Updates from District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley: November 6th - November 19th, 2021

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November 6, 2021 - November 19, 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

Last week, Alameda County announced a health order mandating vaccinations for workers employed in specified settings. Workers engaged in 9-1-1 ambulance transport, non-emergency medical transport, and first responders (including law enforcement and fire) must be fully vaccinated by December 21, 2021. This Order allows weekly testing for COVID-19 in lieu of showing evidence of full vaccination. Workers must provide a signed declination letter to claim exemption under state or federal law due to a sincerely held religious belief or qualifying medical reason.

This week we announced continued improvements for vaccination rates within Alameda County. Over 81% of Latinx and 74% of Black/African American residents have received at least one dose of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine. Seventy-five percent of Hispanic/Latino and 68% of Black/African American residents, 12 years and older, are fully vaccinated. We continue efforts to reach every Alameda County resident who might be interested in getting vaccinated or needs more time. Using multiple strategies, we are expanding access to accurate information and combatting misinformation that deters or discourages residents from getting vaccinated.

Thanksgiving is next week and we want to express our gratitude to our staff, community partners, and residents. We are fortunate to live in an area where many people have chosen to get vaccinated, and continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Holiday Travel

We urge Alameda County residents to follow the State’s guidance to prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19 when traveling for the holidays.

Domestic Travel:

  • Delay travel until you are fully vaccinated.
  • Check your destination’s COVID-19 situation before traveling. State, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place. See CDC Domestic Travel Guidance 
  • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required in indoor areas of public transportation (including airplanes) and indoors in U.S. transportation hubs (including airports).
  • Do not travel if you have been exposed to COVID-19, you are sick, or you test positive for COVID-19.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, get tested both before and after your trip.

International Travel:

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

Register Now For The 2nd Annual Conference On Illegal Dumping

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Save the date and register now for the 2nd Annual Conference on Illegal Dumping!

Last year's virtual conference was a huge success and brought together experts in the field from across California. I'm thrilled to announce the dates for the second conference are now confirmed and registration is open.

Panelists, speakers, and content is in the works but local and regional updates, informative and interactive presentations, and extensive collaboration can be expected.

All who are engaged in the fight to end illegal dumping and blight are welcome!

Explore the 2021 Inaugural Conference on Illegal Dumping here.

Register for free here.

Alameda County Arts Commission Announces ARTSFUND Grant


The Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to announce the 2022 ARTSFUND Grant Program for Alameda County nonprofit arts organizations. Information can be found at the Arts Commission website www.acgov.org/arts click on Programs. The application deadline is February 8, 2022.

 The ARTSFUND Grant Program supports Alameda County nonprofit arts organizations that present arts programs such as dance, music, theater, visual arts, literature, media arts, and other forms of creativity. Standard grant awards are $1,000 - $2,500 each. Eligible applicants must be Alameda County nonprofit organizations that provide arts programs to the public. The programs may be offered in-person, online or virtual. The intention of the ARTSFUND program is to support arts organizations that provide the majority of their programs to Alameda County community members.

For questions and more information about the ARTSFUND Grant Program and how to submit an application, applicants may attend a free webinar on Friday, Dec. 10 at 3:00 pm or Thursday, Jan. 6 at 10:00 am. Workshops are free, open to the public, and reservations are not required. For more information and the zoom link, visit the Arts Commission website www.acgov.org/arts click on Programs.

Master Plan On Aging Livestream Rescheduled

Master Plan for Aging

A community forum for examining the progress and local impacts of the Master Plan for Aging’s first year.

Calling On Alameda County Seniors And Those Who Love Them!

In June 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging (Master Plan) ( Executive Order N-14-19 ). The Executive Order affirmed the priority of the health and well-being of older Californians and the need for policies that promote healthy aging. It also called for a “blueprint” for state government, local government, the private sector, and philanthropy to prepare the state for the coming demographic changes and continue California’s leadership in aging, disability, and equity.

Join this community forum and examine the progress and local impacts of the Master Plan for Aging’s first year, and share ideas to inform advocacy and implementation going forward.

Learn more about the Master Plan for Aging here, register for the community forum here, and view the Forum's Program and Speakers here.

Redistricting Public Meetings


The County continues to hold public meetings regarding this important topic and many communities of interest have been identified by residents. I highly recommend that you join in this historic moment and help shape your communities!⠀ ⠀

Please take a moment to read over Alameda County’s dedicated redistricting website and check out the three visualizations (maps) currently being reviewed by the Board of Supervisors.

Submit public comments, feedback or to identify communities that you feel should be of interest to the redistricting process here. ⠀ ⠀

Find the schedule of public meetings here. The next meeting, which I will host, will be held on November 23rd at 6pm.

All meetings are currently planned to be conducted virtually 

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 clears up confusion about:

1- COVID Vaccine, Fertility & Pregnancy

2- Hospitalization & Death Among the Vaccinated

3- Vaccine Long Term Effects

4- Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Liability

Links referenced in the briefing:

Alameda County COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID vaccine and early pregnancy outcomes

Study of sperm counts post-vaccine

People’s Health Briefing on COVID & Men’s Sexual Health

Texas study on COVID cases and deaths for the unvaccinated

Injury Compensation Program comparison

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.