Updates from District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley: May 21st - June 4, 2021

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May 21st, 2021 - June 4th, 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

On May 21, the state released its Beyond the Blueprint Guidance to aid counties across the state as they fully reopen. The state is scheduled to dismantle its Blueprint for Safer Economy tier structure on June 15, which means COVID restrictions will be removed for most sectors.

Other Beyond the Blueprint key changes include:

  • Vaccination Verification or Negative Testing: Required for indoor mega (5,000+ attendees) events, and outdoor mega (10,000+ attendees) events
  • Capacity Limitations: None
  • Physical/Social Distancing: Not required
  • Masking: Must align with current state face-covering guidance
  • Travel: Must follow CDC recommendations and the state's travel advisory

Additional COVID-19 safety guidance from the state for health care settings, high-risk congregate settings, schools, and other youth-focused settings is expected soon. CalOSHA is also revising its Emergency Temporary Standards, which should be released shortly.

 Alameda County will hold two virtual Beyond the Blueprint public update meetings to provide the latest industry guidance and answer questions:

o The Community Update will be held June 15 from 6-7:30 pm.
o The Employer Update will be held June 21 from 6-7:30 pm.


We are pleased to announce that over 75 percent of county residents, age 16 and older, have now received at least one dose of the vaccine. And Alameda County was recently ranked 16th in the nation for having the most fully vaccinated residents in a county with 250,000 residents or more. These are major milestones for our county and we are grateful to our staff and community partners for their hard work and dedication to get vaccines to our residents.

Last week, the State announced Vax for the Win a $116.5 million vaccine incentive program. The multi-faceted initiative will reinforce the value of vaccination for all Californians, especially those in communities hardest hit by the pandemic. As we continue focusing on getting more individuals vaccinated, residents and businesses should continue to wear masks, keep their distance and operate under the state’s restrictions for Orange Tier counties per the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which will remain in place until June 15. Let’s get ready by getting vaccinated with the effective and safe COVD-19 vaccines and masking to protect unvaccinated residents and individuals younger than 12 from COVID-19.


We know masks protect everyone, and the vaccine protects you. We understand residents may not be sure about the vaccine or worried about things they may have heard. The Greater Than COVID videos by Black and Latinx health care workers provide helpful answers to frequently asked questions and myths. There are also Greater Than COVID toolkits and playlists for people to use and share with others. Doctors, nurses, researchers, and promotoras provide facts and dispel misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines in The Conversation/La Conversacion, an FAQ video series from the Kaiser Family Foundation with the Black Coalition Against COVID and UnidosUS. Check out these highly informative videos today.

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

Castro Valley High Interview Touches On George Floyd, Tuition-Free College, President Biden's First 90 Days And More!

CV High Interview

In late April, I was interviewed by Castro Valley High senior, Hannah Pilgrim, for the Olympian. Hannah conducted an extensive and thoughtful interview which is in keeping with CV High's track record of molding exceptional future leaders. We touched on a wide variety of local and national topics, and I was pleased to be given the opportunity to go in depth on issues affecting our country as well as our community.

Check out my full interview here, as well as excerpts of myself and other sources on these other historic issues:

Castro Valley News Shout Out: ACID Pilot & AC Sheriff Play Vital Roles in Recent Illegal Dumping Effort in Castro Valley

Illegally Dumped RV in CV

Castro Valley News gave a wonderful shout out to my local efforts to fight illegal dumping this past week and the foundational role the Alameda County Sheriff's office plays in ending this scourge on our communities.

Education, Eradication, and Enforcement are the tools we need to use in tandem to truly combat this issue - disposing of the RV is one action of many the Sheriff's office has taken on behalf of bringing safety, order, and beauty back to our neighborhoods.

Learn more about my highly collaborative illegal dumping strategy, outlined in the pilot report here and discussed in depth during the 3-day regional conference I hosted this past April. We've made real progress and look forward to expanding the pilot into more areas.

People's Health Briefing With Dr. Noha Aboelata

PHB 6.1.21

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 information about the immunocompromised, COVID, and the vaccine.

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.

Age Friendly Alameda County Resources and Survey

Technology & Older Adults

Be sure to check out Age Friendly Alameda County's website for elders, caregivers, advocates, and practitioners! It's packed with helpful info and resources, as well as current efforts to ensure Alameda County supports our  growing aging population.

The survey to determine gaps and room for improvement with technology and older adults is still gathering data!  Take the survey today and please share with your networks.



Bay Area Construction Apprenticeship Guidebook


Far too many people in the Bay Area are unaware of career opportunities in the union construction trades. Construction Trades Workforce Initiative (CTWI) is committed to changing that!

The Bay Area Apprenticeship Guidebook will introduce your clients and constituents to the full range of more than 25 different trades to choose from, the requirements and step-by-step process to get into each one, and pre-apprenticeship programs available to prepare local residents for entry and success.

Celebrate the Guidebook’s release, get a sneak peek at content, learn how best to use it, and find out how to access a copy!

Event Details | Wednesday, June 23 | 11:00 - 11:30 am | Register here

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.