Updates from District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley: April 24th - May 7, 2021

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April 24, 2021 - May 7, 2021

In this Issue

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

COVID 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 May 7, 2021


As Public Service Appreciation Week comes to a close, we want to recognize our County employees, City colleagues, and community partners for their hard work and dedication. Thank you for all you do each day to serve Alameda County residents! Over the past year, we have strengthened partnerships and established stronger bonds that will serve our community well now and into the future.

The pandemic has stretched health departments across the state and this week provided an opportunity to share messages supporting investments in California's public health infrastructure. Health Care Services Agency Director, Colleen Chawla, who also serves as current President of the County Health Executives Association of California (CHEAC), reminds us that "when we make system-level investments, we are investing in the health of our communities."

Our county remains in the Orange Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. More than 72 percent of our residents have stepped forward and received at least one vaccination and 48 percent are fully vaccinated. Despite these improvements, we cannot let up. COVID-19 variants and rare but possible breakthrough infections among vaccinated individuals requires continued:

  • Social distancing
  • Support for getting family and friends vaccinated
  • Facial coverings especially when you don't know if others around you are vaccinated
  • Precautions when gathering and/or traveling in small groups to help prevent future COVID-19 surges, illnesses, hospitalizations, and death.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update


As of May 5, nearly 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to Alameda County residents. More than 603,000 or 43.5 percent of residents 16 and older are now fully vaccinated. Residents who haven’t been vaccinated can use our interactive map to find a site, see our new flyer for a list of Alameda County-supported sites, make an appointment on our website, or check with their medical provider.

We understand individual concerns and remind our residents that research shows the benefits of getting vaccinated outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19 which can include hospitalization and death. We encourage you to watch our latest COVID-19 Community Update forum featuring local health leaders and facts about the vaccines. Although the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the primary focus, the other available COVID-19 vaccines are also discussed.

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

Forever Oakland May Day Clean Up

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Forever Oakland's May Day was a huge hit!

Covering all districts of Oakland, this one-day blight clean up and unsheltered outreach event powered by dedicated volunteers was a sight to see. We even had a special appearance by California Attorney General Rob Bonta!

I always enjoy coming out and supporting efforts by residents in our communities. This is how true change and positivity within our neighborhoods is cultivated! After many months of isolation, I look forward to more of these events.

Seniors And Those Who Love Them: Take This Survey!

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Alameda County Digital Inclusion Needs Assessment Survey

Sent on behalf of the Alameda County Council for Age-Friendly Communities…

We are excited to announce the launch of the Alameda County Council for Age-Friendly Communities’ Older Adult Digital Needs Assessment Survey! The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated existing problems faced by older adults, including inequitable access to digital resources. The survey asks about seniors’ level of access to internet services and devices, as well as their need for education and training to support their use of the internet.

Click here to download a print-optimized PDF of the survey or respond to the survey online (available in several languages). To request a print copy of the survey, email Internet.Survey@acgov.orgYour responses are confidential.

Please help support our County in becoming a more age-friendly community!

People's Health Briefing With Dr. Noha Aboelata

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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 a brief update on local COVID-19 and vaccination trends in Oakland. Then Dr. Noha explores long COVID, explaining what we know about this disease and its impact on the long-term health of individuals who contracted the illness.

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.

UMOJA Health Covid Testing and Vaccine Event


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


















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.