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Free Walk-Up Covid-19 Testing at SAP Center June 23-27Free Walk-Up Covid-19 Testing at SAP Center June 23-27
By - posted 6/23/2020
COVID-19 Updates

The San Jose Sharks and the County of Santa Clara, in partnership with The Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Druva, and Majestic Sales are teaming up to provide residents with free and easy walk-up COVID-19 testing at SAP Center at San Jose from June 23-27. No appointment, health insurance or doctor’s more...

Yes, SF Allows You to See Friends: Updated Health GuidelinesYes, SF Allows You to See Friends: Updated Health Guidelines
By - posted 6/10/2020
COVID-19 Updates

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that San Francisco has updated their guidelines on how to safely expand social circles. I.e. how to stop going insane inside your own house and how to see friends and family in the safest way possible. San Francisco issued updated guidance on Saturday on more...

New Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test Site Opens in East Oakland TodayNew Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test Site Opens in East Oakland Today
By - posted 5/18/2020
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates

Thanks to NBC Bay Area for letting us know that a new drive-through COVID-19 testing site opens in East Oakland. The first drive-through testing location in East Oakland opens on Monday, May 18th. Testing will be available to all community members by appointment at no charge, regardless of insurance or immigration more...

SF Opens 3 New Test Sites for Underserved Areas This WeekSF Opens 3 New Test Sites for Underserved Areas This Week
By - posted 5/18/2020
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates

Mayor London Breed Announces New COVID-19 Testing Sites in Underserved Areas Monday, May 18, 2020 Three new testing opportunities—a mobile site initially stationed in the Tenderloin, a site at City College, and another in Hunters View—bring testing resources to neighborhoods that are underserved and bolster San Francisco’s capacity to test workers and more...

SF's Block-by-Block Plan to Keep TL Safe During COVID-19SF’s Block-by-Block Plan to Keep TL Safe During COVID-19
By - posted 5/11/2020
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates

Thanks to SFGate for letting us know about SF’s plan to help clean the Tenderloin amid COVID outbreak. Last week, San Francisco released the Tenderloin Neighborhood Safety Assessment and Plan for COVID-19. The Tenderloin Plan seeks to address and improve conditions in the neighborhood, with an initial focus on 13 blocks more...

Bay Area Antibody Testing Ramps up... But Does it Work?Bay Area Antibody Testing Ramps up… But Does it Work?
By - posted 5/11/2020
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates

Thank you to the SF Chronicle for letting us know that California is ramping up antibody testing but big questions still remain. It seems like California is in the middle of a rocky road with its COVID-19 Antibody Testing Program. The City is ramping up testing but the accuracy and benefits more...

Here's Why SF Gives Free Drugs to Homeless in Hotel QuarantineHere’s Why SF Gives Free Drugs to Homeless in Hotel Quarantine
By - posted 5/7/2020
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates

Thanks to KTVU FOX 2 for letting us know about the controversial plan of providing free alcohol, drugs and tobacco for recovering homeless addicts “in limited quantities” who are being housed in San Francisco hotels during the COVID-19 epidemic. The city has faced some backlash as the Public Health Department confirmed more...

UCSF Tested 3,000 for COVID-19 in the Mission DistrictUCSF Tested 3,000 for COVID-19 in the Mission District
By - posted 5/5/2020
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates

Last week, through a partnership between UCSF, the Latino Task Force for COVID-19, and SF Department of Public Health offered free COVID-19 testing for all persons age 4 years and older in part of the Mission.  See the results of the UCSF study On Monday, UCSF announced results from initial coronavirus testing more...

SF Now Has Universal COVID-19 Testing for All Essential WorkersSF Now Has Universal COVID-19 Testing for All Essential Workers
By - posted 5/4/2020
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates

Mayor London Breed Announces Universal COVID-19 Testing for All Essential Workers in San Francisco Monday, May 4, 2020 Anyone who must work during the Stay Home Order is eligible for free testing, with or without symptoms. San Francisco takes another step toward goal of universal access to testing. San Francisco, CA — Mayor more...

Every Free COVID-19 Testing Site in San FranciscoEvery Free COVID-19 Testing Site in San Francisco
By - posted 5/2/2020
Bay Area Updates, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates

All “essential” workers in San Francisco (which pretty much means anyone who is required to work outside the home) are now eligible for COVID-19 testing, regardless of symptoms or exposure. UPDATE: 10 Free COVID-19 Testing Sites for Anyone in San Francisco – 7/15/20 People who feel sick, work with the public, or more...

Whole Foods To Give Free Face Masks To All ShoppersWhole Foods To Give Free Face Masks To All Shoppers
By - posted 5/1/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Freebies

Thank you, Nexstar for letting us know that Whole Foods Markets across the country will provide free masks to all customers starting next week – along with requiring customers to wear masks. Amazon-owned Whole Foods announced on their blog on April 30, “To help protect the safety and health of our more...

Bolinas Tests All 1,800 for COVID-19. But No One Tests Positive.Bolinas Tests All 1,800 for COVID-19. But No One Tests Positive.
By - posted 4/29/2020
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates

Last week, (April 20-23) one Bay Area city attempted to become among the first towns in the world to test every resident for COVID-19 and then formulate a plan to contact trace and quarantine to fight the virus. 1844 residents and first responders were tested in the secluded North Bay town more...

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Now Open at Alameda County FairgroundsDrive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Now Open at Alameda County Fairgrounds
By - posted 4/29/2020
COVID-19 Updates

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing the good news that a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site opened at Alameda County Fairgrounds on Monday. Effective April 27, Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare (SHC – VC) in coordination with the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin and the Alameda County Fairgrounds will be operating a more...

San Francisco Sheriffs Hand Out 750 Free Face MasksSan Francisco Sheriffs Hand Out 750 Free Face Masks
By - posted 4/29/2020
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Uplifting

Thank you to KRON4 for sharing the positive news about the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office deputies handing out face masks this weekend. As early as April 18, SF required wearing of face masks in public. Though face coverings do not need to be N-95 or surgical masks, several options for face more...

California's Plan to Re-Open: "Weeks, Not Months Away"California’s Plan to Re-Open: “Weeks, Not Months Away”
By - posted 4/28/2020
COVID-19 Updates, What's Closed / What's Open

In a Tuesday press conference, California Gavin Newsom laid out the 4-step plan for how and when the state will re-open with a “phased and thoughtful approach.” The easing of restrictions will take place in four distinct stages and “we are weeks, not months away” from the next step of changes more...