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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

San Francisco has confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community. The number of cases is updated daily and can be found in the box to the right.

We have announced aggressive recommendations for San Francisco to reduce the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. With confirmed cases that indicate community spread, the time is now to take action to protect vulnerable populations and the community at large.

San Francisco issued a Stay at Home order effective 12:01am, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. 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 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

Wash hands with soap and water, and rub for at least 20 seconds.

Cover your cough or sneeze.

If you have a fever, cough, or respiratory symptoms, call your doctor. If you do not have a doctor, call 311.

If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing COVID-19 infections, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials.


Make a backup childcare plan in case you or a caregiver become ill.

Make sure you have a supply of all essential medications for your family.

Reach out to your older and disabled neighbors especially 60 and older with chronic health conditions or disabilities, and relatives and help them get groceries and essential items.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health, in coordination with Bay Area Health Officers has recommended the use of a face cover when outside for essential errands.


Risk for COVID-19 is based on travel, contacts and exposure to the virus. No racial, ethnic or cultural group is more at risk.

San Francisco has confirmed cases of COVID-19. We are doing everything we can to protect public health of the community and respond to the community spread of this virus.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have traveled to a country or region with cases of the new virus or you develop symptoms, call your doctor.

If you have questions, find more information at or call 311 and stay informed with the facts at