We've reached out to public health professionals and elected officials, and we want to hear from the community: Why does East Oakland have so many cases?
Alameda County now has the highest number of cases in the Bay Area, at 2,560 as of data from May 19, 2020
With many people wearing masks due to COVID-19, people are smiling with their eyes and some people are being nicer.
Oakland Muslims observe month of Ramadan during COVID-19 pandemic by fasting and praying at home, as local mosques closed.
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Alameda County health officials eased restrictions on businesses as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Santa Rita inmates fear exposure to coronavirus.
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The City of Oakland has announced new restrictions around city parks. Starting today, Friday, May 15 and through Sunday, May 31, the City is prohibiting vendors (such as food trucks) on the perimeters of city[More]
Additional Food Distribution in East Oakland: Salvation Army and 81st Avenue Branch of the OPL Food insecurity is still very prevalent. There are several more places offering food distribution. Salvation Army and Acts Full Gospel[More]
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Some Oakland renters are on strike. Roots opens COVID-19 testing site in East Oakland.
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Oakland surpassed 500 coronavirus cases; workers rally by car on May Day, officials tell residents to "Give the Lake a Break."
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Letter: Alameda County should immediately increase access to testing and treatment in the African American community.
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