Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan’s Weekly Updates on COVID-19


Updates on COVID-19 from
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

In this issue:

Updates from the
Alameda County
Public Health Department

Guide to Pandemic Public Benefits in Alameda County

AC Boost: Down Payment Assistance Loans Available 

ALL IN Eats in the News

Renew AC: Affordable Home Improvement Loans Available

Alameda County Arts Commission’s Call for Artists 

Community Resources

Alameda County Public Health Department
COVID-19 Contact Information

Enforcement of the Shelter in Place Order E-mail:

Alameda County COVID-19
Data Dashboard

Non-Immediate Concerns
Phone: 510-268-2101

Alameda County Public Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

Website:  COVID-19 Vaccination 


Vaccine Appointment Hotline: 510-208-4VAX

Vaccine Scheduling System: Sign-Up with Primary

Vaccine Point of Distribution (POD) Volunteer Sign-Up Forms:


Housing Information and Critical Health & Human Services

Public Health Agencies' Dedicated COVID-19 Information Web Pages:


Alameda County
Public Health Department:


California Department of
Public Health:


California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Registration:


 California COVID-19 Hotline:



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):


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1221 Oak Street, Suite 536
Oakland, CA 94612 (map)
Phone: 510.272.6693
Fax: 510.268.8004



District Office
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San Lorenzo, CA 94580 (map)
Phone: 510.278.0367
Fax: 510.278.0467



Dear District 3 Community,

The County of Alameda is committed to keeping the public informed as we work together to stop the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  

For up-to-date data and answers to frequently asked questions, visit ACPHD's dedicated COVID-19 web page.

It is an honor to serve you.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have regarding the district or Alameda County.



Wilma Chan
Supervisor, Third District 

Updates from the Alameda County
Public Health Department

As Alameda County children and youth begin returning to in-person instruction this month, the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) reminds residents to get vaccinated to help protect them from COVID-19. The Delta variant is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated individuals, and the best way to protect youth from contracting COVID-19 is for all eligible Alameda County residents to get vaccinated.  

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is currently authorized for all individuals aged 12 and older, and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available to all individuals aged 18 and older. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines or to find one near you, visit ACPHD’s COVID-19 Vaccines page. 

Testing for COVID-19 in Alameda County:

Testing is free and available to anyone with or without symptoms at all community testing sites in Alameda County. You will not be asked about immigration status and do not need insurance at any of these locations.

For more information and guidance on COVID-19 testing, visit ACPHD's Testing for COVID-19 page.

Guide to Pandemic Public Benefits in Alameda County

The Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) has published a guide on accessing public benefits (e.g. CalFresh, COVID-19 Rent Relief) during this pandemic. 

SSA's Pandemic Public Benefits in Alameda County guide offers information on available programs, eligibility, and links to apply. The guide is also available on SSA's COVID-19 Program Updates and Resources page.

AC Boost: Down Payment Assistance Loans Available   

AC Boost, Alameda County’s Down Payment Assistance Program funds, is now accepting applications for the next round of loans!  

AC Boost provides financial assistance to middle-income working households to purchase a home in Alameda County. The program offers loans of up to $210,000 to first-time homebuyers who live in, work in, or have been displaced from Alameda County.    

Pre-applications are due by August 30, 2021 

Learn more or submit your pre-application at or call (510) 500-8840.    

ALL IN Eats in the News

I am excited to share that ALL IN Eats, the Circular Food Economy, is continuing to expand throughout Alameda County!  

Earlier this month, I was excited to join Representative Ro Khanna, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei, and Dig Deep Farms on a site visit to the proposed commercial kitchen at the Tri-City Volunteers Food Bank in Fremont. The House of Representatives voted to approve $1 million for the Fremont Food Hub and we are still awaiting Senate approval.

ALL IN Eats is the newest program of ALL IN Alameda County - the economic empowerment and anti-poverty initiative I founded in 2014. For more information on ALL IN Eats and the Circular Food Economy, visit the ALL IN Eats website. 

Renew AC: Affordable Home Improvement Loans Available 

Renew Alameda County (Renew AC) provides simple 1% interest loans from $15,000 to $150,000 to qualified low-income homeowners. Make the home improvements you need to stay, grow, and thrive in your home for years to come. Renew AC not only connects you with funds but also helps you manage the process and identify a contractor. 

This is a County program operated by Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley and funded through the voter-passed Measure A1 Housing Bond passed in 2016. Learn more and apply at or by calling Habitat’s Home Repair Hotline at (510) 803-3388. 

Alameda County Arts Commission’s Call for Artists   

The Alameda County Arts Commission invites visual artists to submit an application to the new Alameda County Artist Registry, a prequalified list of artists that will be used for upcoming public art opportunities managed by the Alameda County Arts Commission.  

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021  
10:59pm Pacific Time 

View the complete Call for Artists at:  

Applications for the Artist Registry must be submitted online. 

Questions? Contact the Office of the Alameda County Arts Commission at (510) 208-9646 or 

Community Resources

Food Access Resources in Alameda County (PDF - updated 08.03.2021)

Housing and Homelessness Resources in Alameda County (PDF)

Resources for Immigrant Communities (PDF)

Alameda County Board and Commission Applications (webpage)

Alameda County COVID-19 Food Distribution, Testing, and Services Map: An interactive map to find resources available near you.

CA Notify: Receive COVID-19 exposure alerts directly to your smartphone. CA Notify website.   

Trybe: Offers food, basic supplies, and COVID-19 testing. Visit their COVID-19 resources page for more information.

Public Comment Procedures for Board of Supervisors Meetings: Information on how to participate in public comment is available on the LIVE! Broadcasts page on the Board of Supervisors' website.

ADA Accessibility: If you require a reasonable modification or accommodation for a disability, please email the Clerk of the Board at or call (510) 208-4949.