Alameda County Supervisor Dave Browns’s Bi-Weekly Updates on COVID-19

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Updates on COVID-19 from
Alameda County Supervisor Dave Brown

In this issue:

Updates from the Alameda County Public Health Department 

Getting Tested for COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccination Resources in Alameda County 

2022 ARTSFUND Grant Program 

Upcoming Community Events 

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.


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Dave Brown
Supervisor, Third District 

Updates from the Alameda County
Public Health Department

We are seeing another winter surge in COVID cases this year and the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) encourages everyone to stay vigilant and take steps to lower the risk of contracting COVID-19. Get vaccinated, wear a mask in public (both indoors and outdoors), keep gatherings small and short, wash your hands frequently, and stay home if you feel sick or test positive. 

The new Omicron variant is more contagious than previous strains of COVID-19 and proper masking is even more important than ever to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Make sure your mask is well-fitted with no gaps between your face and consider double masking (wearing a surgical mask under a cloth mask) or using a KN95, N95, or KF95 mask to ensure the air you breathe is well ventilated. Visit the California Department of Public Health’s Get the Most out of Masking page for additional guidance, fact sheets, and masking Frequently Asked Questions.  

Testing for COVID-19 in
Alameda County 

We are seeing increased demand for testing due to increased gatherings and travel. Supply chain and staffing challenges and increased testing demand have led to fewer open appointment times, longer wait times at testing sites, and shorter hours of operation.  

Alameda County residents are encouraged to make an appointment ahead of time as many sites are no longer accepting walk-ins. Testing is available in Alameda County through pharmacies, private providers, and private labs, including: 

The Alameda County Public Health Department’s community supported sites remain focused on free, low barrier testing in priority neighborhoods most impacted by COVID-19. You will not be asked about immigration status and do not need insurance at the Alameda County community test sites.

If you can’t access a test for any reason and are symptomatic, you should stay home regardless of your vaccination status. If you are exposed and unvaccinated, you should also stay home. 

For more information and guidance on COVID-19 testing, visit ACPHD's Testing for COVID-19 page.

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.

2022 ARTSFUND Grant Program 

The Alameda County Arts Commission is happy to announce the 2022 ARTSFUND Grant Program for Alameda County nonprofit arts organizations. Information can be found at the Arts Commission Programs website. 

The application deadline is February 8, 2022. 

Upcoming Community Events 

  • Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM: National Association for Civilian Oversight for Law Enforcement (NACOLE) Educational Seminar on Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. Event will be held on Zoom using this link
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM: Community Engagement Meeting on AB 1185/Sheriff Oversight for District 3 and District 4 residents. RSVP on Eventbrite

Community Resources

Food Access Resources in Alameda County (PDF - updated 01.11.2022)

Housing and Homelessness Resources in Alameda County (PDF - updated 01.11.2022)

Resources for Immigrant Communities (PDF - updated 01.11.2022)

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.