Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan's Weekly Updates on COVID-19


Updates on COVID-19 from
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

In this update:

Protecting Housing Stability for those Affected by

Reaffirming Alameda County as a Welcoming County

Updates from the Alameda County Public Health Department

Stay Informed

Public Comment Procedures for Board of Supervisors Meetings During Shelter in Place

Community Resources

Alameda County Public Health Department
COVID-19 Contact Information


Non-Immediate Concerns
Phone: 510-268-2101


Enforcement of the Shelter in Place Order E-mail:

Public Health Agencies' Dedicated COVID-19 Information Web Pages:


Alameda County
Public Health Department:


California Department of
Public Health:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):


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Oakland Office
1221 Oak Street, Suite 536
Oakland, CA 94612 (map)
Phone: 510.272.6693
Fax: 510.268.8004


District Office
15903 Hesperian Boulevard
San Lorenzo, CA 94580 (map)
Phone: 510.278.0367
Fax: 510.278.0467


Housing Information and Critical Health & Human Services

Dear District 3 Community,

The County of Alameda is committed to keeping the public informed as we work together to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In this update, you can read updates from the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) and find resources for community members who have been affected by COVID-19. 

For up-to-date data and answers to frequently asked questions, visit ACPHD's dedicated COVID-19 web page.

It is an honor to serve you.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have regarding the district or Alameda County.



Wilma Chan
Supervisor, Third District 

Protecting Housing Stability for those Affected by COVID-19

Earlier today, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an emergency ordinance providing a temporary 30-day moratorium on evictions in the Unincorporated Areas of Alameda County for renters and homeowners due to lost income, increased medical expenses or child care needs as a direct result of COVID-19. Given these extraordinary circumstances, as well as the homelessness crisis our County has already been facing, we must take every appropriate step to ensure that our residents remain housed and secure throughout this pandemic.

One of our foremost obligations during this time of emergency is to protect individuals and families whose livelihoods have been threatened by the spread of the Coronavirus. Affected renters and homeowners must demonstrate substantial loss of income as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including, but not limited to:

  • Layoffs
  • Reduced hours
  • The need to miss work to care for a home-bound school-aged child

Click here for the full text of the ordinance.

Reaffirming Alameda County as a Welcoming County

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have unfortunately seen an increase in hate crimes and xenophobia directed at Chinese and other Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. As a Welcoming County and one of the most diverse communities in the nation, the County of Alameda condemns any acts of hate and discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, or cultural basis. 

I encourage all residents and businesses to reject racist rhetoric, promote the health and safety of all people living in our communities, and educate each other on the facts. 

There is no racial, ethnic or cultural basis for COVID-19.

If you witness racism, xenophobia or discrimination, please speak up and reinforce facts. Guide people to trusted resources, such as our Public Health website, the California Department of Public Health, and the CDC for information on how to protect themselves and loved ones.

It is up to all of us, as a community, to protect our health and well-being.

Updates from the Alameda County
Public Health Department

As of this morning, ACPHD has confirmed two deaths in the county caused by COVID-19. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with these individuals' loved ones during this difficult time.

On Monday, ACPHD confirmed the first death was  a person in a high-risk population - elderly with underlying health conditions - putting them at greater risk for serious illness. This person did not have a history of travel nor did they have known contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, making their infection indicative of community-acquired transmission. There is no additional information on the second death at this time.

Alameda County now has 135 confirmed cases (including the City of Berkeley) as of March 24, with evidence of widespread community transmission.

At this time, COVID-19 testing capacity remains limited, and people with mild illness should remain home until fully recovered. 

If you think you maybe have been exposed to COVID-19, do not leave your home even for essential activities or work. Monitor yourself for symptoms and follow these guidelines:

  • Ask others to assist with essential needs, if possible
  • Sleep in a separate room and use a separate bathroom from other household members when possible
  • Clean common areas regularly
  • Contact your primary care physician for medical advice

If you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19, you must remain home until at least one week after the onset of symptoms and until 72 hours after your last fever.  

Stay Informed

For updates on COVID-19, visit one of the following dedicate web pages from trusted public health agencies:

Public Comment Procedures for Board of Supervisors Meetings During Shelter in Place

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will continue to conduct essential government business at our regularly scheduled Board meetings.

  • Agendas are posted on the Board of Supervisors' website:
  • Live broadcasts and videos of past meetings can be found the Board of Supervisors'
    LIVE Broadcast page:
    We recommend against using Internet Explorer to view the meetings. We recommend using Google Chrome or other browsers to view the meetings. 

In order to provide the community with an opportunity to provide public comment while practicing safe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clerk of the Board is receiving public comment submissions remotely.

The meeting begins at 9:30 AM and please email your request to speak in early. To speak on an agenda item or to speak during public comment, e-mail the Clerk of the Board at Your submission must include:

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Which item you wish to speak on

The clerk will call you when the Board is ready for comment on the item. Please be ready to answer the clerk's phone call.


  • If your email is sent after the Board takes action on the item, you will not be called to participate.
  • If you do not answer the phone when the clerk calls, the clerk will not call again.

Community Resources

I am committed to ensuring District 3 residents receive the services and supports they need. My District Office team is available to provide information on resources and connect you to services.

Please contact my Main Office at 510-272-6693 for further assistance.