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Tri-Valley mayors urge quicker reopening locally as county health lifts some restrictions

Original post made on Jun 7, 2020

As Alameda County health officials relaxed some restrictions in their COVID-19 shelter order, the mayors of Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore co-signed a letter on Friday calling on the county to allow the Tri-Valley to reopen quicker.

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Posted by Nick MacKenzie
a resident of Avignon
on Jun 8, 2020 at 2:21 am

Be careful with re-opening. I fully understand the needs of economy and the fact that people need to work but make sure you have clear guides as what is allowed and what is not. Re-opening without a clear guidelines and safety measures can result in a real disaster. Take one step at a time. Also, an important thing to remember? If you open too much, if you lift too many restrictions and the virus hits again then you won't be able to close the county again.
Looking at how people behave and how agitated they got, once is enough. You won't be able to induce another lockdown in the same peaceful manner.

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Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 8, 2020 at 5:43 am

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Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 8, 2020 at 8:23 am

Thank you Mayors for speaking out. We of the sane public have been waiting for your response, your pushback to these destroying, harsh, unsupported measures that continually are destroying people’s lives and livelihoods. Pleasantonians are panicking over the numbers, but fail to realize the more they test, the more they will find that most of us are asymptomatic, and that is a good thing. That is what you want.

Stanford Valley Care had two Covid19 patients back in March and have had no activity since. They prepared a full floor on the third floor to address Covid19, and it is empty. They have cut hours of nurses drastically. So much for panic. John Muir hospital has handled more suicides than Covid19 patients. Please tell me where the crisis is in our hospitals in California.

Now we have to wear masks when we are out? The masks that are ill fitting, useless, and not maintained or cleaned by the majority of those that wear them? The social distancing rule is up to 30 feet? Seriously? Social circles? Who wrote these ludicrous rules, Liberal Arts majors?

It’s time for all of you to come up from the dark, damp basements of your homes, and into the light. You have a greater chance of being injured by The fast food you eat than being infected by Covid19.

Posted by Reality
a resident of Mariposa Ranch
on Jun 8, 2020 at 8:53 am

Let's get real - media reporting is very skewed - they keep saying the number of cases continue to increase, but they failed to say how many cases are cured. The number of covid-19 cases will never be zero, just like the number of flu cases will never be zero. We should be more concern with the number of true covid-19 deaths - that's the critical number. We just need to take precaution in what we do and move on with our lives. Businesses should be able to resume. Swimming pools should be able to open. DMV offices should be able to open. Government offices should open to serve the public requests. Stop over-reacting, but instead act smart!

Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 8, 2020 at 10:01 am

It’s a topsy-turvy world when Jake Waters writes a well written post that makes so much sense!

Posted by Member
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jun 8, 2020 at 11:02 am

Whoever wrote "be careful while reopening" and "you won't be able to close the country again"...This is AMERICA!! We've been being careful for almost 4 months. And, we should never think about closing the whole country again. Quarantines are for those who are sick and vulnerable / the elderly population. I do hope this never happens again. And, let's be real...If you can't get what you need here in the tri valley area, people will and are going to Danville, San Ramon etc. where you can actually live your life again. We need FREEDOM not power and control.

Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 8, 2020 at 11:31 am

@Wombat and 'making sense' is an oxymoron.

More to the point for the Mayors. We have just experienced a number of demonstrations in the Tri-Valley area, (2 in Pleasanton, which will drive the point), where thousands upon thousands of people congregated together without social distancing (very tired of this manipulative word) and many, I mean many not wearing masks. Apparently that was acceptable, not a threat to our safety, and no concerns of infection. They were allowed a choice, unlike the rest of us. The Covid19 virus knew to stay away from these groups of people, I imagine.

So, with that said, why can't the rest of us congregate outside, in restaurants and bars, and more. Why can't we be treated to take precautions. Do we not have the correct agenda? Cause? This social upheaval has shown to the rest of us how NOT serious this virus has become anymore then the regular flu we experience every year.

Just my perception of things.

Posted by Patsy
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jun 8, 2020 at 12:16 pm

Again. Stop the insanity and start the civic disobedience. Stop ASKING for permission in a letter and just DO IT. I fail to see how sitting by like a bunch of sheep serves any purpose. Declare your commitment to align with Contra Costa County and get on with it.

Posted by William Dengler
a resident of Old Towne
on Jun 8, 2020 at 3:14 pm

You're killing my business you liberals.

Posted by Debby
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 8, 2020 at 8:58 pm

Thank you, Mayors!
30 feet in the open and only 6 feet indoors - you've got to be kidding!!?! When did Alameda change the 6 ft.

I'd like to know if I had been exposed - if so, I was one of the asymptomatic (at least no fever) back in March & no testing because no fever. I'm fine now.

I think you have more people protesting just to get out more than a protest of the killing of George Floyd. I'm glad the protests in Pleasanton were peaceful - similar to our high school's march to the US embassy against the killing of the Kent students (May 1970). Looting is not a protest but a crime. The Pleasanton protests did close businesses for a day - no property damage (at least not in the complex where we own a shop.)

I need a critical business to reopen before I stop working from home - my hairstylist. I'm not particularly enamored by going naturally blond (shimmering white). Oh, to be a brunette again.

Let the Tri-Valley be a showcase and please Tri-Valley don't commute on BART during this time. BART says it's cleaning and making space (read - removing seats ), but it had been a petri dish and I don't think they've improved much. Their previous cleaning was something like 1/3 trains a day.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 8, 2020 at 10:10 pm

Opening Up!

Flash Back To year 1974 - McDonalds Menu:

1/4 Pounder with Cheese .70
1/4 Pounder .60
Big Mac .65
Filet of Fish .48
Cheese Burger .33
Hamburger .28
French Fries .26
Large Fries .46
Shakes .45
Hit Chocolate/Coffee .15
Ice Cream Cone .20

Posted by Wow
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 9, 2020 at 7:06 am

Open your business. Go back to work. If anyone says anything. Simply say I'm not working I'm protesting.

Posted by Ed
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 9, 2020 at 7:13 am

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Posted by PO'd
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Jun 9, 2020 at 9:34 am

Quiet!! An "interim" health director speaks.

Alameda allows "social bubbles"??? Absurdity abounds!

Posted by Vic-tah
a resident of Mission Park
on Jun 9, 2020 at 3:40 pm

From what I'm hearing from first responder friends you REALLY don't want this disease. Yeah, the vulnerable can stay on lockdown. But as shown in the states which opened earlier, the number of cases and deaths are spiking. Walking downtown last night, few were wearing masks. I'd be very leery of jumping ahead too fast, but I understand the drive, economically and socially, to do so. Be careful what you ask for.

Posted by Jan
a resident of Ironwood
on Jun 9, 2020 at 4:07 pm

What a pathetic bunch we have In Pleasanton from the mayor on down. No guts to stand up for the people & businesses here who are SO DONE with being held hostage & wearing masks. Erica Pan is worthless...what are we paying her for this crap!! The mayor needs to find his backbone & listen to the people of Pleasanton because we are DONE!! We know how to protest too so unlock our city NOW!!!

Posted by Dublin Resident
a resident of Dublin
on Jun 9, 2020 at 6:48 pm

Dublin Mayor is a joke He took a knee, mask off -- closely surrounded by 20-year-olds facing off to our police. Those 20-year-olds screaming at the police to join them taking a knee. The police allowed this peaceful protest. Protecting the city is not done on their knees. Dublin mayor is a joke... I suppose his support from Alameda County Sheriff Offices may end? Wasn't it enough these police escorted and allowed the major intersection in Dublin to stop for 20
= minutes during rush hour?

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 9, 2020 at 8:41 pm

How hard is it to wear a mask? Just put on a mask.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:10 pm

You can wear a mask. Don’t push your fear onto me.

Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:16 pm


Nothing to do with fear. Just good manners and consideration for others. It is just plain impolite not to wear one when you are in an enclosed space.

Posted by Billie
a resident of Mohr Park
on Jun 10, 2020 at 7:27 am

What we mask wearers are NOT pushing out are our germs. Instead of mocking those who wear masks, how about a simple "thank you".

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jun 10, 2020 at 9:28 am

Not mocking you - wear your mask all you want. Don't make me.

Nope, not a thing. What would be courteous, polite, and considerate is staying home if you're sick. But if you want to wear a mask when you're also healthy, you can. I'm not.

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jun 10, 2020 at 10:06 am

PP, if wearing a mask is how we are allowed out and about, then simply wear the mask. It is not that difficult.

Posted by highdiver
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 12, 2020 at 5:03 pm

It has been one week since the letter to the Health Department.No response. Typical government. Make take a few more weeks to get a response and I suggest they re-mail the request as certified mail this time if wasn't done that way the first time.

Posted by highdiver
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 12, 2020 at 5:44 pm

Just read the City of Pleasanton update, appears outdoor dining and retail will be allowed in Alameda county on June 19th.

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