As of Monday, the state and county implemented a new stay at home order, in addition to the new curfew of curbing non-essential activities from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. that began November 21, 2020.
Playgrounds Can Remain Open
The new stay at home order originally included closing playgrounds, but that has been reversed. Playgrounds can now be open.
In Alameda County, cases and hospitalizations continue to rise. According to the most recent data from the state, Alameda County has 87 ICU beds available, a decrease of 10 from the previous day.
The current COVID positivity rate is 7.1 percent, based on a two-week average. (The statewide average is 8.8 percent).
Teachers Push Back on District Re-Opening Plan
Teachers protested the district’s re-opening plan that was submitted to the Alameda County Office of Education, according to KTVU. The teachers maintain that schools should not re-open until there are “near-zero incidents of coronavirus cases in every Oakland zip code,” according to the same report.
In addition, OEA released a video detailing more demographic data on the parents survey, showing that more white parents from affluent neighborhoods responded to the survey and are in favor of re-opening, while Black and Latinx families are more concerned about re-opening and are less likely to say they would send their kids back, due to a number of reasons.