San Francisco, along with other Bay Area counties, is opting in to the Governor's regional Stay at Home Order effective Sunday at 10pm.

We're on pace to run out of hospital beds to care for patients the day after Christmas. We must turn this around now.
We do not take these actions lightly. I know the impact that they have on local businesses, employees, and all of our residents, especially without the federal support that we need. But we can't afford to wait and delay the inevitable.

Our goal is to flatten this curve now.
Here is an overview of what this means:
Our Community learning hubs remain open. Schools that are open remain open.

Elementary schools that are closed can reopen with a waiver, and we absolutely must continue our work to reopen our public schools.
Additional information about which businesses and activities can operate in San Francisco and what modifications are required at this time is available at….

We've flattened the curve before. We can and we will do it again.

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28 Nov
Unfortunately as we expected, San Francisco has been placed on the State's most restrictive "purple" tier due the surge in COVID-19 cases.

Here's what this means for us and what we all need to do to reduce this alarming trend:
This is the most aggressive surge SF has seen to date. We're currently averaging 118 new cases per day compared to 73 per day in the first week of November.

For the week of November 16th, we had 768 diagnosed cases compared to 217 diagnosed cases the week of October 12th.
Beginning tomorrow, November 29th at noon, San Francisco will roll back or reduce capacity of certain activities to conform with the State's requirements.
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16 Nov
Anyone who is watching what is happening across the country right now with COVID-19 cases should be alarmed.

Here in San Francisco we're seeing increased cases as well, and today we have been moved to the State's Red Tier.

Here's what this means for us:
Effective tomorrow, non-essential offices will have to halt indoor operations until further notice. Offices will have to return to 100% remote and telework operations.

Fitness centers (including gyms, hotel fitness facilities, and climbing walls) may remain open at 10% capacity.
Here in San Francisco, we have to keep our focus on what we can do. Your actions have saved thousands of lives, and we cannot lose sight of that.

We still have time to slow the growth of cases if we all do our part.

We can’t give in to complacency, fatigue, and frustration.
Read 7 tweets
12 Sep
In the middle of a climate emergency, with our city experiencing weeks of dangerous air quality, there is no reason to subject important transit improvements to unnecessary delays.

But this isn't just limited to transit.…
Slow Streets & Shared Spaces allow residents to safely go outside and our businesses to find new ways to operate.

They are innovative responses to unprecedented challenges--examples of government working for good.

One person shouldn't be able to delay an emergency response.
In San Francisco, we allow almost everything to be subject to long delays, constant appeals, and never-ending "reviews" that make projects more expensive, less effective, and undermine the public's trust in our ability to get things done.

Let's look at housing as an example.
Read 8 tweets
17 Jul
On April 11th we had 94 people hospitalized with COVID-19. By mid-June we were down to as low as 26 people.

We’re now back to 80 people in the hospital.

This virus is here and it's spreading. We must act right now to stop it.

What has changed? People are gathering again.
People going into work, latino residents, and residents in the southeastern neighborhood are being disproportionately impacted.

But we know from our contact tracers that people meeting up with friends and family are getting sick too. We can't get complacent.

Here's one example:
One of our disaster service workers has a roommate who went camping with 15 friends.

They figured they were all healthy, and it would be easy to socially distance.

But after a few days they got complacent, stopped wearing masks, and started hanging out like they normally would.
Read 7 tweets
26 Jun
Our reopening process is guided by data and science.

COVID-19 cases are rising throughout CA. We're now seeing a rise in cases in SF too. Our numbers are still low but rising rapidly.

As a result, we're temporarily delaying the re-openings that were scheduled for Monday.
Yesterday we saw 103 cases. On June 15, when we first reopened outdoor dining and in-store retail, we had 20.

At our current rate, the number could double rapidly. If that continues & we don't intervene, we'll be at such a high number that our only option would be to shut down.
This is why it is important to follow protective health measures and utilize the tools we already have.

Everyone needs to wear face coverings, maintain social distance, and practice good hygiene.

Nobody should wait to get tested.
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5 Jun
Decades of disinvestment and racially disparate policies have disproportionately hurt our African-American community in SF.

Supervisor @ShamannWalton and I will lead the effort to redirect funding from the @SFPD to support the African-American community in the upcoming budget.
This week has highlighted the devastating impacts of police violence against African-Americans in this country.

SF has made substantial progress on police reform and use of force in recent years, but we know there are structural inequities in our city that continue to this day.
In San Francisco, the average income for a black household is $31K, as compared with $110K for white households. Up to 19% of black children live in poverty.

35% of homeless San Franciscans are black, despite black people making up only 5% of the total population.
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