A shelter-in-place order is in effect for all Alameda County residents. City facilities are closed and non-essential meetings and events are cancelled.  Find more information here.



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While City facilities are closed,  assistance and referrals to human services remain available in Albany during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are experiencing homelessness, and/or if you need help while sheltered in your home or know someone who does, please contact Albany CARES at 1 + (510) 524-9122 or contact 211 here. 

Assistance and referrals to services include:

  • Meals-on-Wheels delivery
  • Groceries: The Mercy Brown Bag Program will be delivering food items at the Senior Center on every other Friday. Bags of groceries will be filled and delivered by city staff to low-income seniors in Albany.
  • Shelter and Housing

Additionally, the following services are available to qualifying Albany residents:

  • The Berkeley Food Network pantry will remain open to Berkeley and Albany residents at their 1925 Ninth Street location at the following times: 
    • Monday – Thursday – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    • Monday & Wednesday – 5:00pm – 7:00 pm
    • 1st & 3rd Saturdays – 10:00am to 12:00 noon
  • The Berkeley Food Pantry will will remain open to Berkeley and Albany residents at their 1600 Sacramento Street location at the following times:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • The Albany Unified School District will provide grab-and go breakfast and lunch for students March 16-April 3 (Monday-Friday) between 11:00am-1:00pm at the Albany High School Cafeteria, 603 Key Route Blvd.

A portable toilet and hand washing station is available for use in the Albany Community Center parking lot at 1249 Marin Avenue. Additionally, the City of Albany is partnering with Alameda County—the lead public health agency—to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among unsheltered residents through partnerships with local assistance providers. 

For up-to-date information on the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the City's Coronavirus Response & Resources webpage.

 City of Albany COVID-19  - Recorded Hotline:  1 + (510) 528-5713