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COVID-19 News and Information from Environmental Health

Environmental Health Staff are working on a variety of duties and new assignments related to the COVID19 response. Most all of the indicators are that we have been successful in flattening the curve in San Francisco. However, based on modeling and projections regarding the spread of COVID19 in San Francisco it is likely that we will be responding to this emergency, on some level, through the end of this year.Our work and the guidance we are providing to our regulated community will evolve to match these stages.


July 1, 2020 Personal Care Services Update

Massage, Tattoo, Body Piercing, Permanent Cosmetics and other Personal Care Services establishments in San Francisco are expected to be allowed to operate as part of the phased reopening, however they are NOT allowed at this time. This Preliminary Guidance for Personal Care Services, released on July 1, 2020, provides local businesses with information about the anticipated COVID-19 health and safety requirements that will likely apply when the Health Officer determines that these personal service businesses may resume operation. We will update here as well as the SFDPH Health Directives page as the situation evolves.


June 23, 2020 Pop Ups are Allowed Temporarily during Reopening

During the reopening as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic the Department of Public Health will allow, on a temporary basis, licensed bars that do not operate a kitchen or food preparation facility on the premises to partner with licensed food facilities to sell bona fide meals in conjunction with alcoholic beverages. Vendors providing bona fide meals will be referred to as 'pop-up' vendors. For more information visit our Pop Up page.

May 22, 2020 Environmental Health Status Update

As of May 22, 2020: