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Community Crisis Resources
The 2020-21 School Year
Meals, Housing, Internet Access and More
SFUSD will provide free meals to all children 18 and younger during the school closure.
On Tuesday, March 17, 8 sites will be open 9-10 a.m. On March 18, 14 will be open, and from March 19 and on 19 sites will be open Monday through Friday 9-10 a.m. to pick-up breakfast, lunch, supper, fresh fruit, vegetables and milk to take home. See locations and schedules below.
No identification or proof of school enrollment is required, but a child must be present. Shelf-stable meals will also be available. Families will not need to enter the school building for pick-up. See locations and schedules here.
The SF Food Bank has started pop-up pantries that open to the public. You do not have to show ID or sign in to receive groceries every week. / El SF Food Bank ha comenzado despensas emergentes que se abren al público. No tiene que mostrar una identificación o iniciar sesión para recibir comestibles todas las semanas.
Dial 211 to find community services throughout the Bay Area, including food, housing, health care, senior services, childcare, legal aid, and volunteer opportunities. Calls are free, confidential, and available 24-hours a day in 150 languages. / Marque 211 para encontrar servicios comunitarios en toda el Área de la Bahía, incluidos alimentos, vivienda, atención médica, servicios para personas mayores, cuidado de niños, asistencia legal y oportunidades de voluntariado. Las llamadas son gratuitas, confidenciales y están disponibles las 24 horas del día en 150 idiomas.
Tax preparation, unemployment, loans, eviction moratorium resources / Preparación de impuestos, desempleo, préstamos, recursos de moratoria de desalojo
General Questions / ¿Preguntas generales? (415) 282-3334 ext. 101
Immigrants Rising is committed to serving undocumented communities during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below is a list of resources to help undocumented immigrants navigate the crisis. / Immigrants Rising se compromete a servir a las comunidades indocumentadas durante la pandemia de Coronavirus (COVID-19). A continuación hay una lista de recursos para ayudar a los inmigrantes indocumentados a navegar la crisis.
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PPS-SF is serving families in San Francisco to support them through COVID-19. Check out their multilingual crowdsourced resource sheet or reach out to work with someone one-on-one to connect families with resources. Find information on meal distribution, food pantries and more.
Comcast is offering free/reduced internet for qualifying families. Learn more and apply here.
If you are behind in your rent, you may be able to avoid having an eviction filed against you. The Eviction Defense Collaborative's Rental Assistance Disbursement Component (RADCo) provides interest-free loans and grants to tenants residing in the City and County of San Francisco who have fallen behind in their rent due to a temporary financial setback. Learn about eligibility and how to apply here.
COVID-19 Resources for Families and Students
Resources to keep you and your children up to date on the best information and practices regarding COVID-19 and flu season.
Precautions Your Family Can Take
Think of the coronavirus like you would the flu and take all the same precautions. For many, the coronavirus is coming across as something bigger and scarier than the flu, but the truth remains that the flu is a bigger risk to most of us and, fortunately, the steps you can take to avoid contracting the flu are the same as those recommended for avoiding the coronavirus. With this in mind, if you are experiencing any flu or cold symptoms, or are feeling sick in general, please stay home in order to keep you and your community safe and healthy. Here is a reminder of best practices during this flu/virus season.
To prevent the spread of cold, flu, and coronavirus:
- Wash hands frequently (washing for 20 seconds is ideal).
- If water and soap are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth as this is the best way to transmit the virus from a surface into your body
- Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing by using a tissue or sleeve (not your hands)
- Regularly disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Get a flu shot (recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older)
Visit the CDC’s website for more detailed preventative measures.
Stay home if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
- Mild sore throat
- Call your doctor to report respiratory symptoms prior to a visit
Gateway Family Communications Archive and Links
All Gateway messages regarding COVID-19 will be archived here:
- Distance Learning Extended Through the End of the 2019-20 School Year - 4/7/20
- School Closure Extension Update - 3/25/20
- Shelter in Place Update - 3/17/20
- Gateway Public Schools Update on Student Learning and Support - 3/13/20
- Announcement of Temporary School Closures - 3/12/20
- Gateway Cancels All "Nonessential" Activities and Events - 3/9/20
- Gateway Public Schools Remains Open, Attendance and Community Health Updates - 3/6/20
- Gateway Public Schools to Remain Open as of 3/5/20
- Public Health and Flu Update - 2/6/20, Updated 2/28/20
More great resources to help you stay healthy: