The shelter-in-place hotels housing San Francisco’s homeless population — which the city was in November moving to empty and close — now stand to be 100-percent funded by the federal government. President Joe Biden on Thursday directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to completely reimburse cities and states for a slew of emergency services they […]
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Current data indicates the virus is in retreat for the time being.
Before the pandemic, Jose Velasquez would regularly walk with his two teenage sons to Jose Coronado Playground on 21st Street. The small park is rarely busy, he says, so the three of them would toss around a football on the soccer field. Nowadays, his sons are staying with their mother. So instead, Velasquez brought a […]
If history does indeed repeat itself — first as tragedy, then as farce — what about the third time? As we witness the schlerotic, chaotic rollout of the Covid vaccine, we’re all going to get a front-row seat. The same crippling errors that marked the botched distributions of PPE and testing appear to be recapitulating themselves now. […]
In late March, Matthew North applied to work with the city’s Pit Stop program, which maintains public toilets and sinks throughout the city. He had heard about the job from a friend. “I said, ‘that would be a cool job,’ and asked my friend for the supervisor’s number. A week later I had orientation, the […]
There’s still a lot of virus around, but the surge may be subsiding as case numbers, hospitalizations and positivity rates continue to fall.
The city and its major healthcare providers today committed to inoculating every San Francisco resident with a Covid-19 vaccine by June 30. That ambitious goal came during a hearing on Wednesday called by District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney, amid complaints that the city has lagged behind other municipalities in rolling out mass vaccinations. So far, […]
Inauguration day brought with it a sense of relief and hope for many Mission residents.
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The good news is new case numbers continue to fall as hospitalizations level off. The bad news is both remain at record high levels and high positivity rates at the 24th Street BART testing station indicate the surge continues. .
While citywide positivity rates are just under 5 percent, the Latinx positivity rate at the 24th Street BART Plaza after seven days of testing is 11 percent, while the non-white positivity rate is 6 percent. The high numbers indicate a continuing surge, researchers said. So far, the research and testing campaign led by UCSF and […]
A charismatic poet jumps from job to job in education despite repeatedly getting fired or banned for making colleagues uncomfortable or for having inappropriate relationships with youth and students.