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


Updates on COVID-19 from
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

In this issue:

COVID-19 Testing in Alameda County 

Food Access for ALL 

Virtual Summer Activities at Your Local Library 

California Connected: Contact Tracing for COVID-19 

Virtual County Update

Stay Informed

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

Community Resources

Food Resources

Resources for Immigrant Communities

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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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 about testing and contact tracing for COVID-19 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 

COVID-19 Testing in Alameda County 

The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) reminds residents that there are multiple ways to receive a COVID-19 test in the county, and encourages residents to visit the Testing for COVID-19 page for information on testing sites and guidance.  

ACPHD, in partnership with community-based organizations, offers three free testing sites. You will not be asked about your immigration status and are not required to give insurance information: 

  • Roots Community Health Center: 9925 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 
    Mon., Wed., Fri.; 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.
  • STARTING JUNE 9, 2020: 
    Marina Community Center (15301 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro, CA)
    Tues.-Sat.; 8 AM-4 PM
    Visit the Testing for COVID-19 page for updates on accessing this site when it opens.

For additional testing resources for uninsured residents, please contact HealthPAC or the Community Health Clinic Network. 

If you have a health care provider or an insurance plan, please contact your provider with any questions or for more information on testing. You can also find a list of known testing locations on ACPHD’s website.  

Food Access for ALL  

For many low-income children and youth in Alameda County, school meals are an integral resource to curbing hungerEvery year, these students face increased food insecurity during the summer months. As the school year comes to an end, I would like to remind District 3 residents of the following food access resources: 

Alameda County: The Alameda County interactive food distribution and services map is updated regularly and provides residents with information on available resources nearby.  

San Lorenzo: The San Lorenzo Library will be providing grab-and-go lunches for youth under the age of 18 starting Monday, June 15th. The Lunch at the Library program offers lunches Monday-Thursday from 12 PM-1 PM from Monday, June 15-Wednesday, August 5. Contact the library at 510-284-0640 for more information.

City of Alameda: The Alameda Unified School District will continue providing meals at Wood Middle School, Earhart Elementary School, and Alameda Point Collaborative during the summer. The summer lunch program will be available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 PM-1 PM starting Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The Alameda Food Bank is open throughout the week for residents in the city of Alameda to receive food. Hours of operation are changing to adjust to the food bank’s capacity – please visit the Alameda Food Bank home page for up-to-date information. 

City of OaklandThe City of Oakland Human Services Department maintains a list of food resources on their Food Distribution in Oakland page. In addition to these ongoing food distribution sites, the City of Oakland has launched their Summer Food Service Program, which provides children with healthy breakfasts and lunches while school is out of session.  

City of San Leandro: For a list of food distribution organizations serving the City of San Leandro, please visit's the city's Community Assistance Resources page and click the "food distribution programs" link.

Virtual Summer Activities at Your Local Library 

Our public libraries provide valuable services and activities to our community. While the physical locations have been closed during the COVID-19 crisis, our librarians have been hard at work to offer virtual programs. As the school year comes to an end, libraries throughout District 3 are continuing to provide their annual Summer Reading Programs and other virtual activities. Please visit your local library’s websites (see below) for a full list of events or to register for the Summer Reading programs: 

San Lorenzo LibraryThe Alameda County Library’s summer reading program begins on Monday, June 15th! Visit the Kind, Connected Summer page for more information on how to register. The San Lorenzo Library is continuing to host a number of virtual activities for residents in the San Lorenzo area. The full calendar can be found on the San Lorenzo Library’s home page. 

The San Lorenzo Library is also offering No Contact Pick-Up services by appointment. The hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 1 PM-5 PM, and appointments can be made by calling the San Lorenzo Library at 510-284-0640. 

Alameda Free Library: The Alameda Free Library’s summer reading program is underway! The last day to register is July 21st and the last day to play is July 31st. Register here for the summer reading program. For more information on other online activities available this summer, please visit the library’s online calendar. 

Oakland Public Library: The Oakland Public Library’s summer reading program is also underway and goes until August 1st! The library will also be offering weekly age-appropriate activities for children, teens, and adults. To register for the summer reading program or for updates on the weekly activities, please visit the Summer at Oakland Public Library page 

San Leandro Public Library: The San Leandro Public Library’s summer reading is also underway and goes until July 31stRegister online for the summer reading program here. Visit the library’s online calendar for information on other virtual events happening this summer. 

California Connected: Contact Tracing for COVID-19

The State of California launched California Connected to inform the public on contact tracing procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact tracing is a long-standing public health practice used to help stop the spread of infectious diseases.  

Contact tracing in anonymous and confidential 

Contact tracing is a simple way to help your community in slowing the spread of COVID-19. If you test positive for COVID-19, ACPHD will contact you and ask some basic questions about places you may have visited and people you may have been in contact with recently. They can also connect you to health care resources and may check-in to see how you are doing.

ACPHD will also contact anyone who may have been exposed and connect them to testing and resources to protect themselves and others in the community. If you may have been exposed, ACPHD will follow up to see if you have developed symptoms.  

ACPHD will NOT ask you about immigration status 

The information gathered from contact tracing will help our public health departments prevent new outbreaks of COVID-19. It is important to answer the call from public health and provide the information necessary to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  

For more information on how contract tracing works, please visit 

Virtual County Update

I invite you to join me on Thursday, June 18th at 5:30 PM for my Virtual County Update. Hear from the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency for an update on COVID-19 in the unincorporated area, the Economic and Community Development department on the Lorenzo Theater, Alameda County Public Works Agency on the Hesperian Streetscape project, and the San Lorenzo Unified School District superintendent Dr. Daryl Camp for an update on the 2020-21 school year.

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Stay Informed

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

Governor Gavin Newsom's Daily Updates
Gov. Newsom provides daily briefings at 12 PM on the Governor’s official Facebook and Twitter pages. You do not need an account to view the briefings on either platform.  

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.

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.