The City of Alameda is currently soliciting donations from the community to help those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At its May 19 meeting, the City Council unanimously approved the “Alameda Strong” community relief fund. The fund, which will be financed solely by community donations, will provide grants to small businesses, nonprofits and renters financially affected by the shelter-in-place order due to the coronavirus.
All Good Living’s Chris Tam, Councilmember Malia Vella and Alameda Unified School District President Mia Bonta were among the volunteers at Alameda Point Collaborative who distributed donated masks and curbside meals to students’ families. The crisis has students distance learning and without this service they would be required to go without the meals usually provided to them as part of their school lunch programs.
I received the following notices related to the coronavirus pandemic this week.
‘From a friend’
Karen Green asked to share this piece with the community.
“I will be wearing a mask in public as an act of kindness and a demonstration of my humanity. It protects those with weakened immune systems, eases the burdens on our healthcare warriors and will move us quicker to the day that we can begin to emerge from our burrows.
On Monday, May 4, health authorities in the nine-county region that includes Alameda loosened restrictions on construction as well as some outdoor activities and businesses. They announced that the state of California was planning to allow some retailers to reopen with curbside pickup and physical distancing. The state was also allowing any manufacturing and supply chains for those businesses to open. These orders do not permit curbside pickup for all non-essential, brick-and-mortar businesses.