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- 560,904 confirmed cases in California
- 10,378 confirmed deaths in California
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*As of 9:00am PT on 8/10
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.
- AT&T partnered with the City of San Jose to make 11,000 4G hotspots available to keep students and families connected when schools begin virtually this fall.
- Dropbox announced a set of ambitious sustainability goals for 2030. The company has committed to sourcing 100 percent renewable energy for its operations, achieving carbon neutrality on business travel emissions, and supporting organizations working on climate action.
- Both Facebook and Uber announced that they will allow their employees to work from home until July 2021.
- Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams and his wife Sara Williams donated $10 million to the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). This is the couple’s second donation supporting San Francisco schools—in March, they donated $1.1 million.
UPDATES FROM THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
- Listen to the latest episode of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Fifth and Mission podcast to hear sf.citi Executive Director Jennifer Stojkovic discuss the tech industry’s potential exodus out of San Francisco and what that could mean for the future of our City.
- On August 7, Mayor Breed released a helpful explanation of the budget proposal she announced on July 31. Take a look at how Mayor Breed plans to close San Francisco’s COVID-19-induced $1.5 billion budget deficit and invest in other key issues over the next two years.
- On August 7, Mayor Breed announced $3.1 million in awarded grants for nonprofit space acquisition and lease stabilization. The grants are part of San Francisco’s Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative (NSI), which is administered by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and offers financial assistance and resources to nonprofits working in partnership with the City to provide essential services to San Francisco residents.
- On August 4, Mayor Breed and Treasurer José Cisneros announced that the City of San Francisco will continue to defer collection of business registration fees and the unified license fees until March 1, 2021. The deferral is intended to provide relief to businesses facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.
- On August 3, Mayor Breed and Public Defender Mano Raju announced the creation of the San Francisco Young Defenders Program. Part of Mayor Breed’s Opportunities for All initiative, this paid internship program provides employment and mentorship opportunities to 25 San Francisco public high school students around criminal justice issues.
To stay up to date with all City of San Francisco updates, follow the Mayor’s updates here.
UPDATES FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
- California’s state electronic case reporting system, CalREDIE, experienced a technical issue that led to an underreporting of single-day COVID-19 case counts. This could explain why California’s seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases dropped to 7,764 (21 percent lower than the prior week) as of last Monday, August 3.
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.
- Have you thought about using your tech industry experience to teach? In this ever-growing virtual educational environment, your expertise and experience are needed! The EnCorps STEM Teachers Program empowers STEM industry professionals to transform public education through teaching in high needs schools. Heading into their 14th year of public service, EnCorps offers a Fellowship through which STEM professionals can give back to students in need in a highly supported, low-risk way and explore a second career in teaching. Click here to read about Fellow Bob Capriles’ transition from the tech industry into teaching.
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