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Alameda, Contra Costa signal they’ll enter Stage 2, leaving simplest Santa Clara below stricter impart – SF Gate

By Eric Ting, SFGATE

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  • People wear masks as they socially distance themselves from one another while waiting in line to enter a grocery store on Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Alameda, Calif. Photo: Ben Margot/Associated Press / Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

    Other folks wear masks as they socially distance themselves from one one other while waiting in line to enter a grocery store on Thursday, Could presumably well 7, 2020, in Alameda, Calif.

    Other folks wear masks as they socially distance themselves from one one other while waiting in line to enter a grocery store on Thursday, Could presumably well 7, 2020, in Alameda, Calif.

    Photo: Ben Margot/Associated Press

Photo: Ben Margot/Associated Press

Other folks wear masks as they socially distance themselves from one one other while waiting in line to enter a grocery store on Thursday, Could presumably well 7, 2020, in Alameda, Calif.

Other folks wear masks as they socially distance themselves from one one other while waiting in line to enter a grocery store on Thursday, Could presumably well 7, 2020, in Alameda, Calif.

Photo: Ben Margot/Associated Press

Alameda and Contra Costa counties are more seemingly to pass into Stage 2 of California Governor Gavin Newsom's reopening belief next week, meaning each and each Bay Space county other than one shall be in response to the remaining of the command.

An Alameda County spokesperson told SFGATE Thursday that barring a tremendous spike in cases over the next couple of days, retail for curbside pickup as effectively as related manufacturing and warehouse work shall be permitted to return within the future next week, nonetheless a particular date was as soon as no longer equipped. A Contra Costa spokesperson also acknowledged that the county is keen with revising the effectively being impart to enable for all retail curbside pickup plus all “related logistics” and manufacturing next week. As with Alameda County, a particular timeline was as soon as no longer equipped.

San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties will carry abet retail and manufacturing on Monday, meaning five of the six counties firstly below a stricter impart will all seemingly be in Stage 2 within the future next week.

Santa Clara County effectively being officer Dr. Sara Cody was as soon as the driver late the long-established six-county impart, and told her county's board of supervisors Tuesday she has no immediate plans to modify the impart.

“The instances in actual fact haven’t modified in our county,” she acknowledged. “We don’t all correct now salvage a vaccine. Now we salvage exactly the same instances we had in March,” Cody acknowledged. “If we did ease up, we would search a brisk return of cases, of hospitalizations, and a brisk return of deaths, to be quite blunt.”

Going forward, Alameda County acknowledged it plans “to align with the command’s guidance where doable” for eligible firms. This is out there within the wake of a excessive-profile dispute with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who opened his Fremont plant earlier this week and criticized the county for enforcing a stricter safe haven-in-keep impart than the one in enact statewide. Alameda County and Tesla at final reached an agreement and the plant stays initiate.

“We continue to stress the significance of licensed face coverings and we're reiterating that to e book clear of tremendous spikes in cases and to provide protection to of us that are at greater trouble for extreme illness, we're transferring in a measured and incremental means,” Alameda County effectively being division public knowledge manager Neetu Balram acknowledged.

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Eric Ting is an SFGATE digital reporter. E-mail: eric.ting@sfgate.com | Twitter: @_ericting

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