City Administrator's December 2021 newsletter

City Administrator Chu at Chinatown COVID-19 testing site

Carmen's message

Dear San Franciscans, 

There is so much to be thankful for this season. Together, we have worked through incredible challenges and extended helping hands to our neighbors when needed most. I am especially proud of the work of our hardworking public servants in the City Administrator’s Office to respond to COVID-19, provide crucial community services, and support the City’s resiliency and economic recovery in the last year. Take a moment to learn from our Office's leaders about our teams' fantastic work and accomplishments in the videos below. 

I am also grateful that over 90% of eligible San Franciscans ages 5 and up have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This would not have been possible without the hard work of our dedicated frontline healthcare staff, public health experts, City staff, community partners, and you—who have taken action to best protect you and your loved ones from COVID-19. 

However, we are seeing how quickly the Omicron variant can spread, making it vitally important to get your vaccination boosted and take steps to decrease risks. As the cold weather draws people indoors and you gather for the holidays, remember to keep COVID-19 in mind and follow public health experts’ advice below to keep your family safe. 

Wishing you a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season! 


Carmen Chu 
San Francisco City Administrator 

Fleet Management

Our Office Year In Review

To close out a fruitful year, we have produced short videos highlighting the diverse achievements of the City Administrator’s Office in serving the people of San Francisco. Learn about how we have worked to serve you in 2021! 

City Hall with red and green lights

Happy Holidays!

Stay Safe This Holiday Season!

With the holiday season upon us and an uptick in COVID-19 cases statewide, it is especially important to make safer choices for you and your family. As you gather with loved ones, take these steps to stay safe and healthy.

  • Get your vaccination boosted.
    For those who have been vaccinated, booster shots increase your immunity protection against the virus as it decreases over time. Booster shots are strongly recommended for anyone 16 or older who has been fully vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Schedule a free appointment at
  • Mask up whenever you are indoors in public.
    Wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth when you are indoors in public and when you might be around unvaccinated people, older adults, or people with medical conditions.
  • Get tested and stay home if you are sick.
    It is a good idea to get tested before travel, upon return, and 3-5 days later. If you start experiencing symptoms, isolate yourself and get tested as soon as possible. Find free testing sites at
  • Keep gatherings small. 
    Take all precautions, including vaccinations, boosters, and testing, if gathering with others without masks. Outdoor gatherings are safer than indoor gatherings. 


Shop and Dine Local

As local businesses work hard to recover from the pandemic, it has never been more impactful to support our communities by shopping and dining local. San Francisco's annual #buylocal holiday campaign, Shop & Dine in the 49, offers local business directories, neighborhood pop-up shops, and the Holly, Jolly, Trolley, which brought holiday festivities to neighborhood shopping districts throughout the City.

Browse shops and dining by neighborhoodSF black-owned businesses, and more for your last-minute holiday needs at

To make it easier to shop and dine downtown this year, SFMTA is providing 2 hours of free parking in city-owned garages near Union Square now through December 31.

Last updated May 19, 2022