Do you, your staff and families know about the Right to Recover program?
The program provides a one-time payment to adult residents of San Francisco who test positive for COVID-19, and anticipate experiencing financial hardship during their quarantine or isolation
There is no application process and the City will not ask or record any citizenship or immigration questions. Immigration status does not affect eligibility.
To receive assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Use “Right to Recover” in the subject line, and include your name & contact number in the email.
The California state legislature renewed paid COVID sick leave of up to 80 hours for Californians who work at places with 26 or more employees. This is a separate bank of hours on top of regular sick leave and can be pro-rated for part-time workers.
The benefit is retroactive to January 1, 2022 and will remain in effect through September 30, 2022.
Workers can use the time to care for themselves or a family member if they get COVID. The sick leave may also be used if a child’s school is under a virus-related closure, forcing a parent with no childcare options to miss work.
Note to employers: This poster must be displayed where employees can easily read it. If employees do not frequent a physical workplace, it may be disseminated to employees electronically.
COVID-19 Tests & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Distribution
The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is distributing 200,000 COVID-19 tests to Child Care Resource and Referral (R&R) agencies.Tests are in limited supply. Please contact your local R&R agency for information on how to access COVID-19 tests (in SF, your R&R’s are Children’s Council and Wu Yee Children’s Services). The state continues to make every effort to secure as many test kits as possible and will quickly disseminate additional inventory as it becomes available.
As a reminder, every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free COVID-19 tests. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Visit COVIDtests.gov – Free at-home COVID-19 tests.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
PPE distribution to local R&R agencies includes Adult N95 masks, child surgical masks, hand sanitizer, face shields, non-latex gloves, and gowns. PPE is intended to be provided to all child care program types (e.g. licensed and exempt providers, Tribal child care programs, centers, small/large FCCs, state preschool programs, etc.). If you have any questions, please contact your local R&R agency (in SF, your R&R’s are Children’s Council and Wu Yee Children’s Services).
Pruebas de COVID-19
El Departamento de Servicios Sociales de California (CDSS) está distribuyendo 200,000 pruebas de COVID-19 a agencias de Recursos y Referencias de Cuidado Infantil (R&R). Las pruebas tienen un suministro limitado. Comuníquese con su agencia local de R&R para obtener información sobre cómo acceder a las pruebas de COVID-19. El estado continúa haciendo todo lo posible para asegurar tantos kits de prueba como sea posible y difundirá rápidamente el inventario adicional a medida que esté disponible.
Como recordatorio, cada hogar en los Estados Unidos es elegible para ordenar cuatro pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19. Los pedidos generalmente se enviarán en 7-12 días. El enlace se puede encontrar aquí: COVIDtests.gov – Pruebas gratuitas de COVID-19 en el hogar.
Equipos de protección personal (EPP):
La distribución de EPP a las agencias locales de R&R comenzará la semana del 24 de enero de 2022 e incluye máscaras N95 para adultos, máscaras quirúrgicas para niños, desinfectante para manos, protectores faciales, guantes sin látex y batas. El EPP está destinado a ser proporcionado a todos los tipos de programas de cuidado infantil (por ejemplo, proveedores con licencia y exentos, programas de cuidado infantil tribal, centros, hogares de cuidado infantil de familias pequeñas y grandes, programas preescolares estatales, etc.).
提醒一下，美國的每個家庭都有資格訂購四次免費的 COVID-19 測試。訂單通常會在 7-12 天內發貨。訪問 COVIDtests.gov – 免費在家進行 COVID-19 測試。
向當地 R&R 機構分發的 PPE 包括成人 N95 口罩、兒童外科口罩、洗手液、面罩、非乳膠手套和長袍。 PPE 旨在提供給所有兒童保育計劃類型（例如，獲得許可和豁免的提供者、部落兒童保育計劃、兒童保育中心、小型大型家庭托兒所、州學前教育計劃等）。
Sign up for vaccinations
California COVID-19 Vaccine Sign Up:
Sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine at myturn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255 and schedule your appointment, or get notified when appointments are available in your area.
Important: ALL educators are eligible at the federal mass vaccination site in Alameda – Oakland Coliseum. You DO NOT have to be an Alameda County resident to get vaccinated at the Oakland Coliseum.
San Francisco Educators Vaccine Sign Up:
All San Francisco educators should visit http://sf.gov/vaccinenotify to sign up to get notified by text or email when you’re eligible for a vaccination in San Francisco.
Important: FCC should not check off the box that they are working at home. This lowers their Tier to 1C.
To check for availability and scheduling at SF vaccination sites, visit https://sf.gov/vaccine-sites.
For SF updates, visit SF COVID-19 Vaccinations Dashboard with current vaccine data.
COVID-19 Vaccine Codes are available for child care staff!
COVID-19 Vaccine Codes are available for child care staff to make appointments at Moscone Center South Vax Hub in San Francisco. Currently supplies are being used for people who need the 2nd vaccine, so appointments are a little difficult. If you or staff still need to make their appointments please contact: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
Subject Line for Email: SF ECE Vaccine Code Request
Please include the following:
- Your Name
- Address of business or where care is provided (including zip code)
- # of codes needed
- List of people who will receive codes
- Phone contact
Instructions will be sent along with the code(s). Please note that everyone in your child care organization is eligible, including teachers doing virtual, including teachers who have not come back to work yet, including janitors and admin staff.
Other city partners who have codes for ECE include: Children’s Council of San Francisco, Wu Yee Children’s Services, the Human Services Agency, EdVance, and the San Francisco Child Care Association.
Free Rides on MUNI to and from COVID-19 Vaccination Sites!
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency offers free roundtrip transportation to people traveling to receive their COVID-19 vaccine starting February 23.
Vaccination-bound riders can travel for free regardless of their appointment location, including San Francisco’s high-volume vaccination sites, neighborhood access sites, Department of Public Health clinics, pharmacies or services outside of city limits. All customers must do is show their appointment confirmation or vaccine card (email or photo is accepted). Find more information on the SF Government website here.
Information About The COVID-19 Vaccine
- SF GOV – COVID-19 Vaccination and Deployment Myth vs. Fact Flyer
- SF GOV – COVID-19 Vaccine Website (Español / 中文 / Tagalog)
- SFDPH – Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
- SFDPH – Vaccines and Distribution in SF – presentation by Dr. Colfax
- SFDPH – Vaccine Information Flyers
The CDC also released a helpful COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for School Settings and Child Care Programs that provides information, materials and ideas to get the word out about the vaccine availability to child care staff.
Webinars and Workshops on COVID-19 Vaccinations
In this section, ECESF shares webinars, workshops, and other COVID-19 or vaccine related events. Since COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation these resources will remain available 30 days after posting date. Please continue to check with your local, state and national public health agencies for the most recent and up to date information, or visit The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
No events at this time. Please check back.
District 10 COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall
March 19, 2021
In partnership with the Department of Public Health and the Office of District 10, a City Vaccine Strategy Townhall was held to share up to date information with the public at large. Speakers include a representative from DPH and President Shamann Walton.
Understanding the COVID Vaccine for Early Childhood Professionals
March 18, 2021
Child Care Aware® of America has partnered with 14 organizations to host a webinar discussing the COVID-19 vaccines for early childhood professionals. Learn how the vaccines were developed and tested, and answer common questions including how to access them and what to expect. You may also be interested in their overview page about the COVID-19 vaccine. If you’d like to submit questions after watching the webinar, please send to email@example.com.
Additional updates on vaccine distribution in Bay Area counties and by healthcare providers
Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County residents 65 and older, along with healthcare workers who have not yet been vaccinated, can request vaccine appointment by filling out this online form. You don’t need to have health insurance. After submitting the form, you will be notified with an appointment date and time for one of the county-run sites, including one in Richmond.
Alameda County is now scheduling appointments at two county-run sites for county residents 65 and older and essential workers in education and childcare, emergency services, and agriculture and food industries, along with healthcare workers who have not yet been vaccinated. Sign up to get an appointment on the online registry system. And, no need for insurance to get a vaccine.
City of Berkeley’s Health Department is operating a mass vaccination site at the foot of Buchanan Street in Albany near Golden Gate Fields. Appointments are for people 65 and older and those who live or work in Berkeley who are currently employed in grocery stores, convenience stores, or in-person education and childcare settings. Click here for updates on how to make an appointment.
- Vaccinating Kaiser members 75 and older, health care workers, and long-term care patients and staff
- Sign in online to check vaccine status or schedule an appointment
- Sutter patients 65 and older can go online, log in to My Health Online, or call 844-987-6115 to schedule a vaccine appointment
John Muir Health
- John Muir Health will contact its patients via MyChart message, email, text message or phone call to schedule an appointment, currently vaccinating age 65 and older. Patients encouraged to sign up for a MyChart account by visiting the MyChart sign up information page.
- Native American Health Center is vaccinating patients and community members 65 years old and older.
- Lifelong is reaching out to patients who are 1) over age 65 or 2) IHSS (In-Home Support Services) workers or 3) food and agricultural workers with instructions for making an appointment. If you are a registered patient of LifeLong and have not been contacted, please contact your health center.
- Asian Health Services is providing vaccine appointments to AHS patients 65 years and older or are IHSS workers. Patients can sign up for vaccine wait list here.
- La Clínica is vaccinating patients who are IHSS workers, caregivers of people with disabilities, or 65 and older. Eligible patients are being contacted by phone or can call their La Clínica provider to request an appointment.
- West Oakland Health Center is vaccinating patients 65 and older.
CVS and Rite Aid
FEMA is also dispatching mobile vaccine clinics throughout the East Bay, particularly to communities that have been hit hardest by COVID and are under-served by our healthcare system. I’ll send out more information about the mobile clinics when it becomes available.