COVID-19 San Francisco Resources
Compiled by Sup. Walton’s Office - D10
Main SF Info Site: sf.gov/coronavirus
- City services during COVID-19
SF OEWD Support For Businesses and Employees affected by COVID-19
- Help Line: OEWD Workforce Development Division
- Support services for food, cash assistance, health insurance, etc.
- Meals on Wheels
- United Council Daily Meal Program: Food support for homeless - 415-671-1100
- NOW Hunters Point (supported by PG&E)
- Every Thursday at 11am; 155 Jennings Street
- Receive a bag of fresh produce, children’s books, and more free; no verification required, supplies limited, first come first served.
New SF Marin Food Bank Pantries - No ID required, groceries are pre-bagged
SF Marin Pantries
1065 Oakdale Ave. San Francisco 94124
1:00 pm ‐ 2:00 pm
Bayview Opera House - Transitional Pop-Up
4705 3rd Street San Francisco 94124
9:00 am ‐ 1:00 pm
Dr. George W. Davis Senior Ctr.
1753 Carroll St. San Francisco 94124
9:00 am ‐ 10:20 am
Cornerstone Church Transitional Pop-up
6190 3rd Street San Francisco 94124
12:00 pm ‐ 4:00 pm
MLK Middle School Transitional Pop-Up
350 Girard Street San Francisco 94134
9:00 am ‐ 1:00 pm
- Employers are required to maintain health care benefits if you take leave to care for yourself or your dependents. Unemployed workers have access to health care through Covered California and undocumented workers still have access to health care through Healthy San Francisco.
- now offering virtual (phone and video appointments). Please call 415-391-9686 if you would like to make an appointments.
- accepting new patients of all insurance types. Please call 415-391-9686 for more information and to register.
- conducting COVID-19 testing on a limited basis at our clinics in San Francisco and Daly City (not the San Bruno location) for NEMS members only at this time. For more information on testing criteria and locations, please visit: https://www.nems.org/covid19/index.html
- Bayview Child Health Center - Telehealth, virtual medical visits, in-person acute medical visits, COVID-19 testing for those who meet criteria. Call 415-697-0500
Department of Public Health Coronavirus FAQs
Department of Aging and Adult Services FAQ
- Emergency on-call home care services and short-term home care service
- Food delivery
- Take-away meals
- Daily task assistance
- Helpline at (415) 355-6700
Top Press Releases
- Your landlord cannot engage in price-gouging during a state of emergency. If you receive a notice for a rent increase over 10%, contact the SF Rent Board right away.
SF Office of Labor Standards Enforcement
State of CA COVID-19 Information
- Sick or Quarantined
- Have Reduced Work Hours
- Impacted by School Closures
- Reduced Work Hours
- Potential Closure or Layoffs
- Tax Assistance Needs
Additional support for small business:
Private or nonprofit companies
- Amazon Amazon Relief Fund “If you are experiencing a personal hardship or the effects of a qualified disaster, you can apply for a grant for financial assistance. Please note that initially the Amazon Relief Fund is focused on supporting Amazon Flex Delivery Partners, Delivery Service Partner Delivery Associates, Temporary Associates employed by eligible staffing agencies, and drivers of eligible line haul partners under financial distress due to a COVID-19 diagnosis or quarantine. Additional qualifying events for other eligible applicants will be available on the Amazon Relief Fund website as soon as possible. Please read the Application FAQs to see if you qualify.”
- Facebook: $100M has been offered in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses
- GoFundMe: As part of the Small Business Relief Fund, “GoFundMe, Intuit QuickBooks and Yelp have each donated $500,000.” If you scroll to “How does the Small Business Relief Initiative work?” and continue through the topics below that will walk you through the process.
- Hello Alice: Closed but may reopen, $10,000 grants being distributed to small business owners impacted by COVID-19
- James Beard Foundation: Closed but may reopen: Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund provides microgrants to independent food and beverage small businesses in need due to COVID-19.
- Lurn: The company’s COVID-19 Relief Fund “will help entrepreneurs and small business owners by providing emergency grants ranging from $50 to $500 to help with necessities such as groceries, medicine, transportation, etc. To date, it has raised over $50,000 and dispersed roughly $32,000 in emergency relief grants to individuals.”
- Mailchimp: $10 million worth of service “will be offered for existing customers who want to continue using Mailchimp’s platform but need some financial support during this period. As an additional response to the crisis, Mailchimp will invest up to $100M to help drive new and ongoing business for our small-business customers through price discounts, product upgrades, add-ons and more.”
- Bartender Emergency Assistance Program: Closed but may reopen laid-off bartenders after bars and restaurants around the country were forced to shut down in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus
- PEN Writer’s Emergency Fund: PEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund “is an emergency fund for professional — published or produced — writers in acute, emergency financial crises. PEN America will distribute grants of $500 to $1,000 based on applications that demonstrate an inability to meet an acute financial need, especially one resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.”
- Restaurant Employee Relief Fund: Closed but may reopen This fund will provide one-time grants of $500 on a first-come-first-served basis to restaurant owners and employees in need. The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for small businesses and their restaurant workers is accepting donations.
- Restaurant Workers Community Foundation: The Restaurant Workers Community Foundation “was founded in 2018 to advocate for gender equality, racial justice, fair wages, and healthy work environments in the restaurant industry. In the wake of the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic, RWCF’s full focus is on supporting workers, small-business owners and an industry in crisis”
- The Chronicle: The Season of Sharing Fund “expedited $2 million in emergency funding to all nine Bay Area counties to provide a rapid response to our neighbors affected by the pandemic.”
California Public Utilities Commission
- Utilities can NOT shut off due to non-payment during the current COVID-19 crisis
Mental Health Resources
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 Managing Anxiety and Stress from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Tips for Taking Care of your Mental Health and Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Mental Health And COVID-19 – Information And Resources from Mental Health America
- If you are feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or isolated, you can call the San Francisco Mental Health Warm Line at (855) 845-7415 or chat with them online at www.mentalhealthsf.org/peer-run-warmline.
- If you are a senior who is feeling isolated due to the coronavirus, the Institute of Aging has a warm line called The Friendship Line. It operates 24 hours a day at 800-971-0016.
- If you are having thoughts about harming yourself, you can call the San Francisco Suicide Prevention hotline at (415) 781-0500, and they can provide you with confidential emotional support. You can also chat online with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.
- If you are co-quarantined with an abuser or are worried about having to self-isolate in a dangerous home situation, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-7233 or chat online at www.thehotline.org.
- For those with alcohol and addiction issues, you can find help in programs like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. For confidential support from Alcoholics Anonymous, you can call their helpline at (415) 674-1821 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To reach Narcotics Anonymous, call (415) 610-7294. Online meetings are also available at https://www.weconnectrecovery.com and www.intherooms.com.
Info for Immigrants
Bay Area Relief Funds & Financial Assistance for Immigrants:
As you may have also heard, the federal stimulus bill that provides direct cash assistance to millions of residents leaves out ITIN holders and undocumented immigrant communities. However - city and community organizations are stepping up as well. Here are some local resources to look into for you and your families, and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as many are closing their application forms once they become overwhelmed with responses:
Our amazing partners at Mission Asset Fund have also recently announced a plan to provide direct cash assistance of $500 to immigrants and low income folks left out of the stimulus bill.
National Relief Funds & Financial Assistance for Immigrants:
Here are some other resources available nationwide based on types of work/industry:
- Restaurant Workers Relief Fund - Restaurant Opportunities Centers United. For restaurant workers in need of financial assistance.
- One Fair Wage Emergency Fund. Cash assistance for restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more who need the money.
- Another Round, Another Rally Emergency Assistance. For workers in the hospitality industry, dishwasher, bartender, server, busser, chef, cook, sommelier, manager, host, concierge, cleaning staff, or bar back may apply for funds.
- Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation. For emergency assistance for those employed by restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier.
If you did not already know, unemployment benefits are available to DACA recipients in California that may have been laid off or lost hours due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Nonprofits in the East Bay have put together this great guide to explain eligibility and help folks navigate the unemployment application process.
No Public Charge Impacts
As an important reminder, testing or treatment for COVID19 will not be considered under the new public charge rule, and should not deter anyone from accessing treatment. Also - receiving unemployment benefits is not considered under the public charge assessment is not a negative factor.
As you may have heard, the Supreme Court is expected to rule as early as next Monday on the DACA program. If you or your family members have DACA that expires any time in 2020, we STRONGLY encourage individuals to renew immediately. Please visit our Immigrant Support Hub for a list of nonprofit providers in SF offering free legal assistance with DACA Renewals. You can find other service providers throughout the state and country at Informed Immigrant. USCIS has also recently announced that they will reuse biometrics from previous applications to allow for remote processing of DACA Renewals while their offices are closed.
DACA Fee Assistance
Please also remember that Mission Asset Fund is providing grants to cover half of the renewal application fee costs for folks connected in any way to SF (which would include you all as former fellows). Mission Asset Fund will also provide full DACA scholarships to cover 100% of the application fee for folks who are unemployed or low income.
SF Chronicle FAQs
Additional Resource Lists