Mayor London Breed announced today that Covid-19 vaccines will be required for many indoor activities. This means bars, restaurants and gyms will be required to verify patrons and employees are fully vaccinated. The requirement will also apply for indoor events with more than 1,000 people, all 35,000 City and County of San Francisco employees, and certain health care providers. Read the press release here.
Back to School
Schools are fully reopening in person on Aug. 16. The San Francisco Unified School District announced that all 10,000 of its employees must be vaccinated or get tested for covid at least weekly, starting Sept. 7.
It’s back-to-school time for adults, too. Registration is still open for credit and non-credit classes at City College of San Francisco, free for San Francisco residents. First classes begin this weekend. Register online here.
Free non-credit classes are available in subjects like ESL, Citizenship, Custodial, Tai Chi, and Older Adults. Until August 26, in-person registration for non-credit classes is available at five CCSF locations throughout the city: the Mission, Chinatown/North Beach, Downtown, John Adams and Ocean campuses.
The in-person registration schedule can be found below. For questions, call 877-379-2491.
The DA, the Police Chief, and Mission Local
Our very own Joe Eskenazi will be moderating a conversation with District Attorney Chesa Boudin and Police Chief Bill Scott on Monday, Aug. 16. He’s planning to hit the big topics: the perception of rampant crime in the city, arrest rates, the governor’s recall election, and more.
Joe will be asking the questions from 6 p.m. to 6:40 p.m., then there will be 20 minutes of audience Q&A time. Come prepared with your questions, or just sign up to watch the show here.
Umoja Health Day
Umoja Health, a community-based initiative that brought covid testing, vaccinations, and other resources to East Oakland, celebrated its one-year anniversary last weekend. UCSF’s Dr. Kim Rhoads started the project to support African American communities during the pandemic.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf declared Aug. 7 “Umoja Health Day” in a proclamation commending the organization’s “invaluable service of providing holistic and lifesaving care” to the Oakland community.
A few more library locations have reopened for full, in-person service: the Anza, Marina, Portola, and Potrero Hill branches opened Aug. 10. They join the majority of public library branches, which reopened this summer.
The Golden Gate Valley and Merced branches are expected to reopen next week, and the Mission and Treasure Island branches will continue with bookmobile service.
Roxie and Dancing
On Friday, Aug. 13, Pablo Larraín’s latest film Ema is opening at the Roxie Theater. The Chilean drama follows a reggaeton dancer and a choreographer whose lives are upended after a tragedy. The movie, co-presented by Chile Lindo, Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival and The Mexican Museum, plays at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, and will be playing through next week. Showtimes and tickets can be found here.
After the show, film viewers can head to Chile Lindo for live music, empanadas, and Chilean wine. And of course, there will be dancing: Jae Stix and her “neo soul, jazz, funk collective” Baycoin Beats will be jamming the late show from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Visual artist Alison O’Daniel curated a series of short films and videos in Hearing Aids, which is currently screening at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts. O’Daniel, who is hard of hearing herself, shows viewers the impact that sound can have on what we see and experience, and experiments with sensory loss to create a greater awareness. The topics range from urban surveillance to indigenous history, and films will be featured from seven different filmmakers.
Session 1 screens daily through Aug. 31, and Session 2 begins Sept. 1. The show is free, but reservations are recommended.
King of the Streets
The San Francisco Lowrider Council is hosting the 40th anniversary of the King of the Streets on Saturday, Aug. 14. There will be a Lowrider Car Show and Hopping Contest, arts and crafts vendors, and the taco trucks will roll in.
The Lowrider Council is joining forces with the Vacúnate Ya/Vaccinate Now Campaign, and will be offering free vaccines administered by the Department of Public Health.
The family-friendly event will be at the Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave. in Daly City, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public admission is free, but the Cow Palace will charge for parking.
After 4 p.m., the cars will head to the Mission to cruise down Mission Street.