East Bay Getting to Zero

Please find below a curated list of the best COVID-related resources and links we have collected since March 10, 2020. This list is updated weekly. The newest resources for the current week are posted on our COVID-19 updates page.

Top links:

Alameda County guidance:

Click here for all current approved businesses and activities.

Download links for Alameda County community or business guidance on: Face coverings, social bubbles, childcare and camps for all children,  graduations, vehicular gatherings, construction, curbside retail pickups, manufacturing and warehousing, personal services, youth extracurricular and general outdoor recreation activities.

Download links for Alameda County clinical guidance on: COVID-19 testing, antigen testing, isolation orders in 7 languages for all people getting tested, reporting COVID-19 cases, Project Roomkey isolation housing, home health agencies, remdesivir allocations, routine vaccines , reporting pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, resumption of non-urgent medical services, testing in Skilled Nursing Facilities and COVID-19 vaccinations.

If your organization is in Alameda County and needs COVID-related supplies or staffing, please go to the Emergency Medical Services website to request testing supplies, antigen test kits and/or PPE, and request staffing.

Resources for people living with HIV and HIV advocates:


Mental health support lines and groups

Harm reduction during the COVID outbreak

Benefits and insurance

HIV provider clinical resources

Training and learning resources

Housing resources

  • Project Roomkey isolation housing in Alameda County is available people experiencing homelessness and people living in crowded conditions who need COVID-19 isolation or quarantine. To make referrals to Project Roomkey hotels, approved referral agencies should follow the specific instructions and link provided to your agency’s contact person. If your agency is not on the list, please email covidhousing@acgov.org or call 510-891-8950.
  • Alameda County housing resource packet from Judy Eliachar of AIDS Housing Information Project at Eden I&R, presented HIV linkage and retention working group workshop on 4/30/20.

ADAP, HRSA grants, telehealth and other billing resources

PPE resources

COVID testing

Public Charge and immigrant rights during the COVID outbreak:

National and International HIV COVID updates, resources and links:

Bay Area and CA COVID-19 resources:

California statewide COVID hotline: community members can call 833-544-2374 for questions and assistance. This hotline coordinates with local 2-1-1 systems and is able to, for example, help people access grocery and medication delivery while staying at home.

A summary of East Bay COVID financial relief services available to East Bay residents was compiled by the office CA Senator Nancy Skinner, including information about halting evictions, access to CalFresh (food stamps) and Medi-Cal, unemployment insurance, and extensions in tax return deadlines to July 15.

California State also as a webpage summarizing COVID-related financial assistance available for Californians.

San Francisco Chronicle Coronavirus live updates

Podcast: KQED Forum

Bay Area Public Health COVID websites:

Alameda County Public Health Department COVID-19 updates

Contra Costa Health Services updates

San Francisco Department of Health COVID-19 updates

Santa Clara County Public Health Department COVID-19 updates

Solano Public Health coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

State, national and global COVID-19 updates:

Coronavirus Dashboard tracks the numbers of cases including deaths and recovery rates from the state to global level.

California State and Department of Public Health COVID-19 updates

CDC: United States Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 updates

National Health Care for the Homeless COVID-19 resources

World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 updates

Other COVID resources for vulnerable populations

COVID-19 research studies open to Bay Area community members

  • HIV-COVID Reporting Database: Coronavirus Under Research Exclusion (CURE HIV-COVID) is an adult database to monitor and report on outcomes of COVID-19 occurring in HIV patients. We encourage HIV clinicians in the United States to report ALL cases of COVID-19 in their HIV patients, regardless of severity (including asymptomatic patients detected through public health screening).  Reporting a case to this CURE HIV-COVID database should take approximately 5 minutes.  Please report only confirmed COVID-19 cases, and report after a minimum of 7 days and sufficient time has passed to observe the disease course through resolution of acute illness or death. With the collaboration of our entire HIV community, we will rapidly be able to define the impact of COVID-19 on patients with HIV and how factors such as age, CD4 count, comorbidities, and treatments impact COVID outcomes. To report a case of coronavirus, click here. If you have any questions, please reach out via our Contact Page.
  • COVID-19 Citizen Science Study: UCSF researchers are launching a world-wide study to track COVID-19 symptoms, infections, risk factors and behaviors that might impact spread.  The study, called the COVID-19 Citizen Science Study, uses daily surveys to track risk factors, symptoms, exposures and COVID-19 diagnoses as well as geolocation to understand the impact of people’s movement on the containment of the disease.  To participate or to refer others to participate, go to https://covid19.eurekaplatform.org. You may also text “COVID” to 41411 for more information.
  • NIH serology study open to volunteers nationwide: A new study has begun recruiting at the National Institutes of Health to determine how many adults in the United States without a confirmed history of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), have antibodies to the virus. The presence of antibodies in the blood indicates a prior infection. In this “serosurvey,” researchers will collect and analyze blood samples from as many as 10,000 volunteers to provide critical data for epidemiological models. The results will help illuminate the extent to which the novel coronavirus has spread undetected in the United States and provide insights into which communities and populations are most affected. Interested in enrolling? Contact: clinicalstudiesunit@nih.gov
  • COVID-19 Pregnancy Registry:  A National Priority: PRIORITY(Pregnancy CoRonavIrus Outcomes RegIsTrY) is a UCSF and UCLA led nationwide registry for pregnant and postpartum women with suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.  The goal is to provide information that informs and improves patient care during this pandemic. To Refer a Patient:  Please ask the patient if she is willing to have her contact information shared with the research team. If yes, you can click here to Refer a Patient, or call/text 415-754-3749, or email at PRIORITYCOVID19@ucsf.edu. The patient can also contact the research team herself For Patients: Enroll in PRIORITY. The team will then reach out directly to her to consent, enroll, and begin data collection. For more information about the project or to donate to support the project, go to Crowdfunding to support PRIORITY.
  • The COVID-19 PEP Study: This study is a randomized, multi-center study of hydroxychloroquine PEP for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection in 2,000 adults exposed to the virus. Volunteers who participate in the study will be asked to take a medication, complete an online survey to assess their symptoms, and collect a sample by swabbing the inside of their nose every day for 14 days. On Day 28 a final swab will be collected and a survey completed. The study is entirely remote (no in person visits).  Anyone who is interested can go to the study website at www.covid19pepstudy.org and fill out the information and a study coordinator will call them back. For study inquiries, email COVID19PEP@mednet.ucla.edu
  • The London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is conducting a 15-30 minute survey on Identifying and mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on TB and HIV programmes. All HIV and TB service providers (medical and especially non-medical) are encouraged to complete the survey.  
  • OUTPATIENT TREATMENT FOR RECENT COVID INFECTION (ACTIV-2) : Phase 2/3 platform trial of treatments for outpatients with newly diagnosed COVID. Currently providing a single infusion of monoclonal antibodies vs.  placebo for people with a diagnosis of COVID and symptom onset of less than 10 days.  Safe transportation will be provided for patients during the isolation time period. More information available at www.riseabovecovid.com and call/text (415) 806-8554 (English/Spanish)
  • COVID VACCINES STUDIES:  We are looking for volunteers without a known prior history of COVID who have an increased risk of COVID infection and/or an increased risk of serious COVID disease. The current vaccine is the Astra-Zeneca ChAdOx adenovirus vector vaccine, given in two doses.  2:1 randomization to vaccine vs. placebo. More information at www.coronaviruspreventionnetwork.org  and call/text (415) 806-8554 (English/Spanish)