Guidance for offices

Documents you need to reopen an office.

General requirements

Offices can open at up to 50% normal maximum capacity for unvaccinated staff. People who are vaccinated do not count towards capacity limits. 

Conference rooms and meetings can operate at up to 50% for unvaccinated staff.

Indoor breakrooms are allowed up to 50% capacity (including vaccinated staff). 6 feet of distancing is required if eating or drinking. Outdoor eating with others is allowed. See dining guidance. 

Indoor break rooms can open, but we recommend that everyone stays 6 feet apart. 

Everyone in the office must wear a face covering when they might be around others.

Staff should still work from home if possible.

All offices should screen their employees for COVID-19 symptoms.

Documents

Required forms

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

Other Languages:  中文  |   Filipino  |   Español

Action required: Complete and post this Social Distancing Protocol. See this protocol in  社交距離 | الإبعاد الاجتماعي | Pilipino | Español | Русский Cách Ly Xã Hội

Posters

Action required: The Health Order requires that businesses post certain signage for their customers during the coronavirus pandemic. This poster meets of all the signage requirements for offices. It is in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino.

Action required: The Health Order requires that businesses post certain signage during the coronavirus pandemic. This poster meets the requirement for communicating indoor risk, for all businesses doing indoor operations.

Action required: All businesses must post information for their staff about how to report violations of COVID-19 health orders at the workplace. It is in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino. You can also download this poster in 11x17 size.

Action required: All SF businesses are required to post this in employee breakrooms. Poster with message encouraging SF residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19. In English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino. You can also download this poster in 11x17 size.

Guidance

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

Other languages:  [Chinese]  [Spanish]  [Tagalog]

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

Other languages: [Chinese]  [Spanish]  [Tagalog]

Orders and directives

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.