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February 2021 – COVID-19 Vaccinations
July 15, 2020 – Bay Area school districts reopening plans
April 28, 2020 – Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties, as well as the City of Berkeley, announced an extension of the stay-at-home orders through May 31.
April 17, 2020 – San Francisco, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Mateo, and Marin counties require everyone in those areas to wear face masks when they are out in public for essential needs.
March 26, 2020 – California State Parks today announced it is temporarily closing vehicle access to 59 additional state parks and beaches to avoid dangerous visitation surges and help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). A list of closures can be found online at www.parks.ca.gov/
March 17, 2020 – Santa Cruz, Monterey, Sacramento, and Sonoma counties issue a shelter-in-place order.
March 16, 2020 – San Francisco and five other Bay Area counties (Contra Costa, Marin, Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo) issued a shelter-in-place order.
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Check out the following updates, tips, and recommendations for the well-being of you and your family.
1000 Broadway Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510 267-8000 | Fax: 510 267-3212
2180 Milvia Street Second Floor, North, Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510 981-5100 | Fax: 510 981-5112
50 Douglas Drive, #310-A, Martinez, CA 94553
Phone: 925 957-5400
3240 Kerner Boulevard, San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: 415 473-3696 | Fax: 415 473-4059
2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Napa, CA 94558
Phone: 707 253-4270 | Fax: 707 253-4880
101 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415 554-2500
225 37th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
Phone: 650 573-2764
976 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 408 792-5040
1080 Emeline Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 831 454-4000 | Fax: 831 454-4770
275 Beck Avenue, Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: 707 784-8600 | Fax: 707 421-6618
625 5th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: 707 565-4400
Project Baseline California COVID-19 Risk Screening and Testing
If you are interested in getting tested for COVID-19, complete an online screener based on guidelines from public health officials. Based on the responses and testing kit availability, you will learn whether you qualify for testing through this program at this time.
Parenting during a Pandemic
Megalist of Sanity-Saving Ideas for Families
- Talking to Children about COVID-19
- Trauma-Informed Parenting During Covid-19
Life at Home with Pets
Recipes for the Family
- Pregnant or need non-COVID-19 related medical treatment?
Here’s what you need to know.
- Monitrice Service
Elizabeth von der Ahe
- The Baby Manual™ FREE Baby Care Courses for New Parents
- Britax FREE one-on-one virtual car seat checks for new parents (any brand)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline https://www.thehotline.org/
Safety Alert: Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet usage might be monitored, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224.
- Child Sexual Abuse Prevention – Darkness to Light
- Muni Services, Paratransit, Parking Information
- Cash Toll Collection
Toll booths on the region’s seven state-owned toll bridges, including the Bay Bridge, will be unstaffed starting March 20. The others are the Antioch, Benicia-Martinez, Carquinez, Dumbarton, Richmond-San Rafael and San Mateo-Hayward bridges.Drivers who normally pay tolls with cash are told to continue through booths without stopping. Their license plates will be photographed and they will receive a toll notice in the mail at the address where the vehicle is registered with the DMV. Notices will say “Toll Violation Notice” but include only the toll amount, according to a release. FasTrak users will not see a difference in their statements.
Click here for more information on SF public transportation parking enforcement.
|Special Hours||Daily||Seniors (65+)||Disabled||Vulnerable|
|99 Ranch||1st hour of business||Weekdays||60+||X||X|
|Basha’ / Food City / AJ’s||1 hr before normal opening||Wednesday||X|
|Costco||0800-0900||Tues, Wed, Thurs||60+||X|
|Dollar General||1st hour of business||X||X|
|Northgate Maret||starting at 0700||X||X|
|Sam’s Club||0700-0900||Tuesday, Thursday||X|
|Smart & Final||0730-0800||X||X||X|
|Stater Brothers||starting at 0745||X||X||X|
|Stop & Shop||0600-0739||X||X|
|Super A Foods||0700-0800||X||X||X|
|Target||1st hour of business||Wednesday||X||X||X|
|Walmart||1 hr before normal opening||Tuesday||60+|
|Whole Foods Market||1 hr before normal opening||X||60+|
Medical Workers Needed
Hospitals risk becoming overwhelmed. Anyone with health care experience can register at healthcorps.ca.gov to help staff new facilies.
Medical Supplies Needed
- #GetMePPE Bay Area
- Sutter Health
- Santa Clara Valley Medical Foundation
- Asian Health Services
- North East Medical Services (NEMS)
For more facilities and information on how to donate medical supplies, please click here.
- Donate to help San Franciscans most impacted by COVID-19
- AARP California For All resource card
- Blood Donations
- Food Banks
- Neighborhood Support
Support Local Businesses
Small Business Relief Programs
Businesses with between one and five employees can apply for up to $10,000 in emergency funding to help cover rent and employee salaries.
To help fuel and lift the spirits of the many frontline doctors, nurses, firefighters, police, and first responders battling the COVID-19 crisis, Steeped launched You Give, We Give. When you gift Steeped Coffee Packs through You Give, We Give, Steeped will match every gift, pack for pack, and provide free weekly deliveries directly to the hospitals, stations, and clinics where they’re needed most.
Keep hands clean and fresh smelling at home and away with their Clean Hand Sprays, formulated with 70% alcohol and scented with natural aromas from essential oils and fruit extracts.
Choco is launching Choco Market SF, a grocery delivery service helping restaurant suppliers sell directly to consumers. They are donating all proceeds from the initiative to the nonprofit Off Their Plate, which provides free meals to frontline hospital workers and puts money back into pockets of restaurant employees. Customers get high quality, restaurant-grade ingredients and free next day delivery while helping local businesses survive!
Find things that you need to entertain your kids at home, to dress your children in as the weather gets warmer, or to give as a gift to that friend you’ve been thinking about.
Save Our Faves
Buy a gift card to your favorite SF Bay Area restaurants during the shelter-in period.
MIXT & Split
You can choose to donate an amount to your order to help someone eat. Any excess proceeds will be donated to Chefs to End Hunger. If you are in need, the following discount codes may be used at mixt.com, on MIXT app, or at spliteats.com for pick up orders: wegotyou25 for 25% off, wegotyou50 for 50% off, wegotyou100 for a free meal (up to $15).
Free Meals for Students 18 and Under
School Closures and Student Services
The city’s recreation and park facilities will be open to care for students from kindergarten through 5th grade during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The San Francisco Public Library will have homework help and education enrichment services available to students grades 6th through 12th. Those services will be available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., beginning March 16. For more information, click here.
San Francisco Unified School District – CLOSED: March 16-April 3
Archdiocese of San Francisco Schools (San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin) – CLOSED: March 12-25, 2020
ICA Cristo Rey Academy – CLOSED
San Francisco State University – CANCELED: March 9-31 [All online classes will still remain in session]
City College of San Francisco – CANCELED: until March 30
Academy of Art University – CANCELED
UCSF events – CANCELED/POSTPONED
University of San Francisco events – CANCELED
San Mateo County Schools – SUSPENDED: March 16-April 3
South San Francisco Unified School District schools – CLOSED: March 16-April 3
Castilleja Middle & High School – CLOSED
Woodside School District – CLOSED: March 18-27 at-home learning program TK-8
Portola Valley School District – CLOSED: Distance Learning begins March 18
San Mateo Union High School District – CLOSED
Hillsborough City School District – CLOSED
Woodside School District – CLOSED
College of San Mateo – CLOSED
Nueva School – SUSPENDED: remote learning plan
Junipero Serra High School – CLOSED
Notre Dame High School in Belmont – CLOSED
Mercy High School – Burlingame – CLOSED
St Matthew’s Episcopal Day School – CLOSED: online distance learning begins March 16
Charles Armstrong School – CLOSED
Piedmont Unified School District – CLOSED: All schools, classes, after school activities closed from Monday, March 16 to March 27. The district is planning for online instruction while schools are closed, and the goal is for teachers to email online homework and learning activities for students starting Tuesday afternoon, according to the district’s web site.
San Ramon Unified School District – CLOSED: Schools in the San Ramon Unified School District is expected to be closed through the end of spring break, April 10. The school district is expected to release more information on the closure Friday night.
Hayward Unified School District – CLOSED: Schools in the Hayward Unified School District will be closed through March 27 beginning Monday, the district announced Friday. The closure will then move into spring break. Spring break will end April 3 for students at “traditional schools” in the district. Spring break at year-round schools will end April 10.
Berkeley Unified School District – CLOSED: Berkeley Unified will close all preschools, elementary and middle schools, as well as Berkeley Adult School, starting on Monday, March 16. See announcement here.
Berkeley High School – CLOSED: Berkeley High School will close on March 13.
West Contra Costa Unified School District – CLOSED: District schools for the next three weeks, starting Monday, March 16. School will resume on Monday, April 6. In order to minimize disruption to the calendar, Spring Break will be moved up to the week of March 30. More details on the district’s website.
Pittsburg Unified School District – CLASSES CANCELED: Classes and activities in the Pittsburg Unified School District are canceled for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, school officials said Friday. The district says spring break may be moved because of the closure. Students will switch over to remote learning.The district confirmed there are no cases of COVID-19 on any campuses.
Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College – CANCELED: Face-to-face classes are canceled on Wednesday, March 11, Thursday, March 12, Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, 2020.
Cal State East Bay – SUSPENDING: In-person classes were suspended as of March 11. All in-person lecture, discussion and seminar courses are to be moved online. All of these courses will be canceled through Friday, March 13 and resume online Monday, March 16.
Mount Diablo Unified School District – TO CLOSE : Mt. Diablo Unified School District will close schools starting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Note that Monday is a scheduled development day for teachers with no students present.
Oakland Unified School District – All schools and child development centers within OUSD will be closed to students through at least Sunday, April 5, the end of spring break.
Oakland’s Aspire Monarch Academy – CLOSED: Oakland Unified School District announced on Wednesday night that the school would be closed until the end of this week after a staff member was possibly exposed to the novel coronavirus. According to district officials, it participated in a call with the Alameda County Public Health Officer and learned there were two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county. District officials say depending on local developments and public health recommendations it may need to limit or cancel large gatherings as well as canceling assemblies and field trips.
UC Berkeley – SUSPENDED: UC Berkeley said Monday afternoon that most in-person classes will be suspended as of March 10 through spring break, which ends March 29. All lecture and seminar classes will be offered in an alternative way through March 29, the university said. Professors who do not have a remote way to teach their classes will have two days to have a plan in place to teach online. Classes that have to meet in-person — labs, performing arts, physical education — will continue on as planned, the university said. University events that draw 150 or more attendees are canceled or postponed through March 29. The university is encouraging that events with fewer than 150 attendees be canceled. The campus will remain open during the class suspension.
Holy Name College – SUSPENDED: Holy Names University in the Oakland hills will join many other schools in the Bay Area and elsewhere in moving to online-only classes starting Monday.
Saint Mary’s College – OPEN/CANCELLING EVENTS: The College has not suspended in-person instruction yet, but it told teachers that can teach remotely to prepare to do so as early as Monday, March 16. In the meantime, all large campus events have been canceled. More details on the college’s website.
Dublin Unified School District – OPEN/CANCELLING EVENTS: District officials said Thursday that all schools will remain open, however they are suspending all events, gatherings, and extra-curricular activities including, assemblies, rallies, performances, dances, fundraisers, open houses, & field trips. High school sports will continue with only essential personnel, while all middle school sports are canceled.
Diablo Valley College – OPEN/CANCELLING EVENTS: District officials say that they are discussing moving courses online and could make a decision about that shortly. In the meantime, “the college will be canceling some campus events involving large groups of people to minimize exposure. Information about these cancellations will be communicated with the group participants and posted on the website.“
Archbishop Mitty High School – CLOSED: Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose has officially announced that they will close their campus for the remainder of the month. In consultation with the Superintendent of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of San Jose, the school will move to distance learning beginning Monday, March 16, with a planned return to campus on Tuesday, March 31. This comes one day after the school said they will only close the school for a deep cleaning on Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13.
Bellarmine Bells Preparatory in San Jose – CLOSED: Bellarmine Bells will be closing until the end of March in response to the coronavirus. See the school’s full statement here.
San Jose Unified School District – OPEN/MONITORING: “The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department is not recommending closing schools at this time because individuals under 18 years of age are a low-risk group and the disruptions caused by school closures outweigh the potential benefits of using school closures to slow transmission of COVID-19. Closing schools is a last resort that will only occur due to quarantine under the direction of County Health.” More details on the district’s website.
Santa Cruz County Schools CLOSED March 16-20: The Santa Cruz County Office of Education will close all public schools in Santa Cruz County for the week of 16-20. Schools, however, will be in session on Friday March 13. Schools will reassess the situation at the end of next week to see if an extension of school closures beyond March 20 is necessary
Cupertino Union School District – OPEN/MONITORING: The district says that all schools will remain open at this time. They said they will work to make sure that students’ grades will NOT be impacted if their parent’s keep them home: “We will support families’ choice about what is best for their children and together with our teachers, we will take the following steps to ensure that no child’s grades will be negatively impacted by missed assignments due to absences between now and April 20, 2020, at which time the District will re-evaluate the situation.that all Santa Clara County districts are working in accordance with the Santa Clara County Office of Education and the Santa Clara Public Health Department.” Latest on the district’s website.
Gilroy Unified School District – OPEN: The school district has canceled all field trips, band and choral events, award ceremonies and staff development training travel at this time. Middle and high school sporting events are still on at this time. All changes to Gilroy Unified are in effect until the schools go on Spring Break April 3 and they will re-evaluate when students and staff return on April 13. There are no plans to close schools at this time.
Presentation High School in San Jose – CLOSED: Presentation High School will close its campus for the next two weeks, starting March 12, with a plan to return on Monday, March 30. Read the full statement here.
San Jose State University – SUSPENDING: The University is suspending in-person classes from March 10- March 13. From March 16- March 17, classes will be distributed of fully online, according to a letter from school president Prez Papazian. The school also canceled ‘The State of the University’ address scheduled for Monday March 9.
Santa Clara University – SUSPENDED: University leaders are suspending in-person instruction and switching to virtual classes until at least April 13.
Stanford University – SUSPENDED: In-person classes are suspended for the last two weeks of the winter quarter. The university says the classes will move to online formats and large-group events are also being canceled not adjusted. See more information from the University here.
San Jose Unified School District Events – CANCELED: Meetings, gatherings and events for adults have been canceled or postponed. Students sporting events are not canceled, but fans are discouraged from attending. Classes have not been canceled.
East Side Union High School District – OPEN/MONITORING: The school district remains open, and officials say that they are monitoring the latest developments. They will post the latest on their website.
Dominican University of California in San Rafael – SUSPENDED: Dominican will suspend regular classes this coming week, March 16-20, and begin online course delivery on March 23 to be continued as long as necessary through the spring semester.
Santa Rosa City Schools – SUSPENDED: Santa Rosa City Schools is suspending siite-based learning at all schools beginning on March 16 until April 5. All after-school activities, child care, and field trips will also be canceled. For more information click here.
Napa Valley Unified School District – CLOSED: Schools in the Napa Valley Unified School District will be closed for nearly a month due to the coronavirus. The closure will begin March 16 and continue through April 13. In a letter, the superintendent of the district said the decision to close schools was approved during an emergency meeting Friday afternoon with the board of education.
Marin County Schools – SUSPENDED: Public schools in Marin County are stopping classroom instruction for at least two weeks beginning March 16, county officials announced Friday. The Marin County Office of Education is now working with districts and schools in the county to help students in need of subsidized meals and other care.
Solano County Schools – CLOSED: All schools in Solano County will be closed for two weeks beginning March 16 through March 27 in light of coronavirus. “We did not take this decision lightly and recognize that this may cause a hardship for some families,” the Solano County Office of Education said in a statement Friday.
Mill Valley School District – CLOSED: The Mill Valley School District will be closed from March 16-27.
Reed Union School District – CLOSED: Students will be let out early on March 13. Campuses will remain closed through March 30.
The Bolinas-Stinson School – CLOSED: The Bolinas-Stinson School will be closed for two weeks beginning March 13.
Tamalpais Union High School District – CLOSED: All TUHSD school will be closed starting Friday, March 13, resuming classes on Monday, March 30 as a precaustion against COVID-19. Find the latest info about the school district here.
Sonoma State University – CANCELED: The university in Rohnert Park announced on Thursday that it was suspending in-person classes and moving everything online: “Given the need to be proactive in our planning around COVID-19, Sonoma State University is suspending face-to-face classes for three days to allow faculty time to prepare to teach remotely, should the need arise. SSU will not hold face-to-face classes on Thursday, March 12, Friday, March 13 and Monday, March 23, 2020.” The school says that it plans to resume in-person instruction on Tuesday March 24 according to the school’s website.
Ross School District – TO CLOSE: Ross School District in Marin County says it will close school from March 16-27.
California Academy of Sciences – CLOSED: March 12 – March 31
Cartoon Art Museum – CLOSED: Through April 7
City Arts & Lectures – CANCELED: Replaced with livestream
Off the Grid Fort Mason Center – CANCELED
Camp Okizu fundraiser – CANCELED
Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary Celebration – POSTPONED
UCSF events – CANCELED/POSTPONED
University of San Francisco events – CANCELED
Cinequest Film and Creativity Festival: POSTPONED: August 16-20
SF Ballet: CANCELED: Through March 20
Salesforce Park – SUSPENDED
Arbor Week Eco Fair – CANCELED
The Walt Disney Museum – CLOSED
San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival – POSTPONED
Gucci San Francisco fashion show – CANCELED
Grace Cathedral “Health and Safety of our Community: Grace Light” – CANCELED
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – CANCELED
CuriOdyssey – CLOSED: Until April 3
Bicycle Sundays – CANCELED
College of San Mateo – CLOSED: March 12 through 16.
Junipero Serra High School – CLOSED: March 9 – March 11.
San Bruno Senior Center – CLOSED
#SheCan – POSTPONED
Green Street Symposium – POSTPONED
Notre Dame High School in Belmont: CLOSED: March 9-11
Contra Costa County – CANCELED
Contra Costa Libraries – CLOSED
Contra Costa County Superior Court – CLOSED
Livermore Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend – CANCELED
Good Guys Car Show – CANCELED
Oakland large events – CANCELED
Oakland A’s games/events at coliseum – POSTPONED
Oakland Panthers – CANCELED
Oakland Arena – CANCELED: Celine Dion (April 9), Ana Gabriel (Mar. 19) and André Rieu (Mar. 22) have been postponed.
Oakland Zoo – CLOSED
Bay Area Book Festival – CANCELED
Berkeley Public Library events – CANCELED: through March 31.
Hayward Coffee with the Cops – CANCELED
UC Berkeley performances – CANCELED/POSTPONED: March 12 Laverne Cox, March 7 & 8 Jonathan Biss.
Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – CANCELED
Oakland Running Festival – CANCELED
Oakland Museum of CA – CANCELED
Brentwood Bingo, St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon/Dinner – CANCELED
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom – CLOSED: until the end of March, at which time they will re-evaluate the situation.
St. Patrick’s Day Brew Crawl – CANCELED
City of Palo Alto facilities – CLOSED
Diocese of San Jose – CLOSED: All Diocesan school facilities from March 13 through March 27 are closed. All masses, parishes, missions, and chapels in the Diocese of San Jose are suspended from March 14 until further notice. Baptisms, weddings, and funerals may be celebrated but should be limited to immediate family. Faith Formation classes are also suspended until further notice. All parish gatherings are being suspended until further notice.
Monster Jam at Levi’s Stadium – CANCELED
US Masters Swimming Championship – CANCELED
Silicon Valley Half Marathon – POSTPONED
Shamrock Run – CANCELED
San Jose Earthquakes – POSTPONED: The match vs. Sporting Kansas City at Earthquakes Stadium scheduled for March 21.
Santa Clara County – BANNED: The county is banning public gatherings with 1000 or more people, effective midnight, Wednesday, March 11, until the end of the month.
San Jose’s Children’s Discovery Museum – CLOSED: Until further notice.
Action Day Primary Plus School – CLOSED: Until further notice.
Pathways to Climate Smart Careers – CANCELED
Facebook’s F8 Developers Conference – CANCELED
San Jose Chamber Orchestra Concert – CANCELED: The March 29 concert has been canceled. Organizers say they’ll be reaching out to ticket holders in the coming days. The artists who were scheduled to perform will be programmed into next season’s concert.
OBJECT:ART 2020 – POSTPONED
Great America – POSTPONED: Park opening postponed to April 4.
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo – CLOSED: Until further notice.
Bay Area Discovery Museum – CLOSED: Closed through March 31
San Rafael Community Centers – SUSPENDED: Through the end of the month.
Sonoma County – BANNED: Mass gatherings of 250 individuals or more.
The Dipsea Race – CANCELED