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


Updates on COVID-19 from
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

In this issue:

Updates to the Alameda County Shelter in Place Orders 

Census 2020: Our Community Counts! 

Election 2020: Your Voice, Your Vote 

Homeless Provider Incubator Fund 

Updates on the Circular Food Economy 

Upcoming Community Events 

Stay Informed

Testing for COVID-19 in Alameda County

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,

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 Shelter in Place Orders, find resources for participating in Census 2020 and voting in the November 3, 2020 General Election, and find information on upcoming community events.

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 

Updates to the Alameda County Shelter in Place Orders 

Last week, the Alameda County Public Health Officer updated the Shelter in Place order, allowing for additional businesses and sectors to reopen in Alameda County. Starting Friday, October 9, 2020, the following businesses are allowed to reopen with restrictions: 

  • Hotels and lodging for tourism (fitness centers and indoor pools restricted) 
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums (limited to <25% capacity indoors) 
  • Indoor Personal Care Services (services requiring removal of face coverings are prohibited) 
  • Libraries (limited to <25% capacity) 
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers (limited to <10% capacity indoorsaerobic exercise and classes are restricted) 
  • Outdoor film production 

As Alameda County businesses and sectors continue to reopen, the face covering mandate remains in effect. You must wear a face mask that coveryour nose, mouth, and chin when you are interacting with people who do not live with you, even if you are: 

  • Outdoors or indoors 
  • At work 
  • Exercising (either indoors or outdoors) 
  • With your Social Bubble and maintaining a minimum distance of 6-feet 

Census 2020:
Our Community Counts!

Census 2020 - Respond Now

If you have not already responded to Census 2020, I urge you to respond todayThere is still time to complete the Census 2020 questionnaire – you can respond online, by phone, by mail, or answer if an official Census enumerator knocks on your door: 

  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.

Election 2020:
Your Voice, Your Vote

On Monday, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters (ROV) began mailing Vote by Mail ballots to all registered Alameda County voters. This year, all registered voters in California will receive Vote by Mail ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election. 

If you have not already registered to vote, there is still time to register and be eligible to vote in November. 

The deadline to register for the November 3, 2020 election is Monday, October 19, 2020.  

Register to Vote: You can register to vote online or call the Alameda County ROV at (510) 267-8683 or (800) 345-VOTE(8683) to request a paper registration form. 

Same day registration will also be available on-site at Accessible Voting Locations from October 31, 2020 until November 3, 2020. A list of Accessible Voting Locations will be available on the General Election - November 3, 2020 page. 

Check your registration status, mailing address, and preferred language to receive election materials with My Voter Profile available on the Alameda County ROV’s website.  

Ways of Voting: There are multiple ways to return your ballot and cast your vote:  

  • By Mail (must be postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 17 days after the election; enclosed return envelopes do not require postage if mailed within the United States) 
  • Official 24-hour drop boxes throughout Alameda County (Find a drop box near you) 
  • The Alameda County ROV’s office (1225 Fallon St., Basement Room G-1, Oakland, CA) 
  • In-person at one of the Accessible Voting Locations starting October 31, 2020. 
  • The Ballot Drop Stop at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse (1225 Fallon St., Oakland, CA). The Ballot Drop Stop will also have pop-ups throughout Alameda County. Click here for hours and locations 

Sign up to receive automated text, email, and/or voice calls to track when your ballot has been mailed, received, and counted. 

Know Your Voting Rights: The California Voter Bill of Rights guarantees that California registered voters are able to access and exercise their right to vote.  If you are currently or formerly incarcerated, please review the Voting Rights: Persons with a Criminal History guide on the California Secretary of State’s website to determine if you are eligible to vote.  

Learn About What is On Your Ballot: The 2020 General Election ballot includes 13 statewide propositions, 3 county-wide ballot measures, and a number of city and school district ballot measures, in addition to state, federal, local, and judicial candidates. 

BallotReady is a nonpartisan tool designed to help voters review ballot information and save voting preferences so you can be ready to cast your vote on the official ballot.  

Voter's Edge California also offers nonpartisan information on statewide and local ballot measures in the State of California. 

General Election Information: For more information on the upcoming election, please visit the Alameda County ROV’s General Election – November 3, 2020 Election Information page. 

Homeless Provider Incubator Fund 

The Alameda County Housing & Community Development Department (HCD) is looking for  “nontraditional homeless service providers” (defined as a community-based organization that has not historically received public funds for providing homeless services but has played a role in the community’s response to homelessness) to apply for the Homeless Provider Incubator Fund.  

Funds are available to support a wide range of services and interventions for unsheltered homeless residents. Potential services include (but are not limited to): 

  • Winter/Cold Weather Shelter 
  • Warming/Drop-In Center 
  • Safe Parking 
  • Showers/Bathrooms 
  • Tiny Homes 
  • Outreach and Engagement Activities 
  • HIV/AIDS services 

Funds may not be used for food or feeding programs. All funded activities must be legal in the jurisdiction(s) in which they will be conducted. 

Total funding in the amount of up to $800,000 is available to support awarded proposals over a contract period of 12 to 24 months. The Bidder Information Session will be October 12th at 2pm on Zoom. Visit the Alameda County HCD Homeless Provider Incubator Fund page for more information, to download the Request for Proposals, or to apply. 

Updates on ALL IN Eats

I am excited to share that ALL IN Alameda County, the Deputy Sheriffs’ Activities League, and Dig Deep Farms have launched ALL IN Eats: the Circular Food Economy in Alameda County.

ALL IN Eats has started delivering food to COVID+ residents in Alameda County. This work will continue the work the Amazon food delivery program has been providing, now that their contract has ended. If you are a food entrepreneur working in the County and would like to prepare meals for this program, please sign up here. 

The partners of ALL IN Eats held a kick-off event last week to begin collaborating with farmers within the County to start to build a collective of farmers, growers, and distributors who are contributing to sustainable agriculture and helping fight food insecurity. If you would like to be part of Alameda County's Circular Food Economy as a regenerative agriculture grower:

Upcoming Community Events 

Supervisor Chan’s COVID-19 Community Update 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 
5:30 PM-7 PM 

Hear from the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, ALL IN Alameda County, the Alameda County Office of Homeless Care and Coordination, and the Alameda County Social Services Agency on how Alameda County is responding to the COVID-19 crisis and providing services in our community. 

Homelessness and Housing 2020 Election Forum 
Friday, October 9, 2020 
3:30 PM-5 PM 

RSVP on Zoom (Meeting ID: 865 7552 1879; Passcode: 297927) 

OR Dial in to Webinar: 1-669-900-9128 

Join the League of Women Voters, Alameda County Community Food Bank, Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless Consumer/Community Advisory Board, and Alameda County Office of Homeless Care and Coordination for an informational webinar on the State and local measures on the 2020 General Election Ballot.  

Free Flu Vaccination Clinic 
Saturday, October 24, 2020 
9 am-12 pm  

Alameda Hospital Parking Lot 
2070 Clinton Ave., Alameda, CA  

Limited Supply. First come, first served.   

COVID-19 precautionary measures will be followed Masks and social distancing are required 

How to Build a Thriving Food Economy in Alameda County Webinar 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 
3:00 p.m. 

Hear from Maryruth Belsey Priebe, author of Alameda County Circular Economy for Food and other guests to discuss what it will take to reset priorities to build a healthier, more sustainable food economy in Alameda County. 

Stay Informed

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

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

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. 

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:

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

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