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- 72.3 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 60.1 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 88 percent of San Franciscans who are vaccinated with at least one dose
Google announced plans to invest up to $50 million in African early- and growth-stage startups via its Africa Investment Fund, ramping up efforts to support more businesses on the continent.
Salesforce announced that the company achieved effective Net Zero energy usage across its entire value chain with 100 percent renewable energy.
Facebook renewed its ambitions to connect the world by outlining its plans to bring speedy internet access to hard-to-reach places.
Intuit launched a corporate venture capital arm to identify growth opportunities and trends beneficial for its key customers—small businesses and consumers.
As part of its effort to bring 100-gig service to the Mid-Atlantic region, Comcast Business launched a $28 million project to expand its network across four states.
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As part of its “anti-burnout oasis,” Pinterest launched a new project called “Pinterest Havens: Invest in Rest.” Pinterest Havens is a Pinterest board designed to help users explore the relationship between mental health and rest. It will provide a range of mental health tips and exercise routines, inviting Pinners to take a moment out of their day to relax and take a break.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- San Francisco mandated vaccination against COVID-19 for all City contractors who work alongside City employees on a regular basis.
- Mayor Breed announced that cruise ships will return to the Port of San Francisco in compliance with public health mandates.
- Mayor Breed announced the expansion of the Street Overdose Response Team to include long-term follow-up care for survivors of drug overdoses.
- San Francisco will ease indoor mask requirements on October 15 for offices, gyms, and certain other indoor settings where stable groups of fully vaccinated people gather.
- As part of Mayor Breed’s Homelessness Recovery Plan, the City acquired 237 new units of permanent supportive housing.
- San Francisco passed legislation to enhance the impact of the City’s Cannabis Equity Program and further support cannabis business owners.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Governor Newsom signed legislation to bolster California’s nation-leading gun safety laws to enhance protections for survivors of domestic violence.
- Governor Newsom signed a suite of bills to expand broadband access and educational opportunities for students to help boost academic achievement and attainment.
- Governor Newsom signed legislation building on the state’s successful pandemic adaptations and unprecedented support for hard-hit small businesses.
- Governor Newsom signed legislation to improve college affordability and increase access to higher education.
- Governor Newsom launched the Governor’s Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education to teach students about the lessons of genocide and respond to acts of anti-Semitism.
- Governor signed legislation to enable the Employment Development Department to bolster fraud prevention and strengthen its insurance delivery system.
- Governor Newsom signed a package of legislation to tackle plastic pollution, promote a more sustainable and renewable economy, and protect Californians from toxic chemicals.
- Governor Newsom signed an executive order to assist schools impacted by wildfires this year and to support the state’s ongoing response to the pandemic.
- Governor Newsom signed legislation to protect seniors by increasing transparency of nursing home finances and providing more access to cognitive health assessments.
- Governor Newsom signed a package of consumer financial protection legislation to expand consumer rights, combat predatory practices, and increase transparency.
- Governor Newsom signed the ‘Momnibus’ Act to improve maternal and infant outcomes —particularly for families of color.
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