Shelter-In-Place Recommendations for
Corona Virus (COVID-19)

IMPORTANT: If you currently have a cough, fever or shortness of breath, call your medical provider. Remain isolated except to get medical care.


  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Avoid close contact with the sick.
  • Put safe distance between yourself and others; “social distancing.”
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.


  • Have enough household items, groceries and medications on hand so that you will be prepared to stay at home for a period of time.
  • Shop during off-peak hours to avoid crowds.
  • If possible, you or someone you trust can shop online.


  • Family, establish daily check-ins.
  • Neighbors, keep good connection about your health and needs. 
  • Civic/Social Networks, maintain your visibility and communicate your emerging needs.


  • Sign up for text-based alerts
    Text: AlertSF to 888-777.
  • Monitor news outlets such as radio, television and newspaper.
    Visit and
  • 911 for Police, Fire, Medical Emergencies
    Call if there is danger to life, property or the environment.
  • 311 for City Services and Information
    Police reports for crimes not in progress
  • Call 415-553-0123 for Police Non-Emergency Assistance.
    Loitering, Wellness Checks, etc.
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