Know before you go
Staying home is the best way to reduce the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19. Every interaction you have adds to the overall risk for everyone.
Consider if you must go somewhere where other people are.
If you must go out, wear a face covering, clean your hands often, and stay 6 feet apart from anyone who doesn’t live with you.
Think about who will be there, what will be happening, and where you will be.
Questions to think about
Who will be there?
- People over age 60 or have chronic medical conditions are at greatest risk.
- Keep a small and stable number of people you interact with.
- The fewer people involved, the safer. Gatherings of more than 2 households (up to 2 people total) are not permitted.
- If you feel sick, stay home.
What will be happening?
- It's safest when everyone wears face coverings. People may not wear them if there is food, drink, or lots of physical activity.
- People from different households should keep at least 6 feet apart.
- Avoid sharing any food or items. Disinfect items between use, if you must share.
Plan a safer gathering
With food or drinks
With only people you do live with, up to 6 people outside.
Casual gathering without food or drinks
With one person you don’t live with.
Or with only people you do live with, up to 12 people outside.
Outside only, up to 200 people from different households for one service at a time. No food or drinks allowed. No receptions.
Ceremonies (weddings, funerals)
Outside, up to 200 people from different households for one ceremony at a time. No food or drinks allowed. No receptions.
Outside only, up to 200 people from different households. No food or drinks allowed.
Your event should be 2 hours or less. Always stay 6 feet apart and wear a face covering.
Guidance for going out
What to expect when you go shopping or get services.
Everyone should stay close to home to avoid COVID-19. If you must travel, plan ahead.
You should still stay home to avoid COVID-19. If you do meet a loved one, think about how to stay healthy.
Personal hygiene, cleaning, and health tips to prevent COVID-19, especially for older adults.
Watch for COVID-19 symptoms, especially if you work outside your home, get healthcare, or go out.
Anyone living or working in San Francisco can get tested for coronavirus at various locations in the City.