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


Updates on COVID-19 from
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

In this issue:

Worker Protections During COVID-19 in Alameda County

Alameda County Responsibility to Community Health (ARCH) Launch 

Labor Rights/
Laborales Webinar 

Financial Assistance for Workers

Mental Health Services Act Draft Plan 

Get Involved: Community Board Positions Available 

Stay Informed

Participate in Census 2020

Testing for COVID-19 in Alameda County

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 on the Alameda County Responsibility to Community Health (ARCH) launch, the Mental Health Services Act draft plan, 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 

Worker Protections During
COVID-19 in Alameda County

As the Alameda County Health Officer continues to adjust the Shelter in Place orders and move towards reopening Alameda County, individuals will begin to return to work. 

In an effort to protect Alameda County's workers' safety and health as they return to work, the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) has published a number of informational resources to help both employers and workers safely navigate their reopening plans. 

Employers must provide employees with a safe workplace, including but not limited to:

  • Access to Personal Protective Equipment (such as masks and hand sanitizer)
  • Making accommodations for employees over the age of 65 or with underlying health conditions
  • Providing information on COVID-19 workplace safety

If your employer fails to provide a reasonably safe workplace, workers are within their rights to file a workplace safety complaint with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). ACPHD has provided guidance on filling a workplace safety complaint in the following languages:

For more information or to download ACPHD's resource guides, including guidance for educational institutions and community-based organizations, visit ACPHD's COVID-19 Recovery page.

Alameda County Responsibility to Community Health (ARCH) Launch 

Earlier this month, I proudly supported the creation of a stipend program to help COVID+ individuals without unemployment insurance or paid sick leave afford to self-quarantine. For individuals, especially low-income workers, without these financial safety nets, a positive COVID test often means facing the difficult decision of staying home to recover or continuing to work so they can make ends meet.  

I am excited to share that the Alameda County Responsibility to Community Health (ARCH) pilot program launched early last week, and began providing eligible patients with a one-time $1,250 stipend in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. This pilot program targets individuals living in the hardest-hit neighborhoods in Alameda County, who are referred to the ARCH program either by contact tracers at designated community clinics or the Alameda County Public Health Department 

For more information, see the Alameda County Social Services Agency’s press release or FAQs on the ARCH pilot program. 

Labor Rights/Derechos Laborales 


The Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Cal-OSHA, and Maternal and Child Health Access invite you to a Labor Rights workshop on September 1, 2020 at 5 pm (PST). The webinar will be held via Zoom in Spanish. The workshop’s target audience will include workers in the agriculture, service and hospitality, construction, and low-wage industries.  

La División de Horas y Salarios (WHD), Cal-OSHA y Maternal and Child Health Access los invitan al taller acera de los Derechos Laborales programado para el 1 de septiembre de 2020 a las 5 pm (PST)El taller se llevará a cabo por medio de la plataforma Zoom en español

La audiencia para este taller incluirá a trabajadores en las industrias de agricultura, servicios, hotelería y turismo, construcción y las industrias de salarios bajos.

Zoom webinar 

Meeting ID/ID de reunión: 850 7122 3470 

Call-in phone number/También puede asistir por teléfono: 1-669-900-9128 (US Toll) 

Financial Assistance for Workers 

If you are collecting unemployment insurance or your wages have been impacted by COVID-19, the Alameda County Workforce Development Board may be able to help provide additional financial assistance. Income-eligible residents can apply for financial support to cover some of the costs for expenses such as utility bills, childcare, housing expenses, or work-related needs for tools/technology.

NOTE: The City of Oakland has its own Workforce Development Board, which provides services to Oakland residents. Oakland residents should visit the City’s Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Business and Worker Resources page for more information on available services and supports for workers who have been impacted by COVID-19.

Mental Health Services Act Draft Plan 

Alameda County Behavioral Health Services (ACBH) wants your input on mental health services in Alameda County.  

In accordance with the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), ACBH published the draft MHSA Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan, and is seeking public review and comment.

The public comment and review period goes until Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. Visit the ACBH Reports/Data page for a copy of the draft plan and to access the public comment form. 

Get Involved:
Community Board
 and Commission Positions Available 

Alameda County Board and Commission Openings
Apply today for on of the District 3 vacancies on the following Alameda County Boards and Commissions:

  • Public Health Commission (3 vacancies)
  • Assessment Appeals Board (1 vacancy - must be a real estate broker)
  • Veterans Affairs Commission (1 vacancy)

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

Proposition 47 Local Advisory Committee Community Representative Opening 
The Alameda County Proposition 47 Local Advisory Committee (LAC) is recruiting two Community Representatives.  The purpose of this committee is to oversee the County’s Prop 47 Grant Project, which provides mental health, substance use disorder, and housing services to justice-involved clients with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders. The Community Representatives should be formerly incarcerated and/or have family who have been formerly incarcerated. 

Applications are due by October 1st at 5:00 p.m. to  See attached application for more information. 

Stay Informed

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

Participate in Census 2020

The last day to respond to Census 2020 is September 30, 2020!

You can fill out the Census one of three ways:

  1. Online: Visit for the online survey.
  2. Phone: Call 844-330-2020 for English or 844-468-2020 for Spanish. Visit the Responding by Phone page for a complete list of phone numbers in 12 other languages.
  3. Mail: In mid-April, the Census Bureau began mailing paper questionnaires to homes that have not yet responded online or by phone. Return your completed Census questionnaire in the enclosed return envelope. For more information, visit the Responding by Mail page.

For updates and more information, visit the United States Census Bureau website.

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 

 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

California State University - East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA
Parking Lot A
Monday - Friday: 9 AM-6 PM

Health-care workers and first responders can make advance appointments for COVID-19 testing by calling the City of Hayward’s COVID-19 information hotline at (510) 583-4949.

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. 

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.  

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.