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- 974,581 confirmed cases in California
- 17,977 confirmed deaths in California
- 123,949 confirmed cases in the Bay Area
*As of 9:00am PT on 11/9
COVID-19 Updates from the SF Tech Community
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.
- Many tech companies gave their employees paid time off on Election Day to vote and work as poll workers. They included Cruise, Funding Circle, Instacart, Twitter, Lyft, Salesforce, Uber, and more.
- Microsoft President Brad Smith issued a statement congratulating the new President- and Vice-President-Elect: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
- Proposition 22 to maintain gig workers’ status as independent contractors and provide flexible benefits, passed resoundingly in California. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi plans to prioritize similar legislation in other states.
UPDATES FROM THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
- How did voting patterns compare across San Francisco’s 11 Supervisor districts in the November 2020 election? The San Francisco Chronicle breaks down the vote in San Francisco on several local and state ballot measures here.
- On November 7, Mayor Breed issued a statement on the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next President and Vice-President of the United States. “I only wish my grandmother, a daughter of slaves and sharecroppers, a woman who raised me to believe that we can all work to make the world a better place, were still alive to see this day,” she wrote.
- On November 6, Mayor Breed announced that Ralph Remington was appointed Director of Cultural Affairs for the San Francisco Arts Commission. Currently serving as the Deputy Director for Arts and Culture for the City of Tempe, Arizona, Remington will begin his position as San Francisco’s Director of Cultural Affairs in January 2021. There, he will lead the 15-member San Francisco Arts Commission in directing citywide cultural activities in all aspects of the arts.
- On November 2, Mayor Breed and Acting Human Resources Director Carol Isen announced the launch of an independent review of the City’s equal employment opportunity practices to prevent workplace discrimination. The investigation will be conducted by William B. Gould IV, Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus, at the Stanford Law School.
To stay up to date with all City of San Francisco updates, follow the Mayor’s updates here.
UPDATES FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
- Governor Newsom shared his thoughts and congratulations for President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris.
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.
- Earlier this year, sf.citi wrote about the 50th anniversary and soon-to-open kitchen and food production facility of our longtime nonprofit partner, Meals on Wheels San Francisco (MOWSF). Every year, MOWSF delivers over 2 million meals to homebound seniors in San Francisco—work that has become even more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 35,000 square-foot kitchen will ensure MOWSF can continue to meet the rising demand for its meals and services. On Thursday, November 19, join MOWSF to virtually celebrate the long-awaited opening of the Sangiacomo Flynn Building, home of MOWSF’s new industrial kitchen and food distribution facility—register here.
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