATE March 16, 2020, 2:30 p.m.) --

Today, Alameda County, along with five other Bay Area Counties, announced a legal order directing residents to shelter at home, with the exception of those seeking or providing essential services. According to the press release, which can be found at http://www.acphd.org/media/559661/alameda-county-press-release-20200316.pdf, effective at midnight tonight, the order limits activity, travel, and business functions to only the most essential needs. There is a link within the press release defining essential activities. The order will remain in place through April 7th. This is ordered to help stop the spread of COVID-19, "flatten the curve," and protect those most vulnerable.

Most City facilities will remain open and essential City services will continue, with many services offered online, by email, over the phone, or by appointment only. To find out how you can complete your task, please visit www.cityoflivermore.net or call (925) 960-4000.

The Livermore Public Library will be closing its public service areas. Library staff will be available by phone (925) 373-5500 and is evaluating options for providing access to physical library materials. The Digital Library is available 24/7 and provides a wide variety of online library resources. Go to http://www.cityoflivermore.net/citygov/lib/

This is an evolving public health emergency and we will continue to respond thoughtfully with changes as necessary to keep our community safe. The City encourages the community to stay informed, be aware, and be prepared. We are all in this together.

Please remember to monitor the Alameda County Public Health Department website for the most up-to-date information and guidance: http://www.acphd.org


LIVERMORE, Calif. (UPDATE March 13, 2020, 5:30 p.m.) --

City of Livermore Declares Local Emergency

Today, City Manager Marc Roberts declared a local emergency to strengthen the City of Livermore's ability to respond to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This declaration was based upon the Alameda County Public Health Department confirming evidence of community-acquired transmission within Alameda County and the President of the United States declaring a National State of Emergency. This declaration will be ratified by the City Council at a Special Meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020.


City of Livermore Cancels Upcoming Government Meetings and Non-Essential City-Sponsored Events

In the interest of public health and in compliance with State of California and Alameda County Public Health Department guidelines regarding COVID-19, the City of Livermore has canceled all regularly scheduled Livermore City Council Meetings and all Advisory Body meetings through April 17th. The City has also canceled all "non-essential" City-sponsored events, whether indoor or outdoor, with an anticipated attendance of greater than 25 people through the end of May 2020.


Alameda County Public Health Aligns Guidelines with California Department of Public Health

Please read the most recent Situation Update from the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) on their dedicated COVID-19 web page. ACPHD aligned its guidance with the California Department of Public Health's guidance effective immediately and through the end of March 2020. ACPHD is the healthcare coordinator for the cities within Alameda County (with the exception of the City of Berkeley, which has its own Public Health Division). The City and our partners (including Livermore Valley Joint Unified School DistrictLivermore Area Recreation and Park District, the national laboratories here in Livermore, and utility companies) are working closely with ACPHD and implementing their guidance. 


While the uncertainty surrounding a new virus can cause stress and anxiety, it is important to rely on reputable sources for information. Such sources are the World Health OrganizationCenters for Disease Control and PreventionCalifornia Department of Public Health, and Alameda County Public Health Department.

Residents should take these precautions to stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Contact your physician should you experience symptoms and if you are on regular prescription medication, consider stocking up and ensuring a continuous supply in your home. This way, you can avoid going to hospitals and pharmacies where there is a higher risk of getting infected.

We will continue to keep the community informed of any changes. Please follow City of Livermore City Hall on Facebook, @CityofLivermore on Twitter, and view our posts on Nextdoor (https://nextdoor.com) for the most up-to-date information.


LIVERMORE, Calif. (UPDATE March 10, 2020, 5:20 p.m.) --

The City of Livermore is coordinating with the Alameda County Public Health Department, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School DistrictLivermore Area Recreation and Park District, the national laboratories here in Livermore, and utility companies regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The Alameda County Public Health Department is the healthcare coordinator for the cities within Alameda County (with the exception of the City of Berkeley, which has its own Public Health Division). The City and our partners are working closely with Alameda County Public Health and implementing their guidance. 


New Recommendations and Guidance Issued by Alameda County Public Health

The Alameda County Public Health Department has updated its coronavirus (COVID-19) website to include new guidance for mass gatherings and large community events, as well as guidance for schools, for homelessness service providers, and for the general public. At this time, Alameda County Public Health recommends postponing or canceling non-essential large events (more than 1,000 people). Recommendations are also provided for events under 1,000 people.

View Alameda County Public Health's coronavirus (COVID-19) website for up-to-date information. For questions, please email nCov@acgov.org or call (510) 268-2101.

There are currently three presumptive positive cases within Alameda County (this includes one in Berkeley).

As of March 1, Alameda County has declared a local public health emergency as part of an ongoing response and preparation for community spread in Alameda County.   

While the uncertainty surrounding a new virus can cause stress and anxiety, it is important to rely on reputable sources for information. Such sources are the World Health OrganizationCenters for Disease Control and PreventionCalifornia Department of Public Health, and Alameda County Public Health Department.

Residents should take these precautions to stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Contact your physician should you experience symptoms and if you are on regular prescription medication, consider stocking up and ensuring a continuous supply in your home. This way, you can avoid going to hospitals and pharmacies where there is a higher risk of getting infected.

We will continue to keep the community informed of any changes. Please follow City of Livermore City Hall on Facebook, @CityofLivermore on Twitter, and view our posts on Nextdoor (https://nextdoor.com) for the most up-to-date information.