UPDATE AS OF: JAN. 2022
For a list of resources for the community visit our COVID-19 Community Resources page.
To provide increased sanitation options to the unhoused community, the City has placed eight hand-washing stations throughout Hayward. The stations will be in place for the duration of the shelter-in-place order
Alameda County Project Roomkey
Staff are in coordination with Alameda County to utilize 393 identified hotel rooms in Oakland as locations where COVID-19 positive homeless individuals can go. Some of these hotel rooms are available to high-risk homeless individuals who have other co-morbidity conditions that make them exceptionally vulnerable to COVID-19. To date, one individual from the Firehouse clinic has been referred to this service, however, declined.
An RFP was released in March to add additional hotel beds to Project Roomkey.
Increased Meal Offerings at Navigation Center
To help Navigation Center residents comply with the shelter-in-place order, the City is providing two meals daily to the Navigation Center, in addition to the one meal that is already provided. The meals are procured from local Hayward businesses.
The City has received ten RV trailers from the City of Oakland, made available through the State. These RVs will be used to provide isolation housing for vulnerable homeless individuals and families. There are seven family RVs and three individual/couple RVs. BACS will provide on-site support and oversight. Staff are currently developing the referral process and will be able to begin the service in the next few days.
Matt Jimenez Community Center
An interdepartmental group of staff explored converting the Matt Jimenez Community Center into a service center for symptomatic unhoused individuals. The Center would have served as both a waiting area for individuals who had taken the test at the Firehouse clinic as well as a temporary shelter for COVID positive individuals. Due to perceived low demand for these services, staff are not pursuing this option at this time, however, could erect this service should the need arise.
Learn more about Hayward Unified School District's response and closures on their website.
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