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Reliable information sources for Covid-19

How’re we all doing? Congratulations are due us all for staying home (for the most part), respecting social distancing when not, and not inflicting mayhem on each other. And while we may be getting antsy, it’s not over yet, and we’re looking at another month of Zooming, baking, takeout, and empty grocery shelves.

It’s vital we continue to get our information from reliable sources that are updated regularly. The World Health Organization (who.int) site includes “myth busters” and a scam alert; and the San Francisco Chronicle (sfchronicle.com) continues to provide a comprehensive listing of resources and regular coronavirus Q. and A.

HEALTH INFORMATION

• American Red Cross: redcross.org 

• California Department of Public Health: cdph.ca.gov

• Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov

• Journal of the American Medical Association: jamanetwork.com

• World Health Organization: who.int

IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS

• One of these symptoms is required to qualify for testing: a fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, chills, headache, body aches, fatigue, loss of smell, diarrhea, runny nose, and congestion: sf.gov/citytestsf

CITY UPDATES

• San Francisco Department of Emergency Management: sf72.org 

• San Francisco Department of Public Health: sfdph.org 

• San Francisco Government: sf.gov 

• San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency: sfmta.org, (use Muni for essential travel only)

• Text covid19sf to 888-777 for official updates

HOW TO HELP

• California Volunteers: california volunteers.ca.gov/

• Virtual opportunities available at Volunteer Match: volunteermatch.org/

• Determine which charity to support at Charity Navigator: charitynavigator.org/

• Staff pop-up food pantries to feed home-bound seniors and others through the San Francisco–Marin Food Bank: sfmfoodbank.org  

NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCES

• Cow Hollow Association: cowhollowassociation.org (annual meeting via Zoom, May 7, 7–8 p.m.)

• District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani’s newsletter: sfbos.org/supervisor-stefani-newsletter

• District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin’s newsletter: sfbos.org/supervisor-peskin-newsletter

• Golden Gate Valley Neighborhood Association: goldengatevalley.org

• Marina Community Association: sfmca.org

• Neighbors helping neighbors: nextdoor.com, togethersf.org

• Russian Hill Neighbors: rhnsf.org

• Telegraph Hill Dwellers: thd.org 

Hang in there. We can do this.

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