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


Updates on COVID-19 from
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

In this issue:

Recognition of the One Year Anniversary of the Shelter in Place Order 

Weekly Vaccine Update 

Introducing The People’s Health Mobile 

Public Charge Rule Dropped! 

MARCH 24: Free COVID-19 Testing Pop-Up in Alameda

People of Color Small Business Network

Alameda County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Funding Opportunities 

Stay Informed

Volunteers Needed for Vaccine PODs 

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!
Free Tax Preparation Services

Covered California Special Open Enrollment Period 

Testing for COVID-19 in Alameda County

CA Notify: Add Your Phone. Stop the Spread. 

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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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 COVID-19 vaccine, the public charge rule, 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 

Recognition of the One Year Anniversary of the Shelter in Place Order 

As we mark the one year anniversary of the COVID-19 Shelter in Place emergency ordinance this week, I would like to take this time to extend my gratitude to the Alameda County community for all the ways in which we have stepped up to support our neighbors during these trying times. I am grateful to the Alameda County community for extending protections and supports for our renters as they faced significant losses in income, expanding access to food for the influx of food insecure individuals and families, providing financial supports for those who have contracted COVID-19 but do not receive paid sick leave, and all the other actions – both big and small – we have taken to help our neighbors weather this public health crisis 

As we mark the one year anniversary of World Health Organization declaring a pandemic, it is important we remember the many friends, family members, loved ones, and neighbors who have died due to complications from COVID-19. Over 535,000 Americans and over 1,300 Alameda County residents have lost their lives. The COVID-19 pandemic made 2020 the deadliest year in the United States, and as we mourn this significant loss, we must acknowledge our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) neighbors, residents in low-income neighborhoods, and skilled nursing and assisted living facilities that have been disproportionately impacted by this pandemic. 

As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also recognize that our BIPOC neighbors were already battling the public health crisis that is racism and xenophobia when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. This public health crisis has only exacerbated the structural inequities from our public institutions that have historically and systemically neglected and harmed BIPOC communities. Alameda County is committed to an equity framework in our COVID-19 response in an effort to address health disparities in our BIPOC communities and fight the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism. As we move forward with COVID-19 vaccinations and towards COVID-19 recovery efforts, I am committed to continue listening to our residents, learning from their lived experiences, and taking actions to ensure our road to recovery is equitable and dismantles structural racism.  

I would also like to express my tremendous gratitude to our essential frontline workers in health care, food and agricultureeducators and caregivers, and emergency services for putting your health on the line every day to keep Alameda County running. I ask the Alameda County community to continue honoring the personal sacrifices our essential workers have been making by continuing to practice COVID-19 safety precautions, such as always wearing a mask when you congregate with others outside of your home, keeping all gatherings short, small, and outdoors, and staying home if you are feeling sick. For more information on additional ways to prevent yourself from getting sick, please visit the Alameda County Public Health Department’s (ACPHD) Health & Safety page on the dedicated COVID-19 website. 

While the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines have shown us there is light at the end of the tunnel, we must continue to practice COVID-19 safety precautions and continue getting tested for COVID-19 so we may further stop the spread of the virus in our communities. It will take each one of us using all of the tools at our disposal to protect ourselves and our loved ones, and end this pandemic.  

Together, we can keep Alameda County healthy and safe, defeat this deadly virus, and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Weekly Vaccine Update

On Monday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) opened vaccine eligibility to Californians between the ages of 16 and 64 if they are deemed at the very highest risk for COVID-19 complications.  

The qualifying illnesses are EITHER  one or more of the following severe health conditions: 

  • Cancer, current with weakened immune system 
  • Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above 
  • Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen dependent 
  • Down syndrome 
  • Solid organ transplant, leading to a weakened immune system 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Sickle cell disease 
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (but not hypertension) 
  • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2) 
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5% 

OR if, as a result of a developmental or other significant, high-risk disability, one or more of the following criteria applies: 

  • A COVID-19 infection is likely to result in severe life-threatening illness or death; OR 
  • COVID-19 will limit the individual’s ability to receive ongoing care or services vital to their well-being and survival; OR 
  • Providing adequate and timely COVID care will be particularly challenging as a result of the individual’s disability. 

If you are eligible under these guidelines, CDPH strongly recommends  you check first with your usual health care provider to see if they have vaccines and available appointments.   

As vaccine supply increases and the statewide vaccinator network grows, you will be able to schedule an appointment through California’s MyTurn in two ways: 

  • On-line at  The MyTurn website is accessible to people with disabilities and in eight languages:  English, Spanish, simplified and traditional Chinese, Arabic, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Korean.  
  • Calling the COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255 or 1-833-4CA-4ALL (M-F 8AM-8PM, Sa-Su 8AM-5PM).  The Hotline is accessible to people with disabilities and offers services in English and Spanish, with connections to interpretive services in more than 250 languages.      

You will be asked to attest that you have a high-risk medical condition or disability, either to book an available appointment or to register for notice of future appointments made available as supply increases.   

Introducing The People’s Health Mobile 

The Oakland Outreach Council, a collective of grassroots organizations serving the Oakland community during the COVID-19 pandemic, has launched The People’s Health Mobile to bring services out into Oakland’s “hotspot” neighborhoods to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

The People’s Health Mobile will serve as a “one-stop shop” to provide information and materials, distribute resources, host pop-up testings for COVID-19 and STIs, and conduct surveys to receive feedback from and hear the voices from the communities served.  

Visit the Oakland Outreach Council’s Google Calendar to find out when The People’s Health Mobile will be in your neighborhood. 

The Oakland Outreach Council is comprised of Beloved, an Insistence/Regina’s Door, BOSS, CAL-PEP, Global Communication, HEPPAC, Homies Empowerment, Oakland Frontline Healers, and Street Level Health Project. The Black Cultural Zone supports this effort led by the Outreach Council. Alameda County and the City of Oakland also offer assistance to the Council. 

Public Charge Rule Dropped! 

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) decided to stop defending the Trump-era public charge regulations and the courts dismissed the pending appeals, which means the public charge rule is permanently blocked nationwide! 

It is now safe again for immigrants and their families to access health, nutrition, and housing programs for which they are eligible without fear of immigration consequences.  

Getting COVID-19 testing, care, and vaccination will not compromise immigration status or future immigration applications. Even if you are undocumented or don’t have insurance, you can still get the vaccine—for free. Let your friends and familia know: hope is here. Get the facts at 

Si eres indocumentado o no tienes seguro, aún puedes recibir la vacuna, gratis. Diles a tus amigos y familia: la esperanza está aquí. 

Obtén información confiable en

Additionally, all COVID-19 testing sites in Alameda County will not ask for your immigration status and getting tested for COVID-19 will not affect your immigration applications. 

I would like to thank our immigration advocacy partners for their tireless commitment to reversing former President Trump’s callous and hateful public charge rule. Thank you for your dedication to protecting our immigrant and refugee individuals and families and fighting to ensure Alameda County is a place everyone can call home! 

Free COVID-19 Testing Pop-Ups in District 3

CORE Testing and Alameda Family Services are partnering for a free COVID-19 testing event at the College of Alameda on Wednesday, March 24.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021  
10 AM-2 PM  

Alameda Family Services – College of Alameda Child Care Center  
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy, Alameda, CA
(Enter on W Campus Dr.)  

Drive-thru testing site. Register online (appointments are not required).  

San Lorenzo Community Church COVID-19 Testing MegaBus 
Thursdays, 8 AM-8 PM 

San Lorenzo Community Church 
945 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 

Walk-up testing site. Appointments are not required.

No insurance is required and you will not be asked about your immigration status at any of these testing pop-ups.  

People of Color
Small Business Network

The Alliance for Community Development, The Greenlining Institute, and Uptima Entrepreneur Cooperative have launched the People of Color Small Business Network (POC SBN) pilot to provide one-on-one business support in English and in Spanish at no cost to business owners who meet the following criteria:

  • Black, Latino/a/x, immigrant and undocumented business owners in East Oakland
  • Reside or operate a business in the zip codes of 94601, 94603, 94605, and 94621
  • Have had at least one sale
  • Brick-and-mortar OR home-based businesses
  • Can commit to a year-long program with regular check-ins 

The POC SBN is also providing direct CASH grants $2500-$5000 and a loan guarantee fund to eligible businesses. It is best to apply before April 1, 2021. Applications are available in English and in Spanish.

Alameda County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Funding Opportunities

Alameda County is seeking to fund community and faith based organizations which serve low-income renters affected by COVID-19 and have capacity to promote the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.  

There are 2 funding opportunities available: 

  1. Outreach Ambassadors: for organizations who can recruit their members to attend Application Information Session(s) and generally promote the ERAP to their networks. (See details in “Outreach Ambassadors Program Overview” for checklist of required activities; Stipends range between $2,000 - $5,000) 
  1. Application Coordinators: for organizations who can dedicate staff to supporting tenants in need of rent relief with application assistance  (The ERAP application is online and requires proof of income loss and outstanding rent).  

See full program details and requirements in the  Request for Information. Exhibit B serves as the “submittal form” or application for funding.  

Applications are due on Monday, March 29 at 5pm.  

Affordable Housing Open Waitlists in Alameda County   

Breaker at Bayport Apartments: 
459 Neptune Gardens Ave., Alameda, CA 

Waitlist Open: March 19, 2021 – April 30, 2021 

Pre-applications available to pick up on-site from March 16-18, 2021 from 10:00 AM until 2 PM (PST). Mail pre-applications to: 

The John Stewart Company 
1388 Sutter Street 11th Floor 
San Francisco, CA 94109 

Attn: Breakers @ Bayport /Anita Brink 

For additional assistance, call: (510) 769-1496 or TTY (415) 345-4470.

52 affordable apartments, each with a private outdoor area and on-site resident parking.  There are 2- and 3-Bedroom units, close to public transit, retail stores, and restaurants. 

The Mix at SoHay
292213 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA

Waitlist open until March 31, 2021 (5:00 PM) 

20 new Below Market Rate (BMR) rental studio, 1- bedroom, and 2-bedroom units are available.  

Applications will be available for both digital online submission and download by PDF for paper submission in English, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese. A lottery will be conducted for all applications received by the deadline. Learn more about this property and apply on the Alameda County Housing Portal.

Auburn Grove  

Hello Housing is now accepting applications for affordable homes in Livermore. 

Waitlist open until Monday, March 22, 2021 (5:00 PM)

The online Pre-Application period is now open for brand new homes offered at Auburn Grove. Sale prices for these homes are affordable to low-income households (80% AMI). Prices are $374,654  for a 3-bedroom and $412,182 for a 4-bedroom.  Learn more about this opportunity here.   

Permanent COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in Alameda County 

Federal, state, county, and other health care partners are offering COVID-19 vaccinations throughout Alameda County: 

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (State/Federal) 

Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday, 9 AM-7 PM 

Currently vaccinating Health Care Workers, persons ages 65+, essential workers in food/agriculture, educators/child care providers, and emergency services. 

Eligible residents will be notified through MyTurn. 

AC Transit and BART are both offering transportation assistance to and from the Coliseum site. You will need to provide proof of your appointment in order to use the free vaccine shuttles. Visit AC Transit’s website and BART’s website for more information on these programs. 

Alameda County Fairgrounds (Alameda County, Sutter Health, & Stanford Health Care) 

Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday, 8 AM-4:30 PM 

Currently vaccinating Health Care Workers, persons ages 65+, and some essential workers 

If you are a resident of Alameda County and aged 65 or older, you can make an appointment online. For more information, visit the Alameda County Fairgrounds’ COVID-19 Vaccine page.  

Buchanan Parking: Golden Gate Fields (City of Berkeley & Alameda County) 

Visit the City of Berkeley’s COVID-19 vaccine page for more information on hours of operation and how to schedule an appointment. 

Currently vaccinating healthcare workers, persons ages 65+, some essential workers in food/agriculture, and child care providers. 

Alameda County Points of Distribution (PODs) 

These sites are by invitation only and are part of ACPHD’s ongoing efforts to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed equitably throughout the county. These sites are currently vaccinating Health Care Workers, persons ages 65+, essential workers in food/agriculture, educators/child care providers, and emergency services. 

Sign up with ACPHD to get notified when it’s your turn: 

Fremont High School in Oakland 
Hours of Operation:
Thursday-Saturday, 8 AM-4 PM

Fire Pop-Up PODs 
Hours of Operation:
Thursday-Saturday, 9 AM-7 PM

Upcoming Alameda County PODs: ACPHD is finalizing locations for PODs in deep East Oakland and Ashland/Cherryland. Check ACPHD’s COVID-19 Vaccine page for updates when these PODs are open. 

Additional Vaccination Sites:  In addition to the sites operated by our public health partners, our health care partners such as Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, and CVS and Walgreens pharmacies are offering COVID-19 vaccines.

The Oaklandside has put together a comprehensive guide to getting a COVID-19 vaccine that will answer most questions about accessing the vaccine through these partners. The Oaklandside’s guide is also available in Spanish. 

Stay Informed

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

For updates on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans in Alameda County, visit the following page from the Alameda County Public Health Department:

To receive a notification of when vaccine might be available for you, please fill out one of these forms: 

Please note, this is NOT a registration to receive vaccine. 

ACPHD will contact you with further details about where vaccine will be available when it’s your turn. 

Volunteers Needed for
Vaccine PODs

The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) is  

  • California Health Corps Register for the California Health Corps which is a State program for trained medical and healthcare workers to sign up and provide availability to assist in the COVID-19 response.  
    Sign up for the Alameda County Unit  
  • Medical Surge Volunteer Sign Up Register as a volunteer with the County of Alameda to assist with the COVID-19 response. Medically and non-medically trained volunteers will be needed. 
    NOTE: Non-medical volunteers only need to complete this form  

At this time, we are fortunate to have a large number of volunteer offers which may cause delays in our vetting system and background check process. 

ACPHD will process these as quickly as possible in anticipation of needing additional volunteers as our vaccine allocation from the state increases. Thank you for your patience. 

Earn It! Keep It! Save It! 
Free Tax Preparation Services 

Low-income families and individuals can now schedule appointments for no-cost tax preparation through the Social Services Agency’s 2020-2021 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

The Social Services Agency (SSA) participates in Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, a coalition of Bay Area organizations that provide free tax preparation to households earning less than $56,000 a year.  

Tax services are provided by appointment only 
No exceptions 

In order to schedule an appointment, you will need to create an account through the online Appointment Scheduler using a cell phone number or e-mail address. For more information contact SSA at (510) 271-9141 or email 

Please bring required documents at your designated appointment time and complete a phone or virtual interview. You will be notified of a day and time to pick up your completed tax return.  

Community members and volunteers are required to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines 

Locations and Operating Hours   

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm   Saturdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  

Eden Area Multi-Service Center  
24100 Amador Street  Hayward, CA 94544    

Enterprise Self-Sufficiency Center  
8477 Enterprise Way  Oakland, CA 94621  

Wednesdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm   Saturdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  

Thomas L. Berkley Square  
2000 San Pablo Avenue  Oakland, CA 94612 

Covered California Special Open Enrollment Period   

If you still need health coverage for 2021, Covered California has established a special enrollment period to give uninsured California more time to enroll in health coverage.  

The special-enrollment period runs from February 1, 2021 through May 15, 2021.

Affordable health insurance coverage is within reach. Get started with Covered California today to see if you are eligible for financial assistance:  

Once the open enrollment period ends, you will not be able to apply for coverage until the next open enrollment period at the end of this year.  If you experience a qualifying life event, you may apply for coverage outside of the open enrollment period.     

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. 

CA Notify: Add Your Phone. 
Stop the Spread.   

The CA Notify app is available for Californians to opt-in to receive COVID-19 exposure alerts directly to their smartphones. Android users can download the CA Notify app from the Google Play Store, and iPhone users can enable CA Notify in their device’s settings.  

For iPhone users, follow these steps to opt-in:  

  1. Update your iOS to version 12.5 or later 
  1. Go into settings 
  1. Scroll down to Exposure Notifications 
  1. Turn on Exposure Notifications 
  1. Select United States> California  

Through the CA Notify app, users will be notified if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The CA Notify app is an added layer of contact tracing designed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  

All information is confidential and you must opt-in to receive notifications. No location data or personally identifiable information is ever collected, stored or transmitted.  

For more information or FAQs, please visit the CA Notify website.   

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. 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).

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.  
  • Keep Your Benefits provides a guide for California's immigrants to see if their public benefits could affect their different immigration options. The website is also available in Spanish and Chinese.

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.