COVID-19 News and Updates



8/12 - San Francisco to require proof of vaccination for entry to certain indoor businesses and all large indoor events
8/6 - Mayor London Breed on San Francisco Businesses joining push for vaccine requirements
8/3 - San Francisco launches new 'Vax to You' program
7/29 - Mayor Breed signs balanced budget to support economic recovery and meet city's top challenges
7/15 - City Officials encourage residents to get vaccinated to combat COVID-19 variants

7/8 - Mayor Breed launches $12 Million San Francisco Small Business Recovery Loan Fund
6/9 - San Francisco to fully reopen businesses and activities aligning with the state's reopening plans beginning June 15
6/1 - Mayor London Breed unveils balanced budget to support recovery and meet city's top challenges

5/26 - Mayor London Breed announces Women and Families First Initiative
5/25 - Mayor London Breed announces investments in San Francisco's downtown and economic recovery
5/24 - Mayor London Breed announces San Francisco to Distribute $90 Million in rent relief
5/21 - Mayor London Breed Announces Funding to Fill Gap in Arts Budgets Due to COVID-19
5/13 - People 12 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in San Francisco
5/12 - San Francisco announces plan to reopen City Hall to public
5/4 - San Francisco Reopens and Expands Businesses and Activities as it Moves into the State's Yellow Tier

5/3 - City launches effort to help San Francisco restaurants apply for federal relief
4/30 - San Francisco launches Small Business Week

4/19 - Applications for San Francisco's $3M Music and Entertainment Venue Fund to open April 21
4/15 - San Francisco Expands Network of Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccine Sites as Part of Equity Strategy
4/14 - San Francisco to reopen and expand additional businesses and activities
4/13 - People 16 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in San Francisco
4/10 - Mayor London Breed announces nearly $2 million in grants for San Francisco nonprofit organizations

4/9 - Mayor London Breed signs legislation to launch $10.9 million grant program for small businesses
4/8 - San Francisco announces plans for indoor live ticketed events
3/23 - San Francisco reopens and expands businesses and activities as it moves into the State's Orange Tier
3/18 - Mayor London Breed introduces legislation to support San Francisco small businesses
3/12 - San Francisco expands COVID-19 vaccinations to people with disabilities and severe underlying conditions and those in high-risk congregate settings on March 15
3/5 - Mayor London Breed announces launch of new economic recovery program to support and retrain workers

3/2 - San Francisco reopens some businesses and activities as it moves into the State's Red Tier
2/24 - SF moves to Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations, expands eligibility to educators, child care, emergency services, food and agriculture workers
2/22 - Mayor Breed announces $2.5 million expansion of the African American small business revolving loan fund

2/19 - Mayor Breed announces free transportation on Muni to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites
2/18 - Mayor Breed and City Administrator Carmen Chu appoint Vallie Brown as Director of Grants for the Arts
2/16 - San Francisco launches COVID-19 vaccination site at the SF Market in the Bayview
2/9 - San Francisco announces plan to expand vaccine eligibility to workers in education and childcare, emergency services, and food sectors
2/5 - San Francisco caps off week of new sites, expanded access across COVID-19 vaccination sites
2/4 - City of San Francisco and health care consortium to provide COVID-19 vaccinations at Moscone Center
2/1 - San Francisco launches first neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine site in the Mission District as part of a citywide network of vaccination sites

1/25 - San Francisco to Reopen Some Activities in Response to State Lifting Regional Stay at Home Order
1/12 - Mayor Breed announces new $62 million relief plan for small businesses
1/5 - Mayor Breed's legislation providing fee waivers and deferrals for small businesses passes at Board of Supervisors

12/17 - San Francisco announces health order discouraging unnecessary travel and implementing mandatory quarantine
12/15 - San Francisco administers first COVID-19 vaccine to health care workers
12/7 - Mayor London Breed announces new measures to financially support local small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic
12/4 - San Francisco to join Bay Area counties to preemptively adopt California's regional Stay-at-Home order to contain COVID-19 surge

11/28 - San Francisco assigned to State's Purple Tier, will roll back many non-essential activities
11/16 - San Francisco to roll back select activities in response to assignment to state's Red Tier
11/16 - San Francisco reallocates testing resources to serve neighborhoods most impacted by COVID-19
11/10 - San Francisco to roll back select activities in response to increase in COVID-19 cases
11/9 - Mayor Breed announces $3.5 million expansion in financial relief for small businesses

10/30 - San Francisco to temporarily pause on expanding activities and businesses reopening
10/27 - Mayor Breed announces expansion of jobs program to stimulate local economy and support workers and businesses

10/26 - San Francisco announces fee and tax waivers to support entertainment and nightlife businesses
10/20 - San Francisco continues reopening with expanded business operations and activities
10/1 - San Francisco Economic Recovery Task Force releases final report

9/29 - San Francisco to move forward with reopening more businesses and activities on September 30
9/29 - Mayor Breed announces extension of Commercial Eviction Moratorium to November 30 Learn More
9/25 - Mayor Breed announces program for outdoor entertainment and amplified sound as part of City's reopening
9/24 - Mayor Breed announces over $28 million in expanded COVID-19 support for San Francisco's Latino community
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