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


Updates on COVID-19 from
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

In this issue:

Contracting Opportunities with Alameda County Health Care Services Agency 

Pandemic EBT Application Extension  

June 30: Deadline to Apply for Cash Assistance for Undocumented Residents 

Stay Informed

Testing for COVID-19

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



District Office
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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 about contracting opportunities with the Alameda County Public Health Care Services Agency (HCSA), applying for the Pandemic EBT or Disaster Relief for Immigrants (DRAI) programs, and find additional 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 

Contracting Opportunities with Alameda County Health Care Services Agency 

The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities: 1) COVID-19 Social Marketing Campaign and 2) Emergency COVID-19 Testing and Lab Processing Services Vendor Pool. 

COVID-19 Social Marketing Campaign Informal Request for Proposal (IRFP) 
In an effort to address racial health disparities, Alameda County seeks to partner with qualified organizations to develop a comprehensive social marketing campaign focusing on social justice and health equity during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Racial inequities and health disparities are intrinsically linked to one another. Communities of color across the county and withing Alameda County are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, and often face inequitable access to affordable and quality health care, housing, and food. In Alameda County, the Latinx community accounts for 42% of confirmed COVID-19 cases, while comprising 22% of the county population; and, African-Americans account for nearly 22% of confirmed COVID-19 deaths, while comprising 10% of the county population. HCSA seeks to partner with qualified organizations to develop an empathetic, culturally relevant, and inclusive public education campaign to address health equity during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The deadline for this IRFP is 5 PM on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The IRFP application can be found online with the General Services Agency’s Current Contracting Opportunities page. 

Emergency COVID-19 Testing Services Request for Qualification (RFQ) 
HCSA has also released an RFQ to partner with community health centers and clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), hospitals, and health-related lab providers to expand testing in Alameda County. 

Increasing COVID-19 testing is integral to monitoring community transmission,  identifying outbreaks, and implementing a safe reopening plan. Widespread testing is also essential to understanding the health disparities resulting from the pandemic in Alameda County. Alameda County is committed to providing equitable access to testing for COVID-19 for our most vulnerable communities by providing affordable, safe testing in their neighborhoods. HCSA is seeking partners with demonstrated cultural competency and a commitment to providing care to Medi-Cal, HealthPAC, and uninsured communities 

HCSA is accepting RFQs on a continuous basis until 2 PM on December 31, 2020. The RFQ application can be found on the General Services Agency’s Current Contracting Opportunities page 

Pandemic EBT Application Extension 

The deadline to apply for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits has been extended to July 15, 2020. For many children and their families, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even more difficult to access healthy food regularly.  

Children eligible for free or reduced price school meals and attending school that participates in either the federal school breakfast or school lunch program may be eligible for P-EBT benefits. The P-EBT program provides families with up to $365 per eligible child to use on food and groceries while schools are closed.  

Final P-EBT eligibility decisions will be made through the month of July. All applications that are submitted by July 15th will be processed by the end of July. For more information or to apply for P-EBT, visit the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) website. In an effort to streamline inquiries, CDSS has created a secure client inquiry online form. An e-mail address is not required to submit an inquiry, but will allow for CDSS to respond to your questions and concerns more quickly. 

June 30: Deadline to Apply for Cash Assistance for Undocumented Residents 

The State of California’s Disaster Relief for Immigrants (DRAI) program ends next Tuesday, June 30, 2020. 

The DRAI program offers 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 8 AM-8 PM, 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.

Stay Informed

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

Testing for COVID-19 

In addition to the ACPHD sites listed below, La Clinica de la Raza operates a free COVID-19 testing site in District 3 at the Fruitvale BART Station:

Fruitvale BART Station
E 12th Street and 36th Avenue
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).   

In partnership with community organizations, ACPHD is operating free COVID-19 testing sites throughout Alameda County. 

These 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 any of these locations.

Marina Community Center 
15301 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro, CA 
Monday-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). 

Allen Temple Baptist Church
8501 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 
Monday – Saturday: 1 PM-7 PM 
Drive-through COVID-19 testing

Appointments are required through Project Baseline 

Roots Community Health Center
9925 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 
Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 9:30 AM-3:30 PM 
Outdoor walk-up COVID-19 testing 

Registration is not required, but appointments can be made online or at 510-777-1177 
NOTE: there is no drive-up option at this site, and street parking is limited.

West Oakland Health Center
700 Adeline St., Oakland, CA
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM-1 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Testing is by appointment only and can be made online at

California State University - East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA
Parking Lot A
Monday - Friday: 9 AM-6 PM

Health-care workers and first responders can make advance appointments for COVID-19 testing by calling the City of Hayward’s COVID-19 information hotline at (510) 583-4949.

Alameda County Fairgrounds (Gate 12)
4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA
Gate 12 is off of Valley Ave. and follow signage to testing site
Monday – Friday: 9 AM - 1 PM

Testing is only open to residents of Pleasanton, Dublin, or Livermore who are 10 years of age or older. 

For more information and guidance on COVID-19 testing, visit ACPHD's Testing for COVID-19 page. 

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.