Hotel Rooms Leased For Homeless In Alameda County Sit Empty Months Into COVID-19 PandemicAt the start of the coronavirus pandemic California officials knew immediately if it spread into the homeless population a disaster could occur, so the state leased hotels to house people living on the streets. Now, months into the pandemic, many of the rooms sit empty.
Reopening: COVID-19 Restrictions Slowing Tourists Return To Napa Valley HotelsMany hotels in Wine Country's Napa Valley have welcomed guests back, but rooms aren’t fully booked yet. It’s not because the reservations aren’t coming in -- many rooms are intentionally sitting empty.
San Francisco Supervisors Renew Demands For Hotel Room For Homeless During COVID-19 OutbreakSeveral San Francisco Supervisors were once again voicing their displeasure with what they say is the city's slow pace in placing homeless people in hotel rooms amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Better Together: 'Hunger At Home' Chefs, Hotel Execs Give Food To Unemployed Hospitality, Food WorkersWhen the hotel and restaurant world collapsed, they were left holding millions of pounds of food. Hunger at Home collected that food and is making it available to the workers, and anyone else who lost their jobs.
California's Historic Homeless Hotel Quarantine Shows Progress, Need for More RoomsRoughly 7,000 people in California have been moved out of shelters, vehicles and rough streets to ride out the pandemic in hotels, an effort Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in March to shield some of the state's 150,000 estimated vulnerable homeless.
Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Hotels Struggling During COVID-19 Shutdown Tourism is San Francisco's largest industry, according to the San Francisco Travel Association. But with 70 of the city's 215 hotels temporarily closed under the shelter-in-place order, will not be business as usual when they reo
Coronavirus Pandemic: San Francisco Moves 874 Homeless Into Hotel RoomsThe city of San Francisco detailed its plans to house vulnerable homeless residents on Wednesday, a day after supervisors approved an emergency ordinance that would require the city to house all homeless residents, regardless of age or health status.
Coronavirus Update: Newsom Unveils Housing Plan For California Health Care WorkersGov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan Thursday to assist health care workers who have been forced to remain away from their families because of fears of exposing them to the coronavirus with their expenses.
Coronavirus Update: Alameda County Moves Some Homeless To Hotel Rooms In OaklandAlameda County has housed some 70 homeless residents in local hotel rooms during the novel coronavirus pandemic with plans for hundreds more, a spokeswoman for the county said Thursday.
SF Ditches Plan To House Homeless At Moscone Center During Pandemic In Favor Of Hotel RoomsSan Francisco has reversed a plan to shelter homeless people at the Moscone Center and instead will continue with a plan to place homeless people at hotels in an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus,
Coronavirus Update: Oakland Sets Up Coliseum-Area Hotels To House Homeless With COVID-19Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak began, health officials have feared what would happen if it became entrenched in the homeless population. On Monday, Oakland officials unveiled their strategy for trying to prevent that from happening.
San Francisco Supervisor Personally Funds Hotel Rooms For Homeless During Shelter-In-Place20 hotel rooms at the Oasis Hotel are no longer sitting vacant during the coronavirus pandemic after dozens of homeless families officially moved in.
Coronavirus Update: State Leases Two Hotels Near Oakland International To Ease Homelessness Coronavirus SpreadState officials have announced they have leased two hotels near Oakland International Airport to house homeless during the coronavirus crisis. Gov. Gavin Newsom has revealed that state officials have identified 901 hotels around California that may be leased to provide housing for the homeless.
California Bans Hotels From Giving Tiny Plastic Bottles To GuestsHotels in the nation's most populous state will have to stop giving guests small plastic shampoo bottles under a new law set to take effect starting in 2023.
Hotels Become Battleground Over Immigration DetentionThe U.S. government has occasionally detained migrants in hotels for decades and says it might have to split up families if hotels don't help.