Stay home except for essential needs

Everyone is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job.

Go out only for essentials

If you need to go out, stay at least 6 feet apart from other people and wear a face covering.

You do not need to stay 6 feet apart from people who live in your household.

You may walk, bike or go for a run near your home. If you need to get into a car or on public transportation to go for a walk or run, you’re going too far.

Get more information on social distancing.

Look out for one another

Older adults and those with underlying health conditions are the most vulnerable to the virus.

Check in on people who might be vulnerable. Look out for anyone who may be isolated during this time. Call, email, or talk through the door.

Limit face-to-face interactions with anyone particularly vulnerable to coronavirus.

This order has been extended and expanded. It remains in effect until May 3. Public health officials may extend it in the future.

Updated Health Order
San Francisco’s order for people to stay safe at home was updated and broadened on March 31, 2020 in coordination with other Bay Area counties. This was necessary to help slow the spread of the virus and save lives. Our collective effort has so far been beneficial, but more is needed to prevent hospitals from being inundated. The main changes that take effect at midnight on March 31, 2020:

Social distancing requirements are mandatory.
Use of playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment, picnic areas, and barbecue areas is prohibited.
Use of enclosed dog parks is prohibited. Open spaces that allow dogs, like Crissy Field are open.
Use of shared recreational facilities like golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, and climbing walls is prohibited.
Sports or activities that include the use of shared equipment, like frisbee, basketball, or soccer, may only be engaged in by members of the same household.
Businesses that supply products needed for people to work from home are no longer essential businesses under the Order and must cease storefront sales to the public. Minimum basic operations and delivery directly to residences or businesses may continue.
Essential businesses like grocery stores, banks, and pharmacies can remain open but must stop running the parts of their operations that are not essential. Employees who can work from home must do so.
Essential businesses must put in place formal rules, a social distancing protocol, to ensure proper sanitation and to ensure that people stay a safe distance away from each other.
Most construction must stop. There are exceptions for projects to help keep people safe and housed. Those include health care projects directly related to addressing the pandemic, construction to house the homeless, affordable housing, and multi-unit or mixed-use developments containing at least 10% income-restricted units. Social distancing requirements apply. Information on construction projects during the coronavirus outbreak will be updated as it is available.