COVID-19 News and Updates



9/18 - Mayor Breed announces timeline and framework for reopening indoor dining in San Francisco
9/15 - Mayor Breed calls for extension of small business eviction protections
9/10 - San Francisco announces next phase of reopening to begin Monday, September 14
9/1 -
Mayor Breed announces San Francisco's plan for further reopening businesses and activities
8/31 - Mayor Breed announces delivery of Personal Protective Equipment to Small Businesses Request Free PPE
8/28 - San Francisco to resume outdoor personal services starting September 1
8/21 - Mayor London Breed announces that the fund to support Black-owned businesses impacted by COVID-19 has grown to $3.2M

8/11 - Mayor London Breed details proposed City budget for COVID-19

8/7 - Mayor London Breed announces $3.1 million in grants for nonprofit organizations
8/4 - Mayor London Breed and José Cisneros announce additional fee deferrals to support businesses during COVID-19
7/29 - San Francisco expands outreach and support to Latino community heavily impacted by COVID-19
7/22 - San Francisco announces increase in testing capacity and additional neighborhood sites
7/17 - San Francisco announces next steps on controlling spread of COVID-19 and continuing pause on reopening
6/22 - City announces next phase of reopening to begin on June 29
6/19 - Mayor Breed announces $1.5M to establish City's first African American Small Business Revolving Loan Fund Learn More
6/9 - Mayor Breed announces outdoor dining starting this weekend and opening of Shared Spaces program application Apply to Shared Spaces
6/4 - Mayor Breed announces expansion in financial relief for small businesses impacted by COVID-19
5/31 - Mayor Breed and public safety officials announce curfew in San Francisco to begin 5/31 at 8 PM
5/28 - Mayor Breed announces timeline and plan for safely reopening San Francisco
5/27 - City announces new Right to Recover program to help low-income wage-earners who contract COVID-19
5/26 - Mayor London Breed announces Shared Spaces program to support Neighborhood Activity and Local Businesses Sign up for updates
5/18 - Mayor London Breed discusses reopening San Francisco and the next phases of recovery with City health officials
5/18 - Mayor London Breed announces launch of "Great Plates" Meal Delivery Program for at-risk seniors in need of food assistance
5/18 - Mayor London Breed announces new COVID-19 testing sites in underserved areas
5/14 - San Francisco releases guidelines for retail businesses to operate storefront pickup and delivery
5/7 - Mayor Breed announces next steps for reopening businesses in San Francisco
5/4 - Mayor Breed announces free, universal COVID-19 testing for all essential workers, regardless of symptoms or exposure
4/29 - San Francisco and Bay Area extend Stay Home Order through the end of May with modifications
4/28 - Mayor Breed announces plan to free up $138 million to support workers
4/24 - Mayor Breed and OEWD announces neighborhood mini-grants to support small businesses in underserved communities
4/22 - City expands COVID-19 testing for all private sector and non-profit essential employees in San Francisco
4/21 - The City extends the deadline for businesses to pay Business Registration and further extends deferral of Unified License Fees
4/17 - San Francisco issues new policies on face coverings
4/10 - Mayor Breed announces delivery fee cap to support SF restaurants during COVID-19 pandemic
4/9 - San Francisco extends emergency child and youth care centers until end of school year Learn More
4/7 - Mayor Breed announces new COVID-19 data tracker Check it out
4/6 - Applications for SF HELP small business zero-interest loans are now LIVE Apply Here
4/2 - Mayor Breed and Board of Supervisors announce $10 million Small Business Relief Fund to support small businesses Learn More
4/2 - Mayor London Breed and Board President Norman Yee convene COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force
3/31 - San Francisco issues new Public Health order Learn More
3/26 - San Francisco issues guidance for Essential Businesses during Stay at Home order Learn More
3/23 - Mayor Breed announces $2.5 million in support to working artists and arts organizations impacted by COVID-19 Apply for Grant  | Apply for Loan
3/23 - Mayor Breed announces major contributions to Give2SF Fund, priority areas for supporting San Franciscans Donate to Give2SF
3/20 - San Francisco expands emergency child care hours for health care workers, provides care to children of other essential workers Learn More
3/17 - Mayor Breed announces a moratorium on commercial evictions for small and medium-size businesses in San Francisco Learn More
3/16 - SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans now available to San Francisco small businesses, offering up to $2M in assistance Apply Here
3/16 - San Francisco issues NEW public health order requiring residents stay at home except for essential needs   Public Health Order |  FAQs
3/16 - Mayor Breed announces plan to provide paid sick leave for impacted workers  FAQs | Step-by-Step Guide for Employers
3/15 - San Francisco to suspend power and water shut-off, waive penalties and delinquent payments
3/14 - San Francisco announces Give2SF Fund to accept tax-deductible monetary contributions Donate to Give2SF
3/13 - Mayor Breed announces a moratorium to prevent evictions of any resident who suffers a loss of income related to COVID-19
3/13 - San Francisco issues moratorium on gatherings of 100 or more to slow spread of COVID-19
3/12 - PG&E implements moratorium on service disconnections for non-payment for residential and commercial customers, and flexible pay plans
3/11 - SF announces measures to support small businesses in response to COVID-19 Learn More
3/11 - Office of the Controller issues guidance on continuity of payment for nonprofits