Alameda County Public Health Department of Communicable Disease Section: (510) 267-3250 from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM on weekdays. After-hours calls should be directed to (925) 422-7595 and ask for the public health duty officer on call.
Contra Costa Public Health Department: Coronavirus Call Center: (844) 729-8410.
Berkeley Public Health Division: (510) 981-5292 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on weekdays. After-hours calls should be directed to (510) 981-5911 and ask for the Health Officer on call.
CA Dept of Public Health COVID-19 Updates
CDC COVID-19 Information for Healthcare Professionals
World Health Organization COVID-19 Outbreak
On March 16, 2020, Alameda County, Contra Costa County and the City of Berkeley (along with Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties) issued legal orders directing residents to shelter at home for three weeks beginning at 12:01 AM on March 17. The order limits activity, travel, and business functions to only the most essential needs. The guidance comes after substantial input from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and best practices from other health officials around the world.
The order defines essential activities as necessary for the health and safety for individuals and their families, and includes “health care operations” and specifically states:
Please review the CDC's "Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States." In addition, medical practices that choose to stay open may want to adopt telemedicine as a way to provide patient care. For telemedicine resources and tips on quickly adapting to telemedicine use in your practice, please visit www.accma.org/COVID-19/Telemedicine.
Small businesses in Alameda and Contra Costa counties are eligible for disaster relief loans from the US Small Business Administration as a result of COVID-19:
This document is intended to serve as an aid by providing a starting point for creating practice-specific guidance for personnel:
Protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like COVID-10. The following webpages provide local, state, and federal information and updates about COVID-19.
ACCMA coordinated with all Bay Area medical associations (representing 16,500 members) to send a letter to Governor Newsom on March 13, articulating what physicians need in order to help our communities
ACCMA is continuously spporting CMA and AMA advocacy priorities, including telemedicine flexibility and OSHA standards, as stated in their recent letter to Governor Newsom