Updates from District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley: September 25th - October 8th, 2021

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September 25, 2021 - October 8, 2021

In this Issue

Need a Covid Test or Vaccine? Support with childcare or food?

Alameda County  frequently updates this COVID19 Testing, Food, and Social Services interactive map.

Alameda County COVID19 Testing, Food Distribution, and Social Services Map

COVID Updates From Health Care Services Agency

As decisions to vaccinate and wear face coverings indoors drive down COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations, Health Officers for nine Bay Area health jurisdictions have reached consensus on criteria to lift those health orders under certain conditions. Each jurisdiction will rescind its order when criteria are met in that respective county or city. The criteria were developed to assist in determining the safest time to lift the indoor masking orders, based on regional scientific and medical consensus. (See Criteria for Lifting Indoor Mask Mandate below.)

Since our last update, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended and authorized Pfizer vaccine boosters. This is a distinct recommendation from the earlier guidance to provide people who are immunocomprised with an additional dose of vaccine. (See FDA Provides Additional Guidance for Boosters below.)

We are asking our community to fight the flu by getting the annual vaccination now. It takes about two weeks for the flu vaccine to become effective after you get the shot, so getting vaccinated early offers the best protection. While the flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months and older, it is especially important for pregnant women, children younger than 5, adults 65 and older, and those with chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, asthma, and diabetes. People in the same household with someone at high risk can help protect that person from severe flu by getting a flu shot. Find a flu vaccination site near you and stay healthy.

Halloween and Día de los Muertos

Alameda County and the City of Berkely issued guidance for commonly celebrated Halloween and Día de los Muertos observances. These activities carry risk for spreading COVID-19. Limit yourself to small gatherings and implement extra safety measures, especially when everyone is not vaccinated. To help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19:

  • Get fully vaccinated,
  • Stay home if you have, or think you may have, COVID-19,
  • Wear a face mask: A costume mask is not a substitute and should not be worn over a protective cloth mask,
  • Gather outdoors,
  • If participating in traditional trick-or-treating, wear a face mask or keep your distance from others, and sanitize your hands to help reduce your risk of getting COVID-19, and
  • Keep gatherings small and follow for events with 1,000 attendees indoors or 10,000 outdoors.

Together, we must take steps to protect ourselves and those around us, including young children who are not yet eligible for vaccination.

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

Redistricting Updates & Opportunities To Participate In The Process

Next week, the Board of Supervisors will begin reviewing public input, including written comments and "Communities of Interest" drawings. Click here to see the comments submitted to date: Written & COI Drawings

COI    Share your input today!
  • Tell us about your community.
  • What are your shared interests, goals, or challenges?
  • What brings you together?
  • What is important to your community?
  • Are there nearby areas you want or do not want to be in a district with? Why or why not?
Draw your COI 

Via our online mapping program
Written Comments
Via Redistricting@acgov.org
or through our website

Speak at the
October 12 Public Hearing

Each speaker is given 2 minutes
The meeting begins at 12noon.

Upcoming Public Input Hearings

Tuesday, October 12
at 12pm
Link to join on Zoom

Tuesday, October 26
at 6pm

Per a request from the public, Spanish interpretation will be provided at this meeting.
Zoom link will be posted here prior to the meeting

ALCO Restricting

Need more information? Have questions? Please contact: Casey Farmer, Director of Community Engagement


Visit Redistricting2021.acgov.org

Grand Opening Of The Cherryland Community Center On October 16th!

I'm thrilled that opening day for the Cherryland Community Center is almost here!

This celebration will not only be marking the addition of much needed space for nearby residents to enjoy, but also the culmination of years of collaborative community work with our amazing partners at Hayward Area Recreation & Park District.

Mark your calendar now and plan to come join us!

Cherryland Comm Cntr

People's Health Briefing With Dr. Noha Aboelata


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.

In this week’s episode, Dr. Noha breaks down the available evidence comparing natural immunity and vaccine immunity in detail in today's People's Health Briefing.

Jump to the info you want to watch more about:

0:00 local update

2:40 natural immunity/immune system overview

10:30 natural vs. vaccine immunity - Israeli study

16:40 natural vs. vaccine immunity - Kentucky (MMWR) study

18:40 a deeper look at vaccine immunity and what's next

View all installments of "The People's Health Briefing" here in the "All Videos" section.

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 agenda items representing decisions made about our communities.

While we might not always agree on the best path forward, I am fond of saying that reasonable people will disagree, and 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 can be found here.