Updates from District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley: October 8th - October 22nd, 2021

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October 8, 2021 - October 22, 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

Alameda County is in Week One of the yellow (moderate) level of community transmission, as measured by the CDC Data Tracker. We must remain in yellow for three weeks to meet local criteria for lifting our indoor mask requirements. Alameda County could meet the criteria mid to late December, assuming FDA Emergency Use Authorization of COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-to-11 years old and some fully vaccinated after December 10.

Although hospitalizations continue to decline, a late fall or winter surge could slow our progress. It takes a community to keep us moving towards lifting the masking requirement. Please keep up the effort and encourage eligible yet unvaccinated family, friends, and colleagues to please get vaccinated, especially as we head into the holiday season.

As we approach Halloween and Día de Los Muertos activities, we want to remind and thank our residents for helping to reduce and prevent the risk of COVID-19 as we gather for holidays and observances. By taking steps to prevent this disease, we show consideration for our neighbors, friends, and people who are at higher risk like older adults who may be immunocompromised as well as children who are not yet eligible for vaccination.


Vaccines are Available Weekly


You can find more vaccine locations and testing locations by visiting our website.


Oakland Resilient Families has opened applications for phase 2 of the citywide Guaranteed Income Pilot. Eligible families may apply to be randomly selected as one of 300 families who will receive $500/month for 18 months as part of a research project conducted by the Center for Guaranteed Income ResearchSpanish and English flyers and information on timeline and eligibility are available. Interested residents can visit www.oaklandresilientfamilies.org to apply before midnight, November 3.

A Train the Trainers info session for frontline CBO staff and service providers will be held Friday, October 22 from noon to 1 pm. REGISTER HERE and please share. 


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

The Cherryland Community Center Is Open!

The grand opening of the Cherryland Community Center last weekend just happened to coincide with a beautiful day befitting of this long awaited celebration. It took many years and many dedicated partners in both the community and County to bring about making this space a reality, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the result.

There were a number of moving speeches that convey the sense of pride, excitement and gratitude from those of us who were a part of the process. Please take a moment to watch them here and be sure to visit the center at 278 Hampton Road!


Measure X Funds Fire Safety In Palomares


On December 1, 2020 voters in Alameda County’s unincorporated communities adopted Measure X, the Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) Fire Safety Bond on the November ballot. It authorized the ACFD to issue bonds to repair, upgrade, and replace outdated fire stations in order to maintain fire and emergency medical services in Ashland, Castro Valley Cherryland, Livermore, San Lorenzo and Sunol. This includes updating emergency medical lifesaving services, ensuring fast 911 response, increasing wildfire protection and disaster response services provided by local stations.

Nothing pleases me more than witnessing political processes enable good work, and I was honored to stand beside Alameda County Fire Chief William McDonald to recognize this hard won moment after much community effort. Watch the unveiling here: https://youtu.be/MyyjeOkjyM8

Forever Oakland Leads Community In Clean Up At Eastmont Town Center

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Forever Oakland did it again! An amazing team of volunteers and sponsors showed up for Oakland recently with Forever Oakland leading the way.

After a delicious pizza party courtesy of Domino's the crew got to work cleaning up Eastmont Town Center and the surrounding area. 

The afternoon was so successful that Forever Oakland was invited to make it a monthly event by Eastmont Town Center management! Be sure to join us next time on November 11th at 3pm!

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 reviews COVID-19 testing and answers the questions: Should we be using rapid tests? If so, how? When do I need rapid test vs. a PCR test?

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

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 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.