Table of Contents
- Vaccine Information
- Healthcare Providers
- Utility Resources
- General Services
- Other Services
- AD 20 Food Assistance
If you have been exposed to the virus, work or live in a high risk setting, or have visited a high risk area, you should obtain a COVID-19 test immediately. You can check your symptoms using the CDC's symptom screener. However, symptoms may only appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. For information on where to obtain free COVID-19 testing, follow the links below:
Contra Costa County:
Click here to view the latest information on getting testing in Contra Costa County
Click here to view the latest on getting tested in Alameda County
Click here to find vaccination sites near you anywhere in the state of California
To learn more about vaccine priority and distribution follow the resources below. Information on scheduling your vaccine can be found from your county and from your primary care provider.
For the latest information regarding COVID-19 vaccination, click below;
For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccinations from the state of California click here
For the latest on COVID-19 vaccination in Alameda County click here
For the latest on COVID-19 vaccination in Contra Costa County click here.
For the latest information regarding COVID-19 from major AD-20 health care providers, click below:
- Kaiser Permanente
- Stanford ValleyCare
- Sutter Health
- St. Rose Hospital
- Fremont Hospital
- Washington Hospital
- Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center
- Bay Area Community Health
LOW INCOME INTERNET ACCESS:
Due to the current circumstances, many of us have been forced into a digital environment, using the internet to work from home, attend school from home, and to access the latest information regarding COVID-19. Some internet service providers offer low cost internet plans for low income households. To see if you qualify and for more information click on the following links.
EBMUD offers a Customer Assistance Program (CAP) to help pay a portion of the water bill for qualified low-income residential customers and eligible homeless shelters.
PG & E has enacted a moratorium on service disconnections for non-payment for residential and small commercial customers.They also offer these additional assistance programs:
- California Alternate Rates for Energy Program (CARE)
- A monthly discount of 20% or more on gas and electricity. Participants qualify through income guidelines or if enrolled in certain public assistance programs
- Family Electric Rate Assistance Program (FERA)
- A monthly discount of 18% on electricity only. Must be a household with three or more people. Participants qualify through income guidelines
- Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help (REACH)
- REACH provides an energy credit for up to $300 based on the past due bill (energy credit support is subject to funding availability)
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Federally funded assistance program that helps with residential utility payment
- Emergency assistance
- Home weatherization
- Offers Internet Essentials
- Low cost internet plan for low income households
- Low cost computers for internet essentials customers
- Comcast RISE
- Offers support to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small businesses
- Consulting, media, production, and technological resources offered
- Monetary grants
- California DMV offices open for appointments and limited services for select critical transaction that require an in-person visit:
- For in office questions: click here
**Behind-the-wheel driving tests resumed statewide on Monday, February 1. Appointments canceled between December 14 and February 1, have been rescheduled. New appointments for behind-the-wheel tests will be available in mid-February once all previously postponed tests have been rescheduled.
- They are offering online services through the following link: DMV Offered Online Services
- One can also use DMV kiosks to find a list of locations: Find Location Here
- Guide to Applying for Unemployment Benefits
- On December 27, 2020, the President signed legislation to extend federal unemployment benefits that expired on December 26, 2020.
- The federal IRS is now in the process of issuing second stimulus payments. There is no action required by those eligible to receive this second payment. (To be updated)
- Alameda County provides a variety of services to those experiencing homelessness
- Contra Costa County provides a variety of services to those experiencing homelessness
- Coordinated Assessment Referral and Engagement (CARE) Centers
- Basic needs (shelter, food, showers)
- Case management
- Housing navigation
- Permanent supportive housing
- Coordinated Assessment Referral and Engagement (CARE) Centers
- Local resources:
Veterans: latest information from the VA
Social Security recipients: latest information from the Social Security Administration
Medicare Recipients: information on Medicare and telehealth resources
Small Business Owners: information from the Small Business Administration
Information on California Small Business: COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
Travelers: Latest information from the Federal Aviation Administration
- Legal Assistance for Seniors
- Legal information related to COVID-19 including the Alameda County COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium, Medicare information, and other up-to-date resources for older adults.
- California Department of Aging COVID-19 Information & Resources for Older Adults
- A wide range of statewide resources that includes, but is not limited to COVID-19 information for older adults, people with disabilities and families; activity guides in multiple languages; statewide data; resources to bridge the digital divide; mental health resources; and links to other helpful organizations across California.
- The following senior resources can be found at 211 Alameda County & Contra Costa Crisis Center: home delivered meals, errand running and shopping assistance, senior health and supported services, transportation options for seniors, and paratransit for people with disabilities.
- California Tenant and Landlord Resources: Here
- City of Hayward COVID-19 Rental Housing Relief Program: Here
- Bay Area Legal Aid:
- [Alameda County residents]: Please call our Tenants Rights Line at 1-(888) 382-3405.
- [All other Bay Area residents]: Please call our Legal Advice Line at 1-(800) 551-5554.
For food assistance, including food banks and school lunches, please follow this link
ADDITIONAL FOOD ASSISTANCE:
- CalFresh provides monthly food assistance to people and families with low income, including those who lost their job because of the pandemic. Visit GetCalFresh.org to apply online in 10 minutes. You will be interviewed by your county. If approved, you can get up to $204 a month in food benefits.
- Meals On Wheels-Alameda County for Seniors:
- Sign up: Here
- Alameda County Community Food Bank Resources:
- Hayward Food Resources:
- Union City Food Resources:
- Fremont Food Resources:
→ School Districts Food Resources: