Resources to Support Arts Organizations and Artists During COVID-19 Emergency

Otros Recursos Para Apoyar a las Organizaciones Artisticas y Artistas Durante la Emergencia de COVID-19

Iba pang pagkukunan ng impormasyon tungkol sa pagtulong sa mga Organisasyon sa Arte at Artista sa Panahon ng Emerhensya ng COVID-19
新冠疫情緊急情況期間支援藝術組織和藝術家的其他資源
 

Reopening Guidelines 

(Updated 08/17/2021)

Click on this link for updates from the Mayor's Office
Click on this link for more information on the City's Reopening
Click on this link for the updated mask/face covering Guidance
Click on this link for Cal/OSHA Guidance for Offices
Click on this link for the COVID-19 Outreach Toolkit for Businesses

To apply for rent assistance for April 2021 and after, visit the website for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Large Indoor Gatherings and Indoor Mega-Events
Starting on August 20, 2021, operators or hosts of indoor Mega-Events and Large Indoor Events must require all patrons age 12 and up to show proof, before entering the facility, that they are Fully Vaccinated, subject to any applicable requirements of federal, state, or local laws requiring accommodation. Indoor Mega-Events and Large Indoor Event may not accept a written self-attestation as proof of Full Vaccination.

Operators or hosts of indoor Mega-Events and Large Indoor Events that sold tickets or registered attendees before August 12, 2021, are not subject to the requirements in this subsection 7(b)(ii) until September 15, 2021. But beginning on August 20, 2021, and until September 15, 2021, operators or hosts of such indoor Mega-Events and Large Indoor Events must require all patrons age 12 and up to show proof, before entering the facility, that they are Fully Vaccinated or Tested.

A "Mega-Event" is an event with either more than 5,000 people attending indoors or more than 10,000 people attending outdoors. A Mega-Event may have either assigned or unassigned seating, and may be either general admission or gated, ticketed and permitted events. 

The host or organizer of an indoor or outdoor Mega-Event, Large Indoor Event, or series of Mega-Events or Large Indoor Events must submit to the Health Officer a proposed plan detailing the procedures that will be implemented to minimize the risk of transmission among patrons and Personnel. Specifically, the proposed plan should include to following:

  • Description of event details (date/time; expected capacity; location; and type of event).
  • Contact name for the event (i.e., a person who can be reached in the event of an outbreak and/or who can be contacted to discuss the proposed plan).
  • An explanation of how the host or organizer will have attendees meet requirements for providing their vaccination status (required indoors, recommended outdoors).
  • An explanation of how the host or organizer will communicate/message:
    • Information to ensure that guests are aware of vaccination requirements (indoors)/recommendations (outdoors); and
    • The safety measures being taken.
  • If the event is being held indoors, an explanation of how the host or organizer will adhere to the Face Covering Requirements and Appendix A of this Order.  
  • A description of the strategies that will be implemented to avoid stagnant crowds (this can include traffic flow, advanced ticketing, touchless payment, etc.).

A template for plans for Large Indoor Events with 1,000-4,999 attendees is available at www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/files/C19-07-HSP-over-1000.pdf.

Plans must be submitted by email to HealthPlan@sfcityatty.org at least ten business days before the planned event or, if earlier, ten business days before the date on which tickets will begin to be sold or offered to the public. If tickets for a Large Indoor Event are already on sale as of the date of this Order, the host or organizer must submit the plan within 30 days of the date of this Order or 48 hours before the event, whichever comes first. The host or organizer does not need advance written approval of the Health Officer or the Health Officer’s designee to proceed with the Mega-Event or Large Indoor Event consistent with the plan. But in the event the Health Officer identifies deficiencies in the plan, DPH will contact the host or organizer, and the host or organizer is required to work with DPH to address any and all deficiencies.

Outdoor Events
All Businesses, governmental entities, and other organizations hosting outdoor events with between 5,000 and 9,999 attendees are strongly urged to

  1. follow the recommendations in the State’s Post-Blueprint Guidance for outdoor Mega-Events; and
  2. require all patrons age 12 and up to show proof, before entering the event, that they are Fully Vaccinated, subject to any applicable requirements of federal, state, or local laws requiring accommodation.

For convenience of reference, a chart summarizing the requirements for Mega-Events and Large Events is available at www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/files/C19-07-Mega-andLarge-Event-Chart.pdf.

Youth Classes/Summer Programs
Largely because not all children are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at this time, the following Programs for Children and Youth must operate in compliance with the health and safety requirements set forth in Health Officer Directive No. 2020-14, including as it may be amended in the future:

  1. group care facilities for children who are not yet in elementary school—including, for example, licensed childcare centers, daycares, family daycares, and preschools (including cooperative preschools); and
  2. with the exception of schools, which are addressed in subsection a above, educational or recreational institutions or programs that provide care or supervision for school-aged children and youth—including for example, learning hubs, other programs that support and supplement distance learning in schools, school-aged childcare programs, youth sports programs, summer camps, and afterschool programs.

Financial, Health and Other Resources for Visual and Performing Artists, Cultural Workers, Small Businesses, Arts Institutions & Nonprofits

(Updated 4/9/2021)

Health and Protocol Directives (laws) and Guidance (complementary assistance)

SF Health Orders (Related to Businesses - Chronological Order)

All SF Health Directives

All SF Official Information and Guidance (chronological order)

SF Health Screening Forms for Personnel, Clients & Visitors

SF Department of Public Health General COVID Resources

California Department of Public Health Novel Coronavirus 2019 Page (State Guidance by Industry)

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Novel Coronavirus 2019 Page

World Health Organization (WHO) Questions and Answers on Coronaviruses
 

Financial Resources for Small Businesses and the Entire Arts & Culture Sector

SF Office of Economic and Workplace Development COVID Page

SF Office of Small Business COVID Page

Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans 

Public Assistance and Grant Resources for Nonprofits and Special Districts

YBCA Nonprofit and Artist Relief Fund

KQED List of Emergency Funds for Freelancers and Artists 

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants 

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Bay Area Arts Worker Relief Fund

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

Community Vision Capital & Consulting

Americans for the Arts COVID Resources 

NEA COVID Resources

 

Performing Arts Resources and Grants

NEW San Francisco Music and Entertainment Venue Recovery Fund

Entertainment Commission COVID Page

Outdoor Entertainment and Amplified Sound (9/25/2020 Announcement)

Just Add Music (JAMS) Permit for Shared Spaces, Outdoor Dining and Other Activities

Map of all the SF Shared Spaces Street Closures (to connect with local merchant associations and collaborate on performances, vending, art walks, etc.)

Theater Bay Area Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund 

The Actors Fund Entertainment Assistance Program

Musicians Foundation Grants

 

Resources for Museums & Galleries (including those that offer in-store retail--i.e. galleries, art boutiques, etc.)

In-Store Retail 

Museums, Zoos, Aquariums Directives and Design Strategies for the Visitor Experience

 

Directives and Guidance for Art & Culture Venues That Offer Youth Programs

State Guidance for Day Camps

Interim Guidance for Child Care Programs

SF Department of Children, Youth and Their Families COVID Page

SF Department of Children, Youth and Their Families Community Hubs Initiative Page

 

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