What to do
Only travel if you need to
Minimize trips outside your home
Go out as little as possible if you're over 60 or have a chronic health condition. Get things delivered or call someone to help you get essentials. Get help for older adults or people with disabilities.
Stay 6 feet apart and wear a face covering
When you leave your home, stay at least 6 feet (2 to 3 steps) away from people you don’t live with.
Wear a face covering. You are required to wear one when you are within 6 feet of someone you don’t live with. You should put your face covering on, when you see someone within 30 feet (about the length of a Muni bus). That will give both of you enough time to put on your face coverings if you get close to each other.
Biking is a good way to get around and get exercise. Bicycle shops are allowed to stay open.
Contact your bike shop directly if you need your bike serviced. Many are operating on reduced hours.
If you use a shared bike service, keep the shared bike clean. Clean your hands before and after your ride. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Driving and parking
You can drive yourself somewhere for any essential need during the pandemic.
We will not ticket or tow for:
- Going over 72-hour parking limits
- All time limited parking, such as 1-hour or 2-hour parking
- Not showing Residential Permit Parking (RPP) permits
- Parking in peak-hour towaway zones
We will ticket or tow your car if you are parked in:
- Street cleaning zones
- Fire hydrant zones
- Red and yellow zones
- "No Stopping" zones
- "No Parking" zones
- Bike or transit lanes
- Driveways and sidewalks where you are blocking others
- Streets where you are blocking traffic (double parking)
- White passenger loading zones, except in front of schools while they are out of session
Parking meters for cars are discounted by $0.50 an hour from their regular rates. Parking meters for motorcycles are at regular rates.
Time limits on meters will be enforced starting Monday, July 13, 2020.
We have closed some city-owned parking garages. We’ve limited others to monthly pass-holders only.
Do not travel if you are feeling ill.
Muni and SFMTA
We have replaced Muni Metro and light rail routes with buses. Muni service is limited to its most-used lines.
BART is running fewer trains on a reduced schedule. BART also has charts showing how crowded trains are at each station.
Other public transit options:
When riding a ferry, maximize outside ventilation if you can do so safely, like opening a window or standing outside.
You can rent a car for essential travel and business only. Clean your hands before and after you use your rental car.
You can fly in and out of the Bay Area only for essential activities or business.
Otherwise, do not fly.
Leaving the Bay Area
If you are currently visiting the Bay Area, try another way of getting back instead of flying. Coordinate with your accommodations if you need to stay longer.
If you have a car, you can drive home if you follow physical distancing of at least 6 feet during your trip.
If you have a flight, check to see if your carrier is still operating and what protocols they require.
Traveling to take care of others
You can move to a new home. Remember to stay 6 feet apart from the movers, and have the movers stay 6 feet apart too.
Moving companies are open. Self-storage companies will be maintaining minimum business operations and will let you access your things.
We recommend quarantining for 2 weeks after you move in or out of the Bay Area.
A child who is outside of San Francisco can travel here to visit a divorced or separated parent, or because of a custody order.
You may travel to comply with a court order.
Last updated July 16, 2020