A new program from the county is estimated to impact 7,500 people who have tested positive for COVID-19, but due to “economic instability,” still need to work.
Named the Alameda County Responsibility to Community Health (ARCH) program, it was passed by the county board of supervisors on August 4, 2020. The program will cost about $10 million.
Residents in “high risk” neighborhoods including East Oakland, West Oakland, and Fruitvale/San Antonio are eligible. The stipends are $1,250 and will be a one time stipend for self-isolating for two weeks, and will be given in the form of a Visa pre-paid card.
The county has more information on their FAQs page for this program.