Blogging Bayport Alameda

July 22, 2020

Gift horse, mouth

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:02 am

Last week the City put out a press release about Alameda’s very own COVID-19 testing site.

Testing starts today.

From the press release:

Located in The Research Park at Marina Village at 300 Wind River Way, Alameda, CA, the new CityHealth testing unit will have the capacity to test 500 people per day and will return test results within 15 minutes.

To facilitate testing as many people as possible, no appointments are required. The CityHealth Alameda COVID-19 testing site will be open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm, with an initial opening date range of July 22, 2020 to September 22, 2020.

It’s awesome that the City of Alameda was able to make accommodations for this testing site and — based on how the press release it structured — looks like the owners of Marina Village had a hand in making this all possible as well.

Interestingly enough former Mayor and current City Council candidate Trish Spencer has been doing her cut and paste expert work and provided this random comment on NextDoor under the City’s announcement which was in response to literally nothing.


I mean maybe it was a dig at the Alameda specific site requiring either proof of insurance or a government ID but it was weird nonetheless.  Particularly the last sentence which points to the Alameda County testing site and states that testing may not be free.

It’s clear from the press release that the money for the non-insurance testing is coming from the federal government so it’s no surprise that a US government issued ID is necessary:

Testing is free for anyone with proof of insurance, and all insurance plans are accepted.

For those without insurance, CityHealth has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to cover the cost of COVID-19 testing. Residents requiring free testing must bring valid United States government issued identification.

Based on Trish Spencer’s track record on the City Council and her track record of rah rahing re-opening too quickly, I’m sure glad that Alameda has steadier hand at the helm right now or we’d be having a maskless Mayor telling us that we’re ready to open everything.



  1. Does the city issues its own stay at home / social distancing regulations and orders, or do we rely on the orders from Alameda County Public Health?

    Comment by MP — July 22, 2020 @ 7:11 am

    • No, the City does not issues orders. We are covered by the County orders.

      Comment by Ron Mooney — July 22, 2020 @ 7:42 am

  2. While we’re on the subject…so it wasn’t that long ago that we were hovering at around 50 cases. Today? We’re edging close to 150 cases. So basically triple what it was just a month or two ago. And honestly I am surprised its still that low. Why? Because of the few times I actually go out and about these days Its insane how many people I see out there doing what IMHO is sort of stupid. Sheer volumes of people walking about in close proximity to each other on the beach and paths near it with maybe half wearing a mask and of those wearing one, maybe a good 30% wearing them wrong. Tons and tons of running, panting people not wearing masks. I’ve seen large family gatherings in the parks with people wearing the masks around their chins. And so on.

    So when you go out ask yourselves- is it really worth it to go to a crowded beach during a pandemic? Seriously. Chill out. The more people do so the sooner this thing will go away…

    Comment by john doe — July 22, 2020 @ 8:43 am

  3. Reason for uptick: health officials say protests following death of George Floyd spread the virus.

    Comment by Nowyouknow — July 22, 2020 @ 9:46 am

  4. Science not politics…

    from Dr. Barbara Ferrer, LA county health chief

    “It’s highly likely, given the increased numbers that we’re seeing that some of this is in fact people who may have been in a crowded situation at one of the protests where there was spread,” she said.

    Comment by Nowyouknow — July 22, 2020 @ 1:22 pm

    • Science versus your horse shit:

      “NEW YORK (AP) — There is little evidence that the protests that erupted after George Floyd’s death caused a significant increase in U.S. coronavirus infections, according to public health experts.

      If the protests had driven an explosion in cases, experts say, the jumps would have started to become apparent within two weeks — and perhaps as early as five days. But that didn’t happen in many cities with the largest protests, including New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C.”

      Comment by john doe — July 22, 2020 @ 1:24 pm

  5. can we start a go-fund me site to buy this assholes house and ship him to Alabama or Florida, any where but here, not only is this person a “troll” but a really shitty one.

    Comment by trumpisaracist — July 22, 2020 @ 2:16 pm

    • You seem practiced at this *run ‘em out of town* script – was this how you handled the negro problem back in the day? Bigot and Racist kind of go hand-in-hand. When one of *those* people moved into your neighborhood, did you try to whip the neighbors into a frenzy, too?

      Mr. Doe, are you as racist as you are bigoted?

      Comment by Bart — July 22, 2020 @ 10:13 pm

      • Ah here we go again with you guys trying to play “victim” Guess what? Nobody is buying it. And trying to call others like me names that don’t fit isn’t working. But OTOH you voted for and continue supporting a bigot. So if you want to start using that term then its better indicative of yourself. So cry me a fucking river. Oh- nevermind. I assume you’ll be crying a river in November when your dear leader loses. 

        Comment by john doe — July 23, 2020 @ 9:09 am

      • Oh- and I’m not done. When you have Mike Wallace of Fox news interviewing the president, barely being able to contain his laughter that speaks volumes:

        And lastly- like I said- your dear leader is toast. Biden and Trump are now tied in TX, so yeah- it ain’t 2016…

        Comment by john doe — July 23, 2020 @ 10:19 am

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Say what you want

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at