Beat COVID-19

By staying home and keeping a safe distance from others at all times, we’re slowing the spread of #COVID-19 in the Bay Area. Let’s all continue to do our part to keep our communities safe so we can #beatcovid-19 

Face coverings now required by all at any essential business in Fremont

FREMONT Officials on Thursday announced an executive order that requires the use of face coverings at any essential business in Fremont during the coronavirus pandemic.

Effective immediately, face coverings are required at essential places of business in an effort to protect both essential workers and the public.

“On a daily basis, the men and women who perform essential functions within our community are at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19,” said Fremont Mayor Lily Mei. “The City of Fremont has issued this new Executive Order to keep these valuable members of our community safe, while also inhibiting the broader spread of COVID-19.”

According to the executive order, workers at all essential businesses must wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth while working.

Employers are required to provide face coverings to employees. This includes cloth coverings, such as scarves and bandanas.

Businesses have the power to refuse admission or service to anyone who is not wearing a face covering.

The following essential businesses are named in the order:

  • All establishments engaged in the retail sale of unprepared food, canned food, dry goods, non-alcoholic beverages, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, as well as hygienic products and household consumer products necessary for personal hygiene or the habitability, sanitation, or operation of residences;

  • Gas stations and auto-supply, auto-repair, and automotive dealerships;

  • Bicycle repair and supply shops;

  • Hardware stores;

  • Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the habitability, sanitation, and operation of residences and Essential Businesses;

  • Laundromats, drycleaners, and laundry service providers;

  • Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food;

  • Funeral home providers, mortuaries, cemeteries, and crematoriums;

  • Businesses that have the primary function of shipping or delivering groceries, food, or other goods directly to residences or businesses.

  • Taxis, rental car companies, rideshare services, and other private transportation providers; and

  • Professional services, such as legal, notary, or accounting services.

COVID-19: Donate Personal Protective Equipment

The County is organizing donations of much needed personal protective equipment (PPE). We can only accept new items in original packaging.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

  • Donating 100 individual pieces of PPE or less? Donate
    directly to hospitals, long-term care facilities, or the
    local fire department.

  • Donating 100 individual pieces of PPE or more? Email with a list of items to be
    donated and you will receive drop-off information.

Supplies we need include:

N95 or P100 Respirator Masks
Surgical Masks
Protective Gowns
Disposable Gloves
Hand Sanitizer
Disinfectants & Wipes
Goggles & Eye Protection

Temporary Housing for Homeless

If you are experiencing homelessness, there is emergency housing available Call 211 or visit

for details.

Staying home to #beatcovid19

Staying home to #beatcovid19 is crucial, but we know it can take a toll on your well-being. For ideas on how to feel your best, check out

Staying home is helping us #beatcovid19.

Staying home IS helping us #beatcovid19. We are preventing more people from getting infected with the virus, meaning that fewer people will become sick and more lives will be saved.

Cloth face coverings should be used while doing essential activities to protect yourself from #COVID19

Cloth face coverings should be used while doing essential activities to protect yourself from #COVID19—in addition to keeping physical distance from others. To learn how to make your own face mask with materials you have in your household, visit

It is still crucial that we keep at least 6 feet of distance from each other at all times, including in lines at the grocery store or the pharmacy, and while you are outdoors. Do your part to keep our community safe so we can #beatcovid19.

Please be aware that even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms of #covid19, you can still infect others

Please be aware that even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms of #covid19, you can still infect others. In fact, according to the CDC, an estimated 25% of carriers show no symptoms.

This is why it’s so important to stay home and limit your contact with others as much as possible, and why we have extended our shelter in place order until May 3rd. Keep it up so we can #beatcovid19. Learn more at