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- 49.3 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 30.4 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 72 percent of San Francisco adults who are vaccinated with at least one dose
*As of 9:00am PT on 5/3
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.
- A number of tech companies, including sf.citi members Google and Microsoft, are offering critical support to India as it experiences a deadly surge in COVID-19 cases.
- Google is working with five nonprofits across the U.S., including The Last Mile and Defy Ventures in the Bay Area, to provide job training to 10,000 people by the end of 2021 as part of its Grow with Google initiative. About 2,000 of the participants will include recently incarcerated people.
- Instacart expanded its EBT SNAP payment integration with three new retailers: Publix, The Save Mart Companies, and Price Chopper/Market 32. Once this expansion is complete, food-stamp recipients will be able to use Instacart to order same-day delivery or pickup in more than 4,000 stores across 38 states and Washington D.C.
UPDATES FROM THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
- On April 30, Mayor Breed announced the launch of San Francisco’s 17th annual Small Business Week, which will take place from Saturday, May 1 to Friday, May 7, 2021. Themed “Roots and Recovery,” this year’s Small Business Week will include resources and information to support small businesses as San Francisco recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The week kicked off with the installation of 13 floral butterflies throughout San Francisco’s merchant corridors.
- On April 27, Mayor Breed and Supervisor Ahsha Safaí announced that the City will partner with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to host socially distanced, outdoor commencements for students graduating from high school. The “Graduations for All” initiative will provide staggered ceremonies on June 1-3, 2021 for 4,000 public school graduates.
- On April 26, Mayor Breed nominated City Attorney Dennis Herrera to serve as the next General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). The SFPUC provides retail drinking water and wastewater services to the City of San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, green hydroelectric and solar power to Hetch Hetchy electricity customers, and power to the residents and businesses of San Francisco through the CleanPowerSF program. In the coming weeks, the five-member commission that oversees the SFPUC will interview City Attorney Herrera.
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 April 29, Governor Newsom signed a bill that will give small businesses hit hardest by this pandemic, a $6.2 billion tax cut over the next six years. Under the legislation (AB 80), the forgiven PPP loans that businesses received from the federal government during the pandemic will not be counted as taxable income, and these businesses can also deduct the costs of expenses that those loans paid for.
- On April 26, Governor Newsom announced that California will send lifesaving oxygen equipment to India in light of the country’s fast-spreading surge of COVID-19 cases. California’s contributions come as part of a wider effort by the United States to fight the spread of COVID-19 in India.
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 Small Business 30-day Challenge encourages San Francisco residents to shop and dine exclusively at their local businesses for the entire month of May. Organized by Small Business Commission President Sharky Laguana and SFMTA Board Director Manny Yekutiel, the challenge kicked off with the start of San Francisco’s Small Business Week on May 1 and will continue through May 31. Small businesses represent 93 percent of all businesses in the City and support over 364,000 jobs, making them critical to San Francisco’s economic recovery from COVID-19. If you want to see small businesses thrive long after the pandemic, participate in the Small Business Challenge and tag your favorite San Francisco spots on social media using the hashtag #SmallBizChallenge.
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