Resources to Support Arts Organizations and Artists During COVID-19 Emergency
Otros Recursos Para Apoyar a las Organizaciones Artisticas y Artistas Durante la Emergencia de COVID-19
Iba pang pagkukunan ng impormasyon tungkol sa pagtulong sa mga Organisasyon sa Arte at Artista sa Panahon ng Emerhensya ng COVID-19
(Updates are found in each of the live links below. Note: updates occur frequently; please refer to these public health guidelines for the latest information on COVID safety requirements.)
The City and County of San Francisco continues to update its health orders in light of the spread in the Bay Area region of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and the imminent threat that it poses to the health of vulnerable residents and particularly to the capacity of San Francisco’s healthcare system.
Please check the links below for the most up-to-date information to keep everyone safe from COVID-19 as the virus continues to be dynamic.
Are museums and galleries covered by the vaccine mandate?
The proof of vaccination requirement only applies if 1,000 or more patrons will be present in an individual gallery or other enclosed space at the same time. Museums and galleries are encouraged to ensure that patrons move through exhibits and avoid gathering in large groups for extended periods of time. For each gallery space or room in which patrons gather museums and galleries are also encouraged to implement at least one of the ventilation strategies approved by SFDPH. But in areas where food or drinks are served and consumed (e.g., a restaurant or café within a museum), proof of vaccination for patrons and implementation of at least one ventilation strategy are required regardless of the number of people present in the space. With limited exceptions, all persons 2 years old and older are required to wear a well-fitted mask when inside galleries, museums, and other similar public indoor spaces.
Click on this link for updates from the Mayor's Office
Click on this link for more information on the City's Reopening
Click on this link for the updated mask/face covering Guidance
Click on this link for Cal/OSHA Guidance for Offices
Click on this link for the COVID-19 Outreach Toolkit for Businesses
Large Indoor Gatherings and Indoor Mega-Events
On January 10th, the SF Department of Public Health issued a new Health Order that impacts indoor and outdoor "mega events."
The primary change to the Order is to comply with changes the state made lowering the threshold for mega events to 500 attendees for indoor events, and 5,000 attendees for outdoor events, beginning January 15th.
The new requirement for Up-to-Date Vaccinations at mega events goes into effect on February 1st.
The host or organizer of an indoor or outdoor Mega-Event, Large Indoor Event, or series of Mega-Events or Large Indoor Events must submit to the Health Officer a proposed plan detailing the procedures that will be implemented to minimize the risk of transmission among patrons and Personnel. Specifically, the proposed plan should include to following:
- Description of event details (date/time; expected capacity; location; and type of event).
- Contact name for the event (i.e., a person who can be reached in the event of an outbreak and/or who can be contacted to discuss the proposed plan).
- An explanation of how the host or organizer will have attendees meet requirements for providing their vaccination status (required indoors, recommended outdoors).
- An explanation of how the host or organizer will communicate/message:
- Information to ensure that guests are aware of vaccination requirements (indoors)/recommendations (outdoors); and
- The safety measures being taken.
- If the event is being held indoors, an explanation of how the host or organizer will adhere to the Face Covering Requirements and Appendix A of this Order.
- A description of the strategies that will be implemented to avoid stagnant crowds (this can include traffic flow, advanced ticketing, touchless payment, etc.).
A template for plans for Large Indoor Events with 1,000-4,999 attendees is available at www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/files/C19-07-HSP-over-1000.pdf.
Plans must be submitted by email to HealthPlan@sfcityatty.org at least ten business days before the planned event or, if earlier, ten business days before the date on which tickets will begin to be sold or offered to the public. If tickets for a Large Indoor Event are already on sale as of the date of this Order, the host or organizer must submit the plan within 30 days of the date of this Order or 48 hours before the event, whichever comes first. The host or organizer does not need advance written approval of the Health Officer or the Health Officer’s designee to proceed with the Mega-Event or Large Indoor Event consistent with the plan. But in the event the Health Officer identifies deficiencies in the plan, DPH will contact the host or organizer, and the host or organizer is required to work with DPH to address any and all deficiencies.
All Businesses, governmental entities, and other organizations hosting outdoor events with 5,000 to 9,999 attendees are strongly urged to
- follow the recommendations in the State’s Post-Blueprint Guidance for outdoor Mega-Events; and
- require all patrons age 12 and up to show proof, before entering the event, that they are Fully Vaccinated, subject to any applicable requirements of federal, state, or local laws requiring accommodation.
For convenience of reference, a chart summarizing the requirements for Mega-Events and Large Events is available at www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/files/C19-07-Mega-andLarge-Event-Chart.pdf.
Youth Classes/Summer Programs
Largely because not all children are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at this time, the following Programs for Children and Youth must operate in compliance with the health and safety requirements set forth in Health Officer Directive No. 2020-14, including as it may be amended in the future:
- group care facilities for children who are not yet in elementary school—including, for example, licensed childcare centers, daycares, family daycares, and preschools (including cooperative preschools); and
- with the exception of schools, which are addressed in subsection a above, educational or recreational institutions or programs that provide care or supervision for school-aged children and youth—including for example, learning hubs, other programs that support and supplement distance learning in schools, school-aged childcare programs, youth sports programs, summer camps, and afterschool programs.
Financial, Health and Other Resources for Visual and Performing Artists, Cultural Workers, Small Businesses, Arts Institutions & Nonprofits
Health and Protocol Directives (laws) and Guidance (complementary assistance)
Financial Resources for Small Businesses and the Entire Arts & Culture Sector
Performing Arts Resources and Grants
Resources for Museums & Galleries (including those that offer in-store retail--i.e. galleries, art boutiques, etc.)