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WHAT WE’RE UP TO
The other week at Bridging the Divide: The Road to a Digital-First SF, sf.citi heard key solutions to address the City’s digital divide from an incredible panel of industry experts. Learn more about the City’s approach to the digital divide by reading the event recap or watching the live recording here.
- 66.2 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 53.3 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 84 percent of San Franciscans who are vaccinated with at least one dose
sf.citi members Google, Facebook, Lyft, Twitter, and Uber joined a wave of tech companies to delay their office reopenings and impose vaccine mandates when they do reopen.
As a part of their 5G Studio, Verizon and Newlab incubated their second annual cohort of startups to leverage 5G networks.
Facebook’s Instagram introduced changes to its advertising and privacy policies to protect users under 18 on its platform.
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Uber is partnering with language service Rosetta Stone to provide free classes to its drivers and couriers. They plan to fully integrate the language service into the Uber app used by its workforce and develop language skills directly related to their work as ride-share drivers and delivery workers. Uber wants this program to give its drivers—many of whom are immigrants—the ability to learn a new language on the job, which could help them secure more full-time employment.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- San Francisco is launching a new Street Overdose Response Team (SORT) to provide care and support for 700 people experiencing homelessness at high risk of overdose.
- Mayor Breed signed a two-year budget into law that will support economic recovery and meet the City’s top challenges.
- San Francisco announced a major step in the City’s effort to acquire PG&E’s city-based electric facilities and complete the transition to public power.
- Mayor Breed announced the completion of the two-year, $22.3 million Upper Haight Transit Improvement and Pedestrian Realm project.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Governor Newsom signed an emergency proclamation to expedite clean energy projects and relieve demand on the electric grid during extreme weather events this summer.
- Governor Newsom signed legislation to make college more affordable and accessible in California.
- Governor Newsom signed the nation’s first expansion of Medi-Cal to undocumented Californians Age 50 and over to advance a more equitable and prevention-focused health care.
- California implemented the nation’s first measure to encourage state employees and health care workers to show proof of vaccination or get tested regularly.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
The Gubbio Project is a staple San Francisco nonprofit that offers respite and refuge to people experiencing homelessness in the Tenderloin while supporting connection and understanding between the housed and unhoused. However, like many organizations during the pandemic, the City’s health restrictions appeared to push The Gubbio Project to the brink. But, thankfully, after it received a handful of generous donations, the survival of the organization appears to be somewhat more certain. Support The Gubbio Project during this critical period of need by donating, volunteering, or inquiring about bringing sacred sleep to your place of worship.
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