December 1, 2020

Dear City Employees:

Thank you for all you are doing to support the City’s ongoing response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 cases in San Francisco and the Country have rapidly increased to the highest levels we have seen to date. As a result of this assignment, the State has assigned San Francisco to PURPLE , the most restrictive reopening tier.

Here is a brief update:

  • The Limited Stay at Home Order (LSHO) went into effect at 10pm, November 30, 2020 for San Francisco. The LSHO prohibits members of different households from gathering indoors or outdoors between 10:00pm and 5:00am until December 21st. Employees working between the hours of 10pm and 5am must carry their city issued employee badge with them at all times.
  • The LSHO significantly limits or prohibits a wide array of non-essential indoor and outdoor activities. View the full list of restrictions at .
  • The Department of Public Health has issued a Travel Advisory to for all nonessential travel, including all holiday travel. View the advisory here:

Over the coming days and weeks, we will work collaboratively with the Department of Public Health to update you with information about new Cal/ OSHA guidelines, paid employee furloughs, testing capacity, and new city initiatives to combat COVID-19.

Please keep yourself and your community safe:

  • Wear a face covering when leaving your home. Remember to keep it on in the workplace to protect yourself and to protect those around you
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to hum “Happy Birthday” twice)
  • Maintain physical distancing requirements
  • Cover your cough or sneeze (use your elbow or shoulder, not your hands).
  • If you are sick, stay home and get tested for COVID-19
  • Avoid gathering with people outside your household when you are not at work. Indoor social gatherings with people outside your household is not allowed by the State and County. Your activities when you are not at work affect your health and the health of those around you.
  • Get your flu shot

If you have concerns about your health or potential exposure to COVID-19, please contact your personal health care provider or the City’s Nurse Triage Hotline .

During this challenging time for our City, we remind you that counseling services from the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) are available to all employees.

Stay safe. Stay well.

Carol Isen
Human Resources Director (Acting)