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Re-opening Schools During COVID-19

As of August 16, 2021, the SF Health Officer has approved all TK-12 schools that applied for reopening, including all SFUSD schools.

For more information on schools during COVID-19 please see CDPH Coronavirus Response and School Reopening Guidance .

Please visit for a comprehensive collection of all SFDPH Information and Guidance for Schools, Childcare, and Youth Programs during COVID-19.


Safer Return Together

On October 13, 2021, the San Francisco Health Officer revised Health Order C19-07y -- Safer Return Together to revise the universal face covering requirement for individuals in indoor public settings to include exemptions as of October 15 for stable groups that are 100% fully vaccinated in some controlled settings that meet certain health requirements. Also, the Order describes the heath and vaccination benchmarks by which the County, in coordination with other Bay Area jurisdictions, will lift the indoor universal face covering requirement. It also maintains face covering requirements in other settings such as public transit, health care facilities, homeless shelters, jails, and schools, consistent with federal and state rules. 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 C19-07y will continue until amended or rescinded by the Health Officer.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 will continue to be in effect.



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