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Nov 16, 2020
San Francisco Bayview Bernal Heights Hunters Point Visitacion Valley

Alemany Farmers’ Market to become free COVID-19 testing site

Starting Tuesday, the site of the Alemany Farmers’ Market will be the newest free coronavirus testing center, with no insurance required. Read More

Oct 12, 2020
San Francisco

Pacifica yoga studio owner touts '#NoMasks' as Yelp fury grows

A Pacifica yoga studio owner is now advertising mask-free indoor yoga classes on social media with hashtags like "#fearfree", "#cowardfree," and "#Trump2020." Read More

Sep 11, 2020
San Francisco

San Francisco to allow indoor reopening for gyms, haircuts, nails, massages

The city also provided updates on when places of worship and in-person schooling are likely to return. Read More

Sep 02, 2020
San Francisco

City announces new reopening timeline for schools, hair salons, gyms, other businesses

Mayor Breed announced a new timeline for reopening, but it "doesn't mean that we, unfortunately, can't pull things back if we see a surge," she said. Read More

Aug 31, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero

MaduSalon, one of Divisadero's only Black-owned businesses, to close [Updated]

Marie France Cesar, who's cut hair on the Divisadero corridor for 19 years, says she was one of its only remaining Black business owners. Read More

Jul 20, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

After months of delay, Tenderloin community organizations escalate calls for Slow Streets

Community organizers say the city is failing to consider the Tenderloin a "residential neighborhood," despite containing some of the city's most population-dense blocks. Read More

Jul 14, 2020
San Francisco Tenderloin

After early missteps in Tenderloin COVID-19 testing, GLIDE & DPH partner to improve access

The new GLIDE-supported COVID-19 test site still has to overcome significant hurdles to make testing and results available to unhoused people and other Tenderloin residents. Read More

May 28, 2020
San Francisco

City releases reopening dates for outdoor dining, retail, hair salons, more

Masks will also now be required in most outdoor scenarios, as well as indoors. Read More

May 28, 2020
San Francisco

What happened to Karl the Fog? A social media mist-ery

A San Francisco Twitter icon, cheeky Karl has seemingly vanished into the mist. Read More

May 21, 2020
San Francisco Castro Mission

City installs social-distancing circles at Dolores Park, Marina Green, more

SF Rec & Park says it installed the circles in anticipation of what's likely to be a sunny, busy Memorial Day weekend for the parks. Read More

May 07, 2020
San Francisco

SF delays opening some businesses for storefront pick-up until at least May 18

Retailers such as bookstores, florists, music and record stores and art supplies stores will be among the first allowed to re-open for storefront pick-up. Read More

Apr 29, 2020
San Francisco

SF flea markets, car washes, skate parks, golf courses, construction sites to reopen next week

The new, modified shelter-in-place order allows some low-risk activities to resume, but does not lay out a timeline for opening crowded outdoor spaces or higher-risk activities. Read More

Apr 22, 2020
San Francisco Castro Mission

Confusion arises in wake of SFPD enforcement at Dolores Park [Updated]

Can parkgoers sunbathe or picnic at a six-foot remove from one another? Depends on who you ask. Read More

Apr 20, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Soon-to-open Castro barber shop caught in COVID-19 limbo

Barber Angel Benitez says he's struggling financially as he waits out his opening day, but he hopes to make something positive out of it. Read More

Apr 20, 2020
San Francisco NoPa

Bend Yoga closes permanently after 12 years on Hayes Street

After surveying her customers, the yoga studio's owner determined that most wouldn't immediately return even after the shelter-in-place is lifted. Read More

Apr 09, 2020
San Francisco

SF's mental health hotlines see spike in calls during shelter-in-place

Whether sheltering in place or busy with essential work, San Franciscans are making more calls to local mental health support lines, and organizations say they need volunteers and funding to keep up. Read More

Apr 08, 2020
San Francisco

City expands public toilets and hand washing stations as stop-gap in COVID-19 pandemic

Amid criticism of its response to the unhoused population during the COVID-19 outbreak, San Francisco will deploy up to 15 new public toilets and hand washing stations. Read More

Apr 06, 2020
San Francisco

San Franciscans crowd streets and parks during shelter-in-place — here's how to stay safe

In spite of stricter shelter-in-place rules, San Francisco's parks, boulevards and beaches remain crowded with people seeking exercise and fresh air. Read More

Mar 31, 2020
San Francisco

Some SF clinics seek hand-sewn face masks; others say 'no thanks'

Looking to make and donate hand-sewn masks in SF? Here's where to send them — and where to skip for now. Read More

Mar 31, 2020
San Francisco

SF stylists, aestheticians share tips for shelter-in-place grooming

SF's beauty experts have been advising their clients from afar — and are willing to dispense a little free advice to the rest of us. Read More

Mar 30, 2020
San Francisco

SF's shelter-in-place order to be extended until at least May 1

Mayor London Breed confirmed that the shelter-in-place order will be extended to May, with more details set to come tomorrow. Read More

Mar 26, 2020
San Francisco

Phone, video meetings a lifeline for SF addicts in recovery

Organizers of AA and other 12-step programs have rushed to implement distanced meetings, but say they're deeply concerned about relapses. Read More

Mar 25, 2020
San Francisco

COVID-19 crisis could have serious impacts for HIV-positive San Franciscans

SF has one of America's largest populations of HIV-positive people, with more than two-thirds of them over 60. Read More