In April 2020, Jail Health Services, a section of the Department of Public Health, began offering COVID-19 testing at booking to new arrestees who are housed overnight in San Francisco county jail. Results are returned in about six hours. People who test positive for COVID are isolated until they are released or recover.
Implementing aggressive enhanced screening at booking through our Jail Health Services, a section of the Department of Public Health, to rapidly identify and isolate any persons with symptoms or exposure related to COVID-19.
Suspending county jail visits and programs on March 13, 2020, to protect incarcerated persons.
Postponing evictions beginning midnight, March 17, 2020, until further notice.