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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Directives

 

On March 6, 2020 San Francisco Health Officer Tomas Aragon declared a health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequently enacted Health Orders to protect the public health. 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.

 

Surge Restrictions

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations the Health Officer is suspending or restricting certain activities. Health Order C19-07r incorporates suspensions, reductions in capacity limits, and other restrictions contained in the Regional Stay At Home Order issued by the California Department of Public Health on December 3, 2020. Effective December 17, 2020, the Bay Area Region, including San Francisco, is required to comply with the State's December 3, 2020 Regional Stay-at-Home Order. Please see the Main COVID-19 page for a summary of restrictions.

 

Recently Issued or Revised Directives or Orders

Click on the Number to navigate to guidance, translations and resources.

Number

Date

Name

C19-07r

01/20/2021

Stay Safer at Home

2020-28b

01/20/2021

Drive-in Gatherings

C19-18

01/19/2021

Vaccination

2020-02d

12/30/2020

Quarantine Directive

2020-03d

12/30/2020

Isolation Directive

C19-12d

12/22/2020

Requiring Face Coverings

C19-17

12/30/2020

Surge Related Travel Quarantine

 

Health Directives in calendar year 2020 are numbered 2020-## in order of release. When a number is followed by a lowercase letter, the letter shows that the item has been amended.  So 2020-21d was the fourth iteration of Directive 2020-21.

 

Health Orders related to COVID-19 are numbered C19-##. As required by health order C19-07, Appendix C-1 and Appendix C-2, to reopen, businesses must establish a Social Distancing Protocol, ( 社交距離 | الإبعاد الاجتماعي | Pilipino | Español | Русский | Cách Ly Xã Hội ), distribute the Personnel Screening Handout ( 中文 | Pilipino | Español | العربية | Русский | Tiếng Việt ) and Implement a Health and Safety Plan (HSP). Templates for specific businesses to create the HSP are in the table below.

All Health Directives issued since March 2020 are listed by category in the large table below. Jump to a category:   Consumer Business  |   Extreme Weather  |   Fitness and Activities  |   Gatherings  |   Health Care  |   Offices and others  |   Schools, Youth and Education 

 

All Health Directives

 

Directive

Resources and Health & Safety Plans (HSP)

 

Schools, Education, and Children

 

 

 

Higher Education Programs ** New Restrictions 12/6/2020 **

   2020-22f (Updated December 6, 2020)

 

Guidance for Higher Education Programs

   中文 | Pilipino | Español

HSP for 2020-22d

Prevention Plan Checklist

Prevention Plan Template and Instructions

Cleaning and Ventilation Protocols Questionnaire

 

 

Schools

   2020-33b (October 6, 2020)

 

Guidance for TK - 12 Schools (updated 12/1/2020)

 

 

Tips for Minimizing Risk in Learning Pods was revised on September 9, 2020
   中文 | Pilipino | Español | Русский | Tiếng Việt

 

 

Specialized Support Services

   2020-26b (September 11, 2020)

 

HSP for 2020-26b

 

 

Out of School Time Programs

   2020-21e (Updated October 27, 2020)

 

Guidance for Out of School Programs

   中文 | Pilipino | Español

HSP for 2020-21e

 

 

Childcare Providers

   2020-14e (updated September 11, 2020)

Guidance for Childcare

   中文 | العربية | Pilipino | Español

HSP for 2020-14e

 

 

Consumer-Facing Businesses

 

 

 

Dining

** Indoor and Outdoor Dining Suspended **

   2020-16d (updated November 3, 2020)

Spanish translation of Anexo A Mejores Prácticas.

 

Guidance for Dining   |   中文 | Pilipino | Español | Русский | Tiếng Việt

Information on Shared Spaces

HSP for 2020-16c Note: Translated HSPs for 2020-16c are forthcoming. Please see translations from 2020-16b: 中文 | Pilipino | Español

 

 

Indoor Movie Theaters ** Suspended **

   2020-35 (October 7, 2020)

 

Guidance for Indoor Movie Theaters
   中文 | Pilipino | Español

HSP for 2020-35

 

 

Museums, Zoos & Aquariums ** Restricted **

   2020-32b (November 3, 2020)

 

HSP for 2020-32b

 

Personal Services Indoors ** Suspended **

   2020-30b (Updated October 27, 2020)
 
 

Personal Services Outdoors ** Suspended **

   2020-23b (Updated October 27, 2020)

 

Guidance for Indoor Personal Services
   中文 | Pilipino | Español | Русский | Tiếng Việt
HSP for 2020-30b
   中文 | العربية | Pilipino | Español | Русский | Tiếng Việt
 

Guidance for Outdoor Personal Care Services

   中文 | Русский | Pilipino | Español | Tiếng Việt

HSP for 2020-23b

 

 

Lodging Facilities ** New Restrictions 12/10/2020 **

   2020-29c (November 3, 2020)

 

Tips for Guests in Lodging Facilities

   中文 | Pilipino | Español | Русский | Tiếng Việt

Health Screening for Guests in Lodging Facilities

   中文 | Pilipino | Español | Русский | Tiếng Việt

HSP for 2020-29c

   中文 | Pilipino | Español | Русский | Tiếng Việt | العربية

 

 

In-Store Retail ** New Restrictions 12/10/2020 **

   2020-17 (June 16, 2020)

   Exhibit A - Best Practices |  中文 |  Pilipino |  Español

Tips for In-Store Retail (updated Nov 29)

   中文 | Pilipino | Español

HSP for 2020-17 |  中文 | Pilipino | Español

 

 

Household Services

   Appendix C1

  

Indoor Household Services Guidance

   中文 | Русский | Pilipino | Español

Safer Cleaning Poster for Household Workers

   中文 | Pilipino | Español

 

 

Curbside Retail ** New Restrictions 12/6/2020 **

   2020-10b (June 9, 2020)

Guidance for Curbside   | 中文 | Pilipino | Español

HSP for 2020-10b  | 中文 | Pilipino | Español

 

 

Food Prep for Carry Out or Delivery

   ** Updated 12/15/2020 **

   2020-05b (Dec 15, 2020)
 

Guidance for Food Delivery

HSP for 2020-05 {translations are forthcoming)

 

 

Household Products, Hardware, Grocery etc

   ** New Restrictions 12/6/2020 **

   2020-07b (December 10, 2020)

 

HSP for 2020-07

  中文 | Español | Pilipino

 

 

Fitness and Activities

 

 

 

Outdoor Playgrounds ** New Restrictions 12/10/2020 **

   2020-36 (October 14, 2020)

 

Guidance for Playgrounds

 

 

Indoor Gyms and Fitness Centers ** Suspended **

   2020-31b (Updated October 27, 2020)

Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Centers (Indoor and Outdoor)

   中文   |   Pilipino   |   Español

HSP for 2020-31b

Screening Handout   中文 | Pilipino | Español | Русский | Tiếng Việt

 

 

Outdoor Gyms and Fitness Centers

  ** New Restrictions 12/6/2020 **

   2020-27 (September 8, 2020)

 

Guidance for Gyms and Fitness Centers (Indoor and Outdoor)

HSP for 2020-27

Screening Handout    中文 | Pilipino | Español | Русский | Tiếng Việt

 

 

 

Outdoor Fitness in Appendix C1

 

Tips for Safe Outdoor Fitness (June 15, 2020)

   中文  |   Pilipino  |   Español

 

 

Outdoor Pools

   2020-24 (September 1, 2020)

 

HSP for 2020-24

 

 

Tennis, Pickleball & Golf ** New Restrictions 12/10/2020 **

   2020-15c (updated October 27, 2020)

 

HSP for 2020-15c

 

 

 

Gatherings

 

 

 

               Tips for Gatherings  (  中文  |   Pilipino  |   Español  |   Русский   |   Tiếng Việt )
  (includes FAQs for Faith-Based Attendees and Practitioners, Outdoor Gatherings and Drive-in Gatherings)

 

 

Indoor Worship< ** New Restrictions 12/6/2020 **

   2020-34 (September 30, 2020)

 

Best Practices for Indoor Worship

HSP for 2020-34

   中文 | العربية | Pilipino | Español | Русский | Tiếng Việt

 

 

Drive-in-Gatherings **New Restrictions 01/20/2021 **

   2020-28b (November 3, 2020)

 

HSP for 2020-28b

   中文 | العربية | Pilipino | Español | Русский | Tiếng Việt

 

 

Outdoor Gatherings ** New Restrictions 12/10/2020 **

   2020-19d (revised October 20, 2020)

   Exhibit A - Best Practices

HSP for 2020-19d

 

Health Care

 

 

Dentists

   2020-09c (last updated 06/15/2020)

 

FAQ for Dental Patients  (  中文  |   Pilipino  |   Español )

Summary, FAQ and Additional Guidance for Directive 2020-09c

HSP for 2020-09c

 

 

Ambulatory Care, Counseling and Healing Arts

   2020-20c (updated November 6, 2020)

 

Table of Risk Categories for Directive 2020-20c

HSP for 2020-20c

 

Elective Surgery

   2020-08b (November 6, 2020)

 

 

 

Isolation and Quarantine (updated December 30, 2020)

    2020-03d       2020-02d

 

Guidance for Isolation and Quarantine

   中文 | العربية | Pilipino | Español | Русский | 한국어

FAQ for Isolation & Quarantine (for Providers)

Redlines comparing 12/24 versions of 2020-03d and 2020-02d to 12/30 versions

 

 

Extreme Weather Events

 

 

 

Cooling Centers

   2020-25 (September 4, 2020)

 

Risks and Benefits of Visiting a Cooling Center During COVID-19

   中文 | Pilipino | Español

HSP for 2020-25

 

 

Other Businesses and Industries

 

 

 

Offices ** New Restrictions 12/6/2020 **

   2020-18b (October 27, 2020)

 

Tips and FAQ for Offices  |   中文  |   Pilipino  |   Español

HSP for Offices 2020-18b

   中文  |   Pilipino  |   Español

 

 

Manufacturing

   2020-11 (May 17, 2020)

 

Guidance for Businesses and Employers

HSP for 2020-11 (word template)

   中文 | العربية | Pilipino | Español | Русский | Tiếng Việt

 

 

Warehousing

   2020-12 (May 17, 2020)

 

Guidance for Businesses and Employers

HSP for 2020-12 (word template)

   中文 | العربية | Pilipino | Español | Tiếng Việt

 

 

Shipping and Delivery for Essential Businesses

   2020-06 (May 8, 2020)

 

HSP 2020-06

  中文 | Español

 

Construction

   2020-04 (May 5, 2020)

 

 

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