Coronavirus

Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF moves into purple tier, triggering curfew and business shutdowns

San Francisco moved into the state’s purple COVID-19 tier Saturday, requiring The…

 

The 45th annual Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island was much smaller in-person but streamed online for the first time. (Photo courtesy Morning Star Gali)

Indigenous Alcatraz Thanksgiving gathering moves online for ceremony of mourning and healing

Thousands of Indigenous people and their loved ones have come from all…

 

A volunteer prepares bags of warm and cooked meals at St. Anthony Foundation in the Tenderloin neighborhood on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The turkey is takeout this year but ‘the caring and smiles are all genuine’

St. Anthony’s Foundation’s traditional Thanksgiving feast will be served curbside

 

Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the Department of Public Health, said he expected San Francisco to enter the purple tier within days.
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SF still in the red but expects move into purple tier ‘some time soon’

Four more counties moved into highest COVID-19 risk category by state

Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the Department of Public Health, said he expected San Francisco to enter the purple tier within days.
Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner
Long lines have developed at food banks during the pandemic and subsequent financial crisis, as seen here at the Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreational Center in May of this year. (Shutterstock)

Pandemic response shows hunger is a problem that can be solved

Policymakers must commit to giving all Californians access to food regardless of race or origins

Long lines have developed at food banks during the pandemic and subsequent financial crisis, as seen here at the Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreational Center in May of this year. (Shutterstock)
Vehicle traffic is expected to peak Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Vehicle traffic is expected to peak Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Newsom calls latest surge of COVID-19 cases ‘unprecendented’

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation California’s latest surge of COVID-19…

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Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, during a news conference on March 10, 2020. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

LA County suspends outdoor dining at restaurants as coronavirus surges

By Alex Wigglesworth Los Angeles Times Los Angeles County public health officials…

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, during a news conference on March 10, 2020. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, advises people not to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

Colfax: SF may move into purple COVID-19 tier by Sunday

Move to highest risk category would subject city to curfew, additional restrictions and closures

Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, advises people not to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 
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S.F. Examiner
Homeless shelter residents, service providers and advocates staged a "die-in" at Moscone Center to protest what they say is the city's attempt to strip eviction protections from shelter residents. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Moscone Center “die-in” highlights loss of eviction protections for shelter residents

Advocates for the homeless held a “die-in” protest Tuesday calling for The…

Homeless shelter residents, service providers and advocates staged a "die-in" at Moscone Center to protest what they say is the city's attempt to strip eviction protections from shelter residents. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
BART has seen low ridership since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Almost 40 percent of BART employees to be offered retirement incentives

Board approves payments to shrink agency costs without layoffs

BART has seen low ridership since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Gov. Gavin Newsom at Manny’s Cafe in the Mission District on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Newsom announces curfew affecting 41 counties in effort to curb COVID-19 cases

Month-long overnight restriction goes into effect Saturday

Gov. Gavin Newsom at Manny’s Cafe in the Mission District on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors move to halt shutdown of shelter-in-place hotel program

City has said it plans to begin moving homeless out of leased rooms by end of December

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(Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)

Newsom, legislators face angry backlash over French Laundry party, Hawaii trip during COVID-19 surge

John Myers Los Angeles Times No politician escapes the heightened scrutiny that…

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The San Francisco Unified School District is working toward having some of its youngest students doing in-person learning by Jan. 25. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>

School board approves timeline for return to classroom

Plan for elementary students must be submitted by Dec. 8

The San Francisco Unified School District is working toward having some of its youngest students doing in-person learning by Jan. 25. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>
The French Laundry is a well-known Michelin-starred restaurant in Yountville. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)

Gov. Newsom apologizes for attending birthday dinner in Napa county

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Gov. Gavin Newsom publicly apologized…

The French Laundry is a well-known Michelin-starred restaurant in Yountville. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)
The SFMTA will conduct community outreach in seven neighborhoods to determine if there is interest and support for Slow Streets corridors. (Courtesy SFMTA)
The SFMTA will conduct community outreach in seven neighborhoods to determine if there is interest and support for Slow Streets corridors. (Courtesy SFMTA)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF shuts down non-essential offices after state reimposes tougher COVID-19 restrictions

Coronavirus increasing at record rates, pushing dozens of counties into more restrictive categories

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Coronavirus COVID-19 testing (Shutterstock)

SF to launch COVID-19 testing site at Alemany Farmer’s Market

Following the closure of the South of Market testing site, access to…

Coronavirus COVID-19 testing (Shutterstock)
The San Francisco Unified School District is preparing for some students to return to classrooms in January. (Shutterstock photo)

Updates to planning for in-person learning

SFUSD is working on many fronts to make sure youngsters will be safe when they’re back in school

The San Francisco Unified School District is preparing for some students to return to classrooms in January. (Shutterstock photo)