COVID-19 Equity Investment Guide
Local Policy & Investment Priorities for an Equitable Rolling Recovery
July 2021 Update
The pandemic continues to claim lives and deepen inequities in housing and economic stability, community safety, and other living conditions. However, there is also opportunity in this moment. Vaccinations are finally a reality for most of the region and new resources are flowing into our communities to help them respond, recover, and thrive.
Since March 2020, we have garnered the expertise of hundreds of public health professionals and community leaders across the Bay Area to develop our COVID-19 Rolling Response and Recovery Plan, and companion COVID-19 Equity Investment Guide series. This version, updated for the summer/fall of 2021, retains some focus on crisis response, but contains more strategies and principles for an equitable longer-term recovery in light of historic state and federal investments.
We have created this investment guide to support local governments in planning for a COVID-19 rolling recovery process that safeguards the health and economic well-being of everyone who calls the Bay Area home. We look forward to partnering with you to implement the investments described here to strengthen our collective well-being. We stand ready to support you in moving these priorities forward in your jurisdiction and connecting with other jurisdictions that are leading the way.