Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

To Section 8 Participants, Residents, Landlords, Partners and Family Members:

We know you may be concerned about the spread of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may impact us here at the Alameda Housing Authority (AHA). Ensuring residents, including our disabled and senior residents, are living in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern.

At this time, we have no known cases in our properties. We appreciate and thank our tenants and participants for understanding the need to work together to protect the most vulnerable and mitigate the likelihood of transmission during these challenging times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing. However, we need your ongoing assistance in battling COVID-19. Below are some examples of how you can help protect residents, as well as prevent the spread of the virus throughout the community.

For family members and friends, especially, but to everyone: we ask that you help us and the community and not visit our residential properties if you have any symptoms of respiratory illness. Those symptoms include: cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose, and/or shortness of breath. We understand that connecting with loved ones is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways you might consider connecting with them while you are not well. These may include telephone, email, text, Skype and Facebook.

The AHA is following the recommendations of the CDC on prevention steps, including following strict handwashing procedures, and arranging deep cleaning of community rooms. We also are following CDC recommendations as they are updated. In addition, we have posted signs on our entryway doors to remind visitors of the symptoms of COVID-19.

Where possible we ask that you conduct your business with the AHA via phone or email. Please see our website for contact information. Please understand that in the unlikely event of large staff absences, we may reduce service hours at our buildings. You will be informed if service hours change.

For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: (510) 747-4300 or .

Thank you for your continued support and for being a valuable member of our community.

Regards,

Vanessa Cooper, Executive Director