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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 C19-07y will continue until amended or rescinded by the Health Officer.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.

On September 22, 2021 Health Directives 2020-02e and 2020-03e-- Isolation and Quarantine were updated.

On September 10, 2021 Health Directive 2020-14k-- Programs for Children and Youth was updated.

On September 10, 2021 Health Directive 2020-33i-- Best Practices for Schools was updated..

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San Francisco issued our first Stay at Home orde, C19-07 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and renamed this order the "Safer Return Together" in June 2021. C19-07 as amended and revised functionalizes our evidence-based strategy which has effectively reduced the spread of COVID-19 and protected vulnerable populations and the community at large.

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.

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Isolation and Quarantine Resources:

Isolation and Quarantine support is available for those who test positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact needing to quarantine. Call the SFDPH COVID Resource Center at (628) 217-6101 and leave a message to get help, including setting up a space where you can isolate or quarantine, arranging for food delivery and cleaning supplies, and mental health support Phone calls are returned within 24 hours Monday-Friday.

 

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San Francisco’s response to the coronavirus emergency is grounded in data, science and facts. View the SF COVID-19 Data and Reports Page to learn more.

If you have questions, find more information at sf.gov/coronavirus or call 311 and stay informed with the facts at cdc.gov.

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