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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Orders

 

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Order of the Health Officer of the City and County of San Francisco Directing all Individuals Living in the County to Continue Sheltering at Their Place of Residence Except for Essential Needs

It is now well established that the virus that causes Novel Coronavirus 2019 Disease (“COVID-19”) is easily transmitted, especially in group settings, and that the disease can be extremely serious. It can require long hospital stays, and in some instances cause long-term health consequences or death. It can impact not only those known to be at high risk but also other people, regardless of age. LEARN MORE


Protective Quarantine for Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center

The virus that causes Coronavirus 2019 Disease (“COVID-19”) is easily transmitted, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the most vulnerable people throughout City and County of San Francisco (the “City”). Some residents of residential care facilities are elderly and/or being treated for health conditions, and both these factors make many residential care facility residents extremely vulnerable to suffering the most serious complications of COVID-19 infection, including death. LEARN MORE


Order of the Health Officer of the City and County of San Francisco Directing all Laboratories Conducting COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests to Report COVID-19 Test Information - Including Positive, Negative, and Inconclusive Test Results - to Local and State Public Health Authorities

The virus that causes Coronavirus 2019 Disease (“COVID-19”) is easily transmitted, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be monitored and slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety. Because of the risk of the rapid spread of the virus, and the need to protect all members of the community and the Bay Area region, especially our members most vulnerable to the virus and health care providers, this Order requires that all Laboratories conducting COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests comply with mandated Reporting Requirements as defined below. LEARN MORE


Limitations on Residential Facility Visitors - 3/19/20

The virus that causes Coronavirus 2019 Disease (“COVID-19”) is easily transmitted, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety. LEARN MORE


Moratorium on Routine Medical Appointments and Elective Surgery - 3/18/20

This Order prohibits routine procedures and elective surgeries, permits counseling and other appointments to occur remotely, permits in-person essential appointments if the provider screens the client/patient and follows social distancing, and clarifies that although cannabis dispensaries and pharmacies are open for pickup or home delivery, home delivery is strongly encouraged. LEARN MORE


Shelter in Place - 3/16/20

Summary: The virus that causes Coronavirus 2019 Disease (“COVID-19”) is easily transmitted, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety. Because of the risk of the rapid spread of the virus, and the need to protect all members of the community and the Bay Area region, especially including our members most vulnerable to the virus and also health care providers, this Order requires all individuals anywhere in San Francisco to shelter in place—that is, stay at home—except for certain essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing. LEARN MORE | STAY AT HOME FAQ


Limitations on Hospital Visitors - 3/14/20

Summary: The virus that causes Coronavirus 2019 Disease (“COVID-19”) is easily transmitted, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety. Many patients of hospitals are being treated for health conditions that make them particularly vulnerable to suffering the most serious complications of COVID-19 infection, including death. Also, medical personnel and other essential staff of hospitals will likely experience increased stress associated with providing excellent care during this public health emergency. It is critical to protect both populations from avoidable exposure to pathogens. LEARN MORE


Order of the Health Officer No. C19-05b Prohibiting Large Gatherings (revised) - 3/13/20

This Order prohibits all indoor public and private gatherings and outdoor gatherings within an enclosed space that has a maximum occupant load of 100 people or more anywhere in San Francisco beginning at 5 p.m. on March 13, 2020 and continuing for seven weeks through April 30, 2020. LEARN MORE


Restricting Visitors and Non-Essential Personnel from Laguna Honda Hospital and the Skilled Nursing Facility Unit at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital - 3/12/20

The virus that causes Coronavirus 2019 Disease places residents at long-term care facilities at high risk. Visitors to such facilities may have the virus but may not have symptoms or may have mild symptoms. Such visitors can easily pass the virus on to vulnerable residents. Because of this risk, and the need to protect these vulnerable members of the community, this Order restricts Visitors and Non-Essential Personnel from Laguna Honda Hospital and the skilled nursing facility unit at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital for the next six weeks, until April 21, 2020. LEARN MORE


Excluding Visitors to Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) - 3/12/20

The virus that causes Coronavirus 2019 Disease places residents at longterm care facilities at high risk. Visitors to such facilities may have the virus but may not have symptoms or may have mild symptoms. Such visitors can easily pass the virus on to vulnerable residents. Because of this risk, and the need to protect these vulnerable members of the community, this Order restricts Visitors and Non-Essential Personnel from those facilities for the next six weeks. LEARN MORE


Prohibiting Large Gatherings - 3/11/20

The virus that causes Coronavirus 2019 Disease is easily transmitted, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety. Because of the risk of the rapid spread of the virus, and the need to protect the most vulnerable members of the community, this Order prohibits all indoor public and private gatherings and outdoor gatherings within an enclosed space of 1,000 persons or more anywhere in San Francisco beginning at 1 p.m. on March 11, 2020 and continuing for two weeks through March 25, 2020, subject to the limited exceptions and under the terms and conditions more particularly set forth below. For all other gatherings, the Health Officer strongly recommends following the social distancing protocols attached to this Order, including canceling, rescheduling, or not attending events with more than 250 persons. And organizations that serve high-risk populations should cancel gatherings of more than 10 people. LEARN MORE


Environmental Cleaning for SROs - 3/10/20

Effective as of the date of this Order, and for the limited duration specified in Section 8 below, Owners and/or Operators of each and every Residential Hotel, as those terms are used and defined m San Francisco Administrative Code Chapter 41, must fully and immediately comply with Minimum Environmental Cleaning Standards set forth in Attachment A to this Order. This Order applies only to common areas of Residential Hotels including, but not limited to, shared bathrooms, kitchens, common rooms, lobbies, hallways, and doorways. LEARN MORE

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Prohibiting Gatherings at City-Owned Locations - 3/7/20

Effective as of the date of this Order, and for the limited two-week duration as specified in Section 7 below, no City-Owned Facility (as defined in Section 4 below) shall permit any Non-Essential Group Event (as defined in Section 5 below) from occurring onsite. Such City-Owned Facilities may otherwise remain open for business during the duration of this Order. LEARN MORE


Declaration of Local Health Emergency - 3/6/20

WHEREAS, Section 101080 of the California Health and Safety Code authorizes the local health officer to declare a local health emergency in the health officer's jurisdiction whenever the health officer reasonably determines that there is an imminent and proximate threat to the public health due to the introduction of any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease; LEARN MORE