Covid cases among single-room-occupancy residents in San Francisco rose by 1,500% in the last month, according to city data.
“We talked to merchants. Even though they have concerns, they all welcome the celebrations and activities to bring back the locals and tourists to Chinatown,” said Harlan Wong, director of the Chinese New Year Festival & Parade.
The killing of an Asian American woman with Bay Area roots this past weekend in New York City has reignited community concerns over pandemic-related hate crimes.
The Xu family, like thousands of other very low-income immigrants living in single-room-occupancy hotels, has experienced increasing food insecurity during the Covid crisis.
Two previously-suspended express bus lines will be restored, connecting Chinatown and Visitacion Valley.
Chinese visual artist Yunfei Ren hopes that the series will “remind people what has changed and what has not.”
Chinatown is lagging behind every other San Francisco neighborhood in terms of vaccinating its senior population, according to an analysis conducted by Here/Say Media and affirmed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.