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Posted on: May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020 City of Fremont Update in Response to COVID-19

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Today’s City of Fremont update highlights the Alameda County Shelter in Place Order - Early Stage 2; Virtual Town Hall on May 21; community park tennis courts re-opening on Saturday, May 23; and online pre-application for City permits.

Alameda County Shelter in Place Order (Early Stage 2)

On Monday, May 18, Alameda County issued a joint statement from Bay Area Health Officers regarding significant progress on COVID-19 indicators and an updated Shelter in Place Order. The new order allows retail establishments to offer storefront pick-up, and also allows the manufacturing, warehousing, and logistical operations that support retail to resume. Businesses that are permitted to resume must implement Site Specific Protection Plans and adhere to county and state health guidelines.

In addition to the updated Shelter in Place Order, the Bay Area Health Officers also issued a new order permitting certain highly-regulated vehicle gatherings. Gatherings of up to 200 vehicles, for no longer than 3 hours, are permitted under certain conditions. The intent of the new Vehicle Gathering Order is to accommodate graduation ceremonies and religious activities. To learn more about vehicle gathering requirements in Fremont visit our Vehicle Gatherings webpage.

Learn more about these orders for Fremont.  

As the Bay Area reopens certain sectors, residents are still required by health order to stay home as much as possible, wear face coverings, and follow the precautions that have helped the region make progress to slow the spread of COVID-19. For more information about the updated Health Orders visit the Alameda County Public Health Department website.

Virtual Town Hall

Join us on Thursday, May 21, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for a Virtual Town Hall. Hear from elected officials representing the City of Fremont and the Alameda County Public Health Department for an update on COVID-19 response and relief efforts for Fremont. Speakers include Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17), Mayor Lily Mei, and Aneeka Chaudry, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Affairs, Alameda Health Care Services Agency. There will also be a Q&A. This Virtual Town Hall will be held using Zoom. For more information, including the Zoom link visit our Virtual Town Hall webpage.

Community Park Tennis Courts Re-opening Saturday May 23, 2020

The City of Fremont tennis courts will be re-opening on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the following Community Parks:

  • Mission San Jose
  • Niles
  • Warm Springs
  • Frank Fisher
  • Centerville
  • Sylvester P. Harvey

The Fremont Tennis Center at Central Park is scheduled to reopen on Friday June 5, 2020.

In order to ensure social distancing at all courts, the center nets at each facility have been removed. Play is not permitted on a court without a net. In order to align with the revised Shelter in Place Order issued by the Alameda County Public Health Department released on May 18, 2020 the following rules are in place at all City of Fremont tennis courts:

  • Only two players may be present at a time on a court
  • Social distancing of 6 feet must be maintained at all times
  • Single Play Only - No Doubles
  • Limit of 3 balls per court
  • Play is limited to one hour if others are waiting for a court
  • Please wait until the players have completely exited the court before entering
  • No sharing of equipment, each player must have their own racquet and water bottle
  • No coaching, lessons, teaching carts, or ball hoppers permitted
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after play and have hand sanitizer available
  • The USTA recommends wearing tennis gloves
  • When outdoors have a face covering readily available in case you encounter others

For more information on Parks and Recreation services, please visit our webpage.

Online Pre-Application for City Permits

The City is accepting online pre-applications for the following permits: planning permits, building/fire permits, and engineering permits. The pre-application is available online through the City’s Accela Citizen Access portal. For more information, please visit the City’s Pre-Application for Permits webpage.

Stay Informed

For updates on how the City of Fremont is monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), visit our Coronavirus webpage. General updates will be made to the City’s social media accounts on Facebook, Nextdoor, Nixle, and Twitter; follow our channels.

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