Guidance for offices to prepare to reopen

Documents you will need to open your business office to the public, when it's allowed again by the State.


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

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Action required: Complete and post this Social Distancing Protocol.

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

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Guidance about ventilation from the Department of Public Health, for businesses, offices, schools, faith-based and similar organizations.

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.

More information to prepare for reopening

Offices must close for non-essential workers, by Monday, July 20, 2020. This is from the State health order.


Offices can reopen only for people working essential business or government operations, who 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)