SF Fed COVID-19 Resources

April 2, 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources from the San Francisco Fed

As the coronavirus situation evolves, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is committed to being part of the solution. We know this is a stressful time. At the SF Fed, we’ll continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19, especially on the 12th District and for our most vulnerable residents. We’ll add to these resources as additional coronavirus-related content is available. (Updated: September 2, 2020)

Interviews and Speeches from President Daly

“Fed’s Daly Says U.S. Needs Longer Bridge of Support for Economy” (Bloomberg) August 4, 2020

“The Path Forward: The Economy” (Washington Post Live) July 1, 2020

“Don’t Bet on a Quick Recovery: The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco discusses the pandemic, the diversity crisis in economics, and monetary policy” (The Atlantic) June 25, 2020

“We’re prepared to do whatever we can to ensure that we build a bridge long enough to get us over the crisis and onto economic growth,” says President Daly (CNN International) June 23, 2020

“We Can’t Afford Not To” (National Press Club Virtual Newsmaker) June 15, 2020

“Why U.S. economic policy needs to support all Americans to be successful” (PBS NewsHour) May 28, 2020

“Fed Study Shows 1 in 5 Who Had Job in February Lost Them the Next Month” (Los Angeles Times) May 14, 2020

President Daly speaks with Wharton Business Daily May 13, 2020

“San Francisco Federal Reserve President expects ‘positive growth in 2021′” (OutFront CNN) May 8, 2020

“POLITICO Pro Q&A: San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly” May 7, 2020

“We’ll start to see a positive year in 2021,” says President Daly (Bloomberg) May 7, 2020

“San Francisco Fed Chief Casts Doubt on V-Shaped Recovery” (The Wall Street Journal) April 15, 2020

“California’s Early Shelter-In-Place Order May Help Its Economic Future” (The California Report, KQED) April 15, 2020

“Pandemic takes from us, but it also gives us a chance to make history” (San Francisco Chronicle) April 11, 2020

President Daly responds to questions about the economic impact of COVID-19 and leadership during times of crisis (Quora) April 9, 2020

“Each one of us in the economy has a role to play,” says President Daly (Marketplace) April 7, 2020

President Daly speaks with CNN Newsroom April 3, 2020

“San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly speaks with Yahoo Finance” March 31, 2020

“Fed’s actions starting to work, Daly says” (Reuters) March 19, 2020

President Daly says officials are willing to do what it takes to support the economy (New York Times) March 19, 2020

President Daly’s Message on COVID‑19 March 17, 2020

SF Fed Research and Analysis

Disruptions to Starting a Business during COVID-19
FRBSF Economic Letter | August 27, 2020

Inflation Sensitivity to COVID-19
Indicators and Data | August 2020

Monitoring the Inflationary Effects of COVID-19
FRBSF Economic Letter | August 24, 2020

Emerging Bond Markets and COVID-19: Evidence from Mexico
FRBSF Economic Letter | August 17, 2020

A Simple Framework to Monitor Inflation
FRBSF Working Paper | August 2020

Did Increased Unemployment Payments Cause People to Reject Job Offers?
SF Fed Blog | August 13, 2020

Average-Inflation Targeting and the Effective Lower Bound
FRBSF Economic Letter | August 10, 2020

Reservation Benefits: Assessing job acceptance impacts of increased UI payments
FRBSF Working Paper | August 2020

The Highs and Lows of Productivity Growth
FRBSF Economic Letter | August 3, 2020

The Credit Line Channel
FRBSF Working Paper | July 2020

The Fog of Numbers
FRBSF Economic Letter | July 15, 2020

Views on the Current Economy and Outlook as of July 9
FedViews | July 9, 2020

COVID-19 and CO2
FRBSF Economic Letter | July 6, 2020

Replicating and Projecting the Path of COVID-19 with a Model-Implied Reproduction Number
FRBSF Working Paper | July 2020

Weather, Social Distancing, and the Spread of COVID-19
FRBSF Working Paper | July 2020

The Unequal Impact of COVID-19: Why Education Matters
FRBSF Economic Letter | June 29, 2020

Average Is Good Enough: Average-Inflation Targeting and the ELB
FRBSF Working Paper | June 2020

Views on the Current Economy and Outlook as of May 28
FedViews | May 29, 2020

Market Assessment of COVID-19
FRBSF Economic Letter | May 28, 2020

Comparing News Sentiment in the Time of COVID-19 to the 2008 Financial Crisis
SF Fed Blog | May 27, 2020

The COVID-19 Fiscal Multiplier: Lessons from the Great Recession
FRBSF Economic Letter | May 26, 2020

An Unemployment Crisis after the Onset of COVID-19
FRBSF Economic Letter | May 18, 2020

Coronavirus and the Risk of Deflation
FRBSF Economic Letter | May 11, 2020

Can Pandemic-Induced Job Uncertainty Stimulate Automation?
FRBSF Working Paper | May 2020

Unemployment Paths in a Pandemic Economy
FRBSF Working Paper | May 2020

Mitigating COVID-19 Effects with Conventional Monetary Policy
FRBSF Economic Letter | April 13, 2020

News Sentiment in the Time of COVID-19
FRBSF Economic Letter | April 6, 2020

Views on the Current Economy and Outlook as of April 2
FedViews | April 6, 2020

The Uncertainty Channel of the Coronavirus
FRBSF Economic Letter | March 30, 2020

Longer-Run Economic Consequences of Pandemics
FRBSF Working Paper | March 2020

Community Impacts

Holding Space: Underlying Real Estate Conditions for Nonprofits in the Los Angeles Region
Community Development Research Briefs | August 14, 2020

Strengthening Financial Health in Times of Crisis: A Conversation with Leigh Phillips of SaverLife
Community Development Blog | August 6, 2020

Racial Equity Primer
SF Fed Blog | June 12, 2020

Impacts of COVID-19 on Nonprofits in the Western United States
Community Development Research Briefs | May 27, 2020

The Mental Health Implications of COVID-19 on Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color
Community Development Research Briefs | May 21, 2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Communities and the Entities Serving Them
Community Development Blog | May 6, 2020

Coronavirus Compounds Challenges for Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color
SF Fed Blog | April 24, 2020

What are Banks Doing to Address the Impacts of COVID-19 on LMI Communities?
Community Development Research Briefs | April 7, 2020

Supervision and Regulation

First Quarter 2020 – COVID-19: From Headwind to Hurricane
First Glance 12L | July 2020

Plans and Actions to Mitigate the Effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Supervision in Brief | March 13, 2020

Fourth Quarter 2019 – COVID-19 Fears Could Amplify Bank Earnings Pressures
First Glance 12L | March 2020

Additional SF Fed Resources

Consumer Payments and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Supplement to the 2020 Findings from the Diary of Consumer Payment Choice

Data Rights and Data Protection during COVID-19

4 Ways You Can Support Local Communities during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tips for Working from Home During the Coronavirus

Public Health Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

This page was originally published on April 2, 2020.

Tom Flannigan
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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Marshall Eckblad
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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