COVID-19

UCSF Doctors Say It’s Time to End ‘Mindless’ Covid Rules in Open Letter to Gov. Newsom

The open letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom and others calls for lifting nearly all masking mandates for school-aged children once the Omicron wave passes.

‘Computer Issue’ Shuts Down 16% of San Francisco’s Public Covid Testing Sites

Color, the city’s vendor, said technical glitches impacted its patient registration and sample collection software.

Pandemic Puts SF Restaurants on the Ropes. Mayor London Breed Joins Coalition Calling on Congress to Extend Lifeline

In a testament to the demand from restaurants, the original $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund ran out in three weeks.

Covid Conundrum: Workers go ‘Test Hunting’ as Shortage Imperils SF’s Pandemic Recovery

A new San Francisco Covid-19 policy meant to get workers back faster is running headlong into a shortage of tests.

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Are SF’s Virus Defenses Strong Enough for Omicron?

Experts say San Francisco is better poised for the new variant as a new wave of COVID-19 infection appears inevitable.

San Francisco Projects First Budget Surplus Since 1998

In an effort to keep things in the black, Mayor London Breed is directing city departments to maintain a tight focus on essential services.

Update: SF Gets Reprieve on New Mask Mandate as Fully Vaxed Offices, Gyms Exempted

The new mandate goes into effect on Wednesday and won’t be lifted until at least Jan. 15.

SF Vaccine Holdout Hopes Lawsuit Will Prevail, But Anti-Science Arguments Make it a Longshot

Rob Geller, a longtime employee of the SF Department of Public Health, hasn’t taken a vaccine since 1978. His refusal to get jabbed may cost him his job.

San Francisco Records Country’s First Case of Omicron Variant

Health officials urge vigilance, but say this is no reason to panic. No changes to current health orders or new restrictions on activities are planned at this point.

Your Questions About Masking Answered by Dr. Naveena Bobba

To mask or not to mask? That is the question.