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Update (01/07/2021): The shelter in place was extended indefinitely.
If you or organization need volunteer help, please message for consideration.
San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area counties order people to stay safe at home. This was necessary to help slow the spread of the virus and save lives. Our collective effort has so far been beneficial, but more is needed to prevent hospitals from being inundated. The main changes that take effect at midnight on March 31, 2020:
Social distancing requirements are mandatory.
Use of playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment, picnic areas, and barbecue areas is prohibited.
Use of shared recreational facilities like golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, and climbing walls is prohibited.
Sports or activities that include the use of shared equipment, like frisbee, basketball, or soccer, may only be engaged in by members of the same household.
Businesses that supply products needed for people to work from home are no longer essential businesses under the Order and must cease storefront sales to the public. Minimum basic operations and delivery directly to residences or businesses may continue.
Essential businesses like grocery stores, banks, and pharmacies can remain open but must stop running the parts of their operations that are not essential. Employees who can work from home must do so.
Essential businesses must put in place formal rules, a social distancing protocol, to ensure proper sanitation and to ensure that people stay a safe distance away from each other.
Most construction must stop. There are exceptions for projects to help keep people safe and housed. Those include health care projects directly related to addressing the pandemic, construction to house the homeless, affordable housing, and multi-unit or mixed-use developments containing at least 10% income-restricted units. Social distancing requirements apply. Information on construction projects during the coronavirus outbreak will be updated as it is available.
If you would like to volunteer your time, please follow the recommendations for your county:
San Francisco: https://sf.gov/be-emergency-volunteer
San Mateo: https://www.smcgov.org/
Santa Clara: https://www.sccgov.org/
Contra Costa: https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/
California Volunteers, Office of the Governor: https://www.californiavolunteers.ca.gov/get-involved/covid-19/