Updates from District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley: April 9th - April 23rd, 2021

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April 9th - April 23rd, 2021

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Need A COVID19 Test? Food? Childcare?

Alameda County  frequently updates this COVID19 Testing, Food, and Social Services interactive map.

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

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

Oaklandside Q&A

Safe and reliable COVID-19 vaccines are becoming available in California to more and more people. But it can be difficult to find out where and how to get a shot. Vaccinate CA calls hospitals and pharmacies daily to track their vaccine availability and their processes for getting one. Click on the graphic below to get started!

Not sure if you're eligible? Find out.

Vaccinate CA

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 April 23, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

As of April 20, more than 1,255,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to Alameda County residents. More than 823,000 residents are fully vaccinated which means that just over 38% of our residents' age 16+ are fully vaccinated.

Find a COVID-19 vaccine near you. Alameda County residents can find a vaccine site using the new interactive map on our website. Enter the preferred zip code to view multiple locations including information about eligibility, appointment status, and how to register. Use our new vaccine registration link to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to get an appointment through Alameda County and you have a health care provider, please ask if they have appointments available for you. 

The pandemic is not over. COVID-19 is in our community and more than 60% of our residents' age 16+ are fully vaccinated. As we build community immunity, please continue COVID-19 precautions to avoid severe illness, hospitalization, and death. It's also important to keep masking even after vaxxing.

Fully vaccinated? CDPH recently posted recommendations for the fully vaccinated including what you can and should continue to do.

You'll find information on COVID-19 variants, breakthrough infections, vaccine supply, and guidance after vaccination in this week's update to our Board of Supervisors.


California's Set to Fully Open June 15

Governor Newsom recently announced that California will fully open its economy if two criteria are met:

  1. Vaccine supply is sufficient for Californians 16 years and older who wish to be inoculated, and
  2. Hospitalization rates are stable and low, especially among vaccinated individuals.

Our current daily case rates keep us in the Orange Tier of the state's blueprint. As we head toward June, we must stay vigilant against COVID-19 and variants emerging across the Bay Area while vaccine shortages remain. Our focus remains on our priority neighborhoods and ensuring vaccine access to residents disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

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

Highlights From The Inaugural Statewide Illegal Dumping Conference

Day 1 ID conf

I have one word to describe the past three days: WOW!

I had high hopes for this conference but it absolutely exceeded all expectations. Almost 800 people registered and I want to thank each and every one of them. We are not alone in this fight, and I hope this new community feels validated and empowered - we CAN make lasting change together!

DAY 1 | EDUCATION: We kicked off with a rallying keynote address by Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley, and the Education panelists presented cutting edge information about educating communities about illegal dumping. New tools for residents were shared like this RE:Source Guide from .

Check out the livestream on Facebook!

ID conf day 2

DAY 2 | ERADICATION: Day 2 was extraordinary!

We discussed legislation with , the data-driven RAPID and holistic BeautifySJ programs coming out of San Jose, the different challenges faced by rural, suburban, urban dumping across California, learned about circular economy and waste with , and premiered the powerful documentary on my illegal dumping pilot by filmmaker Sam Burbank!

Check out the documentary at 1:06:30 on the conference livestream, and find the 2020 report detailing the success of the pilot here.

Day 3 ID conf

DAY 3 | ENFORCEMENT: Day 1 and 2 showed us that here is so much work happening to end illegal dumping - but there is more work be done! Day 3 of focused on the instrumental role Enforcement plays in the synergy Three E's. 

We heard from many dedicated experts, including the Environmental Unit of the who helped define "Enforcement" from the Three E's, how is tackling illegal dumping with an Environmental Officers and clear legal consequences, the approach takes and why, and a revealing closing presentation from . Check out the full livestream here.

My sincere gratitude to all of our panelists, our incredible sponsors without whom this event would not have happened - , , , , and - and every viewer who took the time over the past three days to learn more about how we can end illegal dumping once and for all!

If you have any questions or want to join the Illegal Dumping Taskforce, please reach out to my office through conference organizer and ACID pilot leader Erin Armstrong: 510.272.6694 or erin.armstrong@acgov.org.

Another Successful Community Clean Up

Check out the photos from last week's community clean up at Pearmain and Douglas in East Oakland! Just in time to highlight the urgent need to end illegal dumping that my Statewide Illegal Dumping Conference covered for 3 days this past week - is the spirit of the mission in action!

We removed just over 8 tons of garbage!

Participants included staff from my office, the District Attorney Nancy O'Malley's office, Alameda County Sheriff's Office, local business partners AB&I Foundry and Argent Materials, members of the Beautification Council including Ken Houston, Good Hope Church members, and volunteers from our  local community.

We regularly engage with our community as part of my "Three E's" approach to end illegal dumping, so we spoke with the property owners around Douglas to understand their perspective on the problem. We gathered feedback about how to best prevent dumps and also steps proposed to address unsheltered community members nearby.

As a result, we're looking into housing options for 5-6 people currently living on the street, and then putting up a fence and cameras to monitor illegal dumping activity. We also made several business contacts in the area, including two with existing cameras on their properties that cover the street, and connected them with the Alameda County DA's office. 

These clean ups are more than temporary fixes to an unending problem. We go further by engaging the community and also ensuring there are consequences to dumping trash and debris on our streets. Together, we really can make a difference that lasts - stay tuned for the next clean up opportunity and come join us! Learn more about my pilot program here.

ID community clean up

People's Health Briefing With Dr. Noha Aboelata


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 features critical Covid updates aimed at cutting through the noise and bringing residents of Oakland and beyond useful and factual information. With vaccination rates rising and cases dropping, how optimistic can we be at this point in the pandemic? Join Dr. Noha and delve into the data we're monitoring, what it means, and where we're trending.

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.

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


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


















Covid Testing Sites Oakland

UMOJA Health Covid Testing and Vaccine Event

umoja test and vaccine

Ashland Cherryland Covid Vaccine Site

Ashland Cherryland Test Site

Ashland Cherryland Site

Senior Advocacy & Activities


Lavender Seniors

Spring Activities

HARD spring & summer programs

Looking for fun virtual and in-person activities for the whole family like art, dance, and sports classes? Look no further than Hayward Area Recreation District's Spring and Summer programs! Find more information including online registration here

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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.