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- 73.7 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 55.4 percent of Californians who are boosted
- 86 percent of San Franciscans who are fully vaccinated
The Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation partnered with SaverLife to launch a national campaign to encourage more people to jumpstart their savings journey at tax time.
Google partnered with The Hotline to connect people searching for domestic violence support with reliable, helpful information that empowers them to get support as quickly as possible.
Salesforce deployed the Safety Cloud to help communities get together safely by making it easier to manage testing, health, and entry protocols to create safer in-person experiences.
Meta is adding a “personal boundary” system to its Horizon virtual reality experiences, aiming to stop harassment in virtual reality.
Microsoft announced several commitments on operating digital storefronts in a way that might help it appear more friendly to outside developers.
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As a part of their 3-year, $2 billion commitment to address the digital divide, AT&T is driving down the cost of home internet for eligible households to the best monthly rate possible – $0. Already available to eligible customers, this free option is made possible by combining a new plan from AT&T’s low-cost Access program with federal benefits from the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- The Board approved Mayor Breed’s proposal to open a new shelter at 711 Post Street, which will provide temporary shelter for 250 people experiencing homelessness.
- As part of the Emergency Declaration in the Tenderloin, the City hired 100 public health staff workers under a streamlined hiring process.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- The California Homeless Youth Emergency Services and Housing Program received $38 million in grants to combat youth homelessness.
- As a part of the Clean California initiative, Governor Newsom announced the award of $312 million for new projects to beautify and revitalize public spaces across the state.
- Governor Newsom announced that two Homekey projects in Marin and San Mateo counties will receive $31 million in funding, creating 94 new housing units.
- Governor Newsom signed a $1.9 billion COVID package to supplement vaccination and testing efforts, support workers, strengthen the health care system, and combat misinformation.
- Governor Newsom signed legislation to extend COVID-19 paid sick leave, expand relief for small businesses, and promote innovation and entrepreneurship in California.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
The American Red Cross has declared a national blood crisis as the country faces the worst blood shortage in more than a decade. The crisis has already had extreme consequences within California as doctors have been forced to choose which patients receive blood transfusions and who must wait. Someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds, and a single blood donation can save more than one life. If you’re at least 17 years old and in good health, find out how you can donate blood today here.
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