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Orders Issued by the San Francisco Health Officer Relevant to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Safer Return Together

On September 10, 2021, the San Francisco Health Officer revised Health Order C19-07y -- Safer Return Together to make clear that masking and regular testing is not as protective of public heath as full vaccination.  Masking and regular testing are minimum safety requirements.  The update further clarifies that covered businesses and governmental entities may require additional safety measures for those exempt personnel.  It lists a number of factors employers may consider. In addition, the Order makes clear it doesn’t limit the ability of any covered  business or governmental entity under applicable law to determine whether they are unable to offer a reasonable accommodation to unvaccinated personnel with an approved exemption. 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 C19-07y will continue until amended or rescinded by the Health Officer.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.


Safer Return Together Health Order


Safer-Return-Together Order C19-07y -- Issued June 15, UPDATED September 10*        中文  |   Pilipino  |   Español

Frequently Asked Questions about C19-07y

Redline of Health Order C19-07y

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* Health Orders related to COVID-19 are numbered C19-##. When a number is followed by a lowercase letter, the letter shows that the item has been amended.  The current version of C19-07 replaces previous C19-07 orders: C19-07y (June 15 et seq), C19-07x (May 20), C19-07w (May 6), C19-07v (April 14), C19-07u (March 23), C19-07t (March 2) C19-07s (Jan 27, Feb 8) C19-07r (Jan 20, 2021), C19-07q (Dec 9, 17 and 30, 2020), C19-07p (Dec 4),C19-07o (Nov 28), C19-07n (Nov 3 and 10), C19-07m (November 3), C19-07l (October 27), C19-07k (October 20), C19-07j (September 30), C19-07i (Sepember 14), C19-07h (September 1), C19-07g (August 14), C19-07f (July 13 and 20), C19-07e (June 1 and 11), C19-07d (May 18), C19-07c (April 29), C19-07b (March 31), C19-07 (March 16, 2020).


All Other COVID-19 Health Orders



Allowing Minors to Consent to COVID Vaccination

    C19-19 Released April 28, 2021



Vaccine Plan and Data Reporting

    C19-18 Released January 19, 2021



Requiring Hospitals to Share Data on Inpatients with SARS-CoV-2

    C19-16 Released December 11, 2020



Testing Requirements for Health Facilities and Providers

    C19-15d Updated August 19, 2021


C19-15 Testing Plan and Reporting Outline


Protective Quarantine at LHH C19-11 Released March 26, 2020


Rescinded COVID-19 Health Orders


Surge-Related Travel Quarantine   C19-17 was rescinded on February 23, 2021.

Postmortem Testing C19-14 was rescinded on June 15, 2021.

Requiring Face Coverings C19-12f was rescinded on June 15, 2021.

Routine Appointments, Elective Surgery etc C19-08 rescinded May 20, 2021

Laboratory Reporting Requirements C19-10 was rescinded on June 15, 2021.

Testing and Reporting in Skilled Nursing Facilities C19-13 was rescinded on June 15, 2021.

General Visitor Rules for Hospitals    C19-06 Rescinded April 6, 2021

    Residential Care Facilities C19-09c was rescinded on June 15, 2021.

    Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs C19-03 was rescinded on June 15, 2021.

    ZSFGH and LHH C19-01d was rescinded on June 15, 2021.

Prohibiting Large Gatherings. C19-05 and C19-02 were revoked and replaced on March 16, 2020 by language in C19-07.

Requirements for SROs C19-04 was rescinded on June 15, 2021.