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:

Flu Season and Vaccination Reminder 

Celebrating a Safe and Healthy Halloween & Día de los Muertos 

Updates from the Alameda County Public Health Department 

FREE Alameda County Fair Tickets for District 3 Residents! 

Alameda County Redistricting Public Input

Upcoming Community Events 

City of Alameda Dog Park Survey 

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 

Flu Season and Vaccination Reminder 

Flu season is upon us and the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) reminds all Alameda County residents aged 6 months and older to get their annual flu vaccine. 

Last year, thanks to our community’s commitment to receiving their influenza vaccines and practicing COVID-19 safety precautions (wearing face masks, practicing social distancing, and washing hands frequently), we were able to keep influenza-related hospitalizations down.

This year, we call upon the Alameda County community to once again help prevent the “twindemic” of COVID-19 and influenza surges over the coming months. Flu vaccines are free and available through health care providers and at local pharmacies. 

Influenza and COVID-19 have similar symptoms – if you experience any symptoms such as fever, fatigue, or shortness of breath, get tested for COVID-19 right away. For more information, including a full list of similarities, please visit the CDC’s Similarities and Differences between the Flu and COVID-19 page. 

Celebrating a Safe and Healthy Halloween & Día de los Muertos 

Many commonly celebrated Halloween and Día de los Muertos activities carry risk for spreading COVID-19. ACHPD encourages community members to limit celebrations to small, outdoor gatherings and implement extra safety measures – especially when everyone is not vaccinated – to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.  

As a reminder, costume masks do not provide protection from COVID-19 and do not wear Halloween costume masks over a protective cloth mask. 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. 

Updates from the Alameda County
Public Health Department

In an effort to lower COVID-19 rates, Alameda County’s indoor masking mandate remains in effect. The Bay Area Health Officers have issued criteria that case and vaccination rates must meet before the indoor masking mandate can be lifted.  

Lifting a local indoor mask mandate would not prevent businesses, nonprofits, churches, or others with public indoor spaces from imposing their own requirements. 

FREE Alameda County Fair Tickets for District 3 Residents! 

The Alameda County Fair is back!

The 2021 fair runs at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds from Friday, October 22 to Sunday, October 31.  

We are offering 2-for-1 admission tickets for all District 3 residents. Supplies are limited. Limit 2 coupons per household.

Please contact Heather Cartwright, at 510-272-6693 or for more information. 

Alameda County Redistricting Public Input   

Every ten years, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ district maps have to be redrawn. Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a supervisorial district for purposes of electing a Board of Supervisor member.   

The Board of Supervisors is seeking public input on how the Alameda County community wants the Supervisorial districts to be drawn.   

For more information on redistricting and how you can get involved, please visit the Alameda County Redistricting 2021 website. 

Upcoming Community Events 

  • Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 11 AM - 1 PM: San Lorenzo Village Homes Association's (SLVHA) Halloween Drive Thru. Pick up a bag of Halloween goodies at 337 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA.  
  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 5:30 PM- 7 PM: Supervisor Chan's Virtual County Update. More details to come. 

City of Alameda Dog Park Survey 

The City of Alameda is seeking input from the community on a new dog park on the city’s East End or on Bay Farm Island. Complete their brief survey to share your thoughts! 

COVID-19 Vaccination 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

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

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.