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


Updates on COVID-19 from
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

In this issue:

Free COVID-19 Testing in District 3 

Cash Assistance for our Undocumented Residents

Updates from the
Alameda County
Public Health Department

Child Care Subsidies for Essential Workers & Vulnerable Populations  

Kind, Connected Conversations  

Stay Informed

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

Community Resources

Food Resources

Resources for Immigrant Communities

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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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



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 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 

Free COVID-19 Testing in District 3

Two free COVID-19 testing sites in District 3 are now open! 

The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD), City of San Leandro, and Eden Health District have partnered to open a free COVID-19 testing site at the Marina Community Center in San Leandro. La Clinica de la Raza has opened a free community testing site outside the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland. 

Both sites are open to all frontline and essential workers, seniors, persons with underlying health conditions (such as diabetes or hypertension), and anyone with COVID-19 symptoms regardless of where you live. 

You will not be asked about immigration status and do not need insurance at either location.  

Marina Community Center 
15301 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro, CA 
Tuesday, June 9-Saturday, June 13: 8 AM-4 PM 
Hours starting Monday, June 15Monday-Saturday, 8 AM-7 PM 
Walk-up testing site

Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, visit or call 1-888-634-1123 (Spanish and English). 

Fruitvale BART Station
3401 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 
Monday-Friday, 8 AM- 5 PM
Drive-through and walk-up available

Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 510-535-3370 (Spanish and English).  

For more information on additional COVID-19 testing sites in Alameda County, please visit ACPHD’s Testing for COVID-19 page. 

Cash Assistance for our Undocumented Residents

The State of California's California Disaster Relief for Immigrants (DRAI) program ends on June 30, 2020. 

The DRAI program offer eligible undocumented adults $500 in direct cash assistance, with a maximum of $1,000 per household. Learn more about the program in English or Spanish.

If you are an Alameda County resident, please call Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB) to apply. CCEB is only accepting applications over the phone.

Please be patient and continue to call 1-415-324-1011 to apply for the DRAI program open 8am to 8pm Monday — Saturday. Call volume is extremely high, and yet, with persistence, callers are getting through. It is the only way to apply for this help.

Sea paciente y continúe llamando al 1-415-324-1011 para solicitar el programa de Asistencia de Desastre para Inmigrantes (DRAI) abierto de 8 a.m. a 8 p.m. Lunes — Sabado. El volumen de llamadas es extremadamente alto y, sin embargo, con persistencia, las personas que llaman están llegando. Es la única forma de solicitar esta ayuda.

Updates from the Alameda County
Public Health Department

The Alameda County Health Officer issued an updated “Shelter in Place” order allowinfor small outdoor gatherings in "Social Bubbles," for childcare and extracurricular activities to be expanded to all children, and allows certain businesses with limited person-to-person contact to re-open.  Please refer to the Health Officer’s Order for more information on the new guidelines.

A Social Bubble is defined as a group of 12 or fewer people from different households. Participation is limited to one Social Bubble at a time, and the same bubble should be maintained for a minimum of 3 weeks.  

The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) reminds the community that COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease with no known effective treatments, and the best way to slow the spread of the virus is through social distancing, face coverings, and other safe hygiene practices. While the new order allows for individuals from different households to congregate outside, I echo ACHPD’s strong recommendations to the community to practice social distancing and wear face coverings even within Social Bubble 

The face covering order remains in effect and you must continue to wear your face coverings at all times when outside your home (even during physical exercise). 

ACPHD closely monitors the COVID-19 indicators that will allow us to further adjust the Shelter in Place order and move forward with the Alameda County Reopening Plan. While the Shelter in Place has been difficult for many Alameda County residents, I commend our community’s commitment to protecting one another from this public health crisis. Through our collective efforts in slowing the spread of COVID-19, we can continue to make progress in meeting the public health benchmarks that will allow us to reopen. 

Child Care Subsidies for Essential Workers & Vulnerable Populations 

The Alameda County Child Care Resource & Referral (R&R) Agencies are continuing to accept applications from essential workers and vulnerable populations (such as families experiencing homelessness) for child care during the COVID-19 crisis.  

These subsidies are only available to essential workers and vulnerable populations. 

You can find more information on the Alameda County Early Care & Education Program’s website, on this flyer, or with your R&R agency:  

  • BANANAS (serving Oakland and Alameda):; 510-658-0381 
  • 4 Cs of Alameda County (serving San Lorenzo and San Leandro):; 510-582-2182 ext. 3198 

Kind, Connected Conversations 

While library buildings are closed to the public, the Alameda County Library’s staff are working to offer as many virtual programs as possible. The Alameda County Library has launched Kind, Connected Conversations for the public to connect with library staff with a 20-minute, one-on-one conversation. Members of the public will select a conversation topic such as favorite foods, books, animals, or music. To make an appointment or view the list of conversation topics, please visit the Kind, Connected Conversations home pageOur library staff look forward to hearing from you! 

Stay Informed

For updates on COVID-19, visit one of the following dedicated 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.