COVID-19

Exodus of Young Adults Caused San Francisco’s Covid Population Drop

Out of the 58,000 people who left the city between 2020 and 2021, more than two-thirds were aged 20 to 34.

Mayor Breed Tests Positive for Covid

The mayor is fully vaccinated and boosted. She is isolating, per a press release.

As Mask Mandates Return Across the Bay Area, Where Does San Francisco Stand?

Hospitalizations may be ticking up, but SF said it’s not quite ready to follow Alameda County’s lead in reviving its mask order. 

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over: Medical Experts Say Covid Will Evolve, and Surge, for Foreseeable Future

Local infectious disease experts say Covid-19, like the common cold, will continue to mutate in order to dodge both vaccines and natural immunity.

Silver Findings: 5 Reasons for Optimism about SF

SF voters have made their displeasure known. But The Standard’s poll also shows that life in the city is not all bad.

On the Long Road to Understanding Long Covid, This UCSF Initiative Leads

Meet the multidisciplinary corps of medical professionals at the university’s trailblazing OPTIMAL Clinic.

As Worries of Another Surge Escalate, SF Hospitals Build Up Arsenal of Covid Treatments

Local hospitals have stockpiled new Covid treatments, but federal politics may pose a problem for long-term funding.

As SF Lures Workers Back to Downtown, Mayor Breed Offers Helpful Advice: ‘Take the Pajamas Off’

Mayor London Breed announced a week of events set for later this month as the city tries to lure workers back to the struggling downtown core.

Breed and Business Leaders Want Workers Back, but Employees and Executives Have Differing Views

The mayor and the SFChamber of Commerce believe in-office work is essential to city’s economy. But concerns about Covid surges and employee preferences may hinder the effort to get workers back downtown.

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.