Community testing sites are free. You do not need a doctor’s note or medical insurance to get tested, you will not be asked about your immigration status, and most test results are available within 2-5 days. Find Where To Get Tested For COVID-19
Eden Health District CEO Mark Friedman is featured in this video, produced by La Familia, detailing how the District is partnering with other organizations to help fight COVID. “The need in South County is great,” he said, “And here we are providing the testing and rapid results that will help people to stay healthy, for their families to stay healthy, and for our community to stay healthy.”
Donate Medical Supplies
Hospitals throughout the East Area are experiencing a shortage of medical supplies. They are seeking business and community donations of new items in original packaging of protective masks, gowns and gear, hand sanitizer and other products. For more information on how to donate visit:
Alameda Health System including San Leandro Hospital, John George Psychiatric Hospital and Highland Hospital
Kaiser including Kaiser San Leandro Hospital
St. Rose Hospital, Hayward
Sutter Health/Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley
Additional lists of SF Bay Area hospitals, neighborhood clinics and hospices accepting donations can be found here and here.
State of California COVID-19 Site:
The State of California has launched a new comprehensive, consumer friendly website and public service announcements to boost COVID-19 awareness at covid19.ca.gov
CDC COVID-19 Site:
Information regarding COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be found on their website at cdc.gov
Alameda County Shelter In Place Order:
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding New Order Directing Individuals to Shelter at Home Except to Provide or Receive Essential or Engage in Essential Activities can be found at www.acpd.org
Information from Alameda County Public Health Department:
Our partners at the County of Alameda shared that as a precautionary measure they have declared a local public health emergency so that the County is poised to respond with additional resources as needed.
Residents should take these precautions to stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses:
● Wash hands with liquid soap and water and rub for at least 20 seconds
● Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing
● Refrain from touching your eyes, nose and mouth
● Stay home when sick; and
● Get a flu shot to protect yourself and others from the flu, which has similar symptoms to COVID-19
People who are well and healthy do not need to use a facemask. A facemask can be worn for those who are coughing or sneezing to protect others from getting sick. The use of facemasks is crucial, however, for health workers and others who are caring for someone infected with COVID-19 in close settings.
Healthy people should not be excluded from any activities based on their race or country of origin. There is no racial, ethnic, or cultural basis for the disease.
City officials are monitoring the situation and closely coordinating with Alameda County Public Health officials. We will provide additional information as we receive it. Current information from the Alameda County Public Health Department can be found at www.acphd.org