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Safer Return Together

On January 10, 2022, Health Order C19-07y was updated to align with new changes from the State of California around Mega-Events thresholds and requirements; and added recommendation to wear higher-quality masks and recommendation for children in schools be up-to-date on vaccination.  The previous revision temporarily suspending certain exemptions to the indoor universal mask requirement remains in effect until February 1, 2022. A Redline is available. C19-07y will continue until amended or rescinded by the Health Officer. Please see the FAQ for more information on C19-07y.

Note: On June 15, 2021, the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy was replaced by statewide COVID-19 guidance for certain settings. The San Francisco Health Officer's declaration of a health emergency arising from the pandemic continues to be in effect.

On January 26, 2022 translations of the COVID-19 Return to Work Letter were updated:
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On January 25, 2022 Health Order C19-20 regarding Testing Collection Sites was released.

On January 24, 2022 Translations of the 1/10/22 version of the Safer Return Together Health Order were posted.

On January 13, 2022 the Health Care Facility Testing Order C19-15e was updated.

On January 10, 2022 the Quarantine Directive 2020-02g was updated.




Health Order FAQs

Isolation & Quarantine Referral

San Francisco issued our first Stay at Home orde, C19-07 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and renamed this order the "Safer Return Together" in June 2021. C19-07 as amended and revised functionalizes our evidence-based strategy which has effectively reduced the spread of COVID-19 and protected vulnerable populations and the community at large.

Health Orders are enforceable laws and are usually accompanied by one or more Directives which provide legally binding instructions for how to comply with the Health Order. The Orders and Directives may also be accompanied by Guidance that provides suggestions and frameworks to facilitate compliance.


Info for Healthcare Providers

Schools & Education Resources

Schools Reopening Dashboard


Isolation and Quarantine Resources:

Isolation and Quarantine support is available for those who test positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact needing to quarantine. Call the SFDPH COVID Resource Center at (628) 217-6101 and leave a message to get help, including setting up a space where you can isolate or quarantine, arranging for food delivery and cleaning supplies, and mental health support Phone calls are returned within 24 hours Monday-Friday.



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San Francisco’s response to the coronavirus emergency is grounded in data, science and facts. View the SF COVID-19 Data and Reports Page to learn more.

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