Updates from District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley: June 19th - July 2nd, 2021

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June 19, 2021 - July 2, 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!

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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.

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COVID Updates From Health Care Services Agency

Two weeks ago, the State lifted the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and Alameda County, along with counties across the state, lifted its Shelter in Place order and fully aligned with the State’s guidance on masking, mega-events, schools and workplaces.

Alameda County is seeing a slight increase in COVID-19 cases.

With more businesses and activities open and more people socializing with other households, these increases in cases are not unexpected and reinforce the urgent need to continue COVID-19 vaccinations and precautions to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death. The pandemic is not over and COVID-19 is still circulating in our communities.

Alameda County is aligned with the State’s mask mandate and, in most settings, fully vaccinated residents are not required to wear a mask indoors. If you are not fully vaccinated, masks are required in indoor public settings and businesses. For unvaccinated individuals, the CDC also recommends wearing a mask in outdoor crowded settings where physical distancing isn’t possible. If you don’t know the vaccination status of those around you, wear a mask. Organizations and businesses may also be more restrictive on masking than the State and all residents should keep masks with them in case they are asked to put them on.

Myocarditis: What You Need to Know

More than 177 million people have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for any health problems that happen after vaccination. There have been cases of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the sac around the heart) mostly among youth and young adults after getting the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Please note: Pfizer is currently the only vaccine approved for people under 18. 

These cases have been mostly in male teens and young adults (age 16 years or older) within a few days of getting the second dose of vaccine. Most of the individuals who received care responded well to medicine and rest and quickly felt better. People should seek medical attention right away if they have any of the following symptoms within a week of receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine: 

  • Chest pain. 
  • Shortness of breath. 
  • Feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart.

Delta Variant Cases

There have been 52 Delta variant cases reported among Alameda County residents. Genetic sequence information on cases is limited and no conclusions about local epidemiology should be made from this data. 

Vaccination remains the best protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death due to COVID-19. Completing the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (Pfizer, Moderna) is critical to getting the full benefits of the vaccine. Vaccine is safe, effective, free, and widely available.


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

Pride & Progress: Symbolism Of The Progress Flag

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During a recent Board of Supervisors meeting, I took the opportunity to celebrate Pride month and the history of the rainbow flag by showing my support of Alameda County flying the Progress Flag. 

Daniel Quasar created the Progress Flag as an evolution of Gilbert Baker's Rainbow Flag and Monica Helms' Transgender Flag to represent the intersectionality, inclusivity, and progression of the Pride movement. With additional colors of black, brown, white, pink, and light blue added to the original rainbow, acknowledgement for Transgender, BIPOC, and those living with or having passed from HIV/AIDS is now expressed. 

We have come to nearly half a century of the public fight for the equality of those who's sexual and gender identity lacks representation in our communities, policies, and protections; there is still much work to be done. Alameda County is committed to addressing remaining inequality and ceaselessly ensuring that our LGBTQAI+ residents are living happy, healthy, and safe lives. Bringing the County forward by displaying the Progress Flag is an essential step in the right direction and an important statement of our values, which strive to uplift and represent every member of our great community.

Gun Violence Is A Public Health Emergency

On June 24th, community groups came together and pushed for Alameda County to declare gun violence a public health emergency. This local movement comes on the heels of the death of 22-year-old Dashawn Rhodes at Lake Merritt on Juneteenth. 

While losing yet another young life spurred action, the tension gun violence creates in Oakland is a painfully longstanding issue. As a County Supervisor and nearly 40 year Oakland resident, I'm horrified by the gun violence in our community. Our city and our nation is in crisis because we need better gun laws, perhaps starting with getting assault rifles off of our streets. I support the 2nd Amendment; however, I fully support declaring a public health emergency following Oakland's most violent year yet. I look forward to working with the African American Response Circle, community based organizations and advocates to address community safety and violence prevention efforts.

Call To Action: Gov. Newsom Must Prioritize The Wellbeing Of Seniors!

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On June 14, the State Legislature passed AB 128, the State Budget Act of 2021While the passage of the annual budget bill often signals that a deal between the legislature and the governor was reached, that is not the case this year! Negotiations are ongoing and continue later into the summer. 

The time is now to step up our advocacy of seniors!

Step 1: Review the Budget Priority CHECK LIST (Below).

Step 2: Go to https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/ to email the Governor.

Step 3: Add your comments. Select “have comment” and choose the subject “Budget Proposal 2021/22”), and send your email. Or call (916) 445-2841. 

California Budget Priority Check List for Seniors

1.   Pass a California Budget that eliminates the Medi-Cal asset test for seniors and people with disabilities.

2.   Pass a California Budget that provides Medi-Cal coverage for older adults regardless of immigration status.

3.   Pass a California Budget that restores SSI/SSP grant levels that were cut in 2008.

4.   Pass a California Budget that invests $50 million in APS Home Safe, expanding it and lowering the eligibility to age 60.

5.   Pass a California Budget that increases Senior Nutrition funding by $35 million and invests another $40 million in infrastructure and capacity-building.

6.   Pass a California Budget that invests $50 million to help counties provide access to technology for older adults. 

7.   Pass a California Budget that significantly increases the baseline funding for local Area Agencies on Aging programs and services.  

8.   Pass a California Budget that restores the “slots” cut from MSSP in 2008 to serve thousands more older adults who are eligible for skilled nursing but want to live in their communities.

9.   Pass a California Budget that permanently eliminates the 7% reduction to IHSS hours.

10.    Pass a California Budget that extends last year’s $10 million in funding for Caregiver Resource Centers.

11.    Pass a California Budget that invests in geriatric workforce programs, including the Empowered Aging Health Career Pathway program.

Mobile Vaccination Event: Vietnamese American Community Center

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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 information about myocarditis in children/young adults after the COVID-19 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.

Celebrate Safely This Fourth Of July!

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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


















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Exercise Your Right to Be Heard!

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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.