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Bay Area Health Officers Urge Boosters to Protect Against Omicron Variant (12/17/2021)

First Confirmed Case of Omicron Variant Detected in the United States (12/1/2021)

San Francisco Ready to Roll Out COVID-19 Vaccines for 5 to 11 Year Olds (11/4/2021)

San Francisco Seniors Should Get COVID-19 Boosters as Hospitalizations Occuring Among Vaccinated (11/1/2021)

San Francisco Department of Public Health Notification About Early Results of Soil Sample Testing at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Site (10/21/2021)

San Francisco to Open COVID-19 Testing Site for SFUSD Students and Staff (9/29/2021)

San Francisco Health Care Providers to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines to Children Under 12 and Booster Doses (9/24/2021)

Data Shows COVID-19 Cases Among San Francisco Children is Low and Schools Remain Safe Settings (9/9/2021)

Bay Area Health Officers Reaffirm Support for Full In-Person School (8/26/2021)

COVID Vaccine Event in the Tenderloin Serving Latino Families to Support a Safe Return to School (8/20/2021)

San Francisco Offers Third Dose of Pfizer or Moderna Vaccines to Immunocompromised People (8/18/2021)

San Francisco to Open High Volume Testing Site in Response to Rise in COVID-19 Cases (8/16/2021)

San Francisco to Require Proof of Vaccination for Entry to Certain Indoor Businesses and All Large Indoor Events (8/12/2021)

Department of Public Health Launches New Vaccine Confidence Campaign (8/11/2021)

San Francisco Launches New 'Vax to You' Program (8/3/2021)

Bay Area Health Officials Urge Immediate Vaccination and Issue Orders Requiring Use of Face Coverings Indoors to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 (8/2/2021)

Department of Public Health Data Reinforce that Vaccines are Highly Effective Against New Delta Variant (7/30/2021)

Mayor London Breed Announces Launch of New Street Team to Stop Drug Overdoses and Other Overdose Prevention Measures (7/30/2021)

Mayor London Breed Announces San Francisco is Implementing a Significant Expansion of Treatment Beds for People Suffering from Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (7/22/2021)

Contra Costa, Santa Clara, and San Francisco County Public Health Officials Urge Employers to Consider Requiring Employee Vaccination to Promote COVID-Safe Workplaces (7/22/2021)

Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley Recommend Masking Indoors for Everyone as a Precaution Against Increased Circulation of COVID-19 (7/16/2021)

City Officials Encourage Residents to Get Vaccinated to Combat COVID-19 Variants (7/15/2021)

San Francisco Health Officer - Dr. Susan Philip - On School Reopening for Full Time In-Person Instruction This Fall as CDC Issues New Guidance (7/9/2021)

New Milestone for San Francisco Latinx Community: 70% Have Received at Least One COVID-19 Vaccine Dose (6/28/2021)

San Francisco to Close Mass Vaccination Sites Amidst Successful Vaccine Roll Out and Robust Citywide Availability (6/24/2021)

San Francisco Department of Public Health and San Francisco Giants Join Together to Encourage All Eligible Residents to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 (6/23/2021)

San Francisco Prepares to Reopen Businesses and Activities in Nearly Full Alignment with State Beyond the Blueprint Framework (6/14/2021)

San Francisco Reaches Milestone: 80% of Eligible Population Have Received at Least One Vaccince Dose (6/11/2021)

San Francisco to Streamline COVID-19 Testing as Demand Continues to Decline Amidst Historic Vaccine Roll Out (6/11/2021)

San Francisco to Fully Reopen Businesses and Activities Aligning with the State's Reopening Plans Beginning June 15 (6/9/2021)

Board of Supervisors Unanimously Approves Lease for San Francisco's First Drug Sobering Center Proposed by Mayor London Breed (6/8/2021)

Bay Area Health Officers Joint Statement: Children and Adults Can Now Get Other Vaccinations at Same Time as COVID-19 Vaccines (5/28/2021)

San Francisco Department of Public Health Urges Community to Safely Celebrate Carnaval, Memorial Day Weekend, Juneteenth & the Summer Season (5/27/2021)

Mayor London Breed Proposes New Street Overdose Response Team to Stem Rise of Overdose Deaths (5/21/2021)

San Francisco Allows More Flexibility for Open Activities (5/20/2021)

Mayor London Breed Announces Opening of New Hummingbird Behavioral Health Beds in the Mission (5/18/2021)

San Francisco Department of Public Health and Community-Based Organizations Deliver Vaccines to Homebound Patients (5/14/2021)

People 12 and Older are Now Eligible to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine in San Francisco (5/13/2021)

San Francisco Responds to FDA Emergency USE Authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For Youth Ages 12 to 15 (5/10/2021)

San Francisco Reopens and Expands Businesses and Activities as it Moves into the State's Yellow Tier (5/4/2021)

San Francisco Department of Public Health Adopts New Public Health Guidelines on Masking Outdoors (5/3/2021)

San Francisco Opens Prayer Rooms at High Volume Vaccination Sites For Ramadan (4/26/2021)

Statement on the Safe Administration of the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine (4/25/2021)

San Francisco Expands Access to Vaccines in Hard Hit Visitacion Valley Neighborhood (4/21/2021)

San Francisco Department of Public Health Adopts New Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

San Francisco Expands Network of Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccine Sites as Part of Equity Strategy (4/15/2021)

San Francisco to Reopen and Expand Additional Businesses and Activities (4/14/2021)

People 16 and Older are Now Eligible to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine in San Francisco (4/13/2021)

Mayor London Breed Announces Lease for Drug Sobering Center in San Francisco (4/13/2021)

San Francisco Announces Plans for Indoor Live Ticketed Events (4/8/2021)

San Francisco Launches New Neighborhood Vaccination Site in the Excelsior District as Part of Equity Strategy (4/7/2021)

People Age Fifty and Older are Now Eligible to Receive the COVID Vaccine in San Francisco (4/1/2021)

San Francisco's Mobile Vaccination Unit to Vaccinate Up to 1,000 Seniors in Chinatown Senior Living Facilities (3/26/2021)

San Francisco Reopens and Expands Businesses and activities as it Moves into the State's Orange Tier (3/23/2021)

Statement from the Acting Health Officer Dr. Susan Philip on School Reopening in Response to the CDC Updates on Physical Distancing for Students (3/19/2021)

San Francisco to Expand COVID-19 Vaccinations to People with Disabilities and Severe Underlying Conditions and those in High-Risk Congregrate Settings on March 15 (3/12/2021)

San Francisco's Isolation and Quarantine Program Helps Contain COVID-19 and Preserve Hospital Capacity (3/2/2021)

San Francisco Reopens Some Businesses and Activities as it Moves into the State's Red Tier (3/2/2021)

Outdoor Youth Sports to Return to San Francisco with Safety Precautions (2/26/2021)

San Francisco Moves to Phase 1B of COVID-19 Vaccinations, Expands Eligibility to Educators, Child Care, Emergency Services, Food and Agriculture Workers (2/24/2021)

San Francisco Lifts Local 10-Day Quarantine Order but Urges Against Non-Essential Travel (2/23/2021)

San Francisco Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Site at the SF Market in the Bayview(2/6/2021)

San Francisco Announces Plan to Expand Vaccine Eligibility to Workers in Education and Childcare, Emergency Services, and Food Sectors (2/9/2021)

Health Officer Statement on Indoor Religious Services (2/6/2021)

San Francisco Caps Off Week of New Sites, Expanded Access Across Network of COVID-19 Vaccination Sites (2/5/2021)

City of San Francisco and Health Care Consortium to Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations at Moscone Center (2/4/2021)

San Francisco Launches First Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccine Site in the Mission District as Part of a Citywide Network of Vaccination Sites (2/1/2021)

Mayor London Breed Announces New Director of Behavioral Health Services and Mental Health SF (1/27/2021)

San Francisco To Re-open Some Activities in Response to State Lifting Regional Stay at Home Order (1/25/2021)

San Francisco Launches First High-Volume Covid 19 Vaccination Site (1/22/2021)

Mayor London Breed Announces Plan to Create Network of COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in San Francisco (1/15/2021)


SF Extends Mandatory Travel Quarantine and Stay Safer at Home Health Orders (12/31/2020)

COVID Testing Pop-up site Established at 24th & Mission to Help Combat Surge in the City's Most Impacted Community During this Holiday Season (12/20/2020)

San Francisco Administers First COVID-19 Vaccine to Health Care Workers (12/15/2020)

SF Department of Public Health Funds $5.25M in Grants for COVID-19 Community Response

Vision Zero San Francisco Receives Grant for Community Outreach to Multi-lingual Communities, People with Disabilities, and Service Providers

SFDPH Travel Advisory for Winter Holidays

San Francisco's 2019 Substance Use Annual Report shows impact of opioid fentanyl and methamphetamine

San Francisco Experiencing Data Impacts Due to Statewide Database System Delays (8/6/2020)

San Francisco Asks Residents to Stay Home as Much as Possible During Holiday Weekend to Help Flatten the Curve Again

DPH Statement on Laguna Honda Hospital CEO Leadership Transition

Bay Area Health Officers' Indicators for Assessing Progress on Containing COVID-19 (5/18/2020)

Bay Area Health Orders Remain in Effect (5/7/2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak at MSC South Homeless Shelter (4/2/2020)

New Bay Area Public Health Recommendation to Cover the Face (4/2/2020)

Mayor London Breed and Board President Norman Yee Convene COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force (4/2/2020)

San Francisco Launches Citywide Volunteer Match Program to Support Seniors and People with Disabilities (4/1/2020)

Bay Area Health Officers Issue Updated Stay-at-Home Order with New Restrictions to Last Through May 3 (3/31/2020)

Seven Bay Area Jurisdictions to Update Shelter-in-Place Order in Coming Days (3/30/2020)

San Francisco to Open New Shelter at Moscone Center in Response to COVID-19 and Need for More Social Distance in Shelters UPDATED (3/27/2020)

Mayor Breed Announces Three New Drive-Thru/Drop-In COVID-19 Testing Sites for the Public and Additional Prioritized Testing for First Responders and Health Care Workers (3/27/2020)

Mayor London Breed and Community Leaders Stress Need for San Franciscans to Stay Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak (3/27/2020)

Mayor Breed Announces Three New Drive-Thru/Drop-In Covid-19 Testing Sites (3/27/2020)

UPDATE - New Developments at Laguna Honda Hospital (3/26/2020)

San Francisco Issues Guidance for Essential Businesses During Stay at Home Order (3/26/2020)

Increased protections Ordered for Laguna Honda Residents and Staff (3/25/2020)

Mayor London Breed and San Francisco Hospitals Unified in Preparation for Surge of Covid-10 Patients (3/25/2020)

San Francisco Announces First Death of a City Resident with Novel Coronavirus (3/24/2020)

Seven Bay Area Jurisdictions Order Laboratories Testing for COVID-19 to Report More Comprehensive Testing Data to State and Local Authorities (3/24/2020)

Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Catherine Stefani Announce Critical Donation of Needed Personal Protective Equipment (3/12/2020)

San Francisco Expands Emergency Child Care Hours for Health Care Workers, Provides Care to Children of Other Essential Workers (3/20/2020)

San Francisco Health Officer Issues Order Restricting Routine Medical Appointments and Elective Procedures Cannabis Dispensaries Encouraged to Use Delivery Method (3/20/2020)

Moratorium on Commercial Evictions for Small and Medium Size Businesses in San Francisco (3/18/2020)

Expedited Hiring of Health Care Professionals (3/18/2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update - March 16, 2020

Mayor Breed Announces Plan to Provide Paid Sick Leave for Workers Impacted by Coronavirus

Both SFPUC and SFMTA implement policies as part of City’s Local Emergency response to COVID-19 pandemic

San Francisco Issues Moratorium on Gatherings of 100 or More to Slow Spread of COVID-19 (3/13/2020)

Mayor London Breed Announces Moratorium on Evictions Related to COVID-19 Pandemic (3/13/2020)

Mayor London Breed and City Administrator Naomi Kelly Announce GIVE2SF Fund (3/13/2020)

San Franciso Converts Public Libraries, Recreation Facilities to Emergency Child Care Centers (3/13/2020)

DPH Statement on SFUSD Closure Announcement (3/12/2020)

San Francisco Issues Rules Limiting Visitors to Long-Term Care Facilities (3/12/2020)

San Francisco Issues Moratorium on Large Gatherings of 1,000 or More (3/12/2020)

City to Provide Temporary Housing (3/10/2020)

San Francisco Increases COVID-19 Protections for Homeless Residents (3/9/2020)

DPH Statement on ICA School Closure (3/8/2020)

San Francisco Reports Additional Case of Coronavirus (3/7/2020)

San Francisco Announces Cases of Novel Coronavirus in San Francisco (3/5/2020)

COVID-19 Local Testing and Prioritization of Vulnerable Populations (3/2/2020)

Mayor Breed declares local emergency to prepare for COVID-19 (2/25/2020)

COVID-19 Case being treated in San Francisco

San Francisco Overdose Data

Joint Statement on Xenophobia

San Benito Patients Statement (2/3/2020)

Santa Clara Patient Statement (1/31/2020)

SFDPH Announces Aggressive Recommendations (3/6/2020)

Cancelling Events Statement (2/4/2020)

Coronavirus Preparedness Statement (1/27/2020)

Coronavirus Preparedness Statement (1/24/2020)

Media Availability Novel Coronavirus (1/24/2020)

Substance Use Treatment Beds

New Restaurant Placarding

Expert Review of Testing Procedures Completed at Hunters Point Shipyard


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