Alert & Updates: Wednesday, May 18, 2020
Starting today, some businesses are able to open their stores for curbside pick-up. Read the details below.
If you plan to reopen in May and provide curbside pickup, please let us know so we can help promote.
- Prohibit customers from entering the business with curbside pickup. The transaction must occur outside the building, such as in the doorway, through an exterior window, or at a small table set up at the front of the facility.
- Instruct all personnel involved in curbside pickup to wash their hands frequently and to use hand sanitizer (provided by the Retail Business with Curbside Pickup) before and after handing items to a customer.
- When possible, provide options to accept payment through contactless technologies, in advance via phone, an app, or the internet, or verbally (such as reading a credit card number and required information).
- Remind Personnel to wear a face covering at all times, including when interacting with customers who are picking up items.
Additionally, The COVID-19 health crisis is creating a temporary increase in take-out/delivery service for many restaurants and essential businesses. To encourage physical distancing and reduce crowding, the SFMTA is fast-tracking converting adjacent street parking into temporary loading zones.
If businesses are interested in converting adjacent street parking into temporary loading zones for curbside pickup, please complete the following request form below. Again, please let us know if you plan to provide curbside pick up. There is no fee, simply complete the form for review and processing.
Alert & Updates: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Dear Members and Stakeholders,
The Union Square BID (USBID) is continuing to provide clean and safe services to the district. These services have been deemed essential by the City of San Francisco. Unfortunately, due to staff shortages and other logistical issues we are currently not providing overnight member services. However, we are continuing to provide overnight security, pressure washing and cleaning. To report a safety incident between 10pm-6am, please contact Legion Security's dispatch number at 415-724-2909. Give them your name, address and that you are located within the Union Square Business Improvement District to request service.
Pressure washing services and the sidewalk vacuum (ATLV) will be operating at night starting at 9:00PM daily.
Member Services are available 6:30AM to 10:30PM daily. They can be reached 415-781-4456 or email@example.com. Please connect with us if you have any questions or if we an be of service.
Alerts and Updates: March 18th, 2020
Dear Businesses and Stakeholders,
At this time, we are suspending Member Services and Video Retrieval Services between the hours of 10:30 pm–6:30 am (overnight shift) until further notice. If there is an emergency, please dial 911 or contact SFPD non emergency at 415-553-0123. Member Service representatives will return at 6:30 am and will follow up on any requests received.
Pressure washing, cleaning and overnight security will continue during these hours.
Typical cleaning and safety services during the morning and afternoon hours will also continue.
To report cleaning and safety issues after 6:30 am and before 10:30 pm, call Member Services at 415-781-4456 or email CleanandSafe@UnionSquareBID.com
Alerts and Updates: March 16th, 2020
Dear Businesses and Stakeholders,
The Union Square BID remains vigilant in monitoring the latest updates from local, state, and federal authorities surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our administrative offices at 323 Geary, Suite 203 have closed until further notice. Union Square BID staff will be working remotely and can be reached by email.
We will continue to provide normal levels of cleaning and safety services, however adjustments may need to be made or temporarily shutdown. We will notify members of service level adjustments should that situation occur.
If your business has closed or plans to close, we highly recommend you retain a security presence if possible at your location to prevent property damage, theft, and looting. We will continue our patrols but we can not monitor all the businesses and properties in the district at all times.
The Union Square BID stands by social distancing advisement and travel restrictions in order to flatten the curve and drastically decrease the spread of COVID-19.
The USBID will be offering virtual meetings going forward for members, stakeholders and guests to participate in going forward. Please contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.