COVID-19:

SAFETY INFORMATION & RESOURCES

to our neighbors and friends

 

We know that you have many questions and concerns about Coronavirus. This newsletter is a resource for you. It contains information, resources, and suggestions for dealing with the health, financial, social, and emotional impacts of Coronavirus.

 

The most important thing that we can do right now to decrease the spread of Coronavirus is stay at home. That is why our city has announced a Public Health Order that requires residents to stay home except for essential needs.

 

We are aware that this order will disrupt many lives in serious ways. With that in mind, this newsletter includes ways for you to access relief. There will be more in the near future. We will get through this as a neighborhood and as a community. 

 

It is important to realize that a person can pass on COVID-19 to a vulnerable person without immunities, even if they have mild or no symptoms themselves. That is why it is vital that we all do our part to decrease the spread of the virus. Let’s do what we can to keep our friends and neighbors safe. The City and State have issued a number of recommendations, directives and resources to limit the spread of the virus and its consequences.

 

For official updates, text COVID19SF to 888-7777 and call 311. For the full list of recommendations and Health Orders visit this site.

 

STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY,

Supervisor Dean Preston

*We will update this site as new information becomes available.

SAFETY INFORMATION

 

All San Franciscans have been ordered to stay at home–

  • Vulnerable populations must stay home. Everyone else should stay at home unless they are getting food, caring for a relative or friend, getting necessary health care, or going to an essential job.​​

  • You can go outside for walks as long as you practice social distancing.

  • Essential City Departments will continue to operate, including Recology.

More information is available here.

 

Vulnerable populations–

Self-isolate unless travel is absolutely essential.

 

 

Vulnerable populations include:

  • People with health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, kidney disease and weakened immune systems.

  • People who are pregnant or were pregnant in the last two weeks.

 

Practice social distancing to reduce exposure–

 

How can you practice social distancing?

  • Do not go outside except for essential needs.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly for at least 20 seconds.

  • When outside, keep at least 2 meters (7ft) of distance between you and others.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

  • Do not touch your face, surfaces that may not be disinfected, or other people.

 

 

For more information, please check the city's website at https://sf.gov/topics/coronavirus-covid-19, or contact Supervisor Preston's office here:

PrestonStaff@sfgov.org, (415) 554-7630 

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

You will not be evicted for

non-payment of rent–

 

The Board of Supervisors has passed legislation authored by Supervisor Preston that protects all tenants from ever being evicted for rent missed during the state of emergency because of the financial impacts of Coronavirus. Supervisor Preston has also called on the city to ban all “no-fault” evictions, such as Ellis Act Evictions, during the State of Emergency. This would include all current evictions already in court.

 

Water and power will not be shut off–

 

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will not shut off water or power for late payments. Additionally, the SFPUC and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will not add penalties on late payments during the City’s local emergency response to coronavirus. More information is available here.

 

 

Additional paid sick leave– 

 

The Workers and Families First Program provides financial assistance from the City to businesses and nonprofits to provide paid sick leave time to employees, over and above their existing policies.

More information is available here.

 

 

Food for those who cannot afford to purchase it–

 

Grocery stores, corner stores, and delivery at restaurants are open and accessible. For people who are unable to afford groceries, there are food banks. Open sites can be found on the food locator here

 

Food banks have had a 52% cancelation rate for volunteers in March, and have had nearly 1,000 cancelations in April. Finding new volunteers for both warehouses and pantries is crucial. 

If you can, please sign up to volunteer here.

 

Support for small businesses–

 

Businesses, employers, and employees should visit www.oewd.org/corona for information on deferred taxes, small business loans, and paid leave. You can file an unemployment insurance claim if your hours have been reduced. 

More information is available here.

STAY IN TOUCH

Email: votedean2020@gmail.com  Mail: 530 Divisadero St #210, SF, CA 94117  Phone: (415) 741-3828

Paid for by Dean Preston for Supervisor 2020 FPPC # 1423313 Financial disclosures available at SFETHICS.ORG

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