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COVID Testing: All 19 Free Testing Sites in San FranciscoCOVID Testing: All 19 Free Testing Sites in San Francisco
By - posted 7/26/2021
COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates

Anyone living or working in San Francisco can get tested for coronavirus at various locations in the City. As of December 23, 2020, there are currently 18 sites in San Francisco where you can get tested for no charge. Updated July 26, 2021 – Please note this list can change rapidly. more...

300 SF Bars Might Require Vaccines Starting July 29300 SF Bars Might Require Vaccines Starting July 29
By - posted 7/26/2021
Bars, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Vaccines

If you go out to drink indoors this weekend, you might want to bring a copy of your vaccine card. Thanks to ABC7 for letting us know that on Monday the SF Bar Owners Alliance, which represents over 300 bars in San Francisco, has officially stated its position that a vaccine more...

500 SF Bars Might Require Vaccine Proof500 SF Bars Might Require Vaccine Proof
By - posted 7/22/2021
Bars, COVID-19 Updates, Only in San Francisco, Vaccines

Thanks to SFGate for sharing the news that a group of more than 500 bars in San Francisco are considering requiring proof of vaccine before entry. Amid the surge in recent COVID-19 cases spurred by the persistent Delta variant and the recent indoor mask recommendations, the San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance more...

7 Bay Area Counties Now Asking You to Remask Indoors7 Bay Area Counties Now Asking You to Remask Indoors
By - posted 7/16/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates

With cases of COVID-19 rising locally and increased circulation of the highly transmissible Delta variant, the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley recommend that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places to ensure easy verification that all unvaccinated people are masked in those more...

July 14 is Your Last Day to Get Vaccine at SF's Moscone CenterJuly 14 is Your Last Day to Get Vaccine at SF’s Moscone Center
By - posted 7/12/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines, What's Closed / What's Open

The Department of Public Health and COVID Command Center announced the Moscone Center South high-volume vaccination site will close on July 14. Vaccinations will continue to be widely available through a network of low-barrier neighborhood sites, mobile access points, clinics, and pharmacies to meet existing demand and better align with the more...

SF's City Hall Eases Mask Rules on July 6SF’s City Hall Eases Mask Rules on July 6
By - posted 7/2/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening

Starting next Tuesday, July 6, face coverings will no longer be required for fully vaccinated visitors entering City Hall and other City facilities, except for certain limited settings such as healthcare, long-term care, public transit, correctional and shelter facilities. “We continue to align with state guidance on mask requirements. Starting next more...

SF Could Get More 24/7 Bathrooms on the StreetsSF Could Get More 24/7 Bathrooms on the Streets
By - posted 6/27/2021
City Insight, COVID-19 Updates

With possible cuts to a program providing 24 public bathrooms in San Francisco, Supervisor Matt Haney on Friday proposed a plan to fund the program and save it from being eliminated. The city’s Pit Stop program offers public bathrooms for anyone to use, with most locations in the city’s downtown areas. In more...

California's New Eviction Moratorium Extension: What It Means for YouCalifornia’s New Eviction Moratorium Extension: What It Means for You
By - posted 6/27/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Getting Help, Healing

By Manuela Tobias, CalMatters California renters, who are still struggling to pay the rent even as the pandemic wanes, will be shielded from eviction through Sept. 30, under a last-minute deal announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders. The agreement, which more fully opens up $5.2 billion to pay full back more...

CA Launches Digital COVID-19 Vaccine RecordsCA Launches Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Records
By - posted 6/23/2021
Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation Vaccinated state residents can now access their vaccine record digitally through a tool introduced Friday by the state’s Department of Public Health and Department of Technology. The access your digital record residents will need to input their name, date of birth, phone number or email more...

SF Plans to Reopen All Libraries This Fall (Before School Begins)SF Plans to Reopen All Libraries This Fall (Before School Begins)
By - posted 6/22/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

After a handful of San Francisco public libraries reopened last month for indoor service, city officials announced on Monday plans to reopen more libraries throughout the summer. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city halted indoor service at all of its libraries and redirected hundreds of library staff more...

Levi's Stadium's Mass Vaccine Site Closing on June 24Levi’s Stadium’s Mass Vaccine Site Closing on June 24
By - posted 6/16/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines, What's Closed / What's Open

By Jana Kadah, Bay City News Foundation Santa Clara County’s mass vaccination site at Levi’s Stadium is closing on June 24, after administering more than 350,000 doses. It is one of four mass vaccine sites that will close within the next few weeks as COVID cases slow and more than 80 more...

CA's New Vaccine Giveaways: Free Vacations to SF, LA, SD + Palm SpringsCA’s New Vaccine Giveaways: Free Vacations to SF, LA, SD + Palm Springs
By - posted 6/16/2021
Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Travel, Vaccines

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation State officials introduced another COVID-19 vaccine incentive program Monday, offering six expenses-paid vacations throughout the state, including in San Francisco. The state will select six winners on July 1 for trips for four in San Francisco, Palm Springs, Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Diego. In more...

After 500,000 Tests, SF's Mass Testing Site at Pier 32 Closes June 15After 500,000 Tests, SF’s Mass Testing Site at Pier 32 Closes June 15
By - posted 6/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Only in San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

The Department of Public Health and the COVID Command Center announced today that, because of the City’s high vaccination rates and subsequent decline in demand for COVID-19 testing, San Francisco will close the Embarcadero high-volume testing site on June 15 and Alternative Testing Sites (ATS) in early July and provide testing more...

80% of Eligible SF Residents Have At Least 1 COVID-19 Vaccine Dose80% of Eligible SF Residents Have At Least 1 COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
By - posted 6/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Only in San Francisco, Uplifting, Vaccines

Mayor London N. Breed announced that as of today 80% of eligible San Francisco residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with nearly 70% of all San Franciscans fully vaccinated. San Francisco is the first major American city to achieve this milestone, and the City’s vaccination rates more...

SF's New Rules for "Mega Events" 5,000+ CapacitySF’s New Rules for “Mega Events” 5,000+ Capacity
By - posted 6/9/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Although San Francisco is getting rid of almost all COVID restrictions beginning 12:01am on June 15, 2021, there still are some narrow exceptions for what the state defines as a “Mega Event.”  The San Francisco Department of Public Health will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test at more...