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San Francisco health officer orders and related guidance.

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Health orders

Order of the health officer requiring hospitals in San Francsico to provide patient data for inpatients with COVID-19 infections for the purpose of public health prevention and response efforts.

Order of the health officer requiring healthcare workers in designated health facilities to receive their influenza vaccine each year during influenza season. The deadline to complete the annual requirement is no later than October 31st.

Order of the health officer requiring staff who work in covered healthcare facilities and jails to wear a well-fitted mask while in the same space with patients, clients, residents, or people who are incarcerated.

Order of the health officer requiring staff who are stationed at or regularly work at healthcare facilities and jail health settings to continue to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and have at least one booster. Updated June 22, 2023.


In addition to the end of the local public health emergency, the health officer rescinds several health orders and directives related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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