Due to the radically unsafe circumstances in the downtown area due to crime, employees in the Nancy Pelosi Federal Building in San Francisco have now reportedly been instructed to work from home permanently.
Nancy Pelosi’s office and the regional offices of several federal organizations, such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Transportation, are housed in the structure at the intersection of Seventh and Mission streets.
Additionally, the vicinity of the building has developed a reputation as a hub for unrestrained drug selling.
Building workers received a message on August 4 from Cheryl Campbell, an assistant secretary with the Department of Health and Human Services, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Due of local criminality, it urged employees to remain at home “for the foreseeable future”.
Just one day prior, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins accused local courts of escalating the city’s drug epidemic by releasing suspects before their cases could be tried.
The announcement that federal authorities asked San Francisco employees to stay at home comes as city leaders work to allay public fears about crime and the city’s ailing downtown after the outbreak.