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Tuesday in San Francisco: SF General to remove 115 unvaccinated employees, Bay Bridge traffic jams are back and more

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On March 17, 2021, essential workers listen to the mayor at San Francisco General Hospital on the anniversary of the COVID-19 lockdown.(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

By Sri Ravipati

115 unvaccinated hospital employees at San Francisco's largest public hospital won't be allowed to work soon

San Francisco General Hospital plans to remove 115 employees who either did not get vaccinated against COVID-19 or failed to report their vaccination status by the statewide Sept. 30 deadline, ABC7 reports. Out of SF General's 115 employees, the hospital has 64 pending exemption requests.

San Francisco Unified School District-only COVID-19 testing site opens

In other coronavirus news: A testing site for San Francisco Unified School District staff and students only opened on Tuesday, ABC7 reports. The site is located at Crocker Amazon sports complex on Moscow Street. It's open for walk-ins every Tuesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Up to 150 students and staff can get tested per day.

Bay Bridge traffic approaches pre-pandemic levels

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission says traffic on the Bay Bridge is about 90% back to pre-pandemic levels, KCBS Radio reports.

San Francisco Public Library celebrates Filipino American History Month all October

October is national Filipino American History Month. The San Francisco Public Library is celebrating by honoring Filipino Americans' resilience during the pandemic. The theme is "darating ang liwanag," which translated to English means “hope will come.” The library is inviting the public to learn more about the unique history and contributions of this community through interactive workshops, demonstrations, book readings and more.  Additionally, the SFPL has curated booklists for all ages.

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