COVID

Supervisor Wilma Chan                                                                           Supervisor Wilma Chan

We are saddened by the sudden and untimely loss of Supervisor Wilma Chan. She was a visionary and tireless advocate for the health and wellbeing of our communities. As Health Committee Chair, Supervisor Chan led with progressive values, loved data, put community first, and worked across sectors to solve complex problems. Her many contributions will live on through the lives of everyone touched by her policy decisions and leadership, including her work to support a robust safety net, services for children and families, and broad access to health insurance. She will be missed dearly and we will carry her legacy forward in daily service to our community. Please keep her family and her staff in your thoughts and her memory in your heart.

Free COVID-19 Testing Every Wednesday, 12:30-3:30pm

Offered in partnership with CORE Bay Area and open to the public, REACH is hosting free COVID-19 testing weekly on Wednesdays from 12:30-3:30pm. Located in the amphitheater behind our building! You do not need health insurance. Citizenship and immigration status will not be asked.

Schedule an appointment using

https://bit.ly/corereachtest

or the QR Code below:

Californians get $50—just for being vaccinated!

All California residents who get vaccinated after May 26 are eligible for a $50 incentive card from the state. If you don’t automatically receive information 14 days after your vaccine, please call 1-833-993-3873. Download the English/Spanish COVID State $50 Incentive Flyer.

For questions about the program, visit covid19.ca.gov/vax-for-the-win.

COVID Vaccine Resources

Safe Programming

COVID safe in-person programs have been conducted successfully since June 22, 2020. Some program classes are on hold or are being conducted virtually. Where in-person programs continue, class size has been reduced, masks-required, and social-distancing guidelines observed. Through “stable-groups” or “social-bubbles,” the number of persons interacting has been safely limited.

Recreation

  • The fitness center is currently closed and use of the Edendale Gymnasium suspended.
  • Most recreation classes are being conducted outdoors.

Education

  • Daily small group academic support has been integrated into all stable group offerings.

Art

  • Classes in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, mixed-media, bookmaking, paper arts, and sewing are being conducted in stable groups.
  • Classes in digital compositing, digital painting, digital photography, digital illustration, graphic design, digital music, video production, music production, and independent digital arts projects are being conducted in stable groups.

Career

  • Virtual career counseling and workshops continue.
  • Virtual career spotlight sessions, with employers in a handful of sectors, continue.
  • Drop-in career counseling, planned college tours, and planned job fairs are on hold.

Health

  • In-person home-visits and scheduled on-site visits are happening. Most drop-in, on-site visits are on hold. We have also rolled out a resource line for Transition Aged Youth (18-24). See Health Section for instructions on phone numbers and times.

Connecting Youth and Families to Critical Services

When shelter-in-place orders were Issued, REACH staff called 550+ families of members to:

  • Explain and answer questions about the health order.
  • Share how REACH could continue to support them even while in-person programming was paused.
  • Provide resources and referrals to respond to new and emerging needs due to the pandemic.