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- 760,981 confirmed cases in California
- 14,385 confirmed deaths in California
- 94,795 confirmed cases in the Bay Area
*As of 9:00am PT on 9/14
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.
- Facebook is helping recruit poll workers for the November 2020 Election by launching a poll worker recruitment drive on the News Feed of users who are 18 years or older. The company is even offering Facebook employees extra paid time off to help staff the polls on Election Day. Facebook also included poll worker information in its voting information center.
- Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann makes the case for national gig worker benefits and protections.
- Uber released its sustainability report and made an ambitious sustainability commitment to become a zero-emissions platform by 2040. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi describes four steps the company will take to achieve that goal.
UPDATES FROM THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
- On September 10, Mayor Breed, Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax, and Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu announced that San Francisco will begin the next phase of its COVID-19 reopening plan. Starting today, Monday, September 14, hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, gyms and fitness centers, and several other businesses can resume indoor personal services with limited capacity. On September 21, museums, zoos, and aquariums will also be allowed to resume indoor service with a submitted health and safety plan.
- On September 8, Mayor Breed announced the launch of a steering committee tasked with guiding the City’s process of identifying alternatives to police. Composed of community members, representatives of organizations that work on behavioral health and homelessness, and representatives of City agencies, the steering committee will help the City explore alternatives to police when responding to non-violent calls to 911 and 311.
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 September 10, Governor Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for the County of Siskiyou where fires have burned over 120,000 acres and forced thousands of residents to evacuate.
- On September 9, Governor Newsom signed legislation to immediately extend paid sick day protections for California employees. It ensures that every California employee who has been exposed to or tests positive for COVID-19 will have access to paid sick days for the rest of 2020.
- On September 9, Governor Newsom signed three bills into law to support small businesses grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the laws excludes Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven through the CARES Act and subsequent amendments in the Paycheck Protection Program from gross income. Another authorizes a $100 million hiring tax credit program for qualified small businesses. And the third law appropriates $561 million, including $411.5 million to advance economic stimulus with $230.5 million to help jumpstart construction projects.
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.
- This week, we invite you to learn about a number of San Francisco nonprofits and how they’re grappling with new challenges presented by COVID-19 by listening to Geoge Koster’s “COVID-19’s Impact on San Francisco Nonprofit Series.” You’ll hear about 12 different nonprofits in San Francisco and how they’ve adapted their operations to our new COVID-19 normal. Some of the nonprofits featured include Miracle Messages, the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, LavaMaeX, The Gubbio Project, and more. Take a listen and support San Francisco’s resilient nonprofit network, which has risen to new heights to serve our community during these hard times.
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