SF72 Blog

Keep up the good work this weekend, SF!

October 17, 2020

San Francisco is getting stronger in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Our large, dense, and diverse urban environment is an outstanding example of how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while laying the foundation for enduring economic recovery. Our secret sauce is science, data, facts, and partnerships.

When the earth shakes, make sure you have what it takes!

October 14, 2020

Our attention these days is focused on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires, and other emergencies but an earthquake can happen in California at any time. Join us for The Great California ShakeOut this Thursday October 15, 2020 to make sure that you know how to keep yourself and others safe. Don’t put off preparation until an earthquake or other disaster occurs–then it might be too late.

Halloween at Home

October 2, 2020

Computer screen displaying at home happy Halloween activitiesBoo! Didn’t really scare you, did it? With COVID-19, wildfires, bad air quality, and other challenges, it takes a lot to surprise anyone these days.

How to handle high temps, poor air quality and COVID-19.

October 1, 2020

It’s going to be another warm day or two in San Francisco and to make matters more challenging, we may have poor air quality due to the numerous fires burning throughout the region—all the while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. When we have multiple simultaneous emergencies such as heat+poor air quality+COVID-19, it is important to prioritize keeping cool, preventing the spread of COVID-19, and watching out for those vulnerable to heat and air quality, especially babies and toddlers and older adults.

Maintaining Our Mental Health

September 21, 2020

The past six months have taken a toll on the well-being of all San Franciscans, some of us more than others. Whether you have a bad day or are struggling to make it through each day, we are in this together.

Talking to Kids About the Dark Sky

September 9, 2020
SF palm tree in wildfire smoke by Kit Castagne
Photo by Kit Castagne

Just like most adults waking up today, children think it is still bedtime! They are both curious about the sky color and find it scary to see without the right context or explanation.

Citywide Curfew - Frequently Asked Questions

May 31, 2020

Can businesses stay open past 8 p.m.? 

Workers can come and go to their workplaces during the curfew but most businesses cannot stay open to the public.  Because of the exception for emergency medical care, urgent care and pharmacies for example may stay open to the public.