Running your business
Check if a business can be open
During the pandemic, many businesses in San Francisco must close. See what businesses can operate.
Operate your business during the coronavirus pandemic
Follow best practices and public health guidance to keep your patrons and staff safe.
See shops that sell personal protective equipment
SF vendors who sell face masks, hand sanitizer, and other protective equipment for your employees.
Business guidance if a staff member tests positive for COVID-19
How to keep the rest of your staff and the public safe and healthy.
Use the sidewalk or parking lane for your business
A free, temporary Shared Spaces permit to use the sidewalk or parking lane for business operations, like seating, dining, or retail pickup.
Use street space for business
Apply to open a street to business operations, like seating, dining, or retail, and close the street to traffic.
Help and reimbursement
Get help paying for your storefront’s COVID-19 safety measures
Apply for SF Shines for Reopening. You can get reimbursed for items like barriers and furniture.
Check if your business qualifies for the eviction moratorium
Small businesses affected by COVID-19 can keep their locations, if they missed a rent payment.
Information on construction projects during the coronavirus pandemic
Construction projects are allowed if they follow specific safety protocols. Get information to keep construction sites safe.