California COVID-19 Update

Everyone in California is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, stay at least 6 feet away from other people. This order began Thursday, March 19, 2020 and is in place until further notice. For more information visit: Governor... Read More ➞

Social Distancing 101

DO avoid any gatherings. DON’T assume that someone is not infectious if that person has no symptoms. DO stay at least six feet away from all other people. DON’T go to dine-in restaurants, sit-down cafes, bars, libraries, museums, movie theaters, trampoline parks, and any other non-essential indoor public location. DO aggressively wash your hands and disinfect surfaces if you do... Read More ➞

Fruitvale is Open: Takeout & Delivery

The Unity Council is launching “Fruitvale is Open,” an online campaign to help support Fruitvale businesses operating with limited service during this time. The campaign includes a list of restaurants offering takeout and/or delivery in the Fruitvale business improvement District and lots of social media marketing inviting East Oaklanders to support their favorite neighborhood businesses.  Click here to check out the... Read More ➞

Resources and Information from CDC

Listed below are helpful links to resources to better help you understand and deal with the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Public Benefit Resources Disability Insurance Paid Family Leave Paid Sick Leave Unemployment Insurance Workers’ Compensation The Families First Coronavirus Response Act  Eviction Moratoriums & Financial Relief Oakland’s Moratorium on Residential and Commercial Evictions California Eviction Moratorium Relief from financial institutions 90-day grace... Read More ➞

Resources for Children, Youth & Educators

Free & Low-Cost Internet Comcast Internet Essentials Spectrum Internet Unlimited AT&T Home Internet Activity Ideas for Home Are you struggling to keep your kids engaged during the quarantine? Do not worry! Our Head Start staff and teachers compiled a list of Head Start approved websites and indoor activities you can do with your kids. All resources are free and will... Read More ➞

Get help for your small business

City of Oakland Specific Resources Oakland Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Business and Worker Resources Recursos para Pequeños Negocios para ayudar con los Impactos del Coronavirus Small businesses that need Taxes Assistance due to COVID-19 Tax Assistance Employers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll... Read More ➞

7 Things To Do While Sheltering In Place

Being stuck at home may make you feel anxious, and downright even overwhelming because your options may seem to be limited. Not to worry! We offer you a few ideas that not only are time-consuming, but it may also be a skill that may benefit you in the long run.   Learn a new skill that you can add to... Read More ➞

COVID-19: What to Do If You Are Sick

Follow the steps below:  If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. For additional information visit CDC’s webpage on Prevention’s Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick! Stay... Read More ➞

Meet Taki, Youth Workforce Development Alumni

At the time of his first visit at The Unity Council, 22-year-old Taki had very limited work experience and he was a caregiver for a loved one. Taki needed to earn a livable wage to support himself and his loved one, but he lack experience, job references, and needed support developing vital skills. After meeting with a Career and Financial... Read More ➞

Meet Citlali, Latina Mentorship & Achievement (LMA) Student

From a very young age, Citlalli, a high school junior at Skyline High School, was taught the importance of speaking for the underrepresented in her community. Before she learned to write her name or adequately use a pair of scissors, she helped her father design altares for the Fruitvale Dia de los Muertos Festival. Together, the Garcia family in their... Read More ➞