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Safeway Pharmacies Now Offering Walk-in Covid-19 VaccinationsSafeway Pharmacies Now Offering Walk-in Covid-19 Vaccinations
By - posted 5/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation Safeway is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations without an appointment at the grocery store chain’s pharmacies, the company announced Friday. Safeway has more than 90 pharmacies across the Bay Area. Across the country, pharmacies at Safeway and other grocery stores owned by Albertsons Companies more...

CA Mask Mandate In Effect Until June 15CA Mask Mandate In Effect Until June 15
By - posted 5/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation California will wait until next month to implement recent masking guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for fully vaccinated people, state officials said Monday. State Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said the state will begin enforcing more...

SF is Not Yet Following CDC's New Mask RulesSF is Not Yet Following CDC’s New Mask Rules
By - posted 5/13/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates

Although the CDC just announced that fully vaccinated people will no longer be required to wear face masks under most conditions, San Francisco is not yet following the new mask rules. The San Francisco Department of Public Health has stated that “we must wait for the state to adopt the updated more...

San Mateo County in Yellow Tier on May 12San Mateo County in Yellow Tier on May 12
By - posted 5/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Reopening, Uplifting

By Eli Walsh, Bay City News Foundation San Mateo County moved into the state’s yellow COVID-19 reopening tier Tuesday, allowing the county to reopen almost all businesses indoors with capacity limits. The tier change will allow San Mateo County to reopen bars indoors at 25 percent capacity or 100 people, whichever is more...

Free COVID-19 Vaccines at SFO (May 11-13)Free COVID-19 Vaccines at SFO (May 11-13)
By - posted 5/7/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Only in San Francisco, Travel, Vaccines

SFO just announced that they are offering free COVID-19 vaccinations in-terminal to anyone 16+, May 11-13. Yep, this is for anyone who books an appointment, even international travelers. SFO is partnering with Safeway Pharmacy to provide onsite vaccinations to anyone age 16 and older.* The public, including departing or arriving passengers, more...

Free $5 Target Gift Card w/ VaccineFree $5 Target Gift Card w/ Vaccine
By - posted 5/5/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Deals, Vaccines

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the update that Target has $5 coupons for guests who receive their Covid-19 vaccine in stores. Here’s How to Get Your Free $5 Target Gift Card All U.S. adults are now eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccine — and now it’s even easier for you to get yours. more...

SF Officially Adopts New Relaxed Outdoor Mask RulesSF Officially Adopts New Relaxed Outdoor Mask Rules
By - posted 5/3/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Outdoorsy, Reopening

The California Department of Public Health today announced new outdoor masking rules which the city of San Francisco has adopted according to a press release issued by the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (SFDEM). These changes mean fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people can forgo mask-wearing while engaging in outdoor activities more...

"Free Yoga & Vaccine Slots" at SF's Secret Garden Oasis“Free Yoga & Vaccine Slots” at SF’s Secret Garden Oasis
By - posted 5/3/2021
Brand New, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

Stretch your body, test for COVID and get those hard to get vaccine slots at Moscone every 1st and 3rd Wed in SOMA’s secret garden Oasis. Free COVID-19 Testing at Kapwa Gardens every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 10 AM – 4 PM. Walk-ins are welcomed. No appointments or ID needed. more...

You Can Now Handle Produce Again at the Farmers' MarketYou Can Now Handle Produce Again at the Farmers’ Market
By - posted 4/30/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Groceries / Supermarkets

Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association (PCFMA) just sent out an update that you can now pick out your own produce at the farmers’ market again. To Our Loyal Farmers’ Market Customers We appreciate your cooperation in helping keep our markets safe by following the measures we have installed during the pandemic. These measures were more...

San Francisco Will Likely Be in Yellow Tier Next WeekSan Francisco Will Likely Be in Yellow Tier Next Week
By - posted 4/28/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that San Francisco will likely be in the Yellow Tier next week. UPDATE – San Francisco officially enters Yellow Tier with expanded reopenings on May 6 Thanks to the changes to the state’s blueprint for reopening metrics, to reach the Yellow Tier, they’ve adjusted the more...

CA Set to Follow CDC's New Relaxed Mask MandateCA Set to Follow CDC’s New Relaxed Mask Mandate
By - posted 4/28/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Outdoorsy, Reopening

Thanks to SFGate for sharing that California is examining the new CDC guidelines and aiming to relax the statewide mask mandate that’s been in place since June 2020. On Tuesday, April 27, Gov. Newsom announced that if you’re fully vaccinated, you will no longer be required to wear a mask if more...

2021 Burning Man Officially Cancelled2021 Burning Man Officially Cancelled
By - posted 4/27/2021
COVID-19 Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates

Burning Man just announced that its 2021 festival is cancelled. “But, although here in the United States we may be feeling the weight lifting and the light at the end of the tunnel brightening, we are still in the pandemic, and the uncertainties that need to be resolved are impossible to more...

SF's Brand New $3 Million Fund for Music VenuesSF’s Brand New $3 Million Fund for Music Venues
By - posted 4/19/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, City Insight, COVID-19 Updates, Getting Help, Support the Bay

The Music and Entertainment Venue Recovery Fund will offer grants of at least $10,000 to every eligible entertainment venue in San Francisco, which have been struggling to remain in business as a result of COVID-19 Mayor London N. Breed today announced the City’s Music and Entertainment Venue Recovery Fund will begin more...

10,000 New Vaccine Appointments Available in Santa Clara County10,000 New Vaccine Appointments Available in Santa Clara County
By - posted 4/19/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

Santa Clara County officials announced late Sunday that the local supply of the COVID vaccine has increased and that, as a result, thousands of appointments have been added this week, including 10,000 more just for this weekend. All people age 16 and older who live or work in the county are more...

SF's Indoor Concerts Are Back + 11p Dining Curfew EndsSF’s Indoor Concerts Are Back + 11p Dining Curfew Ends
By - posted 4/15/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID-19 Updates, Festival Updates, Indoor Dining, Only in San Francisco, Reopening

Beginning Thursday, April 15, San Francisco will resume indoor live-audience events, performances, meetings, and receptions with capacity limits and following other protocols, and will expand existing guidelines for outdoor live-audience events, performances, and other activities. San Francisco will reopen and expand additional activities that are allowed by the State for counties more...