Reopening Updates for Businesses and Workplaces Impacted by COVID-19

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UPDATE: 6/9 - San Francisco to fully reopen businesses and activities aligning with the state's reopening plans beginning June 15


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VACCINE UPDATE: 6/11 - San Francisco reaches milestone: 80% of eligible residents have received at least one vaccine dose


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As of Tuesday, June 15th, San Francisco has reopened.

San Francisco has aligned with the State's Beyond the Blueprint framework to remove all capacity restrictions and distancing requirements from San Francisco businesses.

San Francisco businesses should refer to the California Department of Public Health health order for guidance.

Under the State’s Guidance for Face Coverings, vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear facial coverings in outdoor or indoor settings. Unvaccinated individuals are still required to wear facial coverings in indoor public settings and businesses.

For employers and workplaces subject to Cal/OSHA, that agency's COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards will apply.



Reopening Status and Guidance by Business Type:

San Francisco’s Safer Return Together offers limited guidance to San Francisco businesses, largely aligned with the CA DPH guidance. Read FAQs regarding the Safer Return Together Health Order.


The following activities will continue to have specific local guidance:

Indoor and Outdoor Mega-Events
High-risk Congregate Living Settings
Schools, Childcare, and Youth Activities


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In order to reopen, businesses must:

1. Post two required signs, one posted publicly to support COVID-19 prevention practices, and one posted in employee break rooms sharing vaccination information. Click here to find templates for both required signs.

2. Implement a process for screening personnel for COVID-19 symptoms, but this process can be determined by the business and no longer needs to be performed on-site.

Note: Businesses will need to continue to report more than three positive COVID-19 cases to the Department of Health and in the case of COVID exposure, unvaccinated people will continue to be required to self-quarantine.

3. Determine if you will allow vaccinated people to enter without a mask and if so, implement a system of verifying that unmasked patrons are vaccinated either through self-attestation or vaccine verification. Businesses may not prevent anyone from wearing a mask. Click here for several templates of different signs you can download and print.

Note: Proof of Full Vaccination - People are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 after at least 2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or at least 2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).


COVID-19 remains present in San Francisco. The nature of COVID-19 disease spread is dynamic. There are five key health indicators that the City uses to monitor the level of COVID-19 in our community and assess the ability of our healthcare system to respond to the pandemic. Public health experts will continue to monitor these indicators in order to consider various policy changes in response to changes to the city’s public health context in order to keep San Franciscans safe.


View COVID-19 Data for San Francisco.



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State Guidance for business and for masking

All current local coronavirus public health orders and directives

Resources for Business Operations

COVID-19 Outreach Toolkit

What to do if someone at the workplace has COVID-19: Guidance for Businesses (non-healthcare) and community organizations - FAQs and Free Services

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