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

Safely Celebrating the Holidays

Alameda County Health Officer Appointed

Flu Vaccination Clinic in San Leandro 

Fall County Update 

COVID-19 Small Business Grants 

Dial a Story with Alameda County Library 

Cooling Our Communities: Free Shade Trees in the Eden Area 

Upcoming Community Events 

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) on moving back into the Purple Tier, find guidance on safely celebrating the upcoming holidays, 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 

Updates from the Alameda County
Public Health Department

On Monday, the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) announced that the State has moved Alameda County to the Purple Tier. The Purple Tier is the most restrictive tier in the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, and indicates rapid and widespread cases of COVID-19 in the community.  

Beginning 12:01 AM on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, previously open sectors and activities are limited to State’s Purple Tier allowances and restrictions. Any activities that were allowed under the less restrictive Red and Orange tiers will need to close, including most indoor activities. Please review the State of California’s list of permitted business and activities for guidance on which activities are allowed to continue operating in the Purple Tier.  

ACPHD reminds residents to avoid gathering with people you don’t live with, limit activities, wear face coverings whenever you leave home, stay home when ill, and keep interactions with others outdoors. Acting quickly and aggressively following COVID prevention guidelines will help flatten the curve and save lives. Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. 

For more information on the move to the Purple Tier, please visit the Reopening page on Alameda County's dedicated COVID-19 website: 

Safely Celebrating the Holidays 

As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly throughout our community, I would like to remind Alameda County residents that it is vital our community celebrates the upcoming winter holidays safely. The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) encourages residents to stay home for the holidays, and if you do gather in personkeep it safe, small, short, and stable: 

  • SAFE: Outdoor gatherings are safer and must follow all additional safety precautions, such as face coverings, social distancing, and the following guidelines. Indoor gatherings are strongly discouraged as poorly ventilated indoor spaces have the highest risk of COVID-19 transmission. 
  • SMALL: Limit gatherings to no more than 3 households. When people from different households are together at the same time in the same space, the risk of spreading COVID-19 goes up. 
  • SHORTLimit gatherings to no more than 2 hours. The longer people gather together, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spreading. 
  • STABLEDo not participate in multiple gatherings with many different households - keep your gatherings to one social bubble group. The more people come into contact with others outside their household, the higher the risk of spreading COVID-19. 

For additional guidance, please review the ACPHD’s Recommendations for Staying Safe from COVID-19 During the Holidays available in EnglishSpanish, and Chinese. 

Alameda County Health Officer Appointed

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Nicholas Moss has been appointed as Alameda County's Health Officer. Dr. Moss has served as Interim Health Officer since July, when Governor Newsom selected former Health Officer Dr. Erica Pan to serve at the State level. Dr. Moss has served as a leader in Alameda County’s COVID-19 response since January, overseeing many aspects from data reporting to reopening policies. 

Dr. Moss is trained in internal medicine, and brings extensive knowledge and expertise in public health and infectious diseases.

I look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Moss in the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Flu Vaccination Clinic in
San Leandro

Vacunas contra la gripe gratis en
San Leandro

I am proud to partner with the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, Alameda County Public Health Department, and the City of San Leandro to bring a FREE flu vaccination clinic for older adults (55+) living in San Leandro. Insurance is not required and drive-through and walk-through options are available.

San Leandro Senior Community Center  

13909 E. 14th St, San Leandro CA  94578 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 

9:00AM – 3:00PM 

Appointments required. To schedule, please call (510) 577-3462. 

Citas requeridas. Para registrarse, por favor llame (510) 577-3462.  

Fall County Update 

I invite you to join me at my Fall County Update tonightWednesday, November 18, 2020 at 5:30 PM.  

Hear from the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency on a COVID-19 update, and from the Alameda County Public Works Agency, the Alameda County Community Development Agency, and Hayward Area Recreation Department on upcoming projects in the unincorporated areas. 

County Update 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 

5:30 PM 

Please click the link below to join the webinar: 

Or iPhone one-tap :  

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Or Telephone: 

  • +1 408 638 0968  
  • 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) o

Webinar ID: 939 1095 0836 

International numbers available: 

COVID-19 Small Business Grants 

The East Bay Economic Development Alliance (EDA) is accepting applications from small, local and emerging businesses in Alameda County for the Alameda County CARES grants. Eligible businesses can receive a one-time grant of $5,000 to assist with the costs of business interruption caused by COVID-19.  Grants are intended to assist small businesses with covering necessary costs due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, incurred between March 17, 2020 and December 30, 2020.

Applications must be submitted online by Monday, November 30, 2020 at 11:30 pm

Visit the East Bay EDA’s Alameda County CARES grants page for more information on eligibility and how to apply. 

Dial a Story with Alameda County Library 

The Alameda County Library invites you to cuddle up and dial-in to the Listen Inn, toll-free 1.833.990.BOOK (2665), anytime night or day to hear sounds, poems, and stories. Listen Inn was birthed from the moon’s desire to connect with the humans below, and is an audio outpost where anyone can find comfort, solace, and joy. Gaze to the heavens, reconnect with kindness, and take a moment of pause. Whenever the need arises, the Listen Inn is there.  New stories are added on the new and full moons each month.  

For more virtual events and programs, please visit the Alameda County Library’s Calendar of Events. 

Cooling Our Communities: Free Shade Trees in the Eden Area 

Cooling Our Communities is a program of the Alameda County Planning Department, Public Health Department, and Sustainability Office offering free shade trees for the Eden Area communities of Ashland, Cherryland, and Hayward Acres. 

Tree planting is an easy and effective way to help reduce the effects of extreme heat by providing shade and cooling down the built environment. As global temperatures continue to rise and Alameda County experiences more frequent extreme heat waves, Cooling Our Communities aims to help our Eden Area neighborhoods develop a sustainable and resilient response to the harmful impacts of climate change.  

Please contact Alison Abbors with the Alameda County Development Agency with any questions or concerns. 

Upcoming Community Events  

Community Dialogue for Proposed Terminal Development at Oakland International Airport (OAK) 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Register Online: 

Questions: contact Susan Fizzell at (510) 563-6444 or 

Hear from OAK leadership on the latest on-going and upcoming efforts, and provide feedback and input on OAK projects, including the proposed terminal development project. 

Para información en español llame al (510) 563-6444  

中文聯絡電話 (510) 563-6444 

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 

Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center 
10 – 10th Street, Oakland, CA 

All Adult Community Members 
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 8:30 am-11:30 am; 12:30 pm-4:00 pm 

Essential Workers Priority Testing 
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 am-11:30 am 
**Essential Workers include those who work in: health care, emergency services, food & grocery stores, retail or manufacturing, public transportation, and education** 

Adults and Children 2 Years and Older 
Saturday: 8:30 am-4:00 pm 

Make your appointment online or call 510-618-5780. 

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

Alameda County Oakland Community Action Partnership (AC-OCAP) Board Openings

AC-OCAP is now accepting applications for community representatives from CDBG District 1 in Oakland, and Alameda County. These open seats must be filled by a representative from the low-income community. Visit AC-OCAP's website for the Board Opening applications

  • CDBG District 1 (Oakland) encompasses North Oakland. Please review the City of Oakland Application Guidelines for selection criteria and a map of CDBG districts in the City of Oakland (note: these districts have different boundaries from the City Council districts).
  • Alameda County representatives must live in Alameda County (excluding the cities of Oakland and Berkeley). Please review the Alameda County Application Guidelines for selection criteria.

The AC-OCAP Board is comprised of 18 members that represent public official representatives in Oakland and Alameda County, private groups and interests, and not fewer than a third are democratically elected/selected representatives from the low-income community.

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.
  • Dig Deep Farms (DDF) Food Hub food distribution: The DDF Food Hub is distributing food every Friday from 1 PM-2 PM at 2700 Fairmont Drive in San Leandro. Food delivery is also available for families in need. If you need food delivered, please fill out the Deputy Sheriff's Activities League (DSAL) sign-up form.
  • Trybe food and COVID-19 relief supplies distribution: Trybe is providing food and other basic supplies to low-income Oakland residents and families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food delivery is also available: sign up online for food delivery.

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.