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SF State Offers 4-Year Scholarship Lottery for VaccinesSF State Offers 4-Year Scholarship Lottery for Vaccines
By - posted 10/18/2021
COVID-19 Updates, San Francisco, Vaccines

San Francisco State University (SF State), the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) announced today a new scholarship program for San Francisco residents ages 12 to 17 who received the COVID-19 vaccine. Through a drawing, SF State is offering 10 scholarships to more...

SF Slightly Eases Indoor Mask Rules Starting October 15SF Slightly Eases Indoor Mask Rules Starting October 15
By - posted 10/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Masks

Mayor London N. Breed and the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today that so long as case and hospitalization rates remain stable or decline, indoor masking requirements will be lifted on October 15 in certain, limited settings. This includes places where stable cohorts of fully vaccinated individuals more...

Contra Contra Says Indoor Mask Mandate May Gone by New Year'sContra Contra Says Indoor Mask Mandate May Gone by New Year’s
By - posted 10/13/2021
COVID-19 Updates, East Bay, Masks, Vaccines

By Tony Hicks, Bay City News Foundation If Contra Costa County stays on track in its fight against COVID-19, residents may be able to celebrate New Year’s Eve without masks indoors if they’re fully vaccinated. Health officer Chris Farnitano told the county board of supervisors on Tuesday that other Bay Area more...

San Francisco to Mandate Vaccines for City ContractorsSan Francisco to Mandate Vaccines for City Contractors
By - posted 10/10/2021
COVID-19 Updates, San Francisco, Vaccines

Mayor London N. Breed issued a Mayoral Order mandating vaccination for all City contractors who work alongside City employees on a regular basis at a facility owned, leased, or controlled by the City. This mandate will also apply to all City Commissioners. All contractors will be required to be fully more...

When Will the Bay Area Fully Lift Mask Mandates? Not for a WhileWhen Will the Bay Area Fully Lift Mask Mandates? Not for a While
By - posted 10/7/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Masks

As decisions to vaccinate and wear face coverings indoors drive down COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations, health officers for the nine Bay Area jurisdictions that require face coverings in most indoor public spaces today reached a consensus on criteria to lift those health orders. What about proof of vaccine mandate for more...

Over 90% of Marin County Eligible Residents Are VaccinatedOver 90% of Marin County Eligible Residents Are Vaccinated
By - posted 10/5/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the news that Marin County has the highest vaccination rate in the state. 98% of Marin County’s eligible residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine and over 90% are fully vaccinated. Marin County attributes some of its success to its mobile vaccination teams which more...

SF's Mask Mandate Might Loosen SoonSF’s Mask Mandate Might Loosen Soon
By - posted 9/28/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Masks, San Francisco

On the heels of Santa Cruz County’s lifting of the indoor mask mandate, San Francisco hints that changes to its mask mandate may be coming soon. Thanks to SFist and San Francisco Chronicle for sharing the news that San Francisco may be loosening its mask mandate soon. San Francisco public health officer more...

Yosemite Ends Day-Use Reservations Starting Oct. 1Yosemite Ends Day-Use Reservations Starting Oct. 1
By - posted 9/28/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Outdoorsy

Thanks to ABC30 for sharing the news that Yosemite National Park will be ending its reservation system on Friday, October 1. A reservation is still required to drive into Yosemite through September 30, 2021. Yosemite implemented a temporary day-use reservation system to better manage heavy visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reservations were more...

Santa Cruz County Lifts Indoor Mask MandateSanta Cruz County Lifts Indoor Mask Mandate
By - posted 9/28/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Masks, Vaccines

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation Santa Cruz County lifted its indoor mask mandate Wednesday as local health officials cited the county’s declining rate of viral transmission. County officials lifted the mandate, effective immediately after Santa Cruz County moved into the “moderate” tier of community transmission, the second-lowest level of viral spread more...

Free Museum Tix if You Get Vaccinated This Weekend (Sept. 24-26)Free Museum Tix if You Get Vaccinated This Weekend (Sept. 24-26)
By - posted 9/24/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Freebies, San Francisco, Vaccines

Thanks to Mission Local for letting us know about this promotion by the California Academy of Sciences which is offering free tickets to people who get vaccinated. You can choose either daytime admission or Nightlife (21+) admission. Tickets are while supplies last, of course. Learn More: PDF Flyer | Link Get more...

COVID Testing: All 22 Free Testing Sites in San FranciscoCOVID Testing: All 22 Free Testing Sites in San Francisco
By - posted 9/23/2021
COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates

Anyone living or working in San Francisco can get tested for coronavirus at various locations in the City. There are 22 sites in San Francisco where you can get tested for no charge. Updated September 23, 2021 – Please note this list can change rapidly. Check sf.gov for updates. Recent Updates 9/23/21 – more...

Where (and Why) SF Marathon Runners Will Need to Wear MasksWhere (and Why) SF Marathon Runners Will Need to Wear Masks
By - posted 9/18/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco

Thanks to KCBS for letting us know that for some portions of the San Francisco Marathon which takes place on Sunday, September 19, 2021, runners will need to wear masks. The race’s health protocols state that National Park property requires all runners to wear masks – there are two sections where more...

San Francisco Opening Four New Vaccination Sites at SFUSD SchoolsSan Francisco Opening Four New Vaccination Sites at SFUSD Schools
By - posted 9/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

Mayor London N. Breed and the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) announced that vaccination sites are launching this week at four schools in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) in order to further support vaccination among eligible individuals in schools and the surrounding community. The vaccination more...

Contra Costa Requires Vaccine Proof for Indoor Businesses Starting Sept. 22Contra Costa Requires Vaccine Proof for Indoor Businesses Starting Sept. 22
By - posted 9/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

By Tony Hicks, Bay City News Foundation Contra Costa County has issued a countywide health order requiring patrons to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test in restaurants, gyms, and other indoor businesses where there’s an elevated risk of spreading COVID-19. The order goes into effect Sept. 22 and more...

Berkeley Requires Vaccine Proof for Indoor Businesses Starting Sept. 10Berkeley Requires Vaccine Proof for Indoor Businesses Starting Sept. 10
By - posted 9/1/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Vaccines

Starting next week in Berkeley, patrons of restaurants, gyms and large indoor events will need to show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A health order issued Wednesday by Berkeley’s health officer also requires, starting Oct. 15, that employees of those businesses and other specified facilities to be vaccinated more...