Updates from District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley: January 30th - February 12th, 2021

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January 30th - February 12th, 2021

In this Issue

Need A COVID19 Test? Food? Childcare?

Alameda County  frequently updates this COVID19 Testing, Food, and Social Services interactive map: https://www.acgov.org/maps/food-services.htm

Alameda County COVID19 Testing, Food Distribution, and Social Services Map

Oaklandside's COVID Q&A: Find timely information and ask questions!

Oaklandside Q&A

COVID19 Updates From Health Care Services Agency

For the most up-to-date information from Health Care Services visit the front page of the Alameda County Health Department website: https://covid-19.acgov.org/index.page?


An Update from Health Care Services: As of February 12, 2020

We continue to see declines in our overall COVID-19 case rates, test positivity, and hospitalizations. We are moving in the right direction but the virus is still circulating in our community at high rates. We must expect and prepare for future surges in the coming months.

To slow the spread, we must continue using precautions we know to be effective in reducing and stopping COVID-19 and variants of this infectious disease. Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart, avoid gatherings, and stay home as much as possible to slow the spread. Isolate if you feel ill, quarantine if you come in contact with someone who has COVID-19, and get tested or retested if you are exposed to COVID-19.

As of February 10, more than 200,000 individuals have received a COVID-19 vaccine in Alameda County. Most of these individuals are from Phase 1a (health care workers) which began in late December, and we started vaccinating individuals in Phase 1b Tier 1 this week. Vaccine supplies remain limited in our County and we encourage residents to be patient and register to be notified when it's their turn. We recently launched a video tutorial to help residents complete the COVID vaccine notification forms.

Our vaccine efforts will expand significantly with two mega Point-of-Dispensing (PODs) next week. The Alameda County Fairgrounds site is scheduled to open on February 15 in partnership with Stanford Valley Care and Sutter Health. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State will open the new Oakland Coliseum site on February 16, and ramp up to 6,000 doses per day using additional vaccine supply.

We remain grateful to our agency staff, County colleagues, our cities, and community partners for ongoing support as we continue efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 while ramping up vaccine distribution. You'll find more information and details in this week's Board of Supervisors update and back issues of our newsletter here.


COVID-19 Vaccine Update

This week, we began vaccinating individuals in Phase 1b Tier 1 of the state vaccine prioritization framework of ~325,000 people. Residents at high risk of illness or death due to COVID-19, and those at high risk for transmission, because of where they live or work, will be included in this phase. A full list of the groups eligible to receive the COVID vaccine can be found on our Vaccines page.

As we plan, locate, and open community PODs, we are aiming to create accessible and safe PODs that deliver low barrier, high quality services to persons living and/or working in our more heavily burdened areas.

  • On February 4, we opened our community POD at Fremont High School in partnership with the Oakland Unified School District where we are vaccinating over ~640 people per day from the Fruitvale District.

  • We launched a month-long pop-up sites to serve South Hayward and East Oakland in partnership with the Fire Incident Management Team, La Clinica, La Familia, and Tiburcio Vasquez.

  • We are finalizing additional community PODS to serve East Oakland and Ashland/Cherryland priority neighborhoods that are more heavily impacted by COVID-19.

Vaccine supplies remain limited and newly eligible residents over the age of 65 and essential workers in Phase 1b who are covered by community health clinics, Kaiser, or a Sutter affiliate are encouraged to reach out to their health care provider to ask if they have supplies and can schedule a vaccination appointment. Those who do not have access to a vaccine through their health care provider are encouraged to sign up to be notified when it's their turn to be vaccinated using the resident forms here:

Employers and health care providers are encouraged to sign up using the forms here:

For more information about our vaccine distribution plans, please visit our Vaccines page. General inquiries about COVID-19 vaccine may be directed to covax@acgov.org.


To read the full Health Care Services newsletter please visit: https://covid-19.acgov.org/response.page?.

Board Recognizes Black History Month With Proclamation, Honors Community Partners

Black History Month

There were so many moving speeches and giving of thanks during the Board of Supervisors meeting this past Tuesday as President Carson proclaimed this week as "People of African American Descent Mental Health Awareness Week" and February 21, 2021 as "Day of Black Consciousness!"

I'm very pleased to hear these Black voices speaking truth to power, sharing their stories, and supporting one another as we move into what may be the most important year for social justice that we have seen in a long time. There might be a long road ahead, but as one speaker stated, it is time for a new normal and we are standing on the shoulders of giants who had a heavier lift. We honor them this month in particular but hold them and their wisdom close always.

My 2021 Committee, Commission & Board Seats

2020 brought great challenges to public service but I am committed to seeing these challenges as opportunities for real change. I have always endeavored to stay connected to as many aspects of governing as possible because each committee, board seat, or chair I occupy shapes the daily lives of my constituents. I am gratified to start my sixth term on the Board of Supervisors, and to be assigned new responsibilities within the County as well continuing to hold previous positions.

It is a special honor to be elected as Vice President of the Board of Supervisors, as well as being newly appointed to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Board of Supervisors Public Protection Committee. I am excited to have the ability to represent the County and my district in these spaces while continuing my participation in the following: 

I will also continue to be a member of Social Services Committee, Unincorporated Services Committee  (USC), the Alameda County Fair Association Ad Hoc. Committee (ACFAC), the Surplus Property Authority, and serve as Chair of both the Procurement and Contracting Commitee (PCC) and the Transportation and Planning Committee (TPC).

It is an honor and a privilege to take on a leadership role on behalf of my community through these Board, Committee, and Commission responsibilities, and I look forward to hard work reaping meaningful rewards in what will surely prove to be a dynamic and important term.

Save The Date for the Statewide Illegal Dumping Virtual Conference!

Illegal Dumping Conference Save the Date

I'm pleased to announce that the Illegal Dumping Taskforce and I will host the Inaugural Statewide Illegal Dumping Conference virtually on the mornings of April 21st, 22nd, and 23rd - and best of all it's FREE!

Representatives from all sectors of the waste economy are invited including elected officials, District Attorneys, Code Enforcement, Law Enforcement and Public Works personnel, community based organizations, waste haulers and any individuals working to address illegal dumping!

This virtual conference will take place over three days between April 21-23, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

More information can be found on the Eventbrite page including registration and contact information.

People's Health Briefing With Dr. Noha Aboelata

PHB 2.11.21

Don't miss the latest installment of The People's Health Briefing. In it, Roots Community Health Center CEO and founder Dr. Noha Aboelata breaks down the impact of COVID19 on Alameda County, Oakland and East Oakland in particular.

This week's episode includes a COVID-19 vaccine rollout update, and the answer to the question. "I've gotten the vaccine, now what?" How does life change? Can I stop wearing my mask? Is the pandemic over because folks have started to get vaccinated?

Please take a moment to watch and learn!

View all installments of "The People's Health Briefing" here in the "All Videos" section.

To learn more about Roots Community Health Center, visit their website.

California's Master Plan for Aging Released

Akoma Market Celebrates Black Love & Food Equity in 2021

Amoka LoveAkoma Market 2

East Oakland UMOJA Pop Up COVID19 Testing Site

UMOJA Pop up TestingUMOJA Pop Up Testing

District 4 Community Covid Testing Sites


Acts Full Gospel Church
1034 66th Avenue., Oakland, CA 94621
Tuesday and Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Drive Thru or Walk up accepted 
No appointment necessary
Pre-register here

CORE and Allen Temple Baptist Church 
8501 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94621
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 11:00am – 5:00pm 
Register here

Lifelong Medical Care
Foothill Square
10700 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland
Wednesdays: 9:30am - 3pm
Closed on Monday, January 18th and Monday, February 15th
By appointment only
Register here

Lifelong Medical Care
Eastmont Mall
7200 Bancroft Ave, Oakland
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:30am – 3pm
Closed on Monday, January 18th and Monday, February 15th
By appointment only
Register here

Native American Health Center
Parking Lot
3050 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94601
Monday, Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

  • Walk-ups are accepted until capacity has been met
  • Identification is required for all adults 18 years and older
  • Legal parent or guardian must accompany children between the ages of 1-12 years old
  • Test results take 48-72 hours to return

Register here
Language assistance available at 211

Roots Community Health Center 
9925 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94603
Mondays & Wednesdays: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Fridays: 9:30am – 1:00pm
Appointments are preferred but not required!
Register here or email admin@rootsclinic.org

UNINCORPORATED AREA: Ashland, Cherryland, Castro Valley, Fairview & Hayward Acres

La Familia
Cherryland Testing Center
20095 Mission Blvd. Hayward, CA 94541
Monday-Friday: 9am - 3pm
Testing will be closed February 15
Register here
Call (510) 571-9191 for assistance

La Familia 
and Eden United Church of Christ

21455 Birch St, Hayward, CA 94541
Thursdays: 1pm - 6pm; 
Fridays: 3:00pm – 7:00pm;
Saturdays: 10:00am – 2:00pm 
Testing will be closed on February 4, 5 and 6
Register here
Call (510) 571-9191 for assistance


Alameda County Fairgrounds – Gate 12 
Road 12, Valley Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Monday–Friday: 9:00am–12:00pm, or while supplies last. No appointment required!Visit here

Axis Community Health
4361 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Register here

















Support for LGBTQ Seniors & Virtual Activities for All

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Caring for Our Senior LGBTQ Partners/Friends and Ourselves

A 10 session group serving the full spectrum of senior LGBTQ+ community members caring for LGBTQ partners/friends and ourselves as we age.  The group will focus on facing medical conditions and issues of aging through personal exploration, group support, and education.

This is a no-fee group limited to 10 individuals therefore we request a commitment to attend the entire series.

Group facilitator is Dr. Melinda Ginne.  She is a clinical psychologist with a 35 year career specializing in geriatrics and the treatment of the psychological aspects of acute chronic and life-threatening medical illness.  She is one of the founding instructors in the Professional Program in Aging and Mental Health at UC Berkeley Extension.  In the past two decades she has taught a number of classes and workshops in aging as well as in the psychological aspects of medical illness.  She has been active in the LGBTQ+ community since 1975.

Sessions are held via Zoom with HIPPA certification.  Sessions will be held Mondays, starting April 26 and ending June 28, 2021.

For sign-up, Call: 1-510-736-5428 and leave your phone number, e-mail address, and name.  Someone will call you back for a short interview.

For program information: Barbara Jue, 1-510-736-5428  leave phone, e-mail and name.  We will return your call.

 Sponsored by:

  • Darby Betts Fund
  • Horizons Foundation
  • Lavender Seniors of the East Bay

Senior Wellness

February Events

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Health Is Wealth

Winter Activities

HARD Adult Classes Winter 2021HARD Youth Winter 2021 Classes

Exercise Your Right to Be Heard!

BOS 2021

Most Tuesdays, the Board of Supervisors holds a Regular Meeting during which the public is allowed to speak to the Board on items not on the agenda starting at or around 9:30am for the time being. (Please note that the BOS meetings do not start at a set time! More information appears closer to the meeting date and time, but be prepared to wait for it to begin.)

Agenda items in particular represent decisions made about our communities, and while we might not always agree on the best path forward, I am fond of saying that reasonable people will disagree and also that I get some of my best ideas from my constituency base. I am honored to serve on the Board as a County Supervisor and take the ideas, concerns, and feedback of the public very seriously.

Please, consider tuning into these meeting and encouraging your family, friends, and neighbors to do the same. We are stronger as a County when we are connected to one another, and engaged with the civic process.

The meeting calendar, including links to the agenda when it is available, can be found here.

The links to the livestream broadcast of the meetings, including a Zoom link in the event that Granicus is experiencing technical difficulties, can be found here.