The effects of COVID-19 have been far-reaching, reverberating through our hearts and minds, reshaping the daily lives of every American. As we enter the second month of the Shelter in Place Order, I continue to be impressed by how well our community has responded to the crisis and the efforts we have all made to maintain our health and safety, and that of those around us.
It is important for us all to remember that we must continue to do our part by staying home, washing our hands, wearing face coverings and practicing proper physical distancing when near people from outside of our own households. We all have a vital role to play in slowing the spread and protecting ourselves and our community.
As we continue to navigate the challenges compounded by the ongoing closure of non-essential businesses, heavy apprehension and uncertainty is felt by all. There are resources, both local to our community and statewide that can help.
Alameda County staff have been working around the clock to adapt to this new landscape, adjusting our procedures and policies to take care of our residents. In this bulletin, you can read about the County Order mandating face coverings, County Dashboard for tracking COVID-19 cases, food resources around the region, Alameda County testing centers, help for small businesses, community resourcesand much more.
Please continue to visit the Alameda County Public Health Department’s website at www.acphd.org, which has detailed, updated information on how to stay safe and what measures the County is taking. The County also has an information center open Monday through Friday, from 8a.m. to 5:30p.m. at 510-268-2101/ [email protected].
In addition to visiting the Alameda County Health Department website, I urge you to please also go to 2020census.gov and respond to the 2020 Census. We cannot allow the pandemic to cause an undercount of our communities.
As of April 21, District 1 Census response rates:
Census 2020 is vital, as it determines our representation, brings federal funding to our communities for schools, roads, housing and so much more! I cannot express the importance of everyone’s participation enough.
Take good care of yourselves and those most vulnerable. You can reach my office at 925-551-6995 or email me at [email protected].
County Health Officer Issues Order for the Public to Wear Face Coverings to Control the Spread of COVID-19
Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Erica Pan has issued an Order for all members of the public to wear face coverings when around people outside of their household. Face coverings can be simple and homemade, made of cloth, fabric, or other soft or permeable material without holes, that covers the nose and mouth.
Combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing, face coverings may reduce the risk of infection posed by people who are infected and without symptoms.
Dashboard Tracks COVID-19 Cases in Alameda County
The Alameda County Public Health Department has published an online dashboard of COVID-19 cases displayed by individual city. The site is updated updated daily. www.acphd.org/2019-ncov.aspx
COVID-19 Testing in Alameda County
|The Alameda County Public Health Department has formed a COVID-19 Testing Task Force to develop and implement a coordinated testing program to address disparities, ensure countywide access, and support the County’s COVID response. The Department is mindful of public concern about COVID-19 testing and support strategies that help community members and critical infrastructure workers to make informed decisions about their health and that of their families. Through increased coordination of existing testing capacity as well as public-private partnerships with cities, health care providers, and non-traditional providers, the goal is to reach 2,500 COVID-19 tests per day countywide, with testing of all symptomatic individuals. This strategy is closely aligned with our overall COVID-19 response, which includes investigating every reported case, extensive contact tracing, isolation and quarantine, outbreak mitigation, and protecting high-risk individuals and health care workers.
Click here for more information and a complete list of testing sites in Alameda County.
COVID-19 Food Distribution & Services MAP
The Alameda County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Care & Shelter Branch in close coordination with Alameda County Community Food Bank, 211, and cities developed a countywide interactive map that includes food distribution sites and other essential services which are currently open under the COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place Order. The map will be updated regularly and remain active for the duration of the Shelter-In-Place Order. Open Interactive Map
School Lunch Pick-up
Many Alameda County school districts are offering take-out style student meals to follow social distancing protocols. Districts are adjusting to changing developments as quickly as possible. Meal Service Map ACOE has compiled and mapped student meal service options at acoe.org/meals with updated links to information about each district’s offerings. We recommend checking district websites for the most current schedules, locations and site-specific requirements.
|Student Meals Resources & Information
CleanStart Mobile Hygiene Unit in Fremont
Effective March 27, CleanStart Shower and Laundry services as well the Abode HOPE van are back on the Thursday Schedule but To Go meals at Centerville Presbyterian Church remain suspended.
BART service has been reduced to match demand and increase essential rebuilding projects. Service runs every 30 minutes until further notice.
Get all the details about this and other BART updates here.
Social Services Agency COVID-19 Guidelines
COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses
In addition to Alameda County, the State of California and the federal government are working to help small businesses, workers, and renters. You can read about actions the state and federal government are taking here:
County Moratorium on Evictions- EXTENDED
Your Alameda County Board of Supervisors passed an emergency ordinance suspending evictions in the Unincorporated County for renters and homeowners who are experiencing loss of income, significant out-of-pocket medical expenses or childcare needs as a result of the County COVID-19 shelter order. The Ordinance took effect immediately upon passage in March and as of April 22 has been extended by the Board an additional 90 days.
Track Board Proceedings From Home
In order to facilitate the Shelter in Place Order, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will now be making public comment through teleconference.
Click here for procedures to make public comment and view Board meetings.
Shelter in Place Order
On March 31, the Alameda County Public Health Officer and six other Bay Area public health jurisdictions announced the regional Shelter in Place Order has been extended to May 3, 2020 in order to preserve critical hospital capacity throughout the region.
Read the complete Alameda County Shelter in Place Order.
State of California Executive Order
Addressing the Needs of People Experiencing Homelessness
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To learn more about what is going on in District 1 and the County, check out the latest “Conversations with Scott Haggerty” on Tri-Valley TV-30.
County Online Services Available 24/7:
Our agencies and departments have been closely monitoring advice from the County’s Public Health Department related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are committed to providing our essential services to the public, and all County agencies and departments remain open for business. We also recognize the newfound importance of social distancing and individual preferences for avoiding public spaces; therefore, we highly recommend the utilization of our many online and mobile services. Through these services you will be able to pay your property taxes, order vital records, and access many other essential services. We provide the following online and mobile services:
Alameda County Housing & Community Development Department is seeking qualified applicants to join our team as Housing & Community Development Specialists through the County Temporary Assignment Pool. Please share this announcement with your networks via email and/or LinkedIn.
Alameda County Housing & Community Development
Temporary Assignment Pool (TAP) Positions
Job Title: Housing and Community Development Specialist TAP
Organization: Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department (HCD)
Location: Hayward and Telecommuting
Salary: Between $38.96-$46.53 per hour, depending on qualifications
Start: May 4, 2020
End: December 31, 2020, and may be extended as needed, up to 18 months total
Hours: 37.5 per week/75 per pay period
Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community.