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- 51.5 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 33.8 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 74 percent of San Francisco adults who are vaccinated with at least one dose
*As of 9:00am PT on 5/10
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.
- Since joining the Pledge 1% movement last month, Cruise has already delivered over 1 million groceries and meals in San Francisco, 84 percent of which went to low-income zip codes.
- Facebook launched its 2021 Community Accelerator program, which offers up to $50K in funding, training, and new tools to help you expand your community’s positive impact. Leaders who are 18 years of age or older in eligible countries are invited to apply by May 31.
- Salesforce announced that it will reopen its San Francisco headquarters on May 17. The first employees to come back to the office will be those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and who volunteer to return.
- Uber has committed INR 10 Crores in free rides to support India’s vaccine rollout and help citizens travel to and from authorized vaccination centers in both government and private hospitals.
UPDATES FROM THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
- On May 6, Mayor Breed appointed Kelly Dearman to serve as Executive Director for San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS). Dearman brings more than 15 years of experience to the role, currently working as the Executive Director of the San Francisco In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority.
- On May 4, Mayor Breed and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax announced that San Francisco will reopen and expand additional activities as the City moved into the yellow tier, the state’s least restrictive COVID-19 tier. San Francisco will expand almost all activities to 50 percent indoor capacity. Where possible, the City will remove limits on the number of people participating in activities and loosen other operating restrictions. Live spectator events, festivals, meetings, receptions, and conventions will see significant expansions as well.
- On May 4, Mayor Breed celebrated the grand opening of a 100 percent affordable housing development in Mission Bay at 1150 3rd Street—an effort sf.citi was honored to support. The building includes 118 permanently affordable apartments, 62 of which are designated for formerly homeless veterans and 56 units for low-income families.
- On May 3, Mayor Breed invited restaurants, bars, and other food businesses to apply for grants through the new, federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the $28.6 billion program will provide eligible businesses with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss in 2020.
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 May 7, Governor Newsom appointed five individuals to serve on the newly formed Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. Established by then-Assemblymember Shirley Weber’s AB 3121, the nine-member task force will explore ways the state may provide reparations to its African American community.
- On May 4, Governor Newsom announced a series of initiatives building on the state’s work to vaccinate California’s hard-to-reach communities against COVID-19. They include appointment assistance, community outreach, at-home vaccinations and transportation services, and an additional $33 million in funding to support community-based organizations.
- On May 3, Governor Newsom announced that the state is partnering with the California Fire Foundation to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by encouraging people to make a plan to get vaccinated. As part of the partnership, the California Fire Foundation produced two videos featuring firefighters discussing COVID-19 and the harm it has caused in our communities.
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.
- Horizons at SFFS is a nonprofit providing joyful academic and enrichment experiences that build on the talents and skills of San Francisco’s public school students. Last year, the organization offered a fully remote program but is hoping to bring back 136 students for in-person learning this summer at the SF Friends School Campus. This will likely be the first time that most of its students receive in-person instruction in over a year. Help Horizons at SFFS create pathways to educational equity by donating to their 2021 campaign and learning more about their community.
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