Press Releases

April 7, 2020

San Francisco -  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking them to allow gay and bisexual men who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma. Convalescent plasma is currently being investigated as a potentially life-saving treatment for those suffering from severe COVID-19 infections. Despite that potential, the FDA continues to ban gay and bisexual men from donating blood or plasma, unless they have been celibate for three months.

April 2, 2020

San Francisco – El Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), emitió hoy la siguiente declaración en respuesta a la decisión de la FDA de cambiar su prohibición de que los hombres homosexuales y bisexuales donen sangre, pasando de un requisito de celibato de un año, a un requisito de celibato de tres meses.

April 2, 2020

San Francisco – Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement in response to the FDA’s decision to change its ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood from a one year celibacy requirement to a three month celibacy requirement. Senator Wiener is hosting (with the American Red Cross) a blood drive this coming Tuesday with the theme #GiveForAGay: Encouraging gay and bisexual men to recruit an eligible blood donor to donate for them and encouraging eligible donors to donate on behalf of someone who is banned.

March 30, 2020

San Francisco - Senator Scott Wiener made the following statement regarding Governor Newsom's Executive Order allowing nursing and medical students to apply for temporary licensing to enter the workforce, and Mayor Breed's announcement that the Bay Area will extend its shelter-in-place order until May 1st:

March 30, 2020

San Francisco – El Senador Scott Wiener hizo la siguiente declaración con respecto a la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador Newsom, por la cual se permite que estudiantes de enfermería y medicina soliciten una licencia temporal para ingresar a la fuerza laboral, y el anuncio de la Alcaldesa Breed de que el Área de la Bahía extenderá su mandato de quedarse en casa hasta el 1º de mayo:

March 29, 2020

San Francisco El dia lunes 30 de marzo, el Senador Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) tendrá una conferencia de prensa virtual para la prensa habla hispana con las ultimas noticias sobre la emergencia COVID-19, y la respuesta del estado. Discutirá y tomará preguntas sobre los siguientes temas:

March 27, 2020

San Francisco – Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) made the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order regarding evictions during the COVID-19 State of Emergency:

“Millions of Californians are struggling during the greatest economic dislocation in nearly a century, and millions of California renters have rent due on April 1 and are unable to pay it. They deserve a complete moratorium on evictions during this emergency, so that they can focus on health and health only.

March 25, 2020

Sacramento - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement that he has been working with over 200 institutions, including major banks, to support homeowners with 90-day forbearance on mortgage payments.

Senator Wiener’s statement:

March 25, 2020

Sacramento - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding the federal emergency rescue bill, which contains a massive expansion of unemployment benefits for laid off and furloughed workers.

March 24, 2020

Sacramento - Hoy, el Senador Scott Wiener (D – San Francisco) emitió la siguiente declaración, con respecto al aumento de los ataques racistas contra los estadounidenses de origen chino y asiático, y otras personas asiáticas que viven en los Estados Unidos. Desde que el Presidente Donald Trump ha llamado al COVID-19 el "Virus Chino", nuestro país ha visto un aumento en los crímenes de odio contra estadounidenses de origen chino y asiático.