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While The City has leased some hotels for use housing the homeless and first responders affected by coronavirus, that has not been enough to restore the jobs of many hotel workers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Long slow recovery ahead for hotel industry

Around 15,000 workers furloughed or laid off due to halt in tourism, conventions

While The City has leased some hotels for use housing the homeless and first responders affected by coronavirus, that has not been enough to restore the jobs of many hotel workers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Part of Saint Mary’s Medical Center was converted into a COVID-19 unit, which hasn’t been pressed into use yet but is on standby in case there is a surge in cases. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner) (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Hospitals call for state, federal funding as revenues plummet

Medical centers furlough workers due to lost revenue from canceled elective procedures

Part of Saint Mary’s Medical Center was converted into a COVID-19 unit, which hasn’t been pressed into use yet but is on standby in case there is a surge in cases. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner) (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Marcel Banks, left, owner of Bayview restaurant Frisco Fried, receives a social distancing sign from Kristin Houk inside her restaurant Tato. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Small businesses in Bayview work together to survive and serve

Bayview businesses have leveraged local initiatives to survive and serve the community.

Marcel Banks, left, owner of Bayview restaurant Frisco Fried, receives a social distancing sign from Kristin Houk inside her restaurant Tato. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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California Department of Social Services launches childcare portal

Governor Newsom announces state childcare subsidies and site to help parents find facilities

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Port of San Francisco projects $20 million revenue loss

Budget hit by losses in maritime revenue and real estate, lack of cruise ships

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The City has opened two public testing sites, at Piers 30-32 and in the South of Market neighborhood, available to anyone with symptoms of coronavirus. (Courtesy of SFDPH)

City aims to test everyone living in group settings — eventually

SFDPH sets future goal of conducting about 3,500 tests per day.

The City has opened two public testing sites, at Piers 30-32 and in the South of Market neighborhood, available to anyone with symptoms of coronavirus. (Courtesy of SFDPH)
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Immigrants in California detention centers sue ICE over coronavirus threat

Class action lawsuit alleges overcrowding, lack of sanitation create unsafe living conditions

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Uber and Lyft drivers demand unemployment benefits

Uber and Lyft drivers demand unemployment benefits

Drivers are banding together in an attempt to make rideshare giants acknowledge and pay them as employees, not contractors.

Uber and Lyft drivers demand unemployment benefits
The City extends emergency childcare for essential workers through June

The City extends emergency childcare for essential workers through June

Parents who are supporting the city during the COVID-19 pandemic have access to free childcare through June now that schools are officially closed until fall.

The City extends emergency childcare for essential workers through June
Mayor London Breed and District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced emergency housing for those escaping domestic violence. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Emergency housing made available for domestic violence survivors

Victims of abuse who are trapped during lockdown may have somewhere to turn

Mayor London Breed and District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced emergency housing for those escaping domestic violence. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Putting design skills to work against coronavirus

Putting design skills to work against coronavirus

Academy of Art instructor uses 3D printers to make face shields for hospital workers

Putting design skills to work against coronavirus
Three men arrested in Mission District homicide

Three men arrested in Mission District homicide

Three people have been arrested in connection with a March 16 Mission…

Three men arrested in Mission District homicide
Bayview robbery leaves man in life-threatening condition

Bayview robbery leaves man in life-threatening condition

The 30-year-old victim was injured in a struggle with the suspect

Bayview robbery leaves man in life-threatening condition
The U.S. Census helps determine how many representatives a state is allotted and also how federal money is apportioned. (Courtesy photo)

2020 Census takers preparing for challenges in reaching homeless populations

Shelter-in-place orders could make it hard to count vulnerable individuals

The U.S. Census helps determine how many representatives a state is allotted and also how federal money is apportioned. (Courtesy photo)
The new Southeast Community Center will be built at 1550 Evans Ave. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

New Southeast Community Center to break ground in Bayview

The new facility is intended to fulfill promises made to community members in the 1980s

The new Southeast Community Center will be built at 1550 Evans Ave. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
One floor of One Sansome closed due to possible employee coronavirus exposure

One floor of One Sansome closed due to possible employee coronavirus exposure

Building disinfected and employees sent home until confirmed clear of symptoms

One floor of One Sansome closed due to possible employee coronavirus exposure
California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the California Department of Public Health on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom joined state health officials with an update to the public about the state’s response to the coronavirus, a day after a possible first case of person-to-person transmission was reported in Northern California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)

Newsom says state to expand testing capacity for coronavirus

Health officials mobilizing resources after case of unknown origin reported in Solano County

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the California Department of Public Health on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom joined state health officials with an update to the public about the state’s response to the coronavirus, a day after a possible first case of person-to-person transmission was reported in Northern California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)
Breed declares local emergency to counter threat of coronavirus

Breed declares local emergency to counter threat of coronavirus

City officials warn against discrimination while they prepare for the possibility of an outbreak.

Breed declares local emergency to counter threat of coronavirus
Cleve Jones speaks at an event welcoming the AIDS Memorial Quilt back to the Bay Area. (Courtesy Bill Wilson)

AIDS Memorial Quilt comes home

The world’s largest community art project returns to its roots with Golden Gate Park exhibit

Cleve Jones speaks at an event welcoming the AIDS Memorial Quilt back to the Bay Area. (Courtesy Bill Wilson)
Tanako Hagiwara, pictured with her son Doug Dawkins, lived at the Japanese Tea Garden when she was a young child. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Japanese American family at heart of beloved Golden Gate Park garden

The Japanese Tea Garden, the oldest public Japanese garden in North America,…

Tanako Hagiwara, pictured with her son Doug Dawkins, lived at the Japanese Tea Garden when she was a young child. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)