Thursday, Aug 12, 2021

SF issued an updated Safer Return Together Health Order today, 8/12/2021

  • Healthcare workers (i.e., dental office staff) must be fully vaccinated by October 13, with limited exceptions.
  • Everyone must continue to comply with applicable indoor mask requirements
  • Large-scale events, those of 1000 people or more, are required to comply with this order and require proof of vaccination from event attendees.
  • Additionally, all restaurants, bars, clubs, gyms and large indoor events are required to obtain proof of vaccination from patrons and employees, effective August 20.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health is launching a new mobile vaccination team called Vax to You that will vaccinate small groups of 5 to 12 people in their homes and workplaces by appointment. Business owners can take advantage of this service by reaching out to the mobile vax team. For information about finding a safe, free, and convenient COVID-19 vaccine, visit

For information on the new requirements, visit

Businesses can access SFDPH's COVID-19 Outreach Toolkit with flyers, posters and other materials.