Coronavirus Information

By September 15, 2020Events, News

Maintaining the health of the YBCBD staff and teams that provide our services is a top priority and we have altered some of our services. Here are important updates and information.

Government Updates and Information
September 1st Statement on Reopening Status

Dept. Of Public Health Press Releases and Public Statements

Best practices for curbside pickup webinar

New San Francisco Face Covering Order

Tax Relief Program

State of CA Official COVID-19 Webpage

For updated information from the San Francisco Government click here


For Businesses and Employees
Support Black Owned Businesses

OEWD Webinars for EDD Assistance for both Employers and Employees

SF Water and Power Assistance

Public Assistance Grants for Non-Profits

Grants for Neighborhood and Women-owned businesses

Payment Protection Program Application

Moratorium on business evictions

Facebook Grants for Small Businesses

Facebook Grant Information Sheet

SF Workers and Families First Paid Sick Leave Information

Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance

Information on the Commercial Eviction Moratorium

SF Chamber of Commerce Small Business Resources Page

Employers information on everything from legal to financial assistance

Moratorium on evictions for small and mid-sized businesses in San Francisco

List of Arts Resources During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Community Arts Stabilization Trust

State EDD Response and Information here

Information from the Office of Small Business

Download the City’s Measure for Small Business Relief here

Office of Labor Standards Enforcement Guidance and Resources

Resources for California Non-Profits

Revolving Loan Fund

Job Opportunities

 

Transportation
SFMTA Travel and Transportation Updates

SFMTA’s Essential Trip Card program

BART COVID-19 Updates

BART Service Reduction Announcement

SFMTA Information and Response

 

Health Information and Services
COVID-19 Testing in SF

Free COVID-19 Testing In SF for Essential Workers

Testing information for essential service providers

Up to date COVID-19 statistics in San Francisco

Testing Site Information in SOMA

For information on free child care in San Francisco click here

To get updated information from the San Francisco Department of Public Health text “COVID19SF” to 888-777

California Department of Health Information Page here

For information on how to get tested click here

SF Water Power and Sewage Updates

 

Yerba Buena Focused
Yerba Buena Gardens Statement

Download the YBCBD’s Statement Regarding Services and the COVID-19 Pandemic here

 

Diversions for Quarantine
Free Online Classic and Independent films from the US Public Libraries and Universities

Working Mother Online Magazine

Gay Parenting Online Magazine

Hip Mama

SFMOMA Museum From Home

Museum of the African Diaspora Online

Bored Panda

The Onion

 

Individuals can prevent Illness:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Cover your cough or sneeze;
  • Stay home if you are sick;
  • Get your flu shot to protect against flu or symptoms similar to COVID-19; and
  • If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing COVID-19 infections, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials.

Individuals can prepare for the possible disruption caused by an outbreak:

  • Make sure you have a supply of all essential medications for your family;
  • Make a child care plan if you or a care giver are sick;
  • Make arrangements about how your family will manage a school closure; and
  • Make a plan for how you can care for a sick family member without getting sick yourself.

Q&A

Do we have enough hospital beds?

The City is working closely with all the hospitals in SF. There are more than a hundred isolation rooms in the city and many more hospital beds that could be repurposed for COVID-19 patients if the need arises.

Do we have places to house people if they become sick?

The City’s Emergency Operations Center has activated its Care & Shelter Branch and is accelerating advance planning and relocation options in the event there are sick people who need to be housed.

What should businesses do?

Businesses ought to look at their work-from-home policies and sick leave in order to support people who may need to self-quarantine. The CDC has guidelines for businesses: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

What about SROs and congregate living?

City agencies are working closely with returning travelers to monitor their health, and giving individual instructions about to self-quarantine and protect the health of others who live with them. They are working with the housing community to respond to the needs of people who live in these settings.

What can San Francisco residents do?

The best way for all San Franciscans to reduce their risk of getting sick – with seasonal colds or flu – will still apply to prevent COVID-19 if it begins to circulate in the community:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your cough or sneeze
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Get your flu shot to protect against flu or symptoms similar to COVID-19
  • If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing COVID-19 infections, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials

You can also prepare for the possible disruption caused by an outbreak:

  • Make sure you have a supply of all essential medications for your family
  • Make a child care plan if you or a care giver are sick
  • Make arrangements about how your family will manage a school closure
  • Make a plan for how you can care for a sick family member without getting sick yourself

Where to get more info?

Stay up to date on this rapidly evolving situation by visiting www.sfdph.org or www.sf72.org and the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov

The SF DPH has more information on its infectious disease site: https://www.sfcdcp.org/infectious-diseases-a-to-z/coronavirus-2019-novel-coronavirus/