SF responds to coronavirus outbreak with Stay Home order

We are continuing to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak with our Stay Home order and additional measures.
March 20, 2020

As of March 17, San Franciscans must stay home except for essential needs. It is OK to go outside for walks if you are not in a group. This order is in effect until April 7 and may be extended.

Read the full instructions about staying at home.

Find information about City services during the outbreak.

Find out about essential travel.

Every day at 9am, current positive cases are updated by the Department of Public Health. See the current positive cases.

Latest updates

Updated Monday, March 23, 2020 2:15 pm

On Tuseday, March 23, 2020, Mayor London Breed hosted a virtual press conference to address questions about the City's response.

On Monday, March 23, 2020 Mayor London N. Breed announced an Arts Relief Program to invest directly in working artists and arts and cultural organizations financially impacted by COVID-19. Read the Mayor's press release

On Friday March 20, 2020, Mayor London N. Breed responded to the Governor Newsom's State-wide Shelter in Place order. San Francisco applauds this bold step by the State. The Governor’s order is complementary to ours. We urge all residents to comply with the restrictions in both San Francisco’s order and the State’s order. Read the Mayor's full statement.

On Thursday March 19, 2020, Mayor London Breed hosted a press conference to address questions about the City's response.

On Tuesday March 17, 2020, Mayor Breed announced more measures to support the City during the coronavirus outbreak:

The Department of Public Health issued a Public Health Order prohibiting routine and elective medical procedures. See the full Public Health Order.

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