Alameda County Supervisor Dave Browns's Biweekly Newsletter

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News and Updates from
Alameda County Supervisor Dave Brown

In this issue:

COVID-19 Updates 

February 12: COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic in San Lorenzo 

2022 Election Workers Needed 

Upcoming Community Events 

Contracting Opportunities 

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Resources in Alameda County

In Memoriam: Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan (1949-2021)

Community Resources

Alameda County
Public Health Department COVID-19 Website:


California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Registration:


Housing Information and Critical Health & Human Services

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Oakland, CA 94612 (map)
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15903 Hesperian Boulevard
San Lorenzo, CA 94580 (map)
Phone: 510.278.0367
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Dear District 3 Community, 

It is an honor to carry on the legacy of my boss, mentor, and friend, the late Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan. As our Office continues her extraordinary work, I look forward to sharing our progress, highlighting the County’s work, and sharing community events, resources, and opportunities in my Biweekly Newsletter. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns that you may have regarding the District or Alameda County. I am here to serve you. 


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Dave Brown
Alameda County Supervisor, Third District 

COVID-19 Updates

The Alameda County District Attorney recently shared a scam alert encouraging residents to be aware of fraudulent COVID-19 pop-up testing sites. If you aren't sure of a testing site’s legitimacy, remember that LESS is more and get tested at a county/city-affiliated testing site or through medical groups. You can find verified testing siteat: 

LESS is More: COVID-19 Pop-Up Testing Site Safety

Legal: Test kits have received FDA emergency use authorization. Testing sites do not need your social security number or immigration status.  

Ethical: Your test should be free, affordable or billable to insurance. Any additional cost should be clearly explained. 

Safe: Staff wear medical grade protective equipment. Gloves are worn and changed in-between clients. Testing staff implements COVID-19 protocols including distancing. 

Secure: Testing site and lab information are available, and you should know how your personal information will be used. 

You can report possible unauthorized COVID testing sites to the District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Unit at 

February 12: COVID-19 Vaccine
Pop-Up Clinic in San Lorenzo

The Regional Pacific Islander Taskforce, in partnership with ACPHD, is hosting a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 10 am – 3 pm at the San Lorenzo Community Church (945 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA). The clinic will offer 1st & 2nd doses of Pfizer (ages 5+) and boosters for Pfizer (12+), Moderna (18+), and Johnson & Johnson (18+). COVID-19 testing is also available.  

A prepaid $50 debit card will be gifted to 5-17 year olds who receive either their first or second Pfizer dose (boosters are not included) while supplies last. Care packages are available to everyone who gets vaccinated while supplies last. 

Walk-ins are welcome, but an appointment is strongly recommended. You can make an appointment online using the following links: 

The Regional Pacific Islander Taskforce also offers testing at the San Lorenzo Community Church every Friday from 10 am – 4 pm and every Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm.  

Questions or need assistance making an appointment? Call the Regional Pacific Islander Taskforce’s helpline at 510-735-3222 between 9 am - 5 pm, Monday-Friday. 

2022 Election Workers Needed 

Our Registrar of Voters (ROV) is hiring temporary workers for the upcoming 2022 elections. Depending on the position, the pay ranges from $24.14 to $25.65 per hour.  

Recruitment may close at any time: apply online immediatelyBi/multi-lingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Upcoming Community Events

  • Wednesday, February 9th at 2:00pm: ALL IN Alameda County’s Community Collaboratives Funders Briefing. RSVP on Zoom. 
  • Thursday, February 10th from 4:00-6:00pm: Overview of Afghan Population, Culture, History and Experiences. Part 1 of a series of trainings for services providers in welcoming Afghan refugees in Alameda County. RSVP on Eventbrite. Co-sponsored by the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA), Afghan Coalition, Burma Refugees Families & Newcomers, and East Bay Refugee & Immigrant Forum. 
  • Thursday, February 17th from 12:00-1:00pm: Alameda Health System (AHS) and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s (CHO) Virtual Job Fair. RSVP on EventbriteVirtual event. 
  • Friday, February 25th from 11:00am-2:00pm: AHS and CHO’s In-Person Job Fair. Meet and greet, with the opportunity for informational interviews with hiring managers and department representatives. RSVP on EventbriteIn-person event at Laney College (900 Fallon St., Oakland, CA). Masks and proof of vaccination required for entry. 

Contracting Opportunities 

There are several contracting opportunities in goods, services, and construction currently available with the County, including for AB109 direct services, senior nutrition and employment services, multilingual interpretation services, and legal defense representation services. You can explore these opportunities by visiting our General Services Agency’s contracting webpage. 

COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing 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.

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.

In Memoriam: Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

Our Office remembers the late Supervisor Wilma Chan as a champion of community, a fierce leader, and a trusted colleague. Ware honored to have been her staff – the Chan Clan – and for the opportunity to continue her life’s work. Here are a few ways to remember and pay tribute to Wilma: 

Community Resources

Alameda County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is now offering FREE tax preparation services through Monday, April 18, 2022. Appointments are mandatory and can be made online. A cell phone number or email address is required to make an appointment.

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

Housing and Homelessness Resources in Alameda County (PDF)

Resources for Immigrant Communities (PDF - updated 01.11.2022)

Alameda County Board and Commission Applications (webpage)

Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA) COVID-19 information and resources.

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.

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

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.