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

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Updates on COVID-19 from
Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

In this issue:

New District 3 Website Launched! 

Updates from the  Alameda County  Public Health Department 

AC Boost: Down Payment Assistance Loans Available  

Renew AC: Affordable Home Improvement Loans Available 

Alameda County Arts Commission’s Call for Artists  

Request for Proposals – Alameda County Homekey Hotels 

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



District Office
15903 Hesperian Boulevard
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 

New District 3 Website Launched! 

I am excited to share the launch of the new District 3 website!

The updated website includes a mobile-friendly and tablet-friendly layouts, better accessibility to news articles and newsletters, and a modern design.  

You can view the District 3 website at the new 

Updates from the Alameda County
Public Health Department

The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) supports the CDC’s recommendation for an additional dose of the COVID-19 for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems. ACPHD recommends residents with compromised immune systems speak with their health care provider about getting the additional vaccine.  

County operated sites will continue to focus on providing the initial vaccine series to the nearly 26% of eligible county residents who are not fully vaccinated.  

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources in Alameda County:

State, county, and other health care partners are offering COVID-19 vaccination clinics throughout Alameda County. Visit ACPHD's COVID-19 vaccine page for more information.

National Immigration Law Center’s FAQs on Immigrants’ Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations.

Get Involved: Board and Commission Vacancies 

District 3 has a few vacancies for Alameda County Boards and Commissions. Interested District 3 residents are encouraged to  apply to any of these vacancies. You can view and apply to any of these vacancies online.

Boards with Current Vacancies

  • Assessment Appeals Board (must be a Real Estate Broker) 
  • Commission on the Status of Women (two vacancies) 
  • Human Relations Commission 
  • Public Health Commission  

Boards with Upcoming Vacancies 

  • West County Board of Zoning Adjustments 

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.     

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 

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.  

Request for Proposals - Alameda County Homekey Hotels 

The Alameda County Housing & Community Development (HCD) Department has re-issued the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the rehabilitation and operation of Homekey Hotels formerly known as Comfort Inn and Days Hotel. 

The developer selected through this process will rehab and operate the buildings as permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness under a 55-year regulatory agreement.  Both properties are in Oakland near the Oakland Airport.  

The RFP is available on the HCD website in the What’s New Section on the right. 

Testing for COVID-19 in Alameda County 

In partnership with community partners, ACPHD is operating free COVID-19 testing locations throughout the 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.

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.

Pandemic Public Benefits Available to Alameda County Residents: Resource guide from the Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) on public benefits available to eligible county residents.

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.