Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources  


The Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Erica Pan joined six other Bay Area public health jurisdictions to issue an order for all Alameda County residents to shelter in place until April 7, 2020 to slow the spread of novel COVID-19 and preserve critical health care capacity across the region. For the most up-to-date information, visit Alameda County Public Health Department’s COVID-19 webpage. 

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Notices from Local, State, and Federal Agencies

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, New COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools was released by the California Department of Education, in conjunction with the California Health and Human Services Agency. 

California State

Alameda County



Guidance for Child Care Providers and Educators

How to Stay Healthy 

For high-risk groups:

The Alameda County Public Health Department, in alignment with the California Department of Public Health, recommends that people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should stay home and away from crowded social gatherings as much as possible. People at higher risk include those over age 60, and those with underlying health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, chronic lung diseases [including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, asbestosis, pneumonitis, and other lung conditions], or severely weakened immune systems.

Distance Learning Resources

Talking to Kids About COVID-19

Philanthropic Response

East Bay Community Foundation

Response To COVID-19

San Francisco Foundation

COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund 

Oakland Public Education Fund

COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund for Oakland Students and Schools

Food Assistance and Public Benefits for Families

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to allow eligibility re-determinations for 90 days for Californians who participate in Medi-Cal health coverage, CalFresh food assistance, CalWORKS, Cash Assistance for Immigrant, and In-Home Supportive Services.


  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced the agency will NOT consider “testing, treatment, nor preventative care (including vaccines, if a vaccine becomes available) related to COVID-19” in a public charge determination “even if such treatment is provided or paid for by one or more public benefits.”

Financial Aid for Families


For Questions or Further Guidance


Alameda County Public Health Department. Lisa Erickson,

Alameda County Early Childhood Education Program. Ellen Dektar,

First 5 Alameda County. Rowena Kamo, at and Michele Rutherford, at