News & Announcements

2022 Child Care Provider Grants Now Available

Alameda County is excited to announce the investment of $4 million of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funds to the local Early Care and Education (ECE) system for existing infrastructure needs and capacity building in the field. One-time grants will be awarded...

First Confirmed Orthopox Virus Infection, Suspected Monkeypox

Today, Alameda County announced that a resident has tested positive for Orthopox and is suspected to be infected with the Monkeypox virus. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) conducted testing for Orthopox and results from testing by the CDC would...

Support for Small & Emerging CBOs in West Oakland

Capacity for Equity and Success (C4ES) is a pilot project created by Alameda County Healthcare Services Agency and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, in partnership with Exceptional Community Connections, LLC. C4ES will provide technical assistance and...

Alameda County to Require Masking in Most Indoor Public Settings

To limit the impact of increasing COVID-19 cases on hospitalizations, today Alameda County health officials announced that masks will be required in most indoor public settings beginning 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022. This Order does not apply to the City of...

Alameda County Releases the First-Ever Homeless Mortality Report

The first-ever Homeless Mortality Report was released by the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) this week, a retrospective analysis on homeless deaths from 2018 to 2020. The report shows a dramatic 89% increase in the number of annual homeless deaths...

Alameda County to Lift Most Indoor Mask Mandates on February 16

In alignment with the State, the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley will lift universal mask requirements for most indoor public settings beginning...

Alameda County Celebrates Lunar New Year

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Lunar New Year! This year, the Lunar New Year begins on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 and will be followed by 15 days of celebrations marking the transition from the Year of the Ox to the Year of the Tiger. The Lunar New Year is celebrated by...

Remembering Wilma Chan

I am still in shock about the loss of my friend, Supervisor Wilma Chan, but I wanted to share some thoughts. I have personally known Wilma since early 1980, a time in which the both of us were politically active, along with a number of young people working towards...