Vaccine required

As of August 20, you must show proof of vaccination to go into bars, restaurants, clubs, and gyms.

Show proof of vaccination

You will need to show proof that you have been vaccinated to go indoors in some places in San Francisco, like:

  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Clubs
  • Gyms
  • Large indoor events
  • Any business or event serving food or drinks indoors

In these places everyone 12 and older will need to show proof of vaccination. You will also need to follow San Francisco’s mask requirements

You cannot use a self-attestation of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. You must have proof that you are vaccinated. 

We’re requiring vaccines to protect everyone against the continued spread of COVID-19. We want to cut down the spread of COVID-19 and keep San Francisco businesses open. 

You can show your Vaccination Record Card (CRC) from the CDC. Or you can show an image of the card, if you have a picture on your phone. 

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


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

We also have posters you can download and print out. You will need to have these procedures in place by August 20, 2021.

Healthcare workers

The health order requires proof of vaccination for some health care providers, including people who work at:

  • Adult day centers
  • Residential care facilities
  • Dental offices
  • Home health aides
  • Pharmacists

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.  We should celebrate that  most San Franciscans are fully vaccinated

San Francisco fully reopened for business on June 15. We have seen encouraging signs that the economy is coming back to life. San Francisco businesses want to stay open, and we want to support them.

Find out more about the Safer Return Together Health Order and the vaccine requirement.

Last updated December 30, 2021