March 2020
Cow Hollow Association Newsletter
The Cow Hollow Association is dedicated to protecting and preserving the quality of life and residential character in the Cow Hollow neighborhood. We welcome your involvement and support.
In This Issue
Message from Cow Hollow Association
Mayor London Breed Press Conference, 3/27/20
Fraudulent Door-to-Door Visitors
Muni Update
More Helpful Information

Please contact us if you need someone to check in on you or know someone that may need help. This also includes anyone that has recently moved to the city and may not have a social infrastructure established yet.
Mayor London Breed addresses the City. Also present Director of SF Department of Public Health Grant Colfax, SFPD Chief Scott, Marcia Contreras, and Sarah Wan. Please view for important information. This press conference concludes in a Q&A session. 
Mayor London Breed renews her call for all San Franciscans to stay at home and only go outdoors for essential trips near their home, such as trips to the grocery store, pharmacy or exercise. All city and federal parking lots near beaches and major recreational areas have been closed to prevent people from gathering. Baker Beach, West Buff, Long Avenue Battery Easy, Langdon Court, Navy Memorial, Merrie Way, Ocean Beach, Marina Green, Crissy Field and Fort Funston are now closed.  
Fraudulent Door-to-Door Visitors
SFPD is receiving information about subjects going door to door claiming to be employees of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or the San Francisco Department of Public Health. These subjects are apparently asking for entry into residences to conduct inspections or searches. If someone claiming to be with the CDC or SFDPH calls to your door, do not let them in. Call 9-1-1 and provide the dispatcher with the suspect’s description and as much detail as possible.

Muni Update
Starting this Monday, 3/30 , the following temporary service changes will take effect until further notice:

Muni Metro service :
  • Subway service will be suspended and replaced by bus substitutions.
  • The following stations will be closed:
  • West Portal, Forest Hill, Castro, Church and Van Ness.
  • Downtown stations shared with BART will remain open during BART operating hours. However, the Muni section will be closed at the following stations:
  • Civic Center, Powell, Montgomery and Embarcadero. 
  • Bus shuttles will provide service on all Muni Metro lines.
  • Bus shuttles will use the same stop locations as the Early Morning Metro Bus Service
  • The interval times on weekdays will be:
  • 10-minutes for the N Bus.
  • 12-minutes for all other lines.
  • The interval times on weekends will be:
  • 15-minutes on all lines.
  • Arrival times for Metro train service will no longer be available. For Metro bus shuttle service arrival time predictions, please check Nextbus for:
  • JBus
  • KTBus
  • LBus
  • MBus
  • NBus

Rapid Route service :
  • Service on the 5R, 9R, 28R, and 38R will be suspended. Use local bus service.
  • The 5 will use longer coaches, serving all local stops between Cabrillo/La Playa and the Transit Center for all hours of service.
  • The 9 will use longer coaches, serving all local stops between Sunnydale/McLaren School and Main/Mission for all hours of service.
  • The 38 will extend to 48th Ave after serving the VA hospital.
  • The 14R will continue to operate.

  • Weekend 47 service will be suspended.
  • Use the 49 which will be extended to Fisherman's Wharf (weekends only).

Previously announced service changes :
  • Express, 41, 88 and E Line service suspended
  • Bus shuttles providing all cable car and F Line service
  • F Line service will be between Ferry & Pier 39 only
More Helpful Information

  • School closure extended to May 1. Free meals for kids continues. SFUSD is providing free, healthy meals to children 18 years and younger. Starting March 30, meal pick up will be available at multiple locations on Monday and Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The pick-up will include five days of food. No ID or school enrollment is required. For more information visit HERE.

  • Free emergency child care: many of SF's recreation centers have been converted to provide care for children of healthcare workers and other frontline jobs. For more information, please visit this link.

  • Federal and State Tax Filings The Federal income tax filings and payments are extended to July 15, 2020, while The State income tax deadline extended to June 15, 2020.

  • 2nd installment of property taxes: If you are impacted by COVID-19 and cannot pay your 2nd installment of property taxes, please contact the Treasurer and Tax Collector's Office to learn more and apply for a waiver of penalties and interests HERE.

  • Mortgage Relief - This week, over 200 financial institutions statewide, including US Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo, committed to providing immediate relief for property owners with mortgage payments coming due or for families who need to withdraw funds from CD's. Contact your lender for specific program details, see the press release HERE.

  • Utility shut-off moratorium: The City has suspended all SFPUC utility shut-offs for 60 days, preventing SFPUC water, sewer, and power customers from having their utilities shut off for non-payment or receiving penalties for late payments during this period.

  • Eviction moratorium: The City has established a temporary moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent by residential tenants directly impacted by COVID-19. If you are concerned about potential eviction, visit this link to learn more. 

  • Insurance resources for residents: The State of California is providing residents with insurance resources around COVID-19. The find out more, visit this link.


  • Paid sick leave: The City has established the Workers and Families First Program, which will contribute up to 40 hours of additional paid sick leave time to employees beyond their existing policies. Employers and employees can learn more by visiting this link.

  • CA State unemployment benefits: California's Employment Development Department (EDD) has put in place programs to support workers affected by the virus. If you are sick or quarantined, providing care to a family member, missing work due to school closures and childcare needs, or experiencing reductions in your work hours, you may be eligible for these state benefits. To learn more about eligibility and available benefits, visit this link.  


  • Local relief programs: The City has devised a series of emergency assistance programs for small businesses, including $10,000 resiliency grants for micro-businesses, among others. For a full list of programs and to check if your business qualifies, please visit this link

  • Business tax and fee deferrals: The City will be deferring the collection of business taxes and business licensing fees for eligible small businesses. To learn more about this program, please visit this link.  

  • Moratorium on evictions for small business: The City has enacted Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order to declare a moratorium on the eviction of any small to medium sized business due to a loss of income related to lost revenue or other economic impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read full details on the program by reviewing the Executive Order here

  • Federal relief loans:  The U.S. Small Business Administration has put into place an emergency low-interest loan program. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, provides vital economic support to small businesses experiencing revenue loss. To find out more information, visit this link.  
The CHA has forwarded and summarized material here from the official sources cited. We are, of course, not equipped to independently confirm its accuracy or effectiveness (although we have no reason to doubt it.) For the most complete and accurate texts and determination of the effectiveness of the measures recommended, please consult the sources cited and your own medical providers.
Cow Hollow Association Board
David Bancroft, Anne Bertrand, Lori Brooke, Don Emmons,
Cynthia Gissler, Barbara Heffernan, Karen Laughlin, 
Claire Mills, Victoria Osman, Veronica Taisch, Geoff Wood