Reopening guidance for offices

Documents you need to open your business office during the pandemic.


Action required: Complete and post a Health and Safety Plan from this fillable PDF.

Action required: Complete and post this Social Distancing Protocol.

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions for opening office facilities during COVID-19.

Health directive about best practices for opening office facilities, with public health tips and a health and safety plan attached.

The Shelter-in-Place Order that states what activities are allowed and prohibited during the COVID-19 emergency.


Business offices can open for employees who are needed to keep the business running, and cannot work from home. This includes coworking spaces.

Everyone in the office must wear a face covering and must be able to keep 6 feet apart at all times. Offices must adjust their maximum occupancies to account for physical distancing. 

Offices with 20 or more staff can operate at no more than 20% of normal maximum occupancy. If that number of staff cannot fit safely, only the amount of people who can maintain 6 feet of distance from each other may return. 

More resources

Daily health screener you can use with your workers.

Download signage to print yourself, or get printed posters.

Find SF vendors who sell face masks, hand sanitizer, and other protective equipment for your employees.

See general information about operating a business during the pandemic.

See business guidance from Department of Public Health

More languages

See health directives and plans in various languages

News updates

Small outdoor gatherings, indoor retail, and other businesses allowed under new health directive. (June 15, 2020)