Coronavirus Information and Resources
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has created deep concerns and uncertainty for families and communities locally and beyond. OECE, in coordination with the City, is providing up to date information navigating the virus in early care and education settings for families, early care and education programs, and the community.
OECE COVID-19 Resources
The vaccine is one of the most important ways to end the pandemic. The City of San Francisco is currently vaccinating all people who live, work, or learn in SF and are 6 months of age and older.
Step up for your health, the health of your loved ones, and of your community.
COVID-19 testing is a key tool in stopping the spread and protecting one another. Any time you feel sick or have a known exposure, get tested.
There are many free PCR testing sites throughout the City.
SF DPH Child Care Guidance
Below we have compiled some of the most important guidance and resources from the SF Department of Public Health related to COVID-19 safety and regulations in child care settings.
Covid Support for Programs
DEC is using local funding to support programs who close for any reason related to a Covid-19 outbreak at their program. ELS-FCC programs will now continue to receive a full payment for their state and locally funded enrollments during their entire Covid-19 closure period.
Previously, the Covid-19 Closure Grant was available to ELS-FCC programs closed due to the owner or another living in the home contracting Covid-19; and those that received a grant did not receive payment for their state and local enrollments during their closure period. Now, under the new policy there are no gaps in payments.
Covid Support for Families
The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused financial hardships for many families. Below are resources that can help provide financial relief.
Food & Diaper Assistance
Located throughout every neighborhood in San Francisco, Family Resource Centers (FRCs) provide safe places where families can join other families in fun activities that enhance their knowledge and skills as parents.
Throughout the pandemic, Many Family Resource Centers are also providing food and diaper assistance.
The City is partnering with the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program (housingiskey.com) to accelerate rental assistance to San Francisco tenants and landlords who have experienced financial hardship during the pandemic.
How to Stay Informed
The status of COVID-19 in San Francisco and the Bay Area continues to change rapidly, and the City is on top of all developments. To stay informed, check the online resources below for up-to-the-minute updates, call 3-1-1 for guidance regarding COVID-19 public health safety information, and sign up to receive official updates from the City & County about COVID-19 via text message by texting COVID19SF to 888-777.
- San Francisco Department of Public Health
- San Francisco Department of Emergency Management
- SFUSD COVID-19 Resources for Students and Families