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


Updates on COVID-19 from
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

In this issue:

Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in District 3  

Alameda County’s Property Owner Incentive Initiative 

April 22: Fair Housing Workshop in Alameda 

Medically-Supportive Food and Nutrition (MSF&N): California's Opportunity to Expand Access to Food Supports through Medi-Cal

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!
Free Tax Preparation Services Extended Until May 8 

Community Mental Health Webinar Series with Supervisor Carson 

Stay Informed

Volunteers Needed for Vaccine PODs 

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 find information on upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics 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 

Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in District 3 

The City of Alameda is offering a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Mastick Senior Center on April 17, 2021. The clinic is only open to Alameda residents aged 65 or older, people who live with someone 65 and older, and people with disabilities. Appointments are required and need to be made by Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Call the vaccine hotline at 510-747-7512 to make an appointment 

Native American Health Center (NAHC) is offering a FREE pop-up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for eligible adults (18+) in Alameda County from Monday, April 5 – Saturday, April 10, 2021. 

Appointments are mandatory. Call 510-434-5360 to schedule your appointment. 

NAHC will be vaccinating Alameda County residents who are: 

  • Are 18 years and older (regardless of occupation or health conditions) that live in neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Adults must reside in one of the following ZIP codes:
    • 94607 (West Oakland/Chinatown) 
    • 94601, 94621, 94544, 94606 (Fruitvale/East Oakland) 
    • 94578, 94603, 94541, 94580 (Ashland, Hayward) 
  • Alameda County residents in any ZIP code who meet one or more of the following requirements:
    • 50+ years old 
    • Adults (18+) who are essential workers 
    • Adults (18+) who have an underlying condition that increases their risk of complications due to COVID-19:
      • Cancer 
      • Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above 
      • Chronic pulmonary disease 
      • Down Syndrome 
      • Solid-organ transplant 
      • Pregnancy 
      • Sickle cell disease 
      • Heart conditions 
      • Severe obesity 
      • Type 2 diabetes mellitus 

The NAHC clinic will be providing the single dose Janssen vaccine. To make an appointment, call 510-434-5360.  

Alameda County’s Property Owner Incentive Initiative 

Landlord Incentive Flyer

The Alameda County Office of Homeless Care and Coordination is currently offering incentive programs for landlords/ property owners that have available housing units to rent in an effort to help permanently house residents experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Since October 2020, this program has already helped identify more than 35 units for people experiencing homelessness. 

With over 8,000 people experiencing homelessness in Alameda County, it will take multiple innovative strategies to end homelessness in our community. Building strong and lasting partnerships with property owners is crucial towards achieving this goal, and the Property Owner Incentive Initiative aims to build these partnerships to help provide our unsheltered neighbors with a safe and stable place to call home.  

The Property Owner Incentive Initiative provides a number of benefits to property owners, including 

  • Guaranteed on-time monthly payments from nonprofit organization    
  • Financial incentives for property owner/ housing provider, such as payment of a security deposit and a $4,000 damage guarantee 
  • A single point of contact assigned to property owner/housing provider to help with any tenant issues   
  • Resident case management services to support the long-term success of the tenant    
  • Low turnover    
  • 24-hour emergency phone number for after-hours support    

If you or someone you know has a unit to lease and want to participate in the Alameda County Property Owner Incentive Program, contact the Office of Homeless Care and Coordination at or 510-777-2100.  

For more information, please visit the Alameda County Office of Homeless Care and Coordination website. 

APRIL 22: Fair Housing Workshop in Alameda 

The Alameda City Prosecutor’s Office invites you to attend its first annual Fair Housing Workshop on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Hear from representatives from agencies including the City Attorney’s office, ECHO Housing, and Bay Area Legal Aid as they discuss fair housing issues such as evictions, fair housing law, and the City of Alameda’s rent control laws. 

Thursday, April 22, 2021 
10:00 AM-2:40 PM
Via Zoom 

To RSVP: Email or text 510-421-5976 

This event is free and open to the public. 

Medically-Supportive Food and Nutrition (MSF&N): California's Opportunity to Expand Access to Food Supports through Medi-Cal 

ALL IN Alameda County's Executive Director, Dr. Larissa Estes-White will be facilitating SPUR's upcoming Medically-Supportive Food and Nutrition: California's Opportunity to Expand Access to Food Supports through Medi-Cal webinar. 

Join Dr. Estes-White on Monday, April 26th from 12:30-2pm for a deep dive into how health plans are integrating MSF&N services throughout the United States and how California's upcoming CalAIM Medicaid waiver offers an exciting opportunity to expand Food as Medicine in Alameda County. 

Monday, April 26, 2021 12:30 PM-2:00 PM (PST) via Zoom 

This webinar is free and open to the public. Please share widely with your networks. 

Earn It! Keep It! Save It! 
Free Tax Preparation Services 
Extended Until May 8, 2021

The IRS recently extended the tax filing deadline to May 17, 2021.  With this extension, the Alameda County Services Agency is able to continue offering NO-COST tax preparation services to low-and-moderate income Alameda County residents through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program! The program will now run until May 8, 2021.

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 

Community Mental Health Webinar Series with Supervisor Carson 

Supervisor Keith Carson and Alameda County Behavioral Health Services invite you to a 4-part Virtual Community Mental Health Webinar Series on Thursdays in April at 5:30 PM: 

APRIL 8: Managing Your Mental Health 

Presenter: Dr. Karyn Tribble, ACBH Director 


APRIL 15: Children & Youth 

Presenter: Lisa Carlisle, ACBH Child & Youth System of Care Director


APRIL 22: Crisis Intervention & Supporting Those Around You 

Presenters: Dr. Aaron Chapman, ACBH Chief Medical Officer, Stephanie Lewis, Crisis Services Director 


APRIL 29: Older Adults 

Presenter: Kate Jones, Adult & Older Adult System of Care Director 

The registration page will automatically sign you up for all four webinars - you are not required to attend all sessions. 

Download the event flyer HERE. Contact Supervisor Carson’s office at 510-272-6695 with questions. 

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. 

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 
4610 Foothill Blvd., Oakland, CA
Hours of Operation:
Thursday-Saturday, 8 AM-4 PM 

Hayward Adult School 
22100 Princeton St., Hayward, CA
Hours of Operation:
Thursday and Saturday: 8AM-4PM

Friday: 11 AM-7PM

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

For County Community Vaccination PODs: Residents can call 510-208-4VAX if they need help or do not have access to internet. Assistance available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin

Upcoming Alameda County PODs: ACPHD is finalizing locations for PODs in deep East Oakland. 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. 

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. 

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.