Updates from District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley: May 8th - May 20th, 2021

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May 8, 2021 - May 20, 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

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)'s announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in certain indoor settings. However, the state released a statement informing the public that we will continue with our current masking guidance until June 15. After June 15, the state will align with the CDC’s updated masking guidance. The Association of Bay Area Health Officials, representing 12 Bay Area Health Officers, including our Health Officer, strongly supports the state’s masking guidance strategy.

Our COVID metrics continue to improve and we are making great progress with our vaccination efforts. As of May 18, over 1 million residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Our focus now is to make the vaccination process, from locating vaccination information to getting fully vaccinated, as easy as possible.

We recently launched a new webpage to support vaccinations for eligible 12 to17-year-olds and will be hosting a popup clinic where youth and their families can get vaccinated together. We will continue to try and reach eligible residents who have yet to get vaccinated.

Thank you to our staff and community partners for helping us get this far in our recovery. Please share these updates with your colleagues and anyone you think might appreciate receiving this information.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

As of May 18, more than 1.7 million doses have been administered in Alameda County. On May 19, the Coliseum site passed 500,000 doses administered, marking another important milestone on our journey. Approximately 75 percent of residents age 16+ have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 778,000 (over 59%) of our residents age 16+ are fully vaccinated. Because COVID-19 continues to circulate here and abroad, the best way for residents to protect themselves is to get vaccinated and mask up especially in crowded environments, if you don’t know the vaccination status of those around you.

Where Can I Get Vaccinated?

Residents are encouraged to sign up for a vaccine appointment online. Registration is available in multiple languages. We also have a list of vaccination sites throughout Alameda County. Residents can click here to view Community and Mobile vaccine sites/Points of Dispensing (POD). If we all get fully vaccinated, we can continue to reopen our county and look forward to a great summer. The longer you wait to get vaccinated, the greater the risk of contracting COVID-19 and becoming seriously ill or spreading it to a friend, loved one, or co-worker.

I am disabled or have a health-related condition and need assistance.

Paratransit services are available to support vaccine access. This specialized transportation service is available for persons who are unable to independently use regular buses, streetcars, or BART due to a disability or health-related condition. We also offer a printable version of the Paratransit Supporting Vaccine Access tables.

I missed my second dose of Pfizer. What should I do?

Anyone who missed their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine can get an appointment at the Coliseum through May 23. Call 510-462-5139, email, or use this link to schedule an appointment.

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

The Illegal Dumping Conference Website Is Here!

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The Inaugural Statewide Conference on Illegal Dumping was a feat of education, collaboration, and discussion of best practices to end illegal dumping locally and regionally.

In case you missed it, want to learn more, or share information, check out the Illegal Dumping Conference 2021 page on my County website that includes the livestream videos for each day, presentations, and speaker information.

To join the Illegal Dumping Taskforce and stay connected to the cutting edge of ending illegal dumping, please email Erin Armstrong at erin.armstrong@acgov.org.

People's Health Briefing With Dr. Noha Aboelata

PHB 5.17.21

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 features an update on new CDC mask guidelines, and discussion of vaccine availability for children aged 12-15.

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


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


















Spring Activities

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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.