COVID-19 Citywide Public Information & Alerts
COVID-19 Citywide Public Information & Alerts
We Are All In This Together!
Governor Newsom has declared a State of Emergency to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already underway across multiple state agencies and departments, and help the state prepare for a broader spread of COVID-19. A copy of the emergency proclamation can be found here.
The City and County of San Francisco have issued a Public Health Order requiring people to stay home except for essential needs. Read the full Public Health Order here.
Vulnerable populations must stay home. Everyone else is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. It is OK to go outside for walks or bike rides if you are not in a group. Stay at least 6 feet apart when leaving your home for essential activities. This order is in effect until May 3, 2020. Click here for helpful guidelines for sheltering in place.
Together We Are Stronger
The SFFD continues to be guided by the Center for Disease Control, San Francisco Department of Public Health, and Mayor Breed regarding best practices for protecting our members and preventing the spread of the virus in our shared community. The following are web links offering Coronavirus (COVID-19) factual and up to date health, safety & wellness information:
- San Francisco Department of Public Health
- San Francisco Department of Emergency Management
- California Department of Public Health
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
- CA.GOV - California's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
The San Francisco Fire Department is committed to working with the community to provide a variety of information and resources. We encourage San Francisco residents adhering to the current Shelter in Place order to educate yourself, family and others with information and tips offered through the links below:
- Fire Safety
- Injury Prevention & Disaster Preparedness
- Personal Safety & Preparedness
- Responsible Medication Disposable
Make the Right Call!
Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance for information and referrals for all health and human services (basic needs and support services) in San Francisco. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages.
Is there a danger to life, property or the environment due to a medical emergency, fire, crime in progress?
If YES, immediately dial 9-1-1
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE CALLING 911 DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
The nation’s 911 centers are available to provide EMERGENCY assistance. Please be mindful of how and when to dial 911. If you have come in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the Coronavirus or has symptoms such as fever or cough, please call your healthcare provider - not 911. If you do not have a healthcare provider, contact your local health department for instructions. If it is available in your area, call 211/311 for general information about how your community is addressing the pandemic.
DO CALL 911 if you develop symptoms requiring emergency assistance such as:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
Helping Families Stay Safe at Home!
With so many families staying at home, adhering to the current Shelter in Place order we offer the following links for families to stay safe:
- Help to Access Basic Needs (Food, Shelter, Transportation, non-emergency Health Care)
- Home Fire Facts
- Home Fire Safety Checklist
- Fire Tips for Kids
- CPR and First Aid Online Training
Celebrating Holidays and Family Traditions During COVID-19
Attempts to reduce the impact of COVID-19 has changed the lives of peoples all over the world in many ways. Family traditions and rituals provide a touchstone for comfort and security, because, for a lot of families, they are predictable and always the same. Almost all cultures celebrate special Spring holidays with some form of ritual whether it’s a prayer, gift-giving, or games. And almost all of them include the sharing of food. San Francisco families practicing shelter-in-place and social distancing will need to get creative to celebrate various religious and family holidays in April, including Easter, Passover, and the beginning of Ramadan.
Here are some ideas to connect with family and friends and celebrate together:
- Check out virtual services being offered by many religious institutions such as temples, churches, and mosques, including via Facebook Live.
- Cook or order online traditional dishes for family members you share a household
- Eat with family and friends with each household to cook a traditional dish to enjoy a virtually family dinner at the same time via Messenger, Zoom, Houseparty, FaceTime, etc. .
- Do a virtual Easter egg hunt or Afikoman and have the children hunt for the eggs and matzo in different rooms via video conference. Please note many San Francisco Parks and Recreational Facilities remain closed or inaccessible to the public.
- Donate to the City of San Francisco First Responders and organizations that are supporting those in need during this time.
The SFFD wishes you and your family a safe and healthy Springtime Celebration!
Helping Neighbors Make A Healthy Community!
Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) members are trained citizen first responders who can help save lives. Follow on Facebook and Twitter for Real-Time Alerts, Updates and Tips for helping neighbors in your community while still ensuring your own health and safety.
SFFD Information & Services
The San Francisco Fire Department provides a variety of services to assist the public with building fire code requirements, responding to requests regarding legal matters, conducting fire investigations and providing fire prevention information to the public. Click here for a full list of available services or select one of the quick links below for more information:
Public Information Officer (PIO): FirePIO@sfgov.org