This webpage addresses:
COVID-19 Sick Leave, Emergency FMLA, or Vacation
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is committed to maintaining City employee income security to the fullest extent possible, and to providing additional resources to employees who are providing front-line services.
Accordingly, as authorized in Mayor Breed’s Supplemental Proclamation dated March 31, 2020, the Human Resources Director and the Director of Transportation for SFMTA service critical employees are implementing the following emergency leave and benefit policy changes, effective April 1, 2020.
- 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (04/01/21)
- COVID-19 Compensation Plan (01/05/22)
- COVID-19 Leave Procedures (04/13/2021)
- COVID-19 Leave Request Form (04/20/2021)
- COVID-19 Paid Administrative Leave for Employees Working On-Site or in the Field (09/10/20)
- Reasonable Accommodations and Covid-19 Vulnerable Employees (07/21/20)
DHR works closely with the Department of Public Health to keep our workforce safe. Procedures and guidance are frequently updated to comply with Public Health guidelines.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols in the Workplace
- City's Vaccine and Face Covering Policy and Resources (08/12/21)
- City Offices Safety Protocol (03/05/21)
- Covid-19 Testing Resource Guide (08/20/21)
- Face Covering Requirements At Work (08/03/21)
- Health Orders and Guidance in the Workplace (06/01/20)
- Management of COVID-19 Workplace Investigations and Staff Notifications (11/22/21)
- Managing Outbreaks/Mulitple Infections of COVID-19 (01/27/21)
- Requirements for Conducting Health Screenings for Employees (05/04/21)
- Requirements for Employees Returning to Work Sites after not Passing Health Screening, COVID-19 Illness or Exposure (01/07/22)
Disaster Service Workers (DSW)
All City and County employees are designated by State law as Disaster Service Workers (DSWs). This means that when the Mayor declares a local emergency, employees may be deployed to different work sites than usual, or be asked to perform work duties or tasks that are different from their regular work responsibilities. As a DSW, you cannot refuse a DSW assignment when your department contacts you. However, if you are called to a DSW assignment, you will not be required to do work you are not qualified to do.
If you have questions about the responsibilities of a DSW, please speak with your department’s human resources representative. For more information on Disaster Service Workers click here for the Disaster Service Worker webpage.
Join San Francisco’s response to COVID-19. Healthcare professionals and other healthy adults are needed to assist in the City’s response. If you would like to volunteer, check out the opportunities below. Thank you for your service during this unprecedented public health emergency.
- Emergency Healthcare Volunteers. Health care providers, public health professionals, and members of medical disaster response are needed to volunteer with the Department of Public Health. Learn more about the Emergency Healthcare Volunteer Opportunities.
- General Volunteers: Food Preparation and Distribution. If you are an adult would like to volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic in a non-healthcare capacity, the City’s nonprofits need your help. Register here to be connected to a community food preparation and distribution effort.
- Other Volunteer Opportunities. Learn more about other COVID-19 volunteer opportunities .
The City has issued Interim Telecommute policies to minimize health risk for our employees. Where a department determines it is possible, employees who can perform their work remotely are encouraged to telecommute. Some employees, including those in the vulnerable population, may not be able to telecommute because they need to be at work in order to provide critical city services, for example, health care workers, transit operators, or those serving as Disaster Service Workers.
Review the City telecommute policy and process here: https://sfdhr.org/telecommute.
DHR is committed to keeping our partners in labor informed as the response to COVID-19 continues to evolve. Labor partners will be directly updated from our Employee Relations Division and can also use The California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) as a resource.
- Cleaning and Sanitizing Protocol for Real Estate Division and Other City Departments and Agencies (03/13/20)
- COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs for CCSF Employees (08/27/21)
- Message from Mayor London Breed on 24/7 Access to Counseling Services (04/08/20)
- Message from Mayor London Breed on Thank You for Your Service (03/18/20)
- Message from Mayor London Breed on New Public Health Order (03/16/20)
- Employee Notice - Travel Advisory (11/20/20)