San Francisco Department of Health: Recommendations on COVID – 19 and people experiencing homelessness

April 6, 2020

AUTHORITY: City and County of San Francisco

DATE PRODUCED: Last updated March 26, 2020

TYPE: Other


  • What should people in shelters/experiencing unsheltered homelessness do?
  • What is the City doing to protect the health of people living in congregate environments, including shelters, single room occupancy hotels (SROs), and supportive housing?
  • How are shelters modifying operations to protect people experiencing homelessness?
  • What is the City doing to support unsheltered people in order to limit the spread of COVID-19?
  • How are unsheltered populations receiving support during the outbreak?

SHORT DESCRIPTION: The City of San Francisco’s Public Health department provides information on how it is protecting people experiencing unsheltered homelessness and modifying shelter operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. It also includes guidance for people experiencing sheltered or unsheltered homelessness.