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At 5:00pm PT tonight, join sf.citi and other industry leaders on Clubhouse to discuss “Is Tech Leaving? The Future of the Bay Area & California.” Speakers include former Mayor of Stockton Michael Tubbs, California State Senator Scott Wiener, Partner at Initialized Capital Kim-Mai Cutler, former VP of Public Policy at Postmates Vikrum Aiyer, sf.citi Executive Director Jennifer Stojkovic, and more.
- 3,395,017 confirmed cases in California
- 44,153 confirmed deaths in California
- 385,851 confirmed cases in the Bay Area
*As of 9:00am PT on 2/8
UPDATES FROM THE TECH COMMUNITY
We are sharing the latest COVID-19 resources from the San Francisco tech industry, as well other community-minded initiatives pioneered by sf.citi members.
- Facebook is devoting the month of February to celebrating the Black community across its platforms and sharing updates on how the company is investing in Black-owned businesses and organizations. Facebook recently allocated $10 million to the Black Gaming Creator Program, a path for Black gaming creators to apply for partnership status and exclusive benefits including mentorship and training on the platform.
- Microsoft announced that it will suspend contributions to all members of Congress, state officials, and organizations who voted to object to the 2020 presidential election results for the rest of the 2022 election cycle.
UPDATES FROM THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
- On February 4, Mayor Breed announced that a mass COVID-19 vaccination site will open in the Moscone Center and begin service on February 5. Initially, the site will serve health care workers and community members ages 65 and older, by appointment only and in accordance with the State’s prioritization plan. People who are eligible to be vaccinated can sign up for an appointment here. Anyone who works or lives in San Francisco can sign up to be notified of when they are eligible for vaccination here.
- On February 2, Mayor Breed conducted the swearing-in ceremony to confirm Carmen Chu as San Francisco’s City Administrator. She will serve a five-year term and is responsible for overseeing more than 25 departments and programs.
- On February 1, Mayor Breed announced the opening of a new neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine site at 24th Street and Capp Street in the Mission District. This is the first of a number of neighborhood vaccination sites that the City will open to ensure equitable vaccine access in heavily impacted areas. It will complement San Francisco’s larger network of vaccination distribution, including high-volume vaccination sites, community clinics, pharmacy partnerships, and mobile vaccination teams.
To stay up to date with all City of San Francisco updates, follow the Mayor’s updates here.
UPDATES FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
- On February 3, Governor Newsom, in partnership with the Biden-Harris Administration, announced a pilot project to establish community COVID-19 vaccination sites in Oakland and Los Angeles. These pilot sites at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum and California State University, Los Angeles are part of the federal administration’s wider effort to establish 100 vaccination sites nationwide in its first 100 days. They will be co-run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
To stay up to date with all State of California updates, follow the California Department of Health’s updates here.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
Every week, sf.citi will feature a different San Francisco nonprofit and share ways you can support its mission and work.
- Vouchers 4 Veggies – EatSF tackles food and health inequities by providing healthy food vouchers through networks of community-based organizations and clinics. It’s a triple aim: help struggling individuals and families extend their limited budgets, eat healthy foods, and economically support food vendors in the neighborhoods where they reside. The program has infused over $2 million of food purchases into underserved areas, supporting many local BIPOC-owned businesses, driving demand for fresh produce, and shrinking food deserts. Since its launch in 2015, the program has increased daily fruit and vegetable consumption among 15,000 low-income individuals and is now scaling to other cities, including Los Angeles and Boulder. Demand for the program is outpacing funding: expanding its COVID-19 emergency food voucher program is urgent. If you want to ensure all people can access and afford healthy food, sign up for the newsletter or consider making a donation to Vouchers 4 Veggies – EatSF!
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