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 on the Regional Stay at Home Order in Alameda County 

Staying Safe from COVID-19 During the Holidays 

Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19: Travel, Stay at Home Order & Vaccines (Webinar)

COVID-19 and the Flu

Flu Vaccination Clinic in San Leandro 

Upcoming Free COVID-19 Testing Events 

Community Resiliency Workers: Job Opportunity for Displaced Workers 

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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1221 Oak Street, Suite 536
Oakland, CA 94612 (map)
Phone: 510.272.6693
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District Office
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San Lorenzo, CA 94580 (map)
Phone: 510.278.0367
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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 Regional Stay at Home Order, find information on protecting yourself from the flu, 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 

Updates on the Regional Stay at Home Order in Alameda County 

Yesterday, Alameda County implemented the State of California’s Regional Stay Home Order in  an effort to slow the surge in COVID-19 cases and prevent our local hospitals from being overwhelmed.

As our COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise and the County’s ICUs near capacity, the Alameda County Health Officer has joined four other Bay Area Health Officers in implementing the State’s Regional Health Order before we reach critically low hospital capacity.  

Under the Regional Stay Home Order, the following sectors are closed: 

  • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds 
  • Indoor recreational facilities 
  • Hair salons and barbershops 
  • Personal care services 
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums 
  • Movie theaters 
  • Wineries 
  • Bars, breweries, and distilleries 
  • Family entertainment centers 
  • Cardrooms and satellite wagering 
  • Limited services 
  • Live audience sports 
  • Amusement parks 

Outdoor recreational facilities, retail, shopping centers, restaurants, offices, and places of worship will have additional modifications in addition to 100% masking and physical distancing. For more information on which sectors can remain open, please visit the About COVID-19 restrictions page on the State of California’s COVID-19 website. 

In addition to the above closed sectors, the Regional Stay Home Order prohibits mixed household gatheringsincluding outdoor gatherings where individuals are wearing masks and keeping at least 6 feet of distance from one another.  

Outdoor exercise is permitted, but must be limited to people in the same household.  

As we continue to face our highest surge of COVID-19 cases, it is crucial now more than ever to: 

  • Stay home as much as possible (only leave for essential activities such as grocery shopping, exercise, or work) 
  • Wear a mask whenever you leave home 
  • Keep at least 6 feet of distance from anyone you don’t live with 
  • Wash your hands frequently 
  • Avoid gathering with other households and traveling 

While the COVID-19 numbers in Alameda County are discouraging, wcan get through this together by each of us doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

For more information on Alameda County's response and services related to COVID-19, please visit 

Staying Safe from COVID-19 During the Holidays 

In light of implementing the Regional Stay Home Order, Alameda County residents are asked to avoid all in-person gatherings during the holidays. 

While it may be difficult to be physically apart from our loved ones this holiday season, we ask everyone to stay safe and celebrate virtually so we may celebrate in-person with our loved ones in 2021.  

 Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19: Travel, Stay at Home Order & Vaccines (Webinar)

The Mexican Consulate of Sacramento invites you to join them and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) this afternoon for Spanish-language informational panel Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19: Travel, Stay at Home Order & Vaccines.  

Tuesday, December 8, 2020  
2PM on Facebook Live.   
Watch Live: 

COVID-19 and the Flu

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized due to complications from influenza across the country. As COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise, it is more crucial now than ever to protect yourself from the seasonal flu and prevent our local hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. 

While COVID-19 and influenza are different viruses, they are spread in similar ways. The best ways to protect yourself from getting sick are to get your flu shot (flu shots are recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months) and follow the COVID-19 safety precautions such as wearing a mask whenever you leave home, avoiding contact with others outside of your household, and staying home when you are sick. 

If you are sick with the flu:  

  • Stay home and away from others for at least 7 days after illness onset OR 
  • At least 24 hours after fever and respiratory symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.  

If you test positive for COVID-19 AND have symptoms:  

  • Stay home until after at least 10 days have passed since symptoms started AND  
  • At least 24 hours have passed since you have stopped having a fever without using medications AND other symptoms have improved.  

If you test positive for COVID-19 with NO symptoms:  

  • Stay home until after 10 days have passed since your positive test. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu can be similar.

If you are experiencing any emergency warning signs, such as trouble breathing, bluish lips or face, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to wake/stay awake, seek emergency medical care immediately. 

For more information on this year’s flu season, please review the Alameda County Public Health Department’s COVID-19 and the Flu informational flyers available in: 

Flu Vaccination Clinic in 
San Leandro  

Vacunas contra la gripe gratis en San Leandro  

I am proud to partner with the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, Alameda County Public Health Department, and the City of San Leandro to bring a FREE flu vaccination clinic for all residents of San Leandro and the surrounding areas. Insurance is not required and drive-through and walk-through options are available. 

Each flu shot recipient will receive a free classic turkey meal, frozen and ready to heat.

San Leandro Senior Community Center 
13909 E. 14th St, San Leandro CA  94578  

Wednesday, December 16, 2020   
9:00AM – 3:00PM  

Appointments required. To schedule, please call (510) 577-3462.  

Citas requeridas. Para registrarse, por favor llame (510) 577-3462. 

Please share the following flyers with your networks: 

Can’t make this event, but need a flu shot? This Alameda County map can help you locate a flu vaccination event. 

Upcoming Free COVID-19
Testing Mobile Events

Community partners in District 3 are offering free COVID-19 testing pop-up events. Please see below for more information. You do not need insurance and you will not be asked about immigration status at any of these mobile testing events: 

Madison Park Academy (Native American Health Center) 
400 Capistrano Dr. Oakland, CA

Wednesday Dec 9th, 2020 
10:00 AM—3:00 PM 
(or until test capacity has been met) 

Clinton Park (Trybe and Asian Health Services) 
655 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 

Thursday, December 10, 2020 
11 AM-2 PM 
No appointment needed. 

American Indian Child Resource Center (Native American Health Center) 
522 Grand Ave. Oakland, CA 

Friday Dec 11th, 2020 
10:00 AM—3:00 PM 
(or until test capacity has been met) 

Clinton Park (Trybe and Asian Health Services) 
655 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 

Thursday, December 17, 2020 
11 AM-2 PM 
No appointment needed. 

Center Of Hope Community Church (Native American Health Center) 
8411 Macarthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 

Friday Dec 18th, 2020 
10:00 AM—3:30 PM 
(or until test capacity has been met) 

Community Resiliency Workers: Job Opportunity for Displaced Workers 

The Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) is now hiring Community Resiliency Workers to help gather, package, store and distribute food to those in need or impacted by COVID-19. Food is distributed outdoors, through a drive-up method. 

These part-time positions pay $20/hour and are available to individuals receiving unemployment benefits or whose benefits have exhausted in the past 6 months. Informational sessions are held on Zoom every Friday (including 11/27/2020) at 1:30 PM. Visit the America’s Jobs Center of California’s Eden Area calendar for more information. 

To apply by phone or for questions, contact Nina Scott at or 510.372.0703 

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 

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. 

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, and Alameda County. 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).
  • Alameda County representatives must live in Alameda County (excluding the cities of Oakland and Berkeley). Please review the Alameda County Application Guidelines for selection criteria.

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.  

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.