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- 73.7 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 56.5 percent of Californians who are boosted
- 87 percent of San Franciscans who are fully vaccinated
Verizon and NYC Media Lab launched a $1 million Museum Initiative—a nationwide open call for museums and cultural institutions to develop and offer new educational content.
Twitter officially launched labels to identify “good bots” on its platform, which are useful bots that automatically tweet out useful information like COVID-19 updates or earthquake alerts.
Google relaxed some COVID-19 mandates for employees and restored perks back to its headquarters as it prepares to bring workers back to the office.
Meta announced plans to build an AI-powered universal speech translator that works for “everyone in the world.”
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Airbnb announced that it will offer, free temporary housing for 100,000 people fleeing Ukraine through the company’s nonprofit arm, Airbnb.org. This announcement comes on the heels of Airbnb’s recent decision to provide temporary housing to an additional 20,000 refugees fleeing Afghanistan, Africa, and the Middle East.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- A 60-day extension was added to the MOU between the District Attorney’s Office and SFPD governing the investigation of officer-involved shootings, in-custody deaths, and certain uses of force.
- Mayor Breed and City Administrator Chu announced the appointment of Nikesh Patel to serve as the Director of the Office of Cannabis.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Governor Newsom lifted all but 5 percent of COVID-19 related executive actions while maintaining critical measures that support the state’s preparedness and flexibility.
- Governor Newsom awarded $50 million in grants to 19 local communities to provide shelter or housing for 1,401 individuals experiencing homelessness in encampments.
- First Partner Newsom released Planting the Seed: Farm to School Roadmap for Success, a report that promotes the expansion of farm to school programs across the state.
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