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- 29.3 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 14.3 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 43 percent of San Francisco adults who are vaccinated with at least one dose
*As of 9:00am PT on 3/29
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 and Uber announced that they will begin reopening their offices in the San Francisco Bay Area. Facebook will reopen its Menlo Park headquarters on May 10 at 10 percent capacity for workers who choose to return to the office. The company will open its other offices on a site-by-site basis and predicts that the earliest it could open large offices at 50 percent capacity would be in September. Uber will open its headquarters in Mission Bay today, March 29, at 20 percent capacity on a voluntary basis. Salesforce may soon open its offices as well.
- Twitter signed the California Equal Pay Pledge, which commits businesses to conducting an annual company-wide gender pay analysis and promoting best practices to close the pay gap. 65 companies have signed the pledge to date.
UPDATES FROM THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
- On March 26, Mayor Breed announced that San Francisco will vaccinate up to 1,000 seniors and eligible community members at Chinatown’s largest affordable family housing facility, Ping Yuen. The two-day event at Ping Yuen on April 2 and April 9 aims to increase the vaccination rate among seniors in Chinatown and supports the City’s broader mobile vaccination efforts to reach communities that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
- On March 25, Mayor Breed and City officials celebrated the completion of the Second Street Improvements Project. This project increases safety for people to walk or bike, improves Muni efficiency, replaces aging infrastructure, and offers a more vibrant environment along a busy South of Market corridor that connects to major transit hubs downtown.
- On March 25 Mayor Breed announced the launch of a guaranteed income pilot program for San Francisco artists. In partnership with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the City will implement a $1,000/month economic relief program for approximately 130 San Francisco artists hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements listed on the pilot program website, and are invited to apply online through April 15, 2021.
- On March 24, Mayor Breed announced new efforts to protect public safety and combat anti-Asian violence in San Francisco. The first of these efforts will provide outreach, support, and engagement in key neighborhoods throughout the City. The second initiative is the extension of a program to accompany seniors to medical and personal appointments.
- On March 23, Mayor Breed and Director of Health Dr.Grant Colfax announced that San Francisco will resume most businesses and activities as California moves into the orange tier. With some exceptions, San Francisco’s reopening will align with what is permitted by the state. New and expanded businesses and activities can reopen starting Wednesday, March 24, as long as they comply with required safety protocols.
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 March 25, Governor Newsom announced that the state will expand vaccine eligibility to 50+ Californians starting April 1, and all individuals 16+ on April 15 based on expected vaccine supply increases. With the supply of vaccines expected to significantly increase in the coming weeks, the state is expanding vaccine eligibility to more Californians.
- On March 24, Governor Newsom issued an executive order to support communities recovering from wildfires. The order extends the state’s prohibition on price gouging for counties impacted by various wildfires in August and September 2020.
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.
- The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF) works in partnership with community-based organizations to invest in the preservation and expansion of quality affordable housing and community facilities. HAF accelerates the production and preservation of affordable housing for economically disadvantaged households, individuals, and communities by lending to, investing in, and directly acquiring real estate assets. HAF continues to be driven by the belief that everyone deserves access to housing, and that achieving this goal requires bold solutions. If you want to support HAF and be a part of these bold solutions, consider investing or making a donation to support quality affordable housing.
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