Vaccine required

Show proof of vaccination at businesses and events that ask for it.

Show proof of vaccination

San Francisco no longer requires businesses and large indoor events to get proof of vaccination.

But you must show proof of vaccination at any business or large indoor event that chooses to require staff and customers to be up-to-date on both vaccines and boosters.

You are urged to get up-to-date on your boosters as soon as you qualify.

Be prepared to show your Vaccination Record Card (CRC) from the CDC. Or show a photo of the card on your phone.

If you don’t have your card, find out other ways to verify you have been vaccinated.

Vaccines and boosters protect everyone against the continued spread of COVID-19. Cutting down the spread of COVID-19 helps keep San Francisco businesses open.

You also need to follow San Francisco’s mask requirements.

Show a negative test instead

If you are not vaccinated, a business or large event that wants to verify your vaccination can choose, but is not required, to let you show proof of a negative test result instead.

For businesses

If you run a business that wants to verify vaccinations, get more information on what you need to do

You can choose to be more restrictive and require staff and customers to be up-to-date on both vaccines and boosters. You can also choose to require that people wear masks.

Regardless, you are urged to have all your staff up-to-date on their boosters as soon as they qualify.

You can choose, but are not required, to allow unvaccinated staff on site. You can also ask them to get tested.

We have posters you can download and print out.

Healthcare and high risk workers

The health order requires proof of having both a first vaccine series and 1st booster when eligible for all healthcare and high risk workers at places like:

  • Adult day centers
  • Residential care facilities
  • Dental offices
  • Homes health aides
  • Pharmacies

If you are a healthcare or high risk worker, starting March 1, 2022, you must show proof that you got your first booster if you qualify. You can defer your booster for up to 90 days after getting COVID-19. Learn important details.

Firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs have until September 30, 2022 to get their 1st booster.

People who occasionally visit very high risk settings, such as police and lawyers, are strongly encouraged to get boostered.

Updates to the health order

The updates to San Francisco’s Safer Return Together Health Order are a response to the city’s efforts against COVID-19.

Last updated June 21, 2022

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