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The People's Health Briefing

Your Trusted Voice for COVID-19 Updates in Oakland!




Links referenced in the briefing:

  • California vaccinated vs. unvaccinated data


  • A National Strategy for COVID-19: Testing, Surveillance, and Mitigation Strategies (JAMA)


  • “Covid-19: An Urgent Call For Global ‘Vaccines-Plus’ Action” (BMJ)


  • 2 minute video: What you Need to Know about COVID Testing: PCR & Antigen Best Practices

  • Child COVID data:

  • CDC Press release new isolation/quarantine guidelines:

Interested in Receiving your COVID Test at Roots Community Health Center? 


Visit our Oakland Vaccine Clinic every Monday from 9:30am - 2:30pm, and every Thursday from 9:30am - 12:30pm


Interested in Receiving your Vaccine or Booster at Roots? 


Visit our Oakland Vaccine Clinic every Thursday and Friday from 1-4pm 


The Eastside Cultural Center venue and office is closed until the lifting of Shelter in Place
Community resources during the COVID-19 crisis 

Vaccination Appointments

Alameda County Vaccine Eligibility Criteria

Fremont High School (Oakland) Community Point of

Distribution (POD)

Alameda County

Thursday – Saturday, 9am – 7pm, For more details, visit:

Clinica De La Raza

CVS and Rite Aid

for more info visit

Unemployment Assistance

This includes Self-Employed workers.


State of CA


Denise Pate

Cultural Funding Coordinator Cultural Affairs Division

Economic & Workforce Development City of Oakland

desk: 510-238-7561

1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 9th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612


COVID -19 | Bay Area Arts & Culture Resource Guide 

Artist Resources


Virtual Open Mic

Performing Artists Relief Fund

Grant funding for Bay Area visual arts organizations serving BIPOC and other underserved audiences

Resources for those who live and work in Oakland

Individuals who work in Oakland have rights to paid sick leave

California’s State Resources for Employers and Workers includes waiving the 1 week waiting period for unemployment and disability insurance.


Keep Oakland Housed provides emergency financial assistance and services to residents at risk of losing their housing.


Newly launched portal for all affordable housing in Alameda County 

We can support Oakland’s small businesses by ordering take-out, purchasing gift cards now, and shopping online.


Bay Area COVID-19 Relief Application for Migrant Youth Community


California Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)

Employment Opportunities

Our Oakland schools are closed during this time and providing free ‘grab n go’ meals to the many students who rely on them at specific sites. Alameda County Community Food Bank also provides free food assistance to families and individuals through its County-wide network of food pantries and soup kitchens. 

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