What to do
San Francisco no longer requires people to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter businesses or large indoor events.
You can also choose to let those who are unvaccinated show proof of a negative test result instead.
Tell customers not to visit your business or attend your event if they feel sick.
Wearing a mask
San Francisco no longer requires people to wear masks in most public indoor settings. But you can choose to require people to wear masks.
People may choose to wear masks, even when they are not required. People should respect the choices others make for their health.
Get vaccinated, get boosted
When someone on staff is exposed
Have staff stay home if feeling sick
If someone on your staff tests positive for COVID-19
You do not need to shut down your business.
Have the employee follow guidelines for staying home and away from others.
If 3 or more employees test positive in a 2-week period, notify the Department of Public Health at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download and post signage
Have a COVID-19 safety plan
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 outdoor structures from the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
Stay up to date on the Health Order
To report positive cases at your business
If 3 or more employees test positive in a 2-week period, email
Last updated December 14, 2022