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


Updates on COVID-19 from
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

In this issue:

From Response to Recovery: A Federal Policy Briefing 

Weekly Vaccine Update 

Free COVID-19 Testing Pop-Ups in District 3 

Request for Proposals: Alameda County Homekey Hotels 

Coming Soon: San Lorenzo Library Limited Reopening! 

AC-OCAP 2021 Community Needs Assessment Survey 

Affordable Housing Waitlists Open 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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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,

As we continue to mourn the horrific murders of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Paul Andre Michels, Elcias R. Hernandez-Ortiz, and Hyun Jung Grant following last week's tragic shooting spree in Atlanta, Georgia, I stand with my fellow Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders to strongly condemn any acts of hate and discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, or cultural basis.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities throughout the country have seen a significant spike in violent acts of hate and discrimination.

The AAPI community has been targeted due to false claims the AAPI community is at fault for this public health crisis. In response to the recent spikes in racially motivated crimes against the AAPI community, I was proud to introduce a resolution in February 2021 condemning anti-AAPI hate crimes and reaffirming Alameda County as a Welcoming County.

There is no racial, ethnic, or cultural basis for COVID-19.

Our AAPI communities have made substantial and valuable cultural and civic contributions throughout our nation, our state, and our county. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors supports and commends the diverse AAPI community for its passion and efforts to serve and preserve the cultural tradition of the AAPI community.

It is up to all of us to protect our health and well-being by addressing systemic racism and working on community-centered solutions. I call upon all Alameda County residents and businesses to reject racist rhetoric, respect racial and cultural diversity and inclusion, protect the health and safety of all people living in our communities, and educate each other on the facts in an effort to increase mutual understanding.

If you have witnessed or been the victim of a hate crime, please contact the Alameda County Hate Crime Hotline at 510-208-4824. 

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 

From Response to Recovery: A Federal Policy Briefing 

I invite you to a federal policy briefing led by the County’s federal legislative advocates that will: 

  1. Provide an overview of the Biden Administration’s policy priorities as well as direct relief for individuals and local governments included in the American Rescue Plan; 
  1. Discuss how the Biden Administration is unwinding the Trump Administration’s policies in areas like immigration and climate change, and highlight any harmful policies that still have not been addressed; and 
  1. Explore how Alameda County – alongside its safety-net partners – can strengthen its advocacy efforts to support an equitable COVID-19 response and economic recovery efforts, especially for vulnerable populations, including individuals experiencing homelessness, low-income children and families, older adults, and immigrants and refugees. 

Monday, April 5, 2021
9:30 – 11:30 AM 

Zoom Meeting 

RSVP on the Eventbrite Page. 

This is a virtual briefing. Teleconference Guidelines and Zoom Meeting information will be posted here on Friday, April 2nd. 

For questions, email or call (510) 272-6743. 

Weekly Vaccine Update

The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) is opening its second community COVID-19 vaccine Point of Distribution (POD) this Thursday, March 25, 2021. This new POD will serve the Ashland and Cherryland communities.

Hayward Adult School 
22100 Princeton St. 
Hayward, CA

Hours of Operation
Thursday and Saturday:

11 AM-7PM

The ACPHD community PODs are a part of Alameda County’s equity framework, and will serve residents in the neighborhoods that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Sign up with ACPHD to get notified when it’s your turn:  

For County Community Vaccination PODs: Residents can now call 510-208-4VAX if they need help or do not have access to internet
Assistance available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin

Free COVID-19 Testing Pop-Ups in District 3 

CORE Testing and Alameda Family Services are partnering for a free COVID-19 testing event at the College of Alameda on Wednesday, March 24. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021   
10 AM-2 PM   

Alameda Family Services – College of Alameda Child Care Center   
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy, Alameda, CA (Enter on W Campus Dr.)   

Drive-thru testing site. Register online (appointments are not required). 

San Lorenzo Community Church COVID-19 Testing MegaBus  
Thursdays, 8 AM-8 PM  

San Lorenzo Community Church  
945 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA  

Walk-up testing site. Appointments are not required. 

No insurance is required and you will not be asked about your immigration status at any of these testing pop-ups.   

Request for Proposals - Alameda County Homekey Hotels 

Alameda County has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals for a 55+ year lease for the development and rehab of county-owned Project Homekey hotels to operate as permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness.  

Prospective developers must attend a mandatory Bidders Conference in order to receive the RFP documents and be able to submit proposals: 

  • March 30, 2021: 2:30-3:30pm
  • March 31, 2021: 9:30-10:30am  

Participants will receive a Zoom link before the meeting. 

Questions: Email Anjanette Scott

Coming Soon: San Lorenzo Library Limited Reopening! 

I am excited to share that the San Lorenzo Library will be reopening the week of April 4, 2021 with limited in-person operations! Since the Shelter in Place Orders were issued, our libraries have had to close their doors to the public and shift to online-only services, and I would like to thank our library staff for their continued dedication to providing the public with valuable programs, services, and resources during this public health crisis. Please see the following guidelines for more information on how to safely enjoy in-person services when they resume: 

During limited visiting hours, the following in-person services will be available: 

  • Browse the collection 
  • Computer use for one-hour sessions 
  • Self-service scan, print, and fax 
  • Study rooms, where available, limited to one person or family unit by in-person appointment 
  • Tech-It-Out laptops are still available but must be returned to staff for sanitizing after use 
  • Wi-Fi access 

Visiting Guidelines: 

All members must follow the Library’s health and safety rules based on Alameda County’s COVID-19 Reopening Guidance. 

  • Members three years and older are required to wear a properly fitting face covering 
  • Members inside and outside the libraries must follow social distancing guidelines 
  • Members are expected to follow the posted signage and verbal directions of staff 
  • Members will be provided with hand sanitizer upon entry 
  • Eating inside the library is not permitted at this time 
  • Stay home if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms 

In addition to the visiting guidelines above, the Library’s also doing the following to protect the safety of members and staff: 

  • Limiting occupancy inside the library 
  • Disinfecting high-touch surfaces regularly 
  • Installing plexiglass at service desks 
  • Placing social distancing markers and signs throughout the library 
  • Providing hand sanitation stations throughout the library 
  • Letting returned items sit for at least 24 hours before being circulated 
  • Closing libraries midday for cleaning 

AC Library will continue to offer services online and by phone. For more information about limited visiting hours, please visit: 

AC-OCAP 2021 Community Needs Assessment Survey 

The Alameda County-Oakland Community Action Partnership (AC-OCAP) is conducting a Community Needs Assessment Survey to help address poverty in Alameda County and wants to hear from you! 

Take the survey and enter to win a $50 gift card!  

The survey is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. 

Survey responses must be received by April 16, 2021 to be eligible for the gift card drawing. The purpose of the survey is for AC-OCAP to receive input from the community to help identify the needs and gaps in services that exist for Alameda County's low-income residents. 

Affordable Housing Open Waitlists in Alameda County    

The Mix at SoHay 292213 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA 

Waitlist open until March 31, 2021 (5:00 PM)  

20 new Below Market Rate (BMR) rental studio, 1- bedroom, and 2-bedroom units are available.   

Applications will be available for both digital online submission and download by PDF for paper submission in English, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese. A lottery will be conducted for all applications received by the deadline. Learn more about this property and apply on the Alameda County Housing Portal. 

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 
4610 Foothill Blvd., Oakland, CA
Hours of Operation:
Thursday-Saturday, 8 AM-4 PM

Hayward Adult School 
22100 Princeton St., Hayward, CA
Hours of Operation:
Thursday and Saturday:

11 AM-7PM

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. Check ACPHD’s COVID-19 Vaccine page for updates when these PODs are open. 

For County Community Vaccination PODs: Residents can call 510-208-4VAX if they need help or do not have access to internet.
Assistance available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin

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.