MPX Virus response
NOTE: In keeping with current best practices set by the CDC and San Francisco Public Health, we are now referring to monkeypox as MPX virus.
On August 4, 2022, the current MPX virus outbreak was classified as a public health emergency by the United States, California, and the city and county of San Francisco.
In light of this, most events at Transform1060 have been postponed or cancelled for the month of August. This includes the August RELEASE party hosted by Transform1060 team members.
The Transform1060 team has been monitoring the spread of MPX in the San Francisco bay area, particularly among the kink/leather/fetish communities we serve.
Based on recommendations from public health experts, we’re implementing the following:
- CDC fact sheets posted at front desk, bathrooms, and social areas
- Poster with lists of Bay Area vaccine sites, numbers, and times
- Linen changed after every guest using gloves, masks, and separate dirty linen bags
- Enhanced protocols for all volunteers including gloves and KN95 masks per DPH guidelines
- Disinfectant wipes (rated effective against MPX) throughout space and bathrooms with reminders to wipe down high touch surface before and after use.
- Standard safe sex supplies such as condoms and barriers
As we get more information and recommendations, we’ll update our practices. If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some places to learn about MPX and to find vaccination sites in the San Francisco bay area:
- SFAF.org MPX Virus Info & Updates
- CDC page on social gatherings and safer sex
- A friendly guide from SFAF to “Dore Alley without fear.“
- San Francisco MPX Vaccine page
- CDC guidance on laundry care
- CDC’s page on “What do to if you are sick.”
MPX vaccine sites:
- San Francisco city MPX resource page https://sf.gov/information/monkeypox-vaccine
- Drop-in vaccines for San Francisco residents who meet vaccine eligibility requirements:
- Zuckerberg SF General Learning Center (ZSFG clinic), 1001 Potrero Avenue, Building 30, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, Monday-Friday, 8am-noon.
- The following locations have supplies of Jynneos vaccine by appointment only:
- Adult Immunization and Travel Clinic (AITC) patients call: 415-554-2625
- Strut patients: call 415-581-1600
- Kaiser-Permanente patients and non-patients: call 415-833-9999
- SF Health Network patients: call your provider or health center directly
- UCSF patients and non-patients: call 415-502-356
- Outside of San Francisco County, contact your county health department or local health provider.
We’ll keep adding information as it becomes available. We encourage community members to consult with their own health care providers to help make informed decisions about attending and participating at events.