AD-20: Covid Resources

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TESTING:

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

Alameda County:
Click here to view the latest on getting tested in Alameda County

Statewide Site:
Click here to find vaccination sites near you anywhere in the state of California


VACCINE INFORMATION:

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;

Statewide
For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccinations from the state of California click here

Alameda
For the latest on COVID-19 vaccination in Alameda County click here

Contra Costa
For the latest on COVID-19 vaccination in Contra Costa County click here.


HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS:

For the latest information regarding COVID-19 from major AD-20 health care providers, click below:


UTILITY RESOURCES

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:

Comcast

  • 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

GENERAL SERVICES

DMV:

  • California DMV offices open for appointments and limited services for select critical transaction that require an in-person visit:

**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.

EDD:


FEDERAL STIMULUS:

  • 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)
    • To read generally about the stimulus payment, please see: Click Here.
    • To read the IRS’ news release with detailed information about the method by which payments will arrive: Click Here

HOMELESSNESS RESOURCES:


OTHER SERVICES:

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


SENIORS:

  • 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.

TENANT PROTECTIONS/ HOMEOWNER PROTECTIONS:

  • 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.

AD-20 FOOD ASSISTANCE:

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:
  • Alameda County Community Food Bank Resources:
    • Website to donate or find help: Click here
    • Helpline: 1-800-870-FOOD (3663) or 1-510-635-3663
    • Immediate Food Assistance: Click Here
    • Hours of Operation: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Mon-Fri)

Cities:

→ School Districts Food Resources:

  • Hayward Unified School District: Here
  • Fremont Unified School District: Here
  • San Lorenzo Unified School District: Here
  • New Haven Unified: Here