Frameline COVID-19 Update

Mar 12, 2020

Dear Frameline Friends and Family,

We are continuing to closely monitor the situation in the San Francisco Bay Area with the novel coronavirus which causes COVID-19 respiratory illness.

The well-being of our community is our top priority. Our primary goal is to keep our staff, volunteers, and audiences safe and healthy. This is a rapidly changing situation, and we will continue to take under advisement the guidelines set by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other local and national authorities.

Here are some of the immediate steps we’re taking:

  • Following the current city and state advisements on public gatherings in California, we have cancelled the Wednesday, March 18 Encore screening of “Changing the Game” at the Piedmont Theater in Oakland.
  • At present, we are moving forward cautiously, and in close cooperation with San Francisco City Hall, with our planning for the Frameline44 San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, June 18 – 28, 2020

  • For the next two weeks, many of our staff will be working remotely as we take precautions to keep everyone healthy and well. We appreciate your understanding if some correspondences are delayed.

  • We have extended our Festival partner deadlines until April 24, 2020 to allow our corporate and community partners extra time to pause, and address all necessary human resource and business adjustments needed to meet current CDC and public health mandates for the safety of the larger community. 

Frameline will continue to monitor the situation and work with San Francisco City Hall and the SFDPH as the situation evolves. As more information becomes available or if any of our plans should be affected, we will share updates on, on our social media channels, and through our email listserv. Sign up here to receive our email updates.

Thank you for supporting Frameline! Please take good care and stay healthy.

The Frameline Team 

For more information visit:

▪ San Francisco Department of Public Health
City and County of San Francisco
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention