Boo! 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.
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.
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.
Bonnie (she/her/hers) recently finished a 5-week virtual internship with Opportunities for All (OFA). She grew up in San Francisco and is about to attend UC Irvine.
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.
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.
PROCLAMATION BY THE MAYOR DECLARING
THE EXISTENCE OF A LOCAL EMERGENCY
WHEREAS, On May 31, 2020, I, London N. Breed, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, declared a Local State of Emergency pursuant to California Government Code Sections 8550 et seq., San Francisco Charter Section 3.100(14), and Chapter 7 of the San Francisco Administrative Code; and
Just like most adults, children are hearing news about coronavirus (COVID-19) through social media, television and their schools. It can be especially daunting for them to hear information without the right context or explanation. While San Francisco responds to the coronavirus in our city, talk to your children about the virus to help them better understand what’s going on. It can help manage their fears about getting sick and help them, and you, stay aware.
Here are some tips and language you can use to talk to your children about the virus: