August 22, 2020
The City of Piedmont is working to keep residents informed on the evolving COVID-19 situation. This email update will be sent out weekly as new warrants. We want to make sure as many people as possible get this important information so please share this with others and encourage them to subscribe to the update. The City is also updating the City's website and social media channels. Stay connected and informed!
City to Consider Whether Pool Reopening is Practicable
On Friday evening, August 21st, the Alameda County Health Official issued a revised Shelter in Place order, which, effective August 28th, allows the reopening of outdoor pools, permission for outdoor personal care services, and permission for outdoor tasting at wineries. A summary of the order is available on the County’s web site.

As this is the first guidance issued by Alameda County for the reopening of pools, the City will spend the next two weeks determining whether the conditions imposed by the order can be applied in a way that makes sense to reopen the Piedmont Community Pool. Staff had previously developed reopening frameworks based upon guidance from other health jurisdictions.

The City understands the importance of the pool to the community and will examine whether reopening under the requirements imposed by the order is practicable. It is likely that a decision on whether to reopen the Piedmont Community Pool will be considered by the City Council at its meeting of September 8th
The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Sunday through Monday

Elevated moisture and instability from former Hurricane Genevieve will advance northward later this weekend through early next week and bring an increased potential for high-based thunderstorms across much of Northern California. Lightning can create new fire starts and may combine with strong outflow winds to cause a fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity before first responders can contain them.

The Bay Area air quality will continue to be impacted by the fire activity in California. Check the air quality at Bay Area Air Quality Management District website for hourly air quality readings and Spare the Air Alerts. Piedmont is in the Coast and Central Bay Zone, Laney College sensor.

Please note that Piedmont Recreation Department programming may be impacted by the air quality next week. If a program needs to be cancelled, you will be notified by the Piedmont Recreation Department.

Fire season is upon us and the Piedmont Fire Department encourages residents to be prepared! CAL FIRE has put together information to help you plan, prepare and stay aware this fire season. Click on the image below to read the CAL FIRE "GO! Wildfire Evacuation Guide".
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