Wednesday Weekly: Events & Community Announcements - June 2, 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. 

June 2, 2021

Alameda County Health Order


Over 75% of Residents Vaccinated

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 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.

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



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 offering the Pfizer vaccine on Family Days. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 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.


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:

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!

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County


If you're in Alameda County and you or someone you know needs support, Crisis Support Services of Alameda County is available to help 24/7 at 1-800-309-2131. Youth can also text the word "safe" to 20121 between 4pm-11pm daily. You do not need to be experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings to call.

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.

The Lasting Impact of Poverty


Growing up in poverty can have a lasting impact that puts individuals at greater risk for mental illness, gang involvement, or involvement in the commercial sex industry. In order to support families living in poverty, it is essential for providers to understand how their own socioeconomic upbringing impacts their ability to understand the challenges of living in and of getting out of poverty. The trainers will discuss strategies to effectively engage and empower individuals and families living below the poverty line.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D.

Nola Brantley
Founder and CEO of Nola Brantley Speaks

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Providers working in Alameda County who serve families with young children 0-5 years of age.

Register by June 6, 2021


Prostate Cancer Symposium


You are invited to the Inaugural Friends of Dr. Frank Staggers, Sr. Prostate Cancer Symposium:

Saturday, June 12, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This virtual event aims to honor and continue the work of Dr. Frank Staggers, Sr. to eliminate health disparities for racial/ethnic minorities, poor and underserved residents in Alameda County, statewide, and at the national level.

Hear from medical and research experts in prostate cancer. Understand the journey from first-hand accounts by survivors, families, and partners of those who faced prostate cancer.

Increase Awareness: About prostate cancer & the disparities in survival for African American men

Engage Community: To promote early detection of prostate cancer & improve survival in Alameda County

Support Friends of Frank (FoF): Funds will support development of the Friends of Frank Community Advocacy Training Program


Dr. Frank Staggers, Sr. (1926-2013) was a urologist and visionary leader in Alameda County and across the Bay Area. He was the founding chair of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Community Advisory Board (HDFCCC CAB) and founding director of the Ethnic Health Institute, now at Samuel Merritt University. Dr. Staggers, Sr. worked tirelessly to eliminate health disparities for racial/ethnic minorities, poor and underserved residents in Alameda County, statewide and at the national level.

African Americans in Berkeley Exhibit

AA in Berkeley

The Berkeley Historical Society is hosting the second exhibit in a series curated by Dr. Stephanie Anne Johnson and Harvey Smith highlighting historical figures and establishments in Berkeley’s Black community during the years 1940-2000.

Through detailed maps and photographs, this year’s exhibit focuses on businesses, politics, education, social organizations, and religious institutions, honoring and uplifting the community’s experiences, contributions, and legacies.

The exhibit is open both in-person (Berkeley Historical Society, 1931 Center Street) and online now through October 16th, 2021.

ACCFB Home Delivered Food Program

food bank

If you are in an urgent situation with no access to food, the Alameda County Community Food Bank’s short-term home delivery program can help deliver non-perishable food to your home.

Who can qualify for the home delivery program?

  • Seniors (60+)
  • People with disabilities that make it difficult to leave home
  • Mothers who just gave birth
  • People recently discharged from the hospital
  • People with no means of transportation
  • People in quarantine due to COVID-19
  • People with other urgent situations

On our website people can complete a simple form and we will contact them within 2 business days to get the process started. With consent, service providers can also complete the food delivery request form for their clients.

To learn more, visit or call 1-510-635-3663.

Join the Child Abuse Prevention Taskforce 


Alameda County’s Department of Children and Family Services and the Child Abuse Prevention Council Task Force seeks to bring together community volunteers from diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences towards the service of the children and families residing within Alameda County. The diversity of the members’ perspectives are intended to encourage constructive conversation while gathering ideas and recommendations to recognize the child abuse prevention service gaps that impact children, youth, and families living in our county.

CLICK HERE to learn more and to apply.

Send your completed application to:

William Nguyen
Children & Family Services | Program Manager
Alameda County Department of Social Services  -Children and Family Services
24100 Amador Street, Ste 537
Hayward, CA 94544

Happy Pride Month!


Alameda County is proud of our diverse #LGBTQIA+ community and we celebrate the milestone achievements reached so far in the fight for equality & freedom to live and love out loud.