District 2 Newsletter - May 14, 2020


Release Date: 5/14/2020

Supervisor's Message

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We hope you remain in good health as we weather this challenging time. As we pass the second month of Alameda County’s shelter in place order, my staff and I would like to thank each and every one of you for your cooperation. I understand that the last nine weeks have been difficult for all of us, but I feel that the steps we took severely lessened the number of COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 related deaths we have had in our County.

The County Health Officer has issued an extension of the shelter-in-place order, lasting now until May 31, 2020. This extension comes with some loosening of restrictions, such as the resumption of limited construction and outdoor work. However, most of the provisions in previous iterations still stand, such as the mandatory use of face coverings while outdoors. We are not clear of this pandemic, and while we are seeing promising signs in the decreasing number cases and hospitalization, a rapid slackening of restrictions could have a detrimental effect, as a second wave of infections could overwhelm our medical system.

For the community based organizations that have been suffering through this crisis, our District created a one-time grant of up to $5,000 to non-profit organizations that work within District 2. The total grant program funding was $150,000 dollars. These grants go directly to cover direct services that help residents impacted by COVID-19. This is one of the ways that the County is stepping up to support safety net services.

We wish you the best. Stay safe and healthy, and remember to keep your loved ones and neighbors in your thoughts.


Richard Valle

Eviction Moratorium


On March 24, 2020, the Board of Supervisors enacted a temporary moratorium on evictions. This moratorium starts on March 24, 2020 and lasts for 90 days or until the Public Health Department declares that there is no longer a public health emergency. This initial order cover the unincorporated parts of Alameda County.

On March 31, 2020 the Board expanded the scope of the moratorium to cover all of Alameda County.

This is not a rent or mortgage strike.  Tenants will still owe their rent or mortgage after the moratorium ends.

To view the moratorium, click here. To view the FAQ on the moratorium, click here.

If you have questions, please contact our partner, ECHO Housing, at 510-581-9380.

Alameda County Public Health Department Website

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*Data is accurate as of 1:06 P.M., May 12, 2020 

In April, the Alameda Public Health Department rolled out their dashboard feature, which allows the public to follow the statistics for COVID-19 cases in Alameda County and Berkeley.

The interactive website can be found here.

Donations for Personal Protective Equipment


The Board of Supervisors has reactivated the Disaster Relief Fund. Due to the enormous and varied needs facing the community and the health care systems at this time, the County has established two separate funds. The Emergency Fund will provide needed services to those directly affected by the pandemic. The Recovery Fund will be used to purchase personal protective equipment and other supplies to assist those fighting the pandemic. 

The County is taking donations of the following:

  • N95 or P100 Respirator Masks
  • Surgical Masks
  • Protective Gowns
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectants & Wipes
  • Goggles & Eye Protection

Keep in mind that the County will only accept new items that are in their original packaging.

Here is the link to donate.

Thank you for your support.


New AC Transit Guidelines


AC Transit has announced new protocols for riders. These new guidelines limit the amount of riders on AC Transit buses and forces passengers to wear masks if they choose to travel via bus.

The passenger limits are as follows:


             30' feeder coach - 6 passengers;






           40' standard coach - 10 passengers;








          60' articulated coach - 16 passengers;





44' double decker coach - 24 passengers

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Updated School Calendar for New Haven Unified

On May 1, 2020 NHUSD Superintendent Thompson announced that school year 2020 - 2021 will start on Wednesday, August 12 and not on Monday, August 10. In addition, superintendent announced a tentative agreement with the teachers' union on school calendars for school years 2021 - 2022 and 2022 - 2023.

The entire newsletter can be accessed here.

Update from Hayward Area Recreation & Park District

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The Hayward Area Recreation District would like to remind everyone that the following parks are closed:

  • Earl Warren Dog Park
  • Edendale Park and Dog Park
  • Eden Greenway Phase 11 Dog Park
  • Fairview Hills Park
  • Japanese Gardens
  • Mission Hills Golf Course
  • Old Creek Dog Park
  • San Lorenzo Dog Park
  • SkyWest Golf Course
  • Sulphur Creek Nature Center

The following amenities at all locations are closed:

  • Basketball Courts
  • Community Centers
  • Picnic Areas
  • Playgrounds
  • Restrooms
  • Sport Fields
  • Swim Facilities
  • Tennis Courts
  • Water Fountains

H.A.R.D. encourages those who do use the trails, walking paths, and other open areas to remain cognizant of the social distancing guidelines as per the Alameda County Public Health Department.

District Attorney's Office Announcement

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The Alameda County District Attorney's Office is pleased to announce their podcast called "Justice For All", which will discuss State and Local laws and the processes behind them. You can access their podcast here.

In addition, the DA's Office would like to continually remind Alameda County denizens of COVID-19 scammers, such as financial scams, price gouging, and fake medical treatments. Click here for the DA's office report on these scams, or if you need to file a complaint for price gouging, click here.

Sunol Citizens Advisory Council Opening


For the residents of Sunol, District 2 is looking to fill a vacancy on the Sunol Citizens Advisory Council (SCAC).The SCAC meets on the third Wednesday of every month starting at 6:30 at the Sunol Glen Elementary School cafeteria, 11501 Main Street, Sunol, CA.

The SCAC serves as the local advisory council that advises the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on matters related to Sunol.

The application for the SCAC can be found here.

If interested, please contact Ginny DeMartini at (510) 670-6150 or email at ginny.demartini@acgov.org.

For further information on these boards and commissions, click here.

Alameda County Community Food Bank Update


The Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) has partnered with local farmers to provide fresh produce to those utilizing the Food Bank's services.

Since the shelter in place began, the ACCFB has received 1,000% more calls. Deliveries of the much needed produce arrived at ACCFB sites last week. In addition to increasing the number of distribution points, the ACCFB has partnered with 10 school districts.

To reach the ACCFB call (510) 635-3663