Public Health & Safety

San Francisco, Bay Area Counties Reinstate Indoor Mask Mandates for All Residents

The mask mandates apply to both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents of eight Bay Area jurisdictions.

San Francisco is ‘Looking at’ Ways to Mandate Vaccines for Non-City Employees, Says Mayor Breed

With the Delta variant spreading, Breed and the City Attorney aim to broaden vaccine mandates beyond the city’s own workforce of 37,000.

Your Questions About Masking Answered by Dr. Naveena Bobba

To mask or not to mask? That is the question.

Sideshows, ‘Stunt Driving’ Are Costing the City, Say Supervisors

The Mission, Bayview and Ingleside districts are seeing the most sideshows, which damage streets and risk injury and death, according to city officials.

Repeat Shoplifters are Driving S.F. Retail Crime, According to Police

Meanwhile, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill authorizing state law enforcement to assist in dismantling organized retail crime in hotspots across California.

S.F. Leaders to Tourists: ‘This is a Safe City’

SFPD plans to deploy 26 additional officers to high-tourism parts of San Francisco as part of an effort to lure visitors back to the city.

S.F. Supervisor Calls for More Transparency in Criminal Diversion

A report found that 55% of criminal defendants in San Francisco were rearrested before their case was resolved, drawing scrutiny of a nonprofit that runs diversion programs.

‘Somebody Is Going to Get Hurt’: Target Security Guard Speaks Out About S.F. Retail Crime

A combination of theft, rigid policies and slow police response times ha made working conditions dangerous for some retail workers, according to a former security guard at a San Francisco Target store.

San Francisco Fire Department Could Soon Place Emergency Psychiatric Holds

A proposal to give fire department paramedics the authority to place 5150 holds, or involuntary…

As COVID Evolves, So Does San Francisco’s Vaccination Strategy

With San Francisco winding down its large-scale vaccine operations, health officials are taking a new…