San Francisco’s COVID-19 Response
HSH and its City and Non-Profit Partners are laser-focused on providing care for people experiencing homelessness during this public health emergency.
The City is opening Shelter-in-Place (SIP) hotels for people experiencing homelessness to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of our most vulnerable homeless residents. Additionally, the City has opened Isolation and Quarantine Hotels for people experiencing homelessness, or who live in settings where they cannot safely quarantine in their home, who are awaiting test results or are COVID positive and need to isolate. For more information on the City’s COVID-19 alternative housing programs: https://data.sfgov.org/stories/s/4nah-suat
San Francisco is also piloting Safe Sleeping Villages as a short-term, temporary method of establishing minimum health and safety standards for people experiencing homelessness in settings where services such as food, water, sanitation and healthcare can be provided. Each village is meant to serve an area with an existing established encampment, with a target of creating between 40 to 60 spaces. The first village was established on Fulton Street between Larkin and Hyde streets on May 13 and the second site on Stanyan Street near Haight Street was opened on May 29. A third proposed site on Church near 16th Street is also being explored for a potential opening the second week of June. Each site will be run by local service providers, with assistance from City agencies for health services, and in collaboration with the SFPD.
City services for people experiencing homelessness: https://sf.gov/information/covid-19-and-people-experiencing-homelessness
The COVID-19 data tracker (https://datasf.org/covid19) now includes the number of cases and deaths among San Franciscans experiencing homelessness.
For the latest news on COVID-19, visit sfdph.org
Sign up for the City’s alert service for official updates: text COVID19SF to 888-777
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, visit cdc.gov
Media inquires related to COVID-19, please contact DEMpress@sfgov.org