SomBa News:

The South of Market Business Association is a nonprofit organization working to promote South of Market as a vital place to live, work, visit and do business. SomBa mobilizes businesses, residents, community groups and government representatives to identify priorities, challenges and solutions to maintain a strong and vibrant community.

SFCDMA on behalf of SomBa and affiliated neighborhood merchant groups has created a list of those Essential Businesses still operating during the pandemic.  To join the list or to search it, click below:


New SF Health Directives for Safe Reopening:

San Francisco Department of Public Health has released NEW DIRECTIVES for certain essential businesses to help maintain progress against the coronavirus and set the stage for opening up more parts of society.  The new directives are for specific industries:

  • Grocers, farmers’ markets, pharmacies, and hardware stores
  • Restaurants for food take-out and delivery
  • Delivery services


San Francisco Hardship Emergency Loan Program has launched, click on SF HELP.

San Francisco Announces $10 Million Small Business Relief Fund to Support Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19, click below for the Press Release:

Effective from March 17, 2020, San Francisco with Health Officers from the Bay Area announced a Public Health Order that requires residents to stay home except for essential needs. Here is the San Francisco Stay Home Website.

For Businesses and Employees Impacted by Covid-19, click here for San Francisco’s Resources!

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