SF Board of Education Adopts Resolution to Establish Safe Sleeping Site on SFUSD Property for Unsheltered People
San Francisco (May 4, 2020) - In partnership with the City and County of San Francisco’s efforts to protect those experiencing homelessness from the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution to identify at least one District property to be used as a safe sleeping site.
The site would be inclusive of outdoor areas designated for tent camping, and if possible, indoor facilities that may include restrooms and showers in order to encourage social distancing, improve sanitation and slow the spread of COVID-19.
“More than 8,000 people are without shelter in San Francisco,” said Board President Mark Sanchez who co-authored the resolution with Board Vice President Gabriela Lopez. “I'm proud of our Board and our District for stepping up and leaning in to do our part to help out in a citywide effort to confront the epidemic of homelessness that has become a deeper crisis during the Coronavirus pandemic.”
Any District site determined to be used as a Safe Sleeping Site will have a safety plan and be staffed 24/7, including janitorial services and other services needed to maintain the health and safety of those at the site and the surrounding neighborhood, consistent with Department of Public Health guidance and best practices. View the full resolution.