COVID-19 Updates

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  • Universal Testing- All essential or frontline workers serving the San Francisco community can be tested at any time regardless of symptoms. Schedule a Test Today.

Managing Exposure for City Employees

  • The Department of Human Resources has created guidance for City employees to inform you on best practices to protect yourself against COVID-19 and what to do if you are exposed. Find the guidance Managing Exposure to COVID-19 for City Employees and more on the DHR website.

24/7 Employee Assistance Program

  • Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and services such as the 24/7 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) are here to support you through this pandemic. 


COVID-19 Cases and Deaths (updated daily)

As of June 11, 2020, 9:00am PST, there are 44 deaths and 2,840 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in San Francisco. Go to DataSF for the latest data in San Francisco.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 4,854 deaths and 139,782 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in California. Go to the State of CA's Covid-19 tracker for the latest data in California.

Johns Hopkins University reports 113,168 deaths and 2,008,905 cases in the United States.

Sign up now for to receive public safety alerts on your mobile devices. Text COVID19-SF to 888-777 to get updates from ALERTSF.

City of San Francisco Services and Departments that Remain Open during the coronavirus outbreak:

The City’s priorities are to promote public health and to keep City employees safe. Thank you for your cooperation as we respond to this public health crisis. 

Current Recommendations

There is both a City and State-wide order to Shelter in Place in San Francisco and many neighboring counties (Bay Area-wide) except for grocery shopping, medical need, pharmacy, some key services, walking the dog, exercise with the understanding of wearing a face mask, maintaining a minimum of 6 feet physical distance with people and avoiding all group activities. 

We continue to urge all San Franciscans and our members to follow orders by health officials and city, state, and federal leaders to ensure the safety, health, and wellbeing of all everyone. We must all do our part to stop the spread. 

Physical distancing protects the health of vulnerable populations and ensures that essential public services, such as health care providers, nurses, doctors, teachers, city workers, as well employees at grocery stores and businesses that are open are taking steps to protect the public especially to protect older, high-risk, vulnerable populations from the virus.

We advise City employees, members, and their dependents to take the following steps to protect themselves, colleagues, and others from infection:

1. Take preventive measures such as frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitizer.

2. Cover your coughs and sneezes, avoid touching your face.

3. Visit the City's dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) website for information about staying safe, sheltering in place, and getting tested through CityTestSF. Information is updated regularly and maintained by CCSF.

4. If you feel sick and you are in an SFHSS health plan, you can call your Primary Care Physician (PCP) or the nurse advice line. City Employees have sick leave available to them should they need to stay home due to illness:

Helpful Links

  • Sign up for to receive public safety alerts on your mobile devices. Text COVID19SF to 888-777 to get updates from ALERTSF.
  • City employees should check the Department of Human Resources (DHR)'s COVID-19 FAQs for guidance on the Shelter-in-Place Order, Employee Leave and Compensation, Disaster Service Workers status, Telecommuting, and Worker Compensation. Download here.
  • The State of California has created a new COVID-19 website:
  • Stay informed by going to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s dedicated coronavirus page
  • Helpful CDC COVID-19 Print Resources from that you can print and distribute electronically or print can be found here.
  • Another reliable source for coronavirus updates is the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH)'s website and Coronavirus Fact Sheet.
  • San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is providing free meals for children up to 18 years old. Find schedules and locations for pick up here.
  • Mayor London Breed's March 7, 2020 Press Release on the pandemic.
  • The March 13, 2020 Federal Declaration of a National Emergency can be found here.