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'We got this,' 'stay healthy,' 'stay strong': The COVID-19 crisis in San Francisco window signs

Love On Haight (1400 Haight St., at Masonic) | Photo: loveonhaight/Instagram
By Teresa Hammerl - Published on March 23, 2020.

While restaurants are focusing on takeout and delivery during the shelter-in-place order in San Francisco, non-essential businesses like bookstores, costume shops and movie theaters remain shuttered.

Over the last week, we collected pictures of signs neighbors and businesses put up to announce how they're dealing with the efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Starbucks on 18th Street (at Castro). | Photo: Steven Bracco/Hoodline
A utility box on Page Street (near Broderick). | PHOTO: LISA MARTIN/HOODLINE

Over at Costuming on Haight, business representatives write that "together we are stronger and can use this reset to create a new reality!". "Let's create together," they wrote.

A sign posted at Costuming on Haight. | Photo: Diana Gaffney

People have also shared signs from all across town on Instagram. Here are some of our favorites:

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We got this

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#cashutdown

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Technically, not a sign but some might recognize this mannequin, a leftover from Halloween at Divisadero and Page streets – now wearing a mask combined with a St. Patrick's Day hat.

Photo: Lisa Martin/Hoodline

Update, 3/24: Hoodline tipster Jack D. sent us a photo of the Kezar Pub (770 Stanyan St.), which is decked out in a tribute to the Liverpool Football Club and their anthem "You'll Never Walk Alone":

Photo: Jack D./Hoodline Tipline

Have you seen any COVID-19 related signs while out on a walk or when leaving your home for essential activities in SF? Text a tip and a horizontal photo to (415) 200-3233, and we'll consider adding them to our story.

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