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COVID-19 Resources

Latest Guidance:

Extended Stay at Home Order
Mayor London N. Breed and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax today announced that San Francisco and six other Bay Area jurisdictions will extend the Stay Home Orders through the end of May in order to maintain progress on slowing the spread of the coronavirus. The new Stay Home Order will go into effect at 11:59 pm on May 3, 2020. Learn More
Golden Gate Park Street Closures

Beginning Tuesday, April 28 at 6:00am, a portion of John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park and John F. Shelley Drive in John McLaren Park will be closed to vehicles 24 hours per day throughout the duration of San Francisco’s Stay Home Order, which will soon be extended through May. The street closures are intended to ensure there is enough space for people who choose to exercise in Golden Gate Park and McLaren Park to maintain required physical distancing. Learn More.

Calfresh Benefits Use Online
Calfresh food benefits can be used to purchase groceries online through Amazon and Walmart. Learn more. 
New Bay Area Public Health Recommendation to Cover the Face

Bay Area health officials are recommending residents cover their nose and mouth with cloth when leaving home for essential travel such as to doctor appointments, grocery shopping or pharmacy visits. Learn More.

Three New Drive-Thru/Drop-In COVID-19 Testing Sites for the Public and Additional Prioritized Testing for First Responders and Health Care Workers

Mayor London N. Breed and Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of Health, today announced prioritized COVID-19 testing for critical first responders and health care workers who are essential to the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as three new mobile testing sites available to members of the public who have a clinician referral. Learn More.

Plan to Provide Paid Sick Leave for Workers Impacted by Coronavirus

Today, Mayor London N. Breed announced a Workers and Families First Program to provide paid sick leave to private sector workers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan will include $10 million in public funding that will provide businesses with funding to provide an additional five days of sick leave pay to workers beyond their existing policies. Learn More.

San Francisco to Suspend Power and Water Shutoffs, Waive Penalties and Interest for Delinquent Payments

Mayor London N. Breed today announced that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will no longer shut off water or power for delinquent payments, and that both the SFPUC and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will no longer add penalties on to delinquent payments during the City’s Local Emergency response to coronavirus. These actions are part of the City’s response to reduce financial impacts on individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More.

Moratorium on Evictions Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayor London N. Breed announced a moratorium on residential evictions related to financial impacts caused by COVID-19. The moratorium will prevent any resident from being evicted due to a loss of income related to a business closure, loss of hours or wages, layoffs, or out-of-pocket medical costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mayor issued this moratorium under the powers of the Local Emergency she declared on February 25th. Learn More.

Physical & Mental Health Supports:

Testing Sites

San Francisco adults or essential workers with symptoms can get tested for COVID-19 at CityTestSF testing sites. For appointments, go here.

Hand Washing Stations

To reduce the spread of COVID 19, find a hand washing station on the map here.

Mental Health Supports

For resources on supporting you and your child’s mental wellbeing, visit Heal SF here.

Telehealth Supports

Telehealth supports for children and teens offered through Child Mind Institute can be accessed here.

Food Assistance:

Grab & Go Meals

Free grab and go meals are available for pick-up at SFUSD sites. For more information, go here.

Food Resource Map

The City & County of San Francisco has created a map that includes meal distribution sites, grocery stores that are open during the shelter in place order, and other food resources. View the map here.

Food Locator Tool

Use the SF Marin Food Bank’s Food Locator tool to find food assistance in San Francisco and  Marin Counties. The Food Locator is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. Visit the Food Locator here.

Pop-up Food Pantry Map

Find a free pop-up pantry through SF Marin Food Bank’s Pop-Up Pantry network. The pantries are open to the public, and there no need to show ID or sign in to receive groceries. Find locations here.

Youth Services:

Youth Services During COVID 19

Youth! Get free & confidential health services during COVID-19!

We're still here for you! Call one of the numbers below if you need sexual healthcare, counseling, and/or help with housing, food, and safety concerns. IMPORTANT! If your call goes to voicemail, make sure to leave your name and a confidential phone number or email so that staff can contact you! Visit site.

Free Meals from Community-Based Organizations:

Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street
Pop-up food bank every Monday from 10am-2pm in the parking lot.
Chinatown YMCA, 855 Sacramento Street
Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm. Free food boxes containing shelf-stable pantry items and fresh fruits/vegetables.
Collective Impact's Ella Hill Hutch Community Center Site, 1050 McAllister
Monday-Friday 11am-1pm: Free prepared meals from local restaurants, available until all meals are handed out. Fridays 11am-1pm: Free food boxes containing shelf-stable pantry items and fresh fruits/vegetables, available until all meals are handed out. Free snack packs are also available, courtesy of Alaska Airlines!
Excelsior Boys & Girls Club, 163 London Street
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:30pm-2pm. Children ages 18 and under will receive two days worth of breakfasts and lunches on Mondays and Wednesdays, and a single breakfast and lunch on Fridays.
GLIDE, 330 Ellis Street
GLIDE is serving to-go breakfast every day of the week at 8am, and dinner from Monday to Friday at 4pm. Meals are available to anyone on a first-come, first served basis.
Mother Brown’s Kitchen, 2111 Jennings Street
Mother Brown’s kitchen is open Monday-Friday, and is serving breakfast at 7:30am and dinner at 4:30pm. All meals are packaged to-go.
Salvation Army Kroc Center, 240 Turk Street
Starting on April 20, the Kroc Center will serve meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Children will receive two days worth of meals on Mondays and Wednesdays, and a single meal on Fridays.
Ship Shape Community Center, 850 Avenue I, Treasure Island
Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30am-11:30am. Free food boxes containing shelf-stable pantry items and fresh fruits/vegetables.
St. Anthony’s, 150 Golden Gate Avenue
Meals will be distributed from the Dining Room entrance on Jones Street and/or Golden Gate Avenue. Meals will be prepared fresh daily, but will be packaged in to-go containers for guests. Each guest will be limited to one pre-packaged meal. Serving times: 10:00am to 11:45am for Seniors (age 60+), and families with children, 11:30am to 1:00pm for anyone.
St. Paul of the Shipwreck, 1122 Jamestown Ave
Thursdays from 12:30pm-1pm. Free food boxes containing shelf-stable pantry items and fresh fruits/vegetables.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, 225 Eddy
Thursdays from 2pm-3pm. Free food boxes containing shelf-stable pantry items and fresh fruits/vegetables.
The Village, 1099 Sunnydale Ave
Thursdays from 4:30pm-5:30pm. Free food boxes containing shelf-stable pantry items and fresh fruits/vegetables.

Child Care & Education:

Emergency Child & Youth Care

San Francisco’s emergency child and youth care centers will remain open until at least June 2 in order to support the City’s first responders, healthcare workers, essential employees of the City & County of San Francisco, and essential public sector and nonprofit employees. For more information, go here

Food & Diaper Bank

Family Resource Centers remain open via telephone and email providing parenting support, information, referral, and connection for families with children 0-17 throughout San Francisco. Many Family Resource Centers are providing food and diaper security during the COVID-19 pandemic. For a full list of FRCs providing food and diaper banking, please see the map here.

SFUSD Family Resource Link

The SFUSD Family Resource Link is a new project to help families navigate all of the SFUSD resources available to them during distance learning for the rest of the school year. For information, go here.

Free Internet

Find help to access free internet here.

Financial Supports:

  • The EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs, had their hours reduced, or had their businesses affected due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California. For more information, go here.
  • Resources for businesses and employees impacted by COVID 19 can be found here.
  • SFPUC will not shut off water or power services due to late payments. Learn more here
  • Learn about what utility assistance programs may be available to help. Go here.
Health Insurance

Find resources to apply for low or no cost health insurance at Covered California.

Calfresh Food Benefits

Sign up for Calfresh to help you afford healthy food options. Go here or call 1-877-847-3663 (FOOD)

WIC Benefits

Sign up for WIC (Women, Infants and Children) benefits here.

Stay at Home Activities:

San Francisco Public Library

San Francisco Public Library offers virtual storytime daily. Access the calendar and sign-up here.


Live stream recess with Playworks. Find more information here.


ARTS@Home, special lessons available online for families working and learning from home. For more information and lessons, go here.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic Learn at Home offers day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing. Find more information here.

National Parks

Explore the hidden worlds of national parks with virtual fieldtrips. For more information, go here.

Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museums

Access the Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museums here.

Summer Resources: Coming soon