According to the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, and the San Francisco County Health Officer, COVID-19 continues to pose a risk, especially to individuals who are not fully vaccinated, and certain safety measures remain necessary to protect against COVID-19 cases and deaths. Vaccinations and boosters are the most effective way to prevent transmission and limit COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths.
All City employees are required to be fully vaccinated and report their vaccination status as a condition of employment.
To comply with the San Francisco Health Order and ensure delivery of City services, the City Vaccination policy now requires that City employees who are routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, if eligible.
Booster requirements for employees working in high-risk settings are:
- Eligible employees must receive and report their booster in the Employee Portal by March 1, 2022.
- Employees not yet eligible to receive a booster are required to get a booster within 15 days after becoming eligible.
Contact your department's HR representative for additional questions.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:
- COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
- COVID-19 Health Orders
- Paper Certification of Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Status
(Note: Electronic submissions are preferred. Paper certification is only for new employees without PeopleSoft Access or those encountering technical challenges with electronic uploads.)
COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Locations:
Though some sites might take drop-ins, people with appointments have priority. Vaccines and boosters are in high demand.
Schedule a vaccination or a booster:
- With your primary care or other health provider, for more information on your health plan visit https://sfhss.org/news/covid-19-vaccine .
- At a local pharmacy or city administered vaccination site. Visit https://sf.gov/vaccine-sites for a full list of San Francisco vaccination and booster sites.
The following locations in San Francisco where people can drop-in to receive a booster, Monday to Friday while supplies last each day. Please check sf.gov/getvaccinated or call 628-652-2700 should changes to operational hours occur.
- ZSFG (1001 Potrero Ave, Bldg 30)
- Southeast Health Center (2401 Keith Street)
- Chinese Hospital (845 Jackson Street)
- Kaiser Tent (2350 Geary Blvd)
SF periodically has vaccine events in prioritized communities. Visit https://sf.gov/community-covid-19-vaccine-events to find an event near you.
Rapid Testing Options
The federal government is sending every home in the U.S. four free at-home COVID-19 tests. https://www.covidtests.gov/
Following new federal guidelines, beginning January 15, San Francisco Health Services System (SF HSS) health plans will reimburse members for rapid antigen at-home test kits for COVID-19. Visit https://sfhss.org/news/health-plan-reimbursements-covid-home-test-kits for additional details.
Out of County Resources
- Alameda County:
- Contra Costa County:
- Santa Clara County:
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- Sonoma County:
COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption:
- COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Request Procedure
- Determination on COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Request Form
- Declaration in Support of Employee Religious Exemption Request
- Employee Request for Reasonable Accommodation - Medical
- Employee Request for Religious Accommodation
- Health Care Provider Certification Form