Resources for Businesses and Employees Impacted by COVID-19

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UPDATE: 5/31 - Mayor Breed and public safety officials announce curfew in San Francisco to begin 5/31 at 8 PM

NEW PROGRAM: 5/27 - City announces new Right to Recover program to help low-income wage-earners who contract COVID-19

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Welcome. If you work or manage a business in San Francisco and have been impacted by COVID-19, we are here to help with information and resources, so please check back often. This page is updated daily.


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Visit our new OEWD Reopening Updates page for full coverage of reopening for businesses.

As health indicators continue to move in the right direction, the State and City are working toward a smart, phased reopening of our economy. The four phases below are informed by the varying COVID-19 health risks of reopening and the safety measures available to different types of businesses. San Francisco’s Economic Recovery Task Force is charged with working with the Mayor and City departments to help guide these efforts. Check out their latest presentation.

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To find detailed information and useful links for businesses reopening in San Francisco, make sure to go to our new OEWD Reopening Updates page where you can view:



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Our guiding principles in responding to the COVID-19 emergency are to help sustain San Francisco businesses and workers by continuing to deliver resources that:

  • fill gaps left by more significant state and federal aid programs, and
  • focus on the most vulnerable

We are tracking all new federal and state legislation and updating information daily.

FACT: No racial, ethnic or cultural group is at higher risk for COVID-19. Be smart, don’t discriminate. If you feel you're being discriminated against or need help, contact the Human Rights Commission at or 415-252-2500.

Stay at Home Guidance * MODIFIED 6/1 *
Detailed Answers to Frequently Asked Questions


Free COVID-19 Testing * EXPANDED *
Guidance for Commercial Eviction Moratorium * EXTENDED *
Give2SF Housing Stabilization Program
Third-Party Delivery Fee Cap FAQs
Guidance for Immigrant Californians & Relief Funds


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Use trusted resources to stay up-to-date with accurate COVID-19 information:

Check if your business is essential
Full instructions for staying at home
Speaker Pelosi's Constituent Service Resource Toolkit
Information about City services during the outbreak

Tips for getting around safely
The San Francisco COVID-19 Data Tracker provides up-to-date health data

To receive updates, text COVID19SF to 888-777.

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Click below to learn more about the steps that the City is taking to support our businesses, nonprofits, and workers 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


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