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Our agencies and departments have been closely monitoring advice from the County's Public Health Department related to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak. We are committed to providing our essential services to the public, and all County agencies and departments remain open for business. We also recognize the newfound importance of social distancing and individual preferences for avoiding public spaces; therefore, we highly recommend the utilization of our many online and mobile services. Through these services you will be able to pay your property taxes, order vital records, and access many other essential services. We provide the following online and mobile services:
New Health Officer Orders Effective August 28
Our Alameda County Health Officer issues orders to allow for limited outdoor activities and services to resume. Learn more...
Safe & Accessible Voting
The Golden State Warriors and the County of Alameda are honored to announce a unique partnership that will provide a safe and accessible voting location in downtown Oakland. The Warriors, in collaboration with the County of Alameda, will open the doors of the team’s Oakland Facility at 1011 Broadway for the November 3, 2020 General Election. The use of the Warriors’ Oakland Facility as an accessible voting location ensures that social distancing measures are put in place and that County health guidelines are followed. Press release...
COVID-19 Economic Relief
The Alameda County Social Services Agency, in partnership with the County’s Health Care Services and Auditor-Controller Agencies, launched an economic resiliency program on August 24, 2020 to address the COVID-19 public health crisis. The Alameda County Responsibility to Community Health-Pilot Stipend Program, or ARCH, is aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Alameda County by providing financial assistance to self-isolating County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.
The ARCH-Pilot Stipend Program targets COVID positive residents living in designated high-risk neighborhoods that include: South Hayward, Ashland/Cherryland, East Oakland, West Oakland, and Fruitvale/San Antonio. It is believed that many eligible County residents are essential workers not able to work remotely, thereby placing them at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. Vulnerable residents testing positive for COVID-19 will be connected to the ARCH-Pilot Stipend Program through HCSA’s community medical provider network of Community-Based Case Investigation/Contact Tracing services. For more information, see our FAQ and our press release.
COVID-19 Services Map
The map includes food distribution sites, testing sites, and other essential services which are currently open under the COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place Order. The map will be updated regularly and remain active for the duration of the Shelter-In-Place Order. The map was a collaborative effort between the Alameda County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Care & Shelter Branch, Alameda County Community Food Bank, 211, and cities.
Open Interactive Map
Great Plates Delivered
The Alameda County Social Services Agency is pleased to offer nutritional meals to eligible older adults impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the Great Plates Delivered Program (GPD). We encourage all eligible County residents (except for the City of Oakland) to take full advantage of this nutritional food resource by completing the below registration form. Restaurants who are interested in participating should complete the state interest form. Restaurants that have already registered are currently being reviewed and do not need to resubmit their form.
Oakland residents can apply to City of Oakland Great Plates Delivered or call 510-238-3663 or email email@example.com
We have designed a program that is inclusive and provides the highest quality nutritious food and service to eligible adults 60 and older at high risk from COVID 19 to stay home and remain healthy.
To contact us, email ACGreatPlates@acgov.org, or call (925) 803-7943.
Please note the Great Plates Delivered program is currently approved through October 9, 2020. Any extensions of the program beyond that date are handled by the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in consultation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Please consult this website for updates as necessary.
First Virtual Marriage
At 3:30PM on May 5, 2020, Derek Cox and Giselle Martin became the first couple to be married virtually in Alameda County. Our Clerk-Recorder's Office was able to issue them their online marriage license and perform their marriage ceremony virtually pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-58-20.
If you are interested in getting married virtually, please refer to the Clerk-Recorder's full news release for more details or visit their website.
County Meetings & Events
Several County meetings and events have been postponed or cancelled due to health concerns. Meeting/Event Changes
Help Us Fight COVID-19
Our Board of Supervisors has reactivated the Disaster Relief Fund. Due to the enormous and varied needs facing the community and the health care systems at this time, the county has established two separate funds. The Emergency Fund will provide needed services to those directly affected by the pandemic. The Recovery Fund will be used to purchase personal protective equipment and other supplies to assist those fighting the pandemic. You can also donate personal protective equipment.
Learn More / Donate
Social Services Agency COVID-19 Guidelines
Our Social Services Agency has published important notices to provide guidance for their clients. Lobbies at their facilities are temporarily closed. Get more details on their website.
What We've Been Up To
Check out this video that describes what we're working on and celebrates our recent accomplishments.
Apply For Youth Leadership Academy
Applications are being accepted for Alameda County’s 2020 Youth Leadership Academy, a free educational program for local 11th and 12th grade students interested in learning about local government, developing leadership skills and networking with peers from throughout the County. We continue to closely monitor the developing COVID-19 situation and will provide updates if there are changes to this program. Learn more and apply...
We are gearing up for Census 2020. We are committed to counting all members of our community. Learn more about what we are doing and why the Census is so important. Learn more...
Download our bi-monthly newsletter to learn more about the County. Check it out...
View of list of official press releases issued by the County. View...