Covid-19: ‘I think we might be through the worst,’ says Alameda County health official

The severe winter covid-19 surge in the East Bay may have hit its peak, said an Alameda County public health official this week. "I think we might be through the worst," Alameda County Interim Public Health Officer Nicholas Moss said on Tuesday. Moss, however, added there is not yet enough evidence clearly showing the surge … Continue reading Covid-19: ‘I think we might be through the worst,’ says Alameda County health official

2020 Review: Covid-19 highlighted inequities in the East Bay, but short-term solutions were successful

Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle donning the now ubiquitous medical masks during a meeting in October. Tom Hanks was infected with covid-19 and the NBA abruptly put its season on hold in March. Away we were with the most trying year in many generations. The covid-19 pandemic changed our lives in many ways. It made … Continue reading 2020 Review: Covid-19 highlighted inequities in the East Bay, but short-term solutions were successful

Alameda County covid-19 cases by city

ALAMEDA COUNTY COVID-19 CASES BY CITIES (UPDATED - CLICK BELOW) •Confirmed total cases in Alameda County: 67,096. Deaths: 764, as of Jan. 19. **Alameda County rate/100k residents: 4,069.0. Covid-19 cases by city Total CasesRate/100k**Oakland20,9204,976.4Hayward10,6196,689.7Fremont5,8702,517.5Eden Area*4,6786,854.4San Leandro4,1244,632.9Livermore3,4443,871.4Union City 3,1014,263.9Berkeley2,3862,002.4Newark2,1704,412.2Castro Valley1,9663,058.5Pleasanton1,7722,245.9Alameda1,7892,305.7Dublin1,2681,846.6Fairview4744,495.0Emeryville3242,592.6Albany 2451,273.6Piedmont1471,360.9Sunol303,141.4Others1,227*Eden Area includes unincorporated Ashland, Cherryland, Hayward Acres, San Lorenzo.**Rate per 100,000 residents.

Alameda County expects to receive first doses of Pfizer covid-19 vaccine on Friday

Alameda County's initial allotment of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine is expected to arrive this Friday, county health officials said. "The big headline is, we don't have it yet," said Dr. Kathleen Clanon, medical director for Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. When the shipment of nearly 14,000 doses of the vaccine finally arrives for frontline … Continue reading Alameda County expects to receive first doses of Pfizer covid-19 vaccine on Friday

Bay Area will begin new stay-at-home orders on its own, begins Dec. 7 in Alameda County

Alameda County, along with four other counties in the Bay Area, will begin Gov. Gavin Newsom's new stay-at-home orders earlier than anticipated. Newsom's new order, announced on Thursday, was predicated on regions like the Bay Area falling below 15 percent available capacity of Intensive Care Units. The region was at 28 percent, as of yesterday. … Continue reading Bay Area will begin new stay-at-home orders on its own, begins Dec. 7 in Alameda County

Alameda County tops 30,000 total covid-19 cases as rate of infection rises

Alameda County surpassed 30,000 total reported covid-19 on Thursday as the number of new cases continues to spike. The Alameda County Public Health Department reported 30,330 covid-19 cases since the pandemic began last March. The number of deaths is now 520. After the county hit a high point in new daily cases on Aug. 13, … Continue reading Alameda County tops 30,000 total covid-19 cases as rate of infection rises

COVID-19: Alameda County is trending toward favorable orange tier

New coronavirus cases, along with the rate of positive tests, at-large, and among the lowest socioeconomic areas in Alameda County continue to trend downward, said Dr. Nicholas Moss, Alameda County’s interim public health officer. The positive trends mean Alameda County could move from the state’s red tier to orange, as early as next week. The … Continue reading COVID-19: Alameda County is trending toward favorable orange tier

Alameda will issue fines for not wearing masks, those failing to social distance

Alameda became the second city in the county to allow the issuance of citations to those who do not wear masks during the pandemic and fail to adhere to social distancing protocols. Fines will begin at $250 for a first offense, followed by $500 for a second offense, and increase to $1,000 for three or … Continue reading Alameda will issue fines for not wearing masks, those failing to social distance

Alameda County supervisors end summer session by approving a flurry of covid-19 relief programs

Alameda County supervisors wrapped up business prior to their month-long August recess with a number of items intended to help residents cope with the coronavirus, including a pilot program to offer a stipend to those recuperating from the virus, and a limited renters assistance program. A tiny home program in unincorporated Alameda County for unsheltered … Continue reading Alameda County supervisors end summer session by approving a flurry of covid-19 relief programs

Alameda County: Eviction moratorium extended again; supervisor floats rent relief idea

Just weeks after the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted to extend a countywide moratorium on evictions, the board do so again on Tuesday, furthering the prohibition to 60 days after the expiration of the county's public health order, but no sooner than 60 days after Dec. 31, 2020. The request was first made by … Continue reading Alameda County: Eviction moratorium extended again; supervisor floats rent relief idea

Alameda County official says covid-19 surge could worsen this fall

After initially keeping the coronavirus at bay, the number of new cases in Alameda County has skyrocketed to more than 11,000 over the past two months, and it may get worse, according to the county's interim public health officer. Local health officials had previously predicted a surge in new cases would come sometime in August. … Continue reading Alameda County official says covid-19 surge could worsen this fall

Khanna, Sanders, propose medical masks for all

With the number of coronavirus cases surging in many parts of the country, including California, and locally, in Alameda County, Rep. Ro Khanna, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill on Tuesday to mail a medical mask to all Americans. “If we can afford a $740 billion defense budget, we can afford to send … Continue reading Khanna, Sanders, propose medical masks for all

Alameda County tops 10,000 total covid-19 cases; Oakland exceeds 4,000

A spike in new coronavirus cases in Alameda County over the past month led to an inauspicious milestone on Friday after the number of residents testing positive surpassed 10,000 on Friday. Alameda County is the first in the Bay Area to pass the threshold. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 10,214 Alameda County residents have … Continue reading Alameda County tops 10,000 total covid-19 cases; Oakland exceeds 4,000

Alameda County: Pending state approval, outdoor dining, Oakland Zoo could reopen this week

Alameda County supervisors gave their support to an application asking the state for a variance that will allow outdoor dining to resume, perhaps within this week. If approved by the state, the variance will also allow the struggling Oakland Zoo to reopen for outdoor activities only, said Nicholas Moss, Alameda County interim public health officer. … Continue reading Alameda County: Pending state approval, outdoor dining, Oakland Zoo could reopen this week

San Quentin inmates are being hospitalized in Alameda County; State eyes Glenn Dyer Jail to house inmates

Up to 16 inmates from San Quentin State Prison have been hospitalized in Alameda County hospitals, Health Care Services Agency Director Coleen Chawla said on Tuesday. As of Monday, there were 8-9 of those who remain hospitalized following a major outbreak of covid-19 at the state prison in Marin. In addition, between 15-18 San Quentin … Continue reading San Quentin inmates are being hospitalized in Alameda County; State eyes Glenn Dyer Jail to house inmates