Shelter in Place Resources
At the Port Workspaces, we recognize our members are facing challenges caused by the pandemic. The Port is a small business too, navigating this evolving situation alongside everyone in our community. We have compiled a comprehensive list of resources to help you, our members with local, state, and federal resources and support regarding COVID-19. Have another resource to add to this list? Please email email@example.com.
General Information: 510-444-city
Police (Non Emergency): 510-777-3333
Police Emergency (On Cell Phone): 510-777-3211
City Council: 510-238-3266
City Administrator: 510-238-3301
Blight/Code Enforcement: 510-238-3381
Parks/Rec Programs: 510-238-3092
Parking Citations: 800-500-6484
Drug Hotline: 510-238-drug
Prostitution Hotline: 510-238-2373
Public Works Call Center: 510-615-5566
Pedestrian Safety: 510-238-3466
Garbage, recycling, and compost pickup in the Bay Area is continuing as regularly scheduled. Oakland works with Waste Management, which posts regular updates regarding any pandemic-related service disruption or facility closure here.
- Parking meters and time-limited parking not enforced
- Residential permit parking and street sweeping parking regulations not enforced
- City garages are open, but may be limited to monthly parkers at times
- Towing will be suspended unless vehicles are blocking access, causing an immediate hazard, or are deemed a public safety concern
- NOTE: the City will continue to enforce all other parking regulations in service of public safety and public health, including, red curbs and fire hydrants, sidewalk and crosswalk blocking, double-parking and bike lane violations, wheelchair ramp obstruction, and unauthorized use of disabled person parking placards
- Many of the City’s essential infrastructure construction projects are still ongoing. Clear curbs are necessary for infrastructure work, so we ask that residents keep an eye out for 72-hour no-parking signs related to construction. If curbs are not clear where construction has been noticed, enforcement and vehicle towing could be necessary.
- Please check here to confirm any updates to the information above.
As a matter of public sanitation, Oakland will continue street sweeping efforts, as they represent the single most efficient way to keep streets clean. The City asks for the community’s voluntary assistance to move their cars, though parking regulations will not be enforced.
- Continuing to support local merchants helps them stay resilient through this difficult time.
- Check out a crowdsourced list of operating businesses, Oakland’s Open, compiled by the Oakland Chamber of Commerce.
- If you are looking for food, beverage, and service offerings in your neighborhood, many Oakland neighborhoods have directories of open businesses, including Jack London Square, Laurel District, Montclair Village, Rockridge, and Temescal.
- Find independent restaurants and shops to support at Oakland Indie Alliance and SaveOurFaves.
- BART now closes at 9pm and operates on a reduced schedule. Check here for service updates and the agency’s response and prevention efforts.
- AC Transit is operating a modified service schedule, similar to Sunday service.
- The “Free B” Broadway Shuttle service is suspended.
- No fares are required on AC Transit buses until further notice and rear door boarding is permitted to better allow social distancing.
- Find more information on modified service here and regular updates at actransit.org.