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


Updates on COVID-19 from
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

In this issue:

Weekly Vaccine Update

Updates from the
Alameda County
Public Health Department

Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Permanent COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in Alameda County 

Stay Informed

Volunteers Needed for Vaccine PODs 

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!
Free Tax Preparation Services

Covered California Special Open Enrollment Period 

Testing for COVID-19 in Alameda County

CA Notify: Add Your Phone. Stop the Spread. 

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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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 

Weekly Vaccine Update

Over the weekend, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency authorization for the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.  

The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) encourages Alameda County residents to get vaccinated with the first vaccine available to you. 

Any of the COVID-19 vaccines will help protect your health and decrease your risk of developing severe complications due to COVID-19, including hospitalization and death.  

Getting vaccinated will help protect all of us from COVID-19 and it is crucial everyone is vaccinated as soon as a vaccine is available to you.  

While our vaccine supplies remain limited, HCSA encourages residents to be patient for their turn to receive the vaccine. You can sign up to receive notifications for when it is your turn to be vaccinated with both the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) or the California Department of Health (CDPH): 

  • Register with CDPH: 
    • MyTurn (website available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Korean, Arabic, and Vietnamese)
      •  Having trouble? Don't have an email address or mobile phone? Call the CA COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255 (M-F, 8 AM-8 PM; Sa-Su, 8 AM-5 PM) for assistance. The hotline supports over 250 languages.

When there is enough vaccine to expand appointments, we will share that information widely and you will be notified when it is your turn to be vaccinated.  

Please continue to be patient and allow us to finish vaccinating our neighbors who are at most risk for severe illness that may result in hospitalization or death, or those who cannot work from home and are at most risk of exposure because they work directly with the public. It is our goal to vaccinate eligible County residents as fast as possible while also ensuring equitable access. 

As you wait your turn to get the vaccine and even after you have received your vaccine, please continue to follow all COVID-19 safety precautions to reduce your risk of contracting the virus: 

  • Get tested (CDPH’s When to Test and Re-Test video includes guidance on testing for COVID-19) 
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and chin 
  • Ensure your mask fits snugly and air does not escape through the sides 
  • Practice social distancing (keep a minimum 6-feet of distance from people you do not live with) 
  • Keep socially distanced gatherings outdoors, limit to three households, and limit the length of the gathering 
  • Avoid indoor gatherings where circulation is poor and the risk for contracting COVID-19 drastically increases 

For more information on Alameda County's COVID-19 vaccination guidance and resources, please visit ACPHD's dedicated COVID-19 Vaccine page.

Updates from the Alameda County
Public Health Department

The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) has updated guidance on indoor and outdoor youth and recreational adult sports in order to align with the State of California’s guidance. 

Multi-team competitions are permitted if all State restrictions are followed. State guidelines include (but are not limited to): 

  • Face coverings to be worn when not participating in the activity (e.g., on the sidelines).
  • Face coverings to be worn by coaches, support staff and observers at all times.
  • Observers maintain at least 6 feet from non-household members. 
  • No sharing of drink bottles and other personal items and equipment. 
  • Mixing with other households prior to and post any practice or competition must strictly adhere to current gathering guidance. 
  • Limit indoor sports activities (practice, conditioning) to comply with capacity limits (which shall include all athletes, coaches, and observers) indicated in current CDPH Gym & Fitness Center Guidance Capacity. 
  • Teams must not participate in out-of-state games and tournaments 
  • Limit observation of youth sports (age 18 years and under) to immediate household members, and for the strict purpose of age appropriate supervision.  
  • Consider Video streaming of games so that they can be watched "live" from home 

If you have questions about the state guidance, please call their COVID-19 hotline: 1-833-422-4255.

For other clarifying questions for Alameda County, please email Public health recommendations reduce risk of spreading COVID-19. Limiting socializing to just one cohort outside of school will help keep you, your family and our communities safe.

In addition, ACPHD strongly recommend that organizers of multi-team competitions limit the number of teams participating to no more than 5 teams. By State restriction, competitions are limited to teams or participants located in Alameda County or in counties bordering Alameda County.

For more information on Alameda County’s COVID-19 response, please visit ACPHD’s dedicated COVID-19 website: 

Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

In addition to permanent COVID-19 vaccine clinics (see the Permanent COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in Alameda County section in this newsletter for a list of permanent sites), the California Office of Emergency Services (OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have partnered with community health partners to provide mobile vaccine clinics. 

Eastmont Mobile Vaccine Clinic
Monday, March 3, 2021-Friday, March 5, 2021

7200 Bancroft Ave., Oakland, CA
Enter on Foothill Blvd. and follow the signs to the vaccination clinic site

Appointments are required. Call one of the numbers below to make an appointment:

  • 510-383-5185
  • 510-383-5149
  • 510-577-7081

La Familia Cherryland Mobile Vaccine Clinic
Monday, March 3, 2021-Friday, March 5, 2021

20095 Mission Blvd., Oakland, CA

Appointments are required. Call 510-397-8696 to make an appointment.

Permanent COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in Alameda County 

Federal, state, county, and other health care partners are offering COVID-19 vaccinations throughout Alameda County: 

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (State/Federal) 

Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday, 9 AM-7 PM 

Currently vaccinating Health Care Workers, persons ages 65+, essential workers in food/agriculture, educators/child care providers, and emergency services. 

Eligible residents will be notified through MyTurn. 

AC Transit and BART are both offering transportation assistance to and from the Coliseum site. You will need to provide proof of your appointment in order to use the free vaccine shuttles. Visit AC Transit’s website and BART’s website for more information on these programs. 

Alameda County Fairgrounds (Alameda County, Sutter Health, & Stanford Health Care) 

Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday, 8 AM-4:30 PM 

Currently vaccinating Health Care Workers, persons ages 65+, and some essential workers 

If you are a resident of Alameda County and aged 65 or older, you can make an appointment online. For more information, visit the Alameda County Fairgrounds’ COVID-19 Vaccine page.  

Buchanan Parking: Golden Gate Fields (City of Berkeley & Alameda County) 

Visit the City of Berkeley’s COVID-19 vaccine page for more information on hours of operation and how to schedule an appointment. 

Currently vaccinating healthcare workers, persons ages 65+, some essential workers in food/agriculture, and child care providers. 

Alameda County Points of Distribution (PODs) 

These sites are by invitation only and are part of ACPHD’s ongoing efforts to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed equitably throughout the county. These sites are currently vaccinating Health Care Workers, persons ages 65+, essential workers in food/agriculture, educators/child care providers, and emergency services. 

Sign up with ACPHD to get notified when it’s your turn: 

Fremont High School in Oakland 
Hours of Operation: Thursday-Saturday, 8 AM-4 PM 

Fire Pop-Up PODs 
Hours of Operation: Thursday-Saturday, 9 AM-7 PM 

Upcoming Alameda County PODs: ACPHD is finalizing locations for PODs in deep East Oakland and Ashland/Cherryland. Check ACPHD’s COVID-19 Vaccine page for updates when these PODs are open. 

Additional Vaccination Sites: 
In addition to the sites operated by our public health partners, our health care partners such as Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, and CVS and Walgreens pharmacies are offering COVID-19 vaccines.

The Oaklandside has put together a comprehensive guide to getting a COVID-19 vaccine that will answer most questions about accessing the vaccine through these partners. The Oaklandside’s guide is also available in Spanish. 

Stay Informed

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

For updates on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans in Alameda County, visit the following page from the Alameda County Public Health Department:

To receive a notification of when vaccine might be available for you, please fill out one of these forms: 

Please note, this is NOT a registration to receive vaccine. 

ACPHD will contact you with further details about where vaccine will be available when it’s your turn. 

Volunteers Needed for
Vaccine PODs

The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) is  

  • California Health Corps Register for the California Health Corps which is a State program for trained medical and healthcare workers to sign up and provide availability to assist in the COVID-19 response.  
    Sign up for the Alameda County Unit  
  • Medical Surge Volunteer Sign Up Register as a volunteer with the County of Alameda to assist with the COVID-19 response. Medically and non-medically trained volunteers will be needed. 
    NOTE: Non-medical volunteers only need to complete this form  

At this time, we are fortunate to have a large number of volunteer offers which may cause delays in our vetting system and background check process. 

ACPHD will process these as quickly as possible in anticipation of needing additional volunteers as our vaccine allocation from the state increases. Thank you for your patience. 

Earn It! Keep It! Save It! 
Free Tax Preparation Services 

Low-income families and individuals can now schedule appointments for no-cost tax preparation through the Social Services Agency’s 2020-2021 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

The Social Services Agency (SSA) participates in Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, a coalition of Bay Area organizations that provide free tax preparation to households earning less than $56,000 a year.  

Tax services are provided by appointment only 
No exceptions 

In order to schedule an appointment, you will need to create an account through the online Appointment Scheduler using a cell phone number or e-mail address. For more information contact SSA at (510) 271-9141 or email 

Please bring required documents at your designated appointment time and complete a phone or virtual interview. You will be notified of a day and time to pick up your completed tax return.  

Community members and volunteers are required to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines 

Locations and Operating Hours   

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm   Saturdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  

Eden Area Multi-Service Center  
24100 Amador Street  Hayward, CA 94544    

Enterprise Self-Sufficiency Center  
8477 Enterprise Way  Oakland, CA 94621  

Wednesdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm   Saturdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  

Thomas L. Berkley Square  
2000 San Pablo Avenue  Oakland, CA 94612 

Covered California Special Open Enrollment Period   

If you still need health coverage for 2021, Covered California has established a special enrollment period to give uninsured California more time to enroll in health coverage.  

The special-enrollment period runs from February 1, 2021 through May 15, 2021.

Affordable health insurance coverage is within reach. Get started with Covered California today to see if you are eligible for financial assistance:  

Once the open enrollment period ends, you will not be able to apply for coverage until the next open enrollment period at the end of this year.  If you experience a qualifying life event, you may apply for coverage outside of the open enrollment period.     

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. 

CA Notify: Add Your Phone. 
Stop the Spread.   

The CA Notify app is available for Californians to opt-in to receive COVID-19 exposure alerts directly to their smartphones. Android users can download the CA Notify app from the Google Play Store, and iPhone users can enable CA Notify in their device’s settings.  

For iPhone users, follow these steps to opt-in:  

  1. Update your iOS to version 12.5 or later 
  1. Go into settings 
  1. Scroll down to Exposure Notifications 
  1. Turn on Exposure Notifications 
  1. Select United States> California  

Through the CA Notify app, users will be notified if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The CA Notify app is an added layer of contact tracing designed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  

All information is confidential and you must opt-in to receive notifications. No location data or personally identifiable information is ever collected, stored or transmitted.  

For more information or FAQs, please visit the CA Notify website.   

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. 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).

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.  
  • Keep Your Benefits provides a guide for California's immigrants to see if their public benefits could affect their different immigration options. The website is also available in Spanish and Chinese.

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.