November 9, 2020
Eden Health District COVID-19 Bulletin
“The results are really quite good, I mean extraordinary.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci on first analysis of trial tests of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, 11/9/20

“A mask remains the most potent weapon against the virus” until a vaccine becomes widely available. “Today’s news does not change that urgent reality."
President-elect Joe Biden, 11/9/20
Close-knit sweater tree forest appears in downtown Livermore
In 2014, the city of Livermore’s art commission sponsored the city’s first Tree Sweater Forest, decorating more than 30 trees on First Street with knitted concoctions. Since then, the tradition has continued. To many, it signifies the beginning of the holiday season, the start of the fall and winter, and festivities to come.

Because of the pandemic, knitters and crocheters weren’t sure the tradition would continue this year. But it is — spreading by word of mouth, email lists and their Facebook group page. The group was relieved something “normal” was continuing, crocheter Joelle Arugello said.

Once called “yarn bombing,” the knitted or crocheted tree “sweaters” are more like blankets knitted around the trees, made by a team of locals, some of them kids, that decorate the trees in colorful yarn, some even with 3-D images. The sizes vary: some cover most of the tree trunks, others just a branch or smaller portion of the tree.

One tree has images representing major holidays on it (Easter, Fourth of July), another features Grover from the Muppets, another displays a collaboration of mandalas dangling from a larger tree sweater by children from kindergarten through the fifth grade.
Two trees had “Black Lives Matter” sweaters, but both were immediately stolen.

“We put our heart and soul into this. People don’t have to agree with it; they can disagree with it but leave it alone,” said Arugello about the thefts.

The sweaters can take 14 hours or more to make — from measuring the trees, making the artwork itself, and then fitting them on to the tree. So when one of them gets stolen, or destroyed, it’s especially heartbreaking, said Arguello, who works as a teacher at an after-school program and had her students help make one of the sweater projects.

The downtown art installation on First Street continues through Nov. 15. After that, the sweaters will be taken down and donated to the Valley Humane Society to keep shelter animals warm.

Source: Mercury News
By the Numbers
Alameda County: 24,851

Contra Costa County: 20,166

Bay Area: 124,190

California: 975,004

U.S.: 10,042,654
Alameda County: 475

Contra Costa County: 253

Bay Area: 1,839

California: 17,977

U.S.: 237,835
Bay Area News
SF Gate, November 9, 2020
Covid-19 cases in Santa Clara County have surged in recent days, and local health officials are asking the public to follow mask-wearing and social-distancing guidelines with "strict adherence." The county reported 358 new cases Sunday. This is the second highest number since the record 385 of cases reported in the county on July 15.

Nearly all these cases are from tests conducted in the past week, and about half in the past three days, county health officials said in a statement released Monday. What's more, hospitalizations on Sunday increased nearly 10%.

Contra Costa Health Services, November 9, 2020
Any activity outside of your household increases chances of exposure to the virus. Be selective and space out which public activities you choose. If gathering with your small, stable group is most important, consider forgoing or delaying other activities such as a haircut or indoor dining to reduce your overall exposures and protect your group.

East Bay Times, November 9, 2020
Three UC San Francisco physicians will help guide President-elect Joe Biden’s pandemic response strategy as members of his newly-announced Transition Covid-19 Advisory Board.

One of these local experts, Dr. David Kessler, will serve as a co-chair of the board, which will work with health officials nationwide to create policies to stem the virus’s spread, reduce eliminate health disparities and reopen schools and businesses.

The three UCSF panel members are:

  • Dr. Eric Goosby, professor of clinical medicine and the director of Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy in the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences.
  • Dr. Robert Rodriguez, professor of emergency medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine. 
  • Dr. David Kessler, professor of pediatric, epidemiology and biostatistics, former dean and vice chancellor for medical affairs at UCSF as well as former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Alameda County Health Services Agency, November 9, 2020
Although the rate of positive coronavirus test results remains 2/3 lower than its Summer peak of 6.2%, the rate has increased in Alameda County over the past 14 days. On October 26, 2020, the rate was 1.5%. As of November 7, 2020 (the most recent date with reported data), the rate stands at 2.0%.

SF Chronicle, November 8, 2020
The impromptu celebrations for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris after the marathon presidential election could very well have harmed the new president’s goal of taming the coronavirus pandemic, Bay Area epidemiologists said.

“It’s going to be a concern, particularly in situations where alcohol is involved and there is risky behavior,” said Robert Siegel, an infectious-disease specialist at Stanford University, referring to a tendency in crowds not to stay 6 feet apart or, in some cases, wear masks. “Basically the virus doesn’t care what your political persuasion is, so the same rules apply that have applied all along.”

Berkeleyside, November 9, 2020
On October 12, the restaurant announced the start of “a new chapter at Chez Panisse,” with to-go lunch and dinner, sold Wednesday through Sunday. Dinner can be ordered a la carte five days a week, as it was served in the café upstairs. And from Thursday to Saturday, three-course dinners are served to-go, echoing the downstairs dining experience. Chez’s staff has climbed back up to 50 employees.
Health News
STAT, November 9, 2020
Pfizer and partner BioNTech said Monday that their vaccine against Covid-19 was strongly effective, exceeding expectations with results that are likely to be met with cautious excitement — and relief — in the face of the global pandemic.

The vaccine is the first to be tested in the United States to generate late-stage data. The companies said an early analysis of the results showed that individuals who received two injections of the vaccine three weeks apart experienced more than 90% fewer cases of symptomatic Covid-19 than those who received a placebo. For months, researchers have cautioned that a vaccine that might only be 60% or 70% effective. The Phase 3 study is ongoing and additional data could affect results.

Helen Branswell, STAT, November 9, 2020
The world has been waiting for good news on Covid-19 vaccines. Monday it got a bunch of it. A preliminary analysis of the race frontrunner, Pfizer-BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine, suggested it was 90% effective in preventing symptomatic Covid disease. While these are early findings — the trial is still ongoing — they suggest the vaccine could be very protective.

Here are four reasons for encouragement based on the early results, starting with the most important.

  1. We are likely to have multiple successful vaccines: All of the vaccines being developed by major manufacturers working with Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government effort to fast-track vaccines, target the spike protein as does the Pfizer vaccine.
  2. This is terrific news for mRNA vaccines: Research has been underway for years on this innovative approach to make vaccines, but to date no mRNA vaccine has been brought to market. The platform offers huge promise, both in terms of how quickly a vaccine can be designed and how quickly batches can be made.
  3. We may be able to expect more from Covid-19 vaccines than we thought. That could help persuade people to be vaccinated.
  4. Pfizer’s vaccine’s long-term prospects now look better: Pfizer’s vaccine will almost certainly be the first to be authorized by the FDA. But it’s also going to be the hardest one to use. The vaccine has to be shipped and stored at ultra-cold temperatures, -94 Fahrenheit (-70 Celsius). That requirement will limit where the vaccine can be used. Still, a vaccine that might be 90% efficacious becomes more attractive — regardless of distribution challenges.

Scientists welcome the first compelling evidence that a vaccine can prevent Covid-19. One key unanswered question is how long the vaccines’ effectiveness will last. There will be a chance to answer that question if the trial continues for several more months. Answers could also come from analysing the immune responses of people who took part in early-stage trials of the Pfizer vaccine, some of whom may have been given the vaccine up to 6 months ago.
US and California Data: Last 90 Days
Covid Tracking Project, 11/5/20 (bold lines are 7-day averages)
United States
California News
KCRA TV, November 9, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that more California counties are poised to move backward on the state's reopening system as COVID cases increase. Californians will find out their county's status on Tuesday when Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly does his weekly reopening tier update.

Newsom cited the state's Covid positivity rate, 3.7%, as a sign that California is going in the wrong direction when it comes to slowing the spread of the virus. Back in mid-October, the positivity rate had decreased to 2.5%.

Mercury News, November 9, 2020
Amid a dramatic spike in cases of Covid-19 nationally, California is also beginning to see concerning signs of the virus re-emerging across the state.
There was hardly any slowdown in new cases over the weekend, despite many counties not releasing updated totals, as the seven-day average climbed to about 5,590 per day — a 27.6% increase in the past two weeks and nearly double the daily cases from a recent low point, Oct. 18, when the average briefly dipped below 3,000 cases per day.

On Sunday, county health departments around the state combined to report 4,943 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 more fatalities from the virus, according to data compiled by this news organization. Across California, there were 28.7% more patients hospitalized with COVID-19 than there were two weeks ago: a total of 2,902 as of Saturday, according to the latest data from the California Department of Public Health. The recent uptick in California, however, pales in comparison to the nationwide surge.

LA Times, November 8, 2020
Officials on Sunday announced more than 2,200 new Covid-19 cases, marking the fourth consecutive day with more than 2,000 confirmed infections. On Saturday, county health officials warned that crowds and street celebrations following the results of the presidential election “are places where it is very easy and very likely for Covid-19 to spread.”

Sacramento Bee, November 7, 2020
Placer County may be preparing for more closures in the coming weeks as a result of a surge in Covid-19 cases, according to new county data. The county case rate jumped to 7.8% by the end of October, a figure that is considered severe by state public health officials.

Placer officials said they are not expecting those numbers to go down by the time the state will evaluate whether Placer will move from its current orange tier status in the state’s monitoring system. To move down into the least restrictive yellow tier, the county must have a 1% or lower adjusted rate of cases per 100,000 residents. The county’s other two important metrics, the testing positivity rate and health equity testing positivity rate, are still stable and remain slightly over 3%. That means those metrics remain in the “moderate” risk tier.
US News
CNN, November 9, 2020
In an unprecedented weekend of Covid-19 infections, nearly all of the US is seeing cases rise as the national total teeters near 10 million. There were 105,927 new coronavirus cases reported on Sunday, marking the 5th day in a row that cases topped 100,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

"We're about to see all of these little epidemics across the country, crossed and mixed, and it's going to be an awful lot like pouring gasoline on a fire," Dr. Megan Ranney told CNN's Fredricka Whitfield Sunday. Ranney said she is worried to see what happens after people gather as they are expected to during late November and early December.

Politico, November 9, 2020
The country’s health care system is buckling under the load of the resurgent outbreak that’s approaching 10 million cases nationwide. The number of Americans hospitalized with Covid-19 has spiked to 56,000, up from 33,000 one month ago. In many areas of the country, shortages of ICU beds and staff are leaving patients piled up in emergency rooms. And nearly 1,100 people died on Saturday alone, according to the Covid Tracking Project.

An “ensemble” forecast used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — based on the output of several independent models — projects that the country could see as many as 11,000 deaths and 960,000 cases per week by the end of the month. 

LA Times, November 9, 2020
In his first address to the nation since declaring victory, President-elect Joe Biden warned that widespread distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine was still months away, and he implored Americans to wear masks to contain the spread of the virus as the nation headed into a “dark winter” that could see hundreds of thousands of more deaths.

Associated Press, November 9, 2020
Coronavirus cases are surging within facilities in states hard hit by the latest onslaught of Covid-19. An analysis of federal data from 20 states for The Associated Press finds that new weekly cases among residents rose nearly four-fold from the end of May to late October, from 1,083 to 4,274. Resident deaths more than doubled, from 318 a week to 699, according to the study by University of Chicago health researchers Rebecca Gorges and Tamara Konetzka.

NY Times, November 9, 2020
The number of new infections is swiftly rising, with more than 1,000 cases identified in New York City four days in a row this past week, a level that last occurred in May, according to the state’s Department of Health. Just a month ago, daily cases were typically in the 500 to 700 range.
CA Education News
LA Times, November 9, 2020
The good news for Los Angeles Unified School District athletes is that they’ve been given clearance to begin voluntary conditioning workouts with their coaches on campuses starting Monday. The bad news is very few schools will be ready to welcome athletes on campuses until late this week or longer because of delays in fulfilling requirements needed to step onto campus.

Among the requirements for students and coaches is the need to take a Covid-19 test at least three days before being allowed on campus. Students also need to complete a physical exam and have their parents sign a waiver form. Any sports team in LAUSD is allowed to have voluntary workouts, but campuses will be strictly controlled with procedures and separate entrances and exits.

LA Times, November 8, 2020
UC San Diego has erected four large, outdoor tents near the center of campus to give students a place to study and listen to lectures that would pose little risk of exposing people to the novel coronavirus. Health officials say that a combination of social distancing and the breezy outdoor air would make it hard for the virus to spread.

The new mini-village is part of “Return to Learn,” UCSD’s effort to enable a comparatively small number of students to live on campus and take some courses in person. The 80-foot-by-60-foot outdoor classrooms can accommodate up to 50 students — strikingly different than indoor lecture halls, where 200-student classes are held. The outdoor classrooms will include an array of amenities, such as WiFi, podcasting equipment, microphones and LCD display screens.

Mercury News, November 9, 2020
The long-awaited Pac-12 football season is just getting started, and it already feels fragile after a quadruple-whammy of Covid-19 news last week.
In Berkeley, Cal was forced into a cancellation because of one positive test. In Salt Lake City, a collection of positives sent Utah under the minimum-player threshold and caused the Utes to cancel.

Case counts aren’t the problem. The athletes are being careful; they are desperate to play. Instead, the problem is the contact tracing process that leads to the quarantines that lead to, in the case of Cal and Utah, teams not having enough players.
US Education News
Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2020
This college admissions season is shaping up to be the most uncertain in recent memory for high-school seniors as well as the universities looking to enroll them. With early-admission deadlines this month, fewer students have applied to colleges or filled out federal financial-aid forms compared with a year ago, and universities say they are struggling to predict who might eventually enroll.

NY Times, November 9, 2020
As Thanksgiving approaches, millions of Americans are weighing the risk of pandemic travel against the yearning to visit friends and family. But one group seems all but certain to be heading home in large numbers just in time for turkey and holiday gatherings: College students.

Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2020
Even as some public-health experts warn sports leaders not to play basketball, the most popular indoor sport in high school, most state high school activities associations plan to go ahead with normal seasons, or continue with some tweaks.

The question of whether high schools should play indoors this winter has become divisive even among public-health officials. A study by University of Wisconsin researchers asserts that high school sports in Wisconsin haven’t led to an increase in Covid-19 infections among high school athletes. But Robert Golden, Dean of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health, said the views of the study’s lead researcher don’t represent the opinions of the university, that the study hasn’t been peer-reviewed and that its design has limitations.

Washington Post, November 9, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden is hoping to pry schools open with money for increased coronavirus expenses and clear guidance on how in-person schooling can resume safely, a shift that signals a new era for education policy in the United States.

For the Education Department, the transition committee is being led by Linda Darling-Hammond, president of the California State Board of Education, several people said. Darling-Hammond has also been talked about as a possible education secretary, though over the weekend she took herself out of consideration.
Coronavirus survivor angry that 'people are not taking the Covid-19 seriously'
As soon as she was able to breathe again easily, Mary Shelton got angry.
“People are not taking the Covid-19 seriously,” the Pennsylvania woman said. “They think it is a hoax. Oh, how wrong they are.”

The 73-year-old found out for herself what the virus can do to a person’s lungs. Shelton is normally active and on the go — she said her typical speed is a mile a minute — even though she suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Covid-19 sidelined the busy woman in late September, and she was hospitalized for 12 days, then sent home, only to have the pneumonia flare up again. Shelton continues to deal with its aftermath.

During the worst of Shelton’s battle with Covid-19, she simply couldn’t catch her breath to the point where she needed oxygen to keep her lungs working. When doctors put a stethoscope to her chest, they didn’t hear a normal sound, similar to air passing through a tube.

Instead, they heard “rales,” or crackling and bubbling noises made by fluid in the tiny air sacs of the lungs. Dr. Donna Gamache told Shelton it sounded like the snap, crackle and pop of Rice Krispies.
Shelton doesn’t know how she contracted the virus. She said she doesn’t step outside — even to get the mail at the trailer park where she lives — without a face mask. She wears one, or a face shield, all the time at her job, where she’s a customer service associate who helps people schedule home improvements.

She regularly washes her hands, uses hand sanitizer and household disinfectants. As she thinks back, she wonders if she became exposed the time she went out to a restaurant — and kept her mask off as she ordered and ate her food. “Truthfully, I have no clue,” she said.

Shelton wishes people who don’t have underlying conditions would take Covid-19 as seriously as those who do — and wear masks, if not for their sake, then for those around them. Public health officials have been saying the same since March.

International News
Associated Press, November 9, 2020
Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker reported more than 50.2 million Covid-19 cases globally as of Sunday.
There have been more than 1.2 million deaths from the disease worldwide since the pandemic started. The U.S., with about 4% of the world’s population, represents almost a fifth of all reported cases.

Associated Press, November 9, 2020
Belgian health authorities are confident a renewed surge of hospital admissions related to Covid-19 has peaked in the hard-hit country.
Virologist Yves Van Laethem told a news conference on Monday that about 400 people were hospitalized due to coronavirus complications on Sunday, compared with 879 on Nov. 3.

To break the chain of contamination, Belgium has returned to partial lockdown measures including closing nonessential shops, bars and restaurants, as well as extending the autumn school vacation. Van Laethem said the measures seem to have had an impact, as the number of patients in intensive care is also tending to stabilize. There were fears last month that Belgium would reach its maximum capacity for Covid-19 patients in intensive care by mid-November.

Bloomberg, November 9, 2020
Germany has more severe Covid-19 patients than at any point since the pandemic began, underscoring the urgency facing authorities to contain the disease. Europe’s largest economy had 2,978 people being treated for the coronavirus in intensive care facilities on Monday, exceeding the previous peak of 2,933 on April 18, according to the DIVI register of German ICU capacity. Based on current trends, severe cases will rise to 6,000 this month, straining the country’s ICU resources, according to Health Minister Jens Spahn.

Bloomberg, November 8, 2020
Melbourne has gone 10 days without any reported Covid-19 cases, and the majority of its 5 million residents aren’t taking chances. They are emerging cautiously from a 16-week lockdown that health experts say has helped put the city, and possibly the entire country, on track to eliminate the coronavirus.
Melbourne is an example of how the coronavirus can be brought under control even in the peak of winter by following stay-at-home and compulsory mask-wearing orders. New cases in the state of Victoria peaked in August, sparking deadly outbreaks in nursing homes that kept businesses shuttered and residents confined to their homes.

NBC News, November 7, 2020
Masks, hand sanitizer and temperature checks three times a day. That's the average day for millions of schoolchildren in China, as the country where Covid-19 was first identified has all but declared victory over the coronavirus.

The strict oversight measures helped more than 240 million students from kindergarten to university return to class in September, according to the county's education ministry.
Restrictions in China are similar to those in place throughout Europe and the U.S., but widespread levels of public adherence appear to be making a difference.
Wired, November 9, 2020
As the number of people infected with Covid-19 in the US breaks records, and cooped-up kids and suffering business owners agitate for a life slightly more normal, the once boring ventilation and filter systems in the guts of homes, schools, offices, and factories have become a focus of debate. People know that if they want to go back inside those buildings, even while masked and 6 feet away from each other, something has to vent potentially virus-infused air.

Nicholas St. Fleur, STAT, November 9, 2020
As the U.S. edges closer to approving a vaccine for Covid-19, a difficult decision is emerging as a central issue: Should people in hard-hit communities of color receive priority access to it, and if so, how should that be done?

Frontline health workers, elderly people, and those with chronic conditions that make them especially vulnerable to Covid-19 are likely to be at the head of the line, but there is also support among public health experts for making special efforts to deliver the vaccine early on to Black, Latino, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, and Native American people — who have experienced higher rates of serious illness and death from the coronavirus.

“Having a racial preference for a Covid-19 vaccine is not only ethically permissible, but I think it’s an ethical imperative,” said Lawrence Gostin, a professor of global health law at Georgetown University. “The reason is both because of historic structural racism that’s resulted in grossly unequal health outcomes for all kinds of diseases, and because Covid-19 has so disproportionately impacted the lives of people of color.”

Andrew Joseph, STAT, November 9, 2020
More than a dozen states have seen record-high Covid-19 infections in the past five days, as the country experiences case counts never seen before anywhere in the world and, once again, surging hospitalizations and deaths.

But public health experts around the country told STAT they were deeply worried that there has not been a correspondingly urgent response from federal, state, and local leaders. As a result, they warned, the country is set on an even more dire course as it moves deeper into the fall and holiday season.

Even as cases spiral, many state leaders — wary of inflaming a worn-out public, dismissive of the pandemic, or philosophically opposed to government intervention — are not implementing the types of measures that succeeded in reining in major outbreaks in the spring and summer.

Erin Allday, SF Chronicle, November 8, 2020
Biden outlined his plans for attacking the pandemic during his campaign, including ramping up testing and increasing national stockpiles of resources like ventilators and personal protective equipment. He has said he would rejoin the World Health Organization immediately.
East Bay Focus
Alameda County
Moderate (Orange)
  • 3.2 Adjusted case rate of new Covid-19 positive cases per day per 100,000 residents
  • 1.5% Positivity rate
  • 2.6% Health equity metric
Contra Costa County
Moderate (Orange)
  • 4.8 Adjusted case rate of new Covid-19 positive cases per day per 100,000 residents
  • 2.2% Positivity rate
  • 4.0% Healthy equity metric
All California counties are assigned to a tier based on its test positivity and adjusted case rate. To move forward, a county must meet the next tier’s criteria for two consecutive weeks. If a county’s metrics worsen for two consecutive weeks, it will be assigned a more restrictive tier. The state updates the tier data every Tuesday, with the exception of this week when the data was updated today.

Contra Costa County is in danger of moving backwards to the red, or substantial spread, level next if its adjusted case rate remains above 4.0%.
by day as of 11/8/20
by day as of 11/8/20
Over the last seven days, Alameda County officials have confirmed 857 new cases, which amounts to 52 cases per 100,000 residents.
Over the last seven days, Contra Costa County officials have confirmed 762 new cases, which amounts to 67 cases per 100,000 residents.
Top 10 Locations of Cases in Alameda County, as of 11/8/20. Alameda County does not publish cases per 100,000 in the last 14 days by city.
Oakland: 9,461

Hayward: 3,694

Fremont: 1,793

Eden MAC: 1,618

San Leandro: 1,416

Livermore: 1,068

Union City: 958

Berkeley: 824

Newark: 664

Castro Valley: 658
Top 10 Locations of Cases in Contra Costa County plus (in parentheses) cases per 100,000 in last 14 days, as of 11/9/20
Richmond: 3,741 (115)

Concord: 2,635 (86)

Antioch: 2,679 (142)

Pittsburgh: 2,212 (140)

San Pablo: 1,718 (306)

Bay Point: 1,033 (212)

Brentwood: 803 (92)

Walnut Creek: 713 (51)

Oakley: 630 (132)

San Ramon: 486 (59)
East Bay Resources

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Mask On Eden Area
Working in collaboration with the Alameda County Public Health Department, the Cities of Hayward and San Leandro, and the Castro Valley and Eden Area Municipal Advisory Councils, the District has printed “Mask On” posters for each city and community in the Eden Health District area. The posters are free and intended for businesses, health clinics, schools, churches, public agencies and nonprofit organizations to display in their entrances.

“Wearing masks in public or any gatherings, including events with friends and extended families, is essential for slowing the spread of the virus,” stated Eden Health District Director Pam Russo. “While we are seeing signs of progress in California, Alameda County remains a Covid-19 'hot spot' in the Bay Area. Please wear a mask to protect yourself while protecting others.”
The public is welcome to download and print or share “Mask On” posters from the District’s website. Posters are available in English, Spanish and Chinese languages.

Posters may also be retrieved during business hours from the lobby of the Eden Health District office building located at 20400 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley. Posters for the City of Hayward are also available from the Hayward Chamber of Commerce located at 22561 Main Street, Hayward.
Public Education Covid-19 Flyers
Contra Costa County Health Services has recently published highly informative flyers addressing the risks of becoming infected in certain settings and activities.
Eden Area Food Pantries
We have posted information on food pantries and food services in the cities of Hayward and San Leandro and unincorporated Alameda County including Castro Valley and San Lorenzo. You can access the information here on our website. Alameda County has also released an interactive map listing food distributions and other social services. 
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