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


Updates on COVID-19 from
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

In this issue:

Food and Social Service Resources

Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers 

Resources for Young Children (Ages 0-5) 

Resources for School-Aged Children and Youth (K-12) 

Resources for Transitional Aged Youth (Ages 18-26)

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

Enforcement of the Shelter in Place Order E-mail:

Alameda County COVID-19
Data Dashboard

Non-Immediate Concerns
Phone: 510-268-2101

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):


Housing Information and Critical Health & Human Services



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Phone: 510.272.6693
Fax: 510.268.8004



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Phone: 510.278.0367
Fax: 510.278.0467



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 bulletin, you can read updates from the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) and find resources for children, youth, and their families 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 

Food and Social Service Resources

As a part of an ongoing campaign to educate the public on COVID-19 in Alameda County, ACPHD has released a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs). This week’s PSA provides information on how to access food and other vital services during the COVID-19 crisis.  

ACPHD and the Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) are committed to ensuring Alameda County residents can receive essential services to help alleviate the financial hardships many individuals and families are now facing due to this pandemic. In response to this increased need, the County of Alameda has released an interactive map for county residents to search for food distributions and other social services near them.  

Emergency Child Care for
Essential Workers

If you are an essential worker and in need of child care, the Child Care Resource and Referral (R&R) Agencies can connect you to child care during the COVID-19 crisis. Limited funding may be available to support the costs of child care for eligible essential workers. For more information and to fill out the Child Care Request Form, see First 5 Alameda County’s Emergency Child Care flyer. 

Child care centers are only open for
essential workers

For a list of essential workers, please review ACPHD's "Shelter in Place" Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Resources for Young Children (Ages 0-5) 

During the COVID-19 emergency, many families with young children are in need of supportive services such as access to emergency food and other supplies (e.g. diapers, baby wipes). Help Me Grow, a program through First 5 of Alameda County, offers families a COVID-19 Resource Guide to support young children during this crisis. Resources include: 

  • Guidance on talking to young children about COVID-19 and relieving stress 
  • Supporting children with special needs 
  • Access to food, health care, financial, and other safety net supports  
  • Information for immigrant families 

You can also follow Help Me Grow on Facebook (@HelpMeGrowAlameda) for frequent updates.  

Resources for School-Aged
Children and Youth (K-12)

School districts across the county are continuing to provide free “Grab and Go” meals for children under 18 as schools remain closed during this pandemic. The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) maintains an up-to-date list of available meal services by district on their websiteIn addition to school meals, ACOE’s COVID-19 Information & Resource page provides information on distance learning and mental health resources. For more information specific to your school district, visit one of their COVID-19 dedicated pages: 

Resources for Transitional Aged Youth (Ages 18-26) 

Beyond Emancipation, a local non-profit that supports transitional aged youth (TAY) ages 18-26 with wraparound services, has provided a list of COVID-19 resources available for TAY in Alameda County.  

In addition to these resources, some TAY may be eligible for public benefits. Visit SSA’s website for information on eligibility and the application process for programs such as CalFresh, Medi-Cal, and more.  

Stay Informed

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

Governor Gavin Newsom's Daily Updates
Gov. Newsom provides daily briefings at 12 PM on the Governor’s official Facebook and Twitter pages. You do not need an account to view the briefings on either platform.  

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

Procedures for Board of Supervisors meetings are subject to change to improve videoconferencing tools. Please check the Board of Supervisors' website for the most up-to-date guidelines.

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

While in-person participation is limited to essential personnel, we are committed to providing the public with live broadcast and remote opportunities to participate in public comment during the Shelter in Place order. The following guidelines allow for public participation in Board meetings while following safe social distancing practices:

Remote Viewing/Listening:
Members of the public who wish to watch the Board of Supervisors meetings, are encouraged to view the live stream online at:

We recommend against using Internet Explorer to view the meetings. We recommend using Google Chrome or other browsers to view the meetings.

Public Comment via Teleconference:
Members of the public may address the Board of Supervisors on a matter on the agenda or during the Public Input portion of the meeting on a matter not on the agenda but is an issue within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction.

To observe the meeting by video conference, please click on this link to join the webinar at the noticed meeting time.

  • If you are using a laptop:
    Use the "Raise Hand" button to indicate you would like to speak or provide public comment. When you are called to speak, unmute your speaker.
  • If you are listening to the meeting by phone:
    Use the numbers listed on the Zoom/Teleconferencing Guidelines. 
    Dial *9 to raise your hand to speak.
    If you decide not speak, you may hang up and dial back into the meeting or simply notify the Clerk you do not wish to speak when you are unmuted and asked to speak.

Written Comment (accepted until the start of the meeting at 9:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted on the meeting agenda).

To provide written comment on an item on the agenda or to address the Board about an issue during Public Input, you may send an email to

Please include your name and note the agenda item number you want to address or whether you intend for comment to be included in Public Input. Copies of all written comments will be provided to the Board Members and will be added to the official record.

ADA Accessibility: If you require a reasonable modification or accommodation for a disability, please email the Clerk of the Board at or call (510) 208-4949.

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.

Alameda County Care Connect has provided the community with a COVID-19 Rapid Response Resource Guide, which will be updated on a weekly basis. This document provides information on numerous services available from local, state, and federal government agencies, public transportation agencies, and utility companies. 

Food Access Resources

  • Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB): ACCFB’s helpline can help connect you to a source for groceries or a hot meal today. Call the helpline at 1-800-870-FOOD (3663) or 1-510-635-3663. The helpline is available in multiple languages and operates Monday-Friday, 9 AM-4 PM. You can also visit for an online directory of food distribution sites near you. 
  • School Meals: The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) maintains a list of school districts in Alameda County that offer free meals to families who have children enrolled in the district’s schools. Visit ACOE’s “Meal Service by District” page for more information on your child’s school district. 

Resources for Immigrant Communities

  • Oakland Undocumented Relief (OUR) Fund: Offers financial support for immigrant Oaklanders who have lost income due to COVID-19. To apply for or donate to OUR Fund, visit Centro Legal’s website
  • Legal Aid at Work (Ayuda Legal Laboral) Resource Guide: offers a list of financial services available to undocumented workers in California who have been impacted by COVID-19. This resource guide is updated on a weekly basis and is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. 
  • Immigrants Rising resource guide provides a list of resources available for undocumented immigrants. Recursos para inmigrantes sobre COVID-19 en español—utilice este enlace
  • California Immigrant Policy Center’s (CPIC) COVID-19 Resource Guide provides information on accessing health care, obtaining information on COVID-19 in multiple languages, economic resources, and information on immigration rights.