The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an evolving, unprecedented public health crisis that has necessitated several emergency measures to keep the Fremont community safe and help slow the spread of the disease.
Today’s update highlights a new interactive Fremont map for open restaurants and small businesses; new mandatory social distance protocols for businesses to start April 3; and street sweeping temporarily suspended until May 3.
Open Restaurants and Small Business Interactive Map
In an effort to continue encouraging the community to consider supporting local Fremont restaurants and small businesses, the City’s Economic Development Department is working to bring attention to small businesses that remain open during the pandemic. The newest addition to the toolbox makes it easier for anyone to support local from anywhere. An interactive map you can use from any device to find local restaurants and coffee shops offering take-out and delivery options, as well as other small businesses that are open during the current Shelter in Place Order.
This is not an exhaustive list. The Economic Development team continues to add open restaurants and small businesses as they are identified. To get your favorite restaurant listed here, please send an email to the Economic Development Department or to the Fremont Chamber of Commerce.
NOTE: To use the interactive map (www.Fremont.gov/Open), click on the upper left icon for a list of all businesses. Click on upper right icon to go full screen and search function.
New Mandatory Social Distance Protocols for Businesses to Start Friday, April 3
The Alameda County Public Health Department issued an updated Order by the Health Officer on March 31, 2020 which includes changes that might affect your business operations. This new Order will be in effect until May 3, 2020, but that date could be changed by the County Health Officer.
For the purposes of this Order, all Essential Businesses must complete a social distancing checklist as well as prepare and post by no later than 11:59 p.m. on April 2, 2020 a “Social Distancing Protocol” signage for their facilities in the County frequented by the public or employees.
The City of Fremont Economic Development Department has prepared a template for the mandatory signage that businesses can print and post at each public entrance of their facility. This requirement goes into effect Friday, April 3, 2020. Businesses will still need to complete the checklist as well.
Template for Mandatory Signage
Street Sweeping Temporarily Suspended until May 3
Street Sweeping will temporarily be suspended in all areas of the city until May 3, 2020. On May 4, 2020, staff will reassess priorities and decide on the appropriate course of action for Street Sweeping moving forward.
For more information on essential services and 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.