What to do
Download and post required signage
All SF businesses must post signage about COVID-19 prevention and getting vaccinated.
You can download sample flyers and posters from our outreach toolkit.
Protect employee health
Encourage staff to get vaccinated
Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself and others. Fully vaccinated staff with no symptoms do not need to quarantine if they are exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
Have staff stay home if sick
Make sure that employees do not come to work sick. Do not treat employees differently if they use sick leave.
Encourage customers to not visit your business if they feel sick. Waive cancellation fees for any vendors or customers who call out sick.
If someone on your staff tests positive for COVID-19
You do not need to shut down your business.
See business guidance about cleaning and informing your staff, if a staff member tests positive for COVID-19.
Have a COVID-19 safety plan
Follow face covering requirements
You can download posters about masks from our outreach toolkit.
All staff must still wear a face covering when working with the public or around coworkers. Cal/OSHA will be revisiting workplace mask requirements on June 17.
All businesses should provide face coverings for all staff, although they can still use their own.
Only customers who are not vaccinated are required to wear a mask.
You can have customers:
- Self-attest that they are vaccinated
- Verify their vaccination status
- All wear a mask, no matter their vaccination status
Other best practices to prevent COVID-19
Most reopening rules have been lifted. But you can still follow best practices to help prevent COVID-19 transmission at your business.
Set up to maximize airflow and outside air
Move as much of your operations outside as you can.
If you use fans, place them so that air doesn’t blow from one person’s space to another.
You can set up umbrellas, tents, or temporary structures outside. Make sure air can flow freely through every area, including corners. No more than 50% of the sides can be closed. See guidelines for operating outdoors from SFDPH and the State.
Last updated June 22, 2021