Supervisor Norman Yee - COVID19 Update 10012020 Newsletter


Dear Friends and Neighbors, 

As Election Day approaches, I again remind you to check your voter registration and ask your friends and family - especially in other states -  if they have checked theirs. We all need to have our plans ready to vote this year. California offers voter registration online, by mail, and in person. 

Online voter registration is available at You can also request and complete a paper voter registration form and mail or hand deliver it to your county elections official to register to vote. There is information about what to expect when your ballot arrives below. 

Otherwise, as COVID-19 remains a threat, please continue to practice the three Ws: wear a mask, wash your hands and watch your distance. Stay safe, we’ll all get through this.


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More Reopening Info: New Health Orders Have Been Posted

Earlier this week, the State of California upgraded San Francisco's status to the Orange tier, which means that, starting today, additional businesses and services are reopening, including:

Businesses, with limited capacity

  • Indoor dining, 25% capacity up to 100 people (including indoor food courts in malls)

  • More family entertainment, outdoors (carousels, miniature trains, Ferris wheels)

  • Gyms and fitness centers inside hotels, up to 10% capacity

  • Indoor malls with increased capacity, up to 50% with an approved safety plan

Other activities


Census Language Support - Get Counted Today!

Speaking a language other than English won't stop you from getting counted and gaining access to the resources you need. Customer Service Representatives are available in English and Spanish every day from 7am to 2am Eastern Time by calling:

  • English: 844-330-2020

  • Spanish: 844-468-2020

  • TDD: 844-467-2020

The Census Bureau also offers web pages and guides in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, Braille and in large print. If you need help filling out your Census in a language other than English, you can visit  You can also complete the 2020 Census can be completed by phone in the below languages,  Monday through Friday from 8am to 10 pm Eastern Time by calling:

  • Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020

  • Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020

  • Vietnamese: 844-461-2020

  • Korean: 844-392-2020

  • Russian: 844-417-2020

  • Arabic: 844-416-2020

  • Tagalog: 844-478-2020

  • Polish: 844-479-2020

  • French: 844-494-2020

  • Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020

  • Portuguese: 844-474-2020

  • Japanese: 844-460-2020

Permit Day at Dept. of Building & Inspection This Saturday

Need a Permit? DBI Hosting Permit Day This Saturday, Oct. 3

The Department of Building Inspection (DBI) will host a Permit Day event this Saturday, Oct. 3 for Over-the-Counter permit applications along with its partnering agencies the Fire Department and San Francisco Planning. You must pre-register for an appointment for one of the following options: 

  1. Over-the-Counter without plans permit processing

  2. Fire-only permit application drop-off

  3. Over-the-Counter with plans permit application submission by appointment

Location: 49 South Van Ness Avenue 

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Over-the-Counter Without Plans: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

They are offering 40 tickets for customers to drop in for an OTC without plans permit. Customers are required to register for a ticket through Eventbrite here. Customers are limited to one ticket and can apply for up to two (2) permits.

Fire-Only Permits: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

They are offering 25 tickets for customers to drop off permit applications that require Fire Department review only.  Click here for a list of scopes of work that require only Fire Department review. Customers will need to register for a ticket through Eventbrite here. Customers are limited to one ticket and can apply for up to two (2) permits.

Over-the-Counter Permits With Plans: 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

They are offering 24 appointments for customers to drop off Over-the-Counter with plans permit applications. Customers can request an appointment by signing up through Eventbrite, and appointments will be offered through a lottery process. To participate in the lottery process, customers can sign up through the OTC with plans Eventbrite page (which will be posted on DBI's Permit Day web page here). Signing up through the OTC with plans Eventbrite page does not guarantee a ticket to attend this event. Customers chosen through the lottery process will receive a direct email from DBI informing them of their opportunity to participate on Oct. 3.

Visit for more information.

Election Day is Nov. 3

2020 Election Ballots Are Coming Next Week

What voters can expect for the Nov. 3 Election:

  1. All voters will receive ballots in the mail.

  2. Voters will begin receiving their mailed ballots the first week of October.

  3. Early voting will begin Oct. 5, and will occur outdoors in front of the Bill Graham Auditorium to replace the City Hall Voting Center.

  4. On Election Day, voters can visit their neighborhood polling places to drop off vote-by-mail ballots and to request replacement ballots. 

  5. Each of the City’s 588 polling places will offer same-day voter registration, in-person voting, as well as provide ballot drop-off sites available to all voters. 

  6. The early voting center and polling places will provide personal protection equipment and sufficient space for voters to practice social distancing.

  7. Mail ballots back to the Department 5 – 7 days before Nov. 3 to ensure ballots arrive timely for counting.

  8. For dropping off voted ballots, the Department’s website,, will provide an app for people to locate the nearest polling place or drop-off location.

  9. Oct. 19 is the last day to register to vote and have a ballot mailed to new voters, afterwards, people can still register and receive ballots at the Bill Graham voting center, and at polling places.

  10. For information, call the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375, email, or visit

SFMTA Updates
The SFMTA thanks everyone who attended the Virtual Community Meeting on Sept. 16 or provided feedback on the 43 Masonic and 44 O’Shaughnessy temporary emergency transit lanes. These lanes will help protect public health, particularly for those who continue to rely on transit to make essential trips, by reducing crowding and travel times for riders along the entire routes.

Your voice is important and all comments, whether at the meeting or via email or phone, are entered into the public record for consideration as they finalize the design details. Did you miss the community meeting? Watch a video of the presentation

You can also provide feedback about what you feel is important to evaluate for these temporary emergency transit lanes. Take a short survey about how we should evaluate temporary lanes.

After the temporary emergency transit lanes are installed this winter, the SFMTA will be sharing a second survey inviting you to help evaluate them. Sign up for project updates and to take a community feedback survey.  Learn more about the project at


Board of Supervisors | District 7 | Norman Yee

1 Dr. Calrton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-6516 | Fax: (415) 554-6546

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