Coronavirus

Describing his experience in India, journalist Dilip D’Souza posted, “Got my second vaccination dose at the BKC Covid Centre today: 4.5 hrs with surging crowds.” (Courtesy Dilip D’Souza)

India thought it had herd immunity from COVID — until it didn’t

Country’s crisis points to importance of getting vaccinated

 

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SF expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to minors 12 and up

San Mateo County also preparing to begin vaccinating kids next week

 

Under California law, there are certain cases in which employers may have to accommodate workers who don’t want to be vaccinated. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Employers may require COVID-19 vaccines in the workplace

Exemptions may be granted on religious grounds, or for people with disabilities

 

During the pandemic, there has seemed to be plenty of cab drivers to satisfy demand. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
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During the pandemic, there has seemed to be plenty of cab drivers to satisfy demand. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
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The vacant property at 730 Stanyan St. in the Haight currently houses a safe sleeping site for the homeless. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Affordable housing project on former McDonald’s site delayed as city adds units

The start of construction on an affordable housing project on the site…

The vacant property at 730 Stanyan St. in the Haight currently houses a safe sleeping site for the homeless. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Visitors read a notice hanging on the Polk Street entrance to City Hall on Thursday, March 26, 2020, shortly after the building was closed. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City Hall reopening to the public on June 7 after long closure due to COVID-19

San Francisco will reopen City Hall to the public on June 7…

Visitors read a notice hanging on the Polk Street entrance to City Hall on Thursday, March 26, 2020, shortly after the building was closed. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tara Hobson, center, principal at SF International High School, welcomes a student back on Monday, April 26, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD seniors get a chance to say goodbye to school in person

Deal to briefly return older students to school leaves many parents and teens dissatisfied

Tara Hobson, center, principal at SF International High School, welcomes a student back on Monday, April 26, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA on Monday expanded the shot’s original emergency use authorization to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot cleared for adolescents in US

Riley Griffin and Robert Langreth Bloomberg News Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s…

Doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA on Monday expanded the shot’s original emergency use authorization to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
Students in an after-school community hub move quickly through a social circle as they play a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Parents scramble for ‘Summer Together’ spaces

City program offering free camps sees high demand, confusion over enrollment

Students in an after-school community hub move quickly through a social circle as they play a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Stores including Walgreens and Safeway are required to pay their employees additional hazard pay under a city ordinance that is currently set to expire later this month. (Shutterstock)

Grocery workers could gain additional weeks of $5 per hour hazard pay

San Francisco will vote next week on whether to extend a law…

Stores including Walgreens and Safeway are required to pay their employees additional hazard pay under a city ordinance that is currently set to expire later this month. (Shutterstock)
Extensive safety preparations were made as San Francisco Unified School District reopened classrooms in April. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

How to safely reopen schools during the pandemic: The debate continues

Progress being made in ensuring vaccinations for teachers

Extensive safety preparations were made as San Francisco Unified School District reopened classrooms in April. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
More than 100 people are still in jail awaiting trial past the last day in which they must be legally brought to trial. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

The lack of courtroom access in San Francisco is a human rights issue

By Mano Raju The murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin, a…

More than 100 people are still in jail awaiting trial past the last day in which they must be legally brought to trial. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Bars will be able to reopen at 25 percent capacity on Thursday, a day earlier than initially expected. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bars to reopen Thursday as SF moves into yellow tier

San Francisco moved Tuesday into the state’s least restrictive COVID-19 yellow tier,…

Bars will be able to reopen at 25 percent capacity on Thursday, a day earlier than initially expected. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
New guidance means fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people can forgo mask-wearing while engaging in outdoor activities such as walking, running, hiking or biking alone or with members of the same household. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Walking outside? You can keep your mask in your pocket

City adopts revised guidelines for outdoor mask wearing

New guidance means fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people can forgo mask-wearing while engaging in outdoor activities such as walking, running, hiking or biking alone or with members of the same household. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The University of San Francisco stopped paying into medical reimbursement accounts of employees who were teaching remotely during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Remote work exposes loophole in SF health care mandate

Ronen introducing legislation requiring medical reimbursement contributions to continue

The University of San Francisco stopped paying into medical reimbursement accounts of employees who were teaching remotely during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A server delivers food to customers outside Grant Place Restaurant on Washington Street in Chinatown on Friday, July 24, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

The City will help local restaurants apply for new round of federal loans

Mayor London Breed announced Monday that the City and other partners will…

A server delivers food to customers outside Grant Place Restaurant on Washington Street in Chinatown on Friday, July 24, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People are having widely varied emotional — as well as physical — reactions after receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

As safety returns, get ready for a flood of feelings

By Beth Winegarner On Jan. 19, as President-elect Joe Biden and Vice…

People are having widely varied emotional — as well as physical — reactions after receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
People gathered at Civic Center Plaza on March 12 to protest proposed faculty layoffs at City College of San Francisco, which is facing a $33 million budget deficit for the next academic year . (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

CCSF seeks city funding as cuts, state takeover loom

While President Joe Biden this week pitched a plan to offer federal…

People gathered at Civic Center Plaza on March 12 to protest proposed faculty layoffs at City College of San Francisco, which is facing a $33 million budget deficit for the next academic year . (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Lynch drinks a beer in the Columbus Cafe outdoor parklet in North Beach in March. City officials will soon allow bars to reopen for indoor service. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF to allow bars to reopen indoors next week with expected move into yellow tier

San Francisco plans to allow bars to reopen indoors next week for…

Kevin Lynch drinks a beer in the Columbus Cafe outdoor parklet in North Beach in March. City officials will soon allow bars to reopen for indoor service. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A woman who didn’t wear a mask in a Starbucks claims that a photo of her posted online without her permission violated her privacy. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

Can you post pictures of someone on social media without their consent?

Right to privacy comes up against First Amendment concerns in Starbucks case

A woman who didn’t wear a mask in a Starbucks claims that a photo of her posted online without her permission violated her privacy. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>