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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...

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...

UPDATED: Every Bay Area Bar & Restaurant Requiring Proof of VaccineUPDATED: Every Bay Area Bar & Restaurant Requiring Proof of Vaccine
By - posted 8/20/2021
Bars, Bay Area Updates, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Vaccines

After the 300-member SF Bar Owners Alliance officially stated its position that a vaccine card (or negative COVID test within 72 hours) should be required for any patron wishing to dine inside on of their member establishments, many bars in San Francisco have confirmed they will be The recommendations apply only more...

SF Opens New High Volume Testing Site in SoMa on August 18SF Opens New High Volume Testing Site in SoMa on August 18
By - posted 8/17/2021
Bay Area Updates, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates

After scaling back on its high volume COVID-19 testing sites earlier this year, San Francisco city officials said on Monday they will once again open a large testing site as cases continue to climb. The new high volume testing site opens on Thursday at Seventh and Brannan streets, in the city’s 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...

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...

San Mateo County Fair is Back (June 5-13)San Mateo County Fair is Back (June 5-13)
By - posted 6/5/2021
COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

By Astrid Casimire Bay City News Foundation The San Mateo County Fair kicks off on Saturday, June 5, 2021, featuring carnival rides (though a smaller amount of rides than past years), musical performances, food vendors and free entry for those who get vaccinated on site. It takes place at the San Mateo 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...

UPDATE: Eight Bay Area Counties Pause J&J VaccinesUPDATE: Eight Bay Area Counties Pause J&J Vaccines
By - posted 4/13/2021
COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation UPDATE At least eight Bay Area counties paused administrations Tuesday of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after a handful of people across the country developed blood clots less than two weeks after the shot. Public health officials in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, more...

SoMa's New Filipino "Kapwa Gardens" Opens April 14SoMa’s New Filipino “Kapwa Gardens” Opens April 14
By - posted 3/30/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Brand New, City Discoveries, COVID Testing, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

SoMA’s brand new Filipino-inspired community space designed for social distancing, complete with a garden of Philippine calamansi fruit trees that are free for taking, is opening in April.  Kapwa Gardens — a city-owned parking lot turned art & wellness pop-up and healing space for the community — will open to the public on more...

Oakland Airport Now has a COVID-19 Test Kit Vending MachineOakland Airport Now has a COVID-19 Test Kit Vending Machine
By - posted 1/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID Testing

Oakland International Airport has just rolled out their first vending machine for COVID-19 home test kits. Thanks to ABC7 for announcing the news about Wellness 4 Humanity’s new vending machines. The vending machines will dispense EUA-authorized rapid antigen and RT-PCR saliva tests. Kits are little pricey, starting at $130, but users can more...

Berkeley's New Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing SitesBerkeley’s New Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing Sites
By - posted 1/14/2021
Brand New, COVID Testing

You now have more places to get a COVID-19 test in Berkeley to help more quickly identify whether you or your loved ones should isolate and quarantine to stop the virus’ spread. Our first pop-up sites will rotate between downtown locations as well as sites in south and west Berkeley. By increasing more...

SF's COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout FAQ - When Can I Get It?SF’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout FAQ – When Can I Get It?
By - posted 1/14/2021
COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Vaccines

SF COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions Updated 1/15/21 – Please note information may change. See updates at sf.gov/information/about-covid-19-vaccine COVID-19 vaccine is here The vaccine is one of the most important ways to end the pandemic. Two vaccines have been authorized in the US. Supplies are limited. Sign Up for Alerts: Get Notified beginning January 19th The more...

Holiday Pop-Up COVID Test Site in The Mission (Dec. 23-24)Holiday Pop-Up COVID Test Site in The Mission (Dec. 23-24)
By - posted 12/23/2020
COVID Testing

Thanks to CBS for letting us know that San Francisco is created a holiday pop-up COVID test site at 24th and Mission from December 23-24. The pop-up site will be open from 7:30am to 4pm and will offer free, no appointment tests for up to 700 people a day with Spanish, more...

SF Gave First COVID-19 Vaccine to Health Care Workers TodaySF Gave First COVID-19 Vaccine to Health Care Workers Today
By - posted 12/15/2020
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Uplifting, Vaccines

San Francisco Administers First Covid-19 Vaccine To Health Care Workers Doctor at San Francisco General Hospital is first to receive COVID-19 vaccine in San Francisco First round of vaccines in San Francisco to be allocated to acute care facilities, in accordance with the State of California’s vaccine prioritization plan San Francisco, CA — Mayor London more...