In its effort to fight filth, San Francisco spends $96 million a year on street cleaning. We spent a morning with one of the teams on the frontlines.
Vaccination numbers improved among police and other first responders just hours ahead of a key deadline.
Those locations span the Mission, Ingleside, Hayes Valley and Richmond districts in San Francisco.
Contractors and nonprofit workers who come into regular contact with city workers must be vaccinated by Dec. 31.
Domestic violence has an unequal effect on San Franciscans. Last year, Black people made 29% of domestic violence-related 911 calls, while representing less than 6% of San Francisco’s population. One silver lining? Black Women Revolt Against Domestic Violence – a new resource center that seeks to assist Black women combat domestic violence recently launched.
Mask requirements will be lifted in indoor settings where “stable groups of fully vaccinated people gather,” said the Department of Public Health.
The city hasn’t yet set a specific threshold for lifting its mask mandate, though some other neighboring counties have.
SFPD is making it easier to report retail theft, which is believed to be widely under-reported. As a result, crime rates will likely go up in the short term.
The program provides neighborhood businesses with grants of up to $2,000.
Many major S.F. companies already have vaccine mandates, though most workers are still staying away from the office.