COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Current San Francisco Public Health Requirements Pursuant to March 11, 2022 Public Health Order

Changes to Proof of Vaccination and Masking Rules
As of March 11, 2022, the vaccination or proof of negative test requirement will no longer apply in most indoor settings. Indoor masking rules remain aligned with the state’s guidelines, allowing their removal in most spaces. Individual businesses may choose to impose stricter rules pertaining to mask wearing or vaccination than San Francisco's guidelines. Please see the detailed guidance below.
Masking Rules
Masking Requirements for All Individuals Regardless of Vaccination Status
There are no longer indoor masking requirements in most instances for indoor settings such as office buildings. Please see exemptions below.
Locations Where Masking is Still Required
Indoor masking is still required by the State for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in public transportation; health care settings; congregate settings like correctional facilities and homeless shelters; and long-term care facilities.
Changes to Vaccine or Negative Test Verification Requirements
Office Buildings
Masks are no longer required in most public indoor buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Operators of individual businesses, facilities, or entities may choose to adopt more restrictive measures. There is no obligation to check vaccination status prior to entry or removal of mask.
Locations Where Vaccination No Longer Required for Entry 
  • Vaccination status no longer needs to be verified prior to an individual’s entry to and or removal of a mask in the following settings:
  • Establishments or events where food or drink is served indoors—including, but not limited to, dining establishments, bars, clubs, theaters, and entertainment venues.
  • Gyms, recreation facilities, yoga studios, dance studios, and other fitness.
  • Establishments, where any patrons engage in cardiovascular, aerobic, strength training, or other exercise involving elevated breathing.
Mega Events
Per state guidelines, proof of vaccination or a negative test is still required to enter indoor mega events, currently defined as gatherings of 1,000 people or more.

The SFDPH COVID-19 Outreach Toolkit is often updated with new signage templates to consider using for your building. SFDPH has developed the following optional signs that you may wish to display in your building. The sign for mega events is mandatory.

Please find additional resources below. Missing something? Please contact David Harrison, Manager of Government and Public Affairs at


Local Resources

Current San Francisco Public Health Order

SF COVID-19 Webpage

San Francisco Department of Public Health Core Guidance for COVID-19

SF's COVID-19 Outreach Toolkit

Resources for Businesses and Employees

SF DBI COVID-19 Updates

Mayor Breed Press Releases


Federal Resources

COVID-19 Resource Center

CDC COVID-19 Resources


State Resources

Cal/OHSA ETS Information

Financial Resources for Small Businesses in California

State of California COVID-19 webpage

State of California: How Can I Get Vaccinated?

State of California Interim Ventilation Guidance

Covered California Special Enrollment

Governor Newsom Press Releases