COVID-19 updates

Check here for the Sheriff's Office latest COVID-19 information.

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office is on the front lines of the coronavirus public health emergency, working to prevent exposure and the spread of COVID-19 while protecting public safety. 

The Sheriff’s Office is operating under a COVID-19 response and action plan with addenda as required. Emergency actions have included:

  • 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.
  • Closing the Women’s Resource Center and suspending classes at the SFSO Community Programs building;
  • Continuing to support justice-involved people on alternatives to incarceration through individual client services at our Community Programs Building at 70 Oak Grove;
  • Working with the courts and our community partners to identify and secure housing and services for early releases who do not have a location to shelter in place. 
  • Expanding the Sheriff’s law enforcement protections to include Moscone Center where the City is staging its Emergency Operations Center, and to COVID-19 testing sites;
  • Providing patrol wagons for citywide district transfers;
  • Deploying more deputies to expanded perimeter patrols.

Please check this page for the latest Sheriff's Office communications regarding COVID-19.