PLEASANTON, CA — While officials announced this week that much of the Bay Area, including Pleasanton, will now be sheltering in place through the end of May instead of until May 3, life may start to return to something that looks more like normal.
All construction work can resume May 4, and some businesses that mostly operate outdoors and some outdoor recreational facilities can reopen May 4 in Alameda County.
More encouraging news this week for Californians: State officials unveiled a plan to gradually restart public life in the Golden State, with public schools possibly reopening as soon as late July. As in Alameda County, businesses would reopen in stages, depending on their risk factor.
As of Thursday 50 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Pleasanton, statistics show. In Alameda County there were 1,603 cases and 60 deaths associated with the virus, with a majority of cases in Oakland and Hayward.
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Get tested: This week a drive-thru testing site opened for residents of Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore weekdays at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Appointments are not necessary.
Don't go hungry: Alameda County has put together a map of food distribution sources so residents can find giveaways near them.
Mental health matters: There are still organizations offering counseling, guidance and support to Dublin residents.
Cover up: East Bay Regional Parks asks visitors to wear masks at parks and maintain social distancing.
A shelter-in-place order hasn't kept Tri-Valley residents down.
On Sunday an Elvis impressionist serenaded a quarantined block on Danville.
A woman dressed as a unicorn is frolicking around the streets of Pleasanton, hoping to put a smile on her neighbors' faces.
A Livermore family has created a community garden and pantry to help neighbors in need.
A longtime Pleasanton resident turned 100 and dozens participated in a drive-by parade to honor her birthday.
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