Hello Oakland,

Please join us at our Town Hall tomorrow night at 6 p.m. for a special report-out from our Racial Disparities Task Force. You'll hear the latest information from the Alameda County Department of Public Health on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting communities of color, as well as what new resources are being offered to residents.

We will also engage in an extended conversation with leaders in our LatinX community.

Our discussion will be moderated by Dr. Tony Iton, and include presentations from:

As always, we will answer your pre-submitted questions (please submit here).

Virtual Town Halls can be viewed on my social media channels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube (with closed captioning).
To dial in by phone: (669) 900-6833, 413825986#

Residents can also sign up for my newsletter by clicking here.

We hope to see you on Thursday at 6 p.m.
On Monday, we celebrated a great milestone in our mission to close the digital divide in Oakland by handing out the first of 25,000 new latops and hot-spot devices to families in East Oakland.

When we launched #OaklandUndivded earlier this year, we set out to close the divide and bridge the education gap. These devices will go home with students at the start of the school year and stay there for their entire educational careers.

Here's a short video from Monday's event, and we'll keep you posted as we continue to make progress on this historic effort. To learn more about #OaklandUndivided and how you can participate, click here.
East Oakland residents, if you need a free test this weekend, please head to Eastmont Mall.

Dr. Kim Rhoads and several of our most trusted community organizations are hosting a testing site at Eastmont Mall with the capacity to conduct 1,000 free tests each day and a goal to test more African American residents who live in the three surrounding zip codes.

Partners will hand out free PPEs and offer resources to other local services.

To learn more about this weekend's event, please call: 1-888-763-0007
Finally, on Tuesday we announced the opening of another free testing site in the heart of Chinatown at Madison Square Park.

Along with Asian Health Services and our partners at Alameda County Health Department, we are working to increase testing for our Asian American residents, and particularly among our immigrant communities.

The site offers a beautiful, only-in-Oakland service: Staffers speak 14 different languages to accommodate our wonderfully diverse city.

Be well, stay safe, and continue to take care of one another,