How SF has stayed ahead of the coronavirus curve: slashing red tape, shedding bureaucracy
-The Chronicle

Photo: Jessica Christian Written by: Heather Knight Read more… San Francisco’s leaders are rising to the massive coronavirus challenge quickly, and San Francisco continues to be better positioned to weather this misery than any other city in the country. This is partly due to Mayor London Breed’s declaration of an emergency on February 25th, which…

Bay Area coronavirus shutdown: How transit, parking work during shelter in place
-The Chronicle

Photo: Lea Suzuki Author: Sarah Ravani Read more… Seven Bay Area counties have ordered residents to shelter in place. Transit in the Bay Area will remain operational, but limited for for essential travel only. Here is a summary of limited services: -BART will now provide weekday service from 5am to 9pm. Starting March 28th, weekend…

S.F. wants to lease hotels to house people who need to isolate over COVID-19
-Business Times

Photo: Todd Johnson Article: Laura Waxmann Read more… Mayor London Breed and two city officials — Human Services Agency Director Trent Rohrer and Dr. Grant Colfax, Department of Health director — met with the Hotel Council of San Francisco and representatives of over 50 hotels Wednesday, March 18th, to discuss how San Francisco’s hotels can best aid in…

San Francisco Business Community Calls for Economic Recovery Package for Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
– SF Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday March 11, 2020 Press Release by: San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Read more… COVID-19, also referred to as the “novel coronavirus,” has already had a major local impact on the San Francisco economy. In response, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, SF Travel Association, Hotel Council of San Francisco, Golden Gate Restaurant Association, California…

Travel Agents and Experts Agree: Make Fact-Based Decisions About Travel
-Travel Pulse

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Photo: marchmeena29/iStock/Getty Images Plus By: Janeen Christoff Read More… The Hotel Council of San Francisco is one of 150 travel-related organizations that signed on to make the following statement around coronavirus: Excerpt: “”Health and government officials have continually assured the public that healthy Americans can ‘confidently travel in this country.’ While…