COVID-19 News Updates

Update 3.30.21:

In a new announcement from the State of California, Alameda County has moved to the orange or "moderate" tier (PDF) in the State's color-coded, four-tier "Blueprint for a Safer Economy." At this time, the Mills campus remains closed to the general public. Students, faculty, and staff are still required to pass a daily health check via the MillsGo app before coming to campus. Vendors and guests can take the daily health check by using this using this symptom check form. Read more details about campus access procedures.

"The key to keeping newly permitted activities [in the county] open and moving Alameda County closer to the yellow tier is to continue practicing the safety measures we know work against COVID-19: wearing masks whenever we leave home (even if fully vaccinated), watching our distance, washing our hands frequently, and limiting mixing with people from different households," said Dr. Nicholas Moss, Alameda County Health Officer.

COVID-19 vaccines are currently available based on eligibility and availability at mega and community points of distribution sites (such as the Oakland Coliseum), through your healthcare provider, and at some pharmacies. On April 15, 2021, every Californian age 16 and up will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Register at myturn.ca.gov to be notified when you can make an appointment.

The Oakland Coliseum vaccination site is now open to Bay Area residents who fall into one of the following categories:

  • Persons age 65 and up
  • Essential workers in healthcare, food/agriculture, education/childcare, and emergency services
  • Persons ages 16–64 who are deemed to be at the very highest risk due to complex health conditions
  • Persons currently experiencing homelessness (sheltered or unsheltered)
  • Persons who work, reside, or recently resided in a high-risk congregate living setting such as a correctional facility, homeless shelter, or behavioral health facility
  • Public transportation personnel

The Oakland Coliseum vaccination site operates daily from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. AC Transit will be providing free daily shuttles to increase access to the site, and BART is offering free rides home from the Coliseum after vaccination appointments. If you are eligible, visit myturn.ca.gov or call 1.833.422.4255 to schedule an appointment or register at the MyTurn website to be notified when you can make an appointment. You will not be asked about immigration status.

Prior COVID-19 Updates