News & Media |  Donate  |  Contact Us | 
Asked Questions
San Francisco Health Network

Safer Return Together

On October 13, 2021, the San Francisco Health Officer revised Health Order C19-07y -- Safer Return Together to revise the universal face covering requirement for individuals in indoor public settings to include exemptions as of October 15 for stable groups that are 100% fully vaccinated in some controlled settings that meet certain health requirements. Also, the Order describes the heath and vaccination benchmarks by which the County, in coordination with other Bay Area jurisdictions, will lift the indoor universal face covering requirement. It also maintains face covering requirements in other settings such as public transit, health care facilities, homeless shelters, jails, and schools, consistent with federal and state rules. 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 C19-07y will continue until amended or rescinded by the Health Officer.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..



Health Order FAQs

Isolation & Quarantine Referral

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.


Info for Healthcare Providers

Schools & Education Resources

Schools Reopening Dashboard


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.



Coronavirus (COVID-19) Facts
    中文 | Filipino | Español

COVID-19 Toolkit



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 or call 311 and stay informed with the facts at

Did you find what you were looking for? Please fill out our short survey to let us know.