Wednesday Weekly: Events & Community Announcements - May 26, 2021

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Wednesday Weekly

Your weekly source for upcoming events and community announcements in and around District 5

District 5 of Alameda County includes Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont, and parts of Oakland. 

May 26, 2021

Alameda County Health Order


Alameda County Remains in the Orange Tier

As of Wednesday, March 31, activities and businesses permitted in the Orange Tier per the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy resumed operation.

Alameda County must remain in the Orange Tier for at least three weeks before moving into the next, less restrictive color tier even though metrics might warrant.

On June 15, California will fully open its economy if two criteria are met: vaccine supply is sufficient, and hospitalization rates are stable and low, especially among vaccinated individuals.

Please check back on the Alameda County Public Health Department's dedicated COVID-19 website for updates and clarifications:

District 5 COVID-19 Resource Guide


Supervisor Carson's office has put together a COVID-19 Resource Guide for District to help centralize the information and resources you need to know about the COVID-19 Pandemic.  It will be updated regularly, so be sure to check back often.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information



On May 25, the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency announced that 75% of county residents, age 16 and older, have now received at least one dose of the vaccine. The agency, in marking this moment, encourages residents to continue to practice social distancing, wear facial coverings, and support their family and friends getting vaccinated, including children who are 12-15 years old and recently became eligible for the vaccine.  READ MORE...


Alameda County is currently vaccinating:

  • All Alameda County residents, ages 12+
  • The Pfizer vaccine is approved for 12+
  • Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are only approved for 18+


Alameda County’s Community Points of Dispensing (PODs) are now offering the Pfizer vaccine on Family Days. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will also be available for anyone who is 18 and older.

Parents, guardians, or care givers are able to make an appointment HERE or by calling 510-208-4VAX (4829).

Appointments are encouraged. Those who are 18 and older will be able to choose which type of vaccine they want to receive.

Written consent of a parent or guardian will be required at the time of appointment registration and the physical presence of a parent or guardian at time of vaccination is preferred. Alameda County expects to follow recommendations from the State on documentation and protocols related to consent for minors. READ MORE...


Alameda County residents can find a vaccine site using the new interactive map on our dedicated vaccine website: 

Don't Know if They're Vaxxed? Stay Masked!


The pandemic is not over. While local disease trends are favorable, it is imperative that we not let up now. Please continue social distancing, washing your hands, and masking in public especially, when you don't know if others around you are vaccinated. 

The State of California's current guidance for face coverings:

  • For fully vaccinated persons, face coverings are not required outdoors except when attending crowded outdoor events, such as live performances, parades, fairs, festivals, sports events, or other similar settings.
  • For unvaccinated persons, face coverings are required outdoors any time physical distancing cannot be maintained, including when attending crowded outdoor events, such as live performances, parades, fairs, festivals, sports events, or other similar settings.
  • In indoor settings outside of one's home, including public transportation, face coverings continue to be required regardless of vaccination status, except as outlined below.

As defined in the CDPH Fully Vaccinated Persons Guidance, fully vaccinated people can:

  • Visit, without wearing masks or physical distancing, with other fully vaccinated people in indoor or outdoor settings; and
  • Visit, without wearing masks or physical distancing, with unvaccinated people (including children) from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease in indoor and outdoor settings.


County Survey of Internet Connection

Needs for Older Adults


The Alameda County Council for Age-Friendly Communities is conducting a survey of older adults in the County to ask about their access to the internet, electronic devices and need for education support to use those devices.

This anonymous survey is a way for older adults to make their voices heard, find gaps in access, and help make Alameda County a more age-friendly community. The County hopes to reach as many Alameda County residents who are age 50 or older as possible.

To download a print-optimized PDF of the survey or respond to the survey online (available in several languages) CLICK HERE.

To request a print copy of the survey, please email

Your responses are confidential!

New Exhibition Featuring the
African-American Quilt Guild of Oakland


Alameda County honors and celebrates the African-American Quilt Guild of Oakland (AAQGO) on their 20th Anniversary. The Quilt Guild is an important Oakland-based arts organization focused on the preservation and continuation of the art of quilting and its role in African-American culture. We thank AAQGO for celebrating Black art and artists, spreading joy and stories through their artworks, and for uplifting Alameda County. As part of this celebration, the Alameda County Arts Commission proudly presents an online exhibition featuring artworks from members of the AAQGO.

To view the exhibition, CLICK HERE.

Founded in 2000, the mission of AAQGO is to preserve and continue the tradition of quilting, to promote fellowship among interested persons in all aspects of quilting, to contribute to the knowledge and appreciation of fine quilting and quilts, and to sponsor and support quilting activities through regular meetings and special events with the community. To learn more about the membership and activities of the AAQGO, please visit:

Hate Crime Hotline

hate crime

In the wake of the recent uptick in crimes against the AAPI community, the Alameda County District Attorney's office has set up a hotline to report incidents: If you or anyone you know has been the victim of a hate crime, or if you have witnessed a hate crime, please call the hotline number:

(510) 208-4824

Hate of any kind must not be tolerated in our community!

Alameda County

The next regular Board of Supervisors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, 2021 beginning at 11:00 AM.

Visit the Board of Supervisors' website to access the agenda:

While in-person participation is limited to essential personnel, the Board of Supervisors is committed to providing the public with live broadcast and remote opportunities to participate in public comment during the Shelter in Place order.

Click here for public participation guidelines.

Procedures for Board of Supervisors meetings are subject to change. Please check back on the the Board of Supervisors' website for the most up-to-date guidelines.

Black Mental Health Webinar Series

Black Mental Health

Please join Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson for the final session of a webinar series focused on Black mental health:

Seniors/Older Adults

Thursday, May 27, 2021
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Delane Casiano, M.D., AATA Program
Dr. Derethia DuVal, Therapist, Private Practice
Kate Jones, ACBHS
Vanessa Baker, ACBHS



Understanding the Mask You Live in


This month's Dad-scussions session will focus on "Understanding the Mask You Live In," co-facilitated by Armand Carr and Joe Smith, with special guest speaker Ashanti Branch, Founding Executive Director of the Ever Forward Club.

Thursday, May 27, 2021
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Mentors & Allies Welcome. Tell a friend or two to join you!


Berkeley Lab 90th Anniversary Speaker Series:
Tools that Enable Science Around the World


Berkeley Lab is home to a number of unique, large-scale, and advanced scientific research facilities that play an integral role in our nation's research enterprise. Researchers from across the country and around the world are leveraging these facilities to develop solutions to some of the most critical scientific challenges of our time, from tackling the climate crisis to probing the origins of our universe.

Tune in to learn about three of these state-of-the-art facilities and how they are advancing fundamental science, driving innovation, and improving the world we live in.

Friday, May 28, 2021
12:00 PM

Featured Speakers:

  • Michael Johnson, Principal Scientific Engineering Associate and Research Coordinator, 88-Inch Cyclotron
  • Sophie Morley, Research Scientist, Advanced Light Source
  • Andrew Minor, Facility Director, National Center for Electron Microscopy


CalVETERAN Pop-Up Community Arts Cafe


You are invited to attend the Veterans Art Project's CalVETERAN Pop-Up Community Creative Arts Café:

Monday, May 31, 2021
2:00 - 5:30 PM

We will be presenting a curated and interactive virtual event featuring California artists who have served in the United States Armed Forces alongside presentations from art and music therapists who work within the community.

As part of the event, an Invocation and Land Acknowledgement will be offered and a Listening Session will be moderated.

We are excited to introduce you to hear directly from the artists about the process of art-making and the ways the arts have directly improved their health, sense of community and belonging, restored a connection to having hope and purpose, and to find a means of expression as part of their healing journey.

In collaborating with local communities across the state of California to produce the Pop-Up Cafés, The Veterans Art Project (VETART) and a series of local partners will also introduce you to mental health resources available in service to our Veteran community.


PG&E Virtual Safety Town Hall


You are invited to join PG&E for an interactive, all customer safety town hall as we discuss our plans for reducing wildfire risks. During this town hall, you will have a chance to ask questions and share feedback with the PG&E team.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
12:00 - 1:30 PM

Topics Include:

  • PG&E’s wildfire prevention activities
  • Public Safety Power Shutoff events
  • Resources to help you prepare for this wildfire season

For more information and to join the meeting, CLICK HERE.

Do you have a plan to stay safe? For more information, including tips on how you can stay safe in the event of an emergency, visit

Help a Senior Connect to

Resources and Community

St. Mary's

The St. Mary’s Center We Connect program provides free computers to low-income seniors and personalized tech literacy lessons on system navigation, email, the Internet, and Zoom. We also provide online interactive experiences such as community and entertainment events, social justice activities and Tai Chi classes.

From home, interested volunteers will provide 3-4 one hour lessons per senior. Orientation, lessons and support is available.

For more information, contact: or

District 5 Boards & Commissions 


Vacancy Announcement


Supervisor Carson needs District 5 Representatives in the following boards & commissions: 

  • Alameda County Fair Association Board of Directors (1)
  • Public Health Commission (1)
  • Parks, Recreation & Historical Commission (1)
  • Consumer Affairs Commission (1)
  • Veterans Affairs Commission (1)

This is an opportunity to serve your community and represent District 5! Please note the eligibility requirements and commitments associated with each position.

For more information and to apply, visit the Boards and Commissions site: