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


Updates on COVID-19 from
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

In this issue:

Updates from the
Alameda County
Public Health Department

Participate in Census 2020

Get Registered to Vote

Free COVID-19 Testing in Fruitvale 

Alameda County Public Health Commission Voter Guide

United Ways of California’s Guide to Renter Protections 

Building a Thriving Food Economy in Alameda County 

October 10: Free Flu Vaccinations at Alameda Hospital 

Stay Informed

Testing for COVID-19 in Alameda County

Get Involved: Community Board and Commission Positions Available  

Community Resources

Food Resources

Resources for Immigrant Communities

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

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 information on community COVID-19 testing and flu vaccination events in District 3.

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 

Updates from the Alameda County
Public Health Department

Today, the State of California announced Alameda County has been moved to the Red Tier in the state’s color-coded Blueprint for a Safer Economy. While this move reflects a decline in daily new cases and positivity rateAlameda County is still at a substantial risk of COVID-19 spreading in our community 

At this time, the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) has not modified the list of permitted and prohibited activities. ACPHD continues to monitor our metrics and modify the Shelter in Place orders when the data support these changes. For the list of activities that are currently open and not open in Alameda County, visit: 

While the past six months have been difficult for many Alameda County residents, we must continue to each do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Alameda County’s tier placement and ability to continue reopening our economy depends on our commitment to practicing COVID-19 prevention measures.  

Alameda County strongly encourages residents to continue practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings when in public, avoiding close contact with other households, and frequent hand washing. 

Participate in Census 2020

There is still time to complete the Census 2020 questionnaire! The last day to respond to the Census is next Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Everyone deserves to be counted and an accurate Census count ensures Alameda County receives its fair share of funding and political representation. 

The Alameda County Census Complete Count Committee is hosting a canvassing event to encourage residents who have not yet responded to complete the Census.  

Saturday, September 26, 2020 
10 AM-1 PM 

Glad Tidings Church  
1027 W Tennyson Rd. 
Hayward, CA  

You can fill out the Census one of three ways:

  1. Online: Visit for the online survey.
  2. Phone: Call 844-330-2020 for English or 844-468-2020 for Spanish. Visit the Responding by Phone page for a complete list of phone numbers in 12 other languages.
  3. Mail: In mid-April, the Census Bureau began mailing paper questionnaires to homes that have not yet responded online or by phone. Return your completed Census questionnaire in the enclosed return envelope. For more information, visit the Responding by Mail page.

For updates and more information, visit the United States Census Bureau website.

Get Registered to Vote

In recognition of National Voter Registration Day, I would like to remind eligible Alameda County voters to register before the deadline on October 19, 2020.

If you are not sure if you are registered, you can check your status on the ROV’s Voter Profile portal. 

If you are not registered to vote, you can register online or by using a paper form: 

  • OnlineVisit for the online registration form.  
  • Paper: Paper registrations are available at the Alameda County ROV office located on the basement level of the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse (1225 Fallon Street, Room G1, Oakland, CA). If you would like the paper registration mailed to you, please call the ROV at 1-510-267-8683 or 1-800-345-VOTE (8683). 
  • Confidential Registration: The State of California offers confidential registration to help keep victims of abuse, stalking, and human trafficking, as well as reproductive health care workers, remain safe while exercising their civic right to vote. If sharing your address will put you in life-threatening danger, DO NOT use the online registration form. Contact 1-877-322-5227 or visit the Safe at Home page to learn more about the confidential registration program. 

Free COVID-19 Testing in Fruitvale 

NEW DATES: Free COVID-19 testing event in the Fruitvale neighborhood

Sanando Juntos: Fruitvale free COVID-19 testing  
Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27  
9 AM to 5 PM  

La Clinica de La Raza’s parking lot 
35th Avenue and E 12th Street
Oakland, CA  


Persons do not have to present with symptoms to be tested.

Drive-thru testing will be available. Persons who are in high-risk or vulnerable groups are strongly encouraged to use the drive-thru testing.

Testing is not considered a public charge and won't affect immigration status.

Questions or concerns: call 415-506-7563 or email  

For more information about the Sanando Juntos: Fruitvale campaign visit: 

Alameda County Public Health Commission Voter Guide

Twelve propositions are on California’s General Election ballot this November. The Alameda County Public Health Commission has published their 2020 Voter Guide, which summarizes each proposition on this November's ballot. The voter guide also includes the Public Health Commission's recommendations on each proposition.

United Ways of California’s Guide to Renter Protections 

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The COVID-19 pandemic has increased financial instability for many renters throughout Alameda County and exacerbated the burden of housing costs for our low-wage workers. In response to these financial impactspolicy-makers throughout Alameda County and the State of California passed a number of protections to keep renters housed.  

United Ways of California launched a new texting resource for California renters to learn more about the state rent and eviction laws as well as rent and eviction ordinances that are in effect in the cities where they live. Renters can text RentSOS to 211211 and get the information they need in English, Español中文Tiếng Việt한국어, Tagalog. 

Building a Thriving Food Economy in Alameda County 

I invite you to join ALL IN Alameda County, the Deputy Sheriffs' Activities League, Dig Deep Farms, and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office for a webinar on building a thriving food economy in Alameda County.  

Hear from Maryruth Belsey Priebe, author of Alameda County Circular Economy for Food and other guests to discuss what it will take to reset priorities to build a healthier, more sustainable food economy in Alameda County. 

How to Build a Thriving Food Economy in Alameda County 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 
3:00 p.m. 
RSVP on Zoom
Questions: Email Maryruth Belsey Priebe 

October 10: Free Flu Vaccinations at Alameda Hospital 

As we continue to fight COVID-19 in our community, getting a flu shot is important now more than ever to protect yourself and your loved ones.  Alameda Health System will host a community flu clinic at Alameda Hospital on October 10 where everyone is welcome to come get a flu shot for free while supplies last.

Community Flu Clinic 
Saturday, October 10, 2020
9am – 12pm 

Alameda Hospital Parking Lot 
2070 Clinton Ave., Alameda, CA 

Limited Supply. First come, first served.  

COVID-19 precautionary measures will be followed – masks and social distancing are required 

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 Alameda County 

In partnership with community partners, ACPHD is operating free COVID-19 testing locations throughout the county. 

Testing is free and available to anyone with or without symptoms at all community testing sites in Alameda County, and is highly recommended for health care, front line, or essential workers and anyone who attended protests or other large public gatherings.

You will not be asked about immigration status and do not need insurance at any of these locations.

Community testing sites located in District 3:

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). 

La Clinica de la Raza
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).   

Native American Health Center
3050 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601 
Tuesday & Thursday, 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM

This is a pedestrian-access site.  

Make an appointment at 

 Additional free testing locations:

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

Skywest Golf Course 
1401 Golf Course Rd.
Hayward, CA 94541
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Register here or call (510) 583-5333

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. 

Get Involved:
Community Board
 and Commission Positions Available 

Alameda County Board and Commission Openings

Apply today for one of the District 3 vacancies on the following Alameda County Boards and Commissions:

  • Public Health Commission (3 vacancies)
  • Assessment Appeals Board (1 vacancy - must be a real estate broker)
  • Veterans Affairs Commission (1 vacancy)

For more information or to apply, visit the Clerk of the Board's Get Involved page.

Proposition 47 Local Advisory Committee Community Representative Opening 

The Alameda County Proposition 47 Local Advisory Committee (LAC) is recruiting two Community Representatives.  The purpose of this committee is to oversee the County’s Prop 47 Grant Project, which provides services to justice-involved clients with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders. The Community Representatives should be formerly incarcerated and/or have family who have been formerly incarcerated. 

Applications are due by October 1st at 5:00 p.m. to  See attached application for more information.

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.  

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.