COVID-19 Cases in Schools
San Francisco tracks COVID-19 data in schools as a part of our plan for safer reopening. We are committed to tracking this data for students and staff to ensure they can return to in-person learning as safely as possible.
As of February 15, 2021, there have been fewer than 5 known instances of in-school transmission of COVID-19 in San Francisco since September 23, 2020 when schools began to resume in-person instruction. In-school transmission happens when someone contracts COVID-19 from another student or staff member while at school. We share case, transmission, and outbreak counts once there are five or more occurrences in accordance with our data sharing and privacy policies.
The dashboard below includes data through February 15 on school enrollment and COVID-19 cases within San Francisco schools (grades TK-12). Read the data notes in the dashboard for more information.
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Safety is the top priority in schools
All schools open for in-person learning in San Francisco must follow the Department of Public Health guidance to open as safely as possible. This includes specific procedures on hygiene, ventilation, face coverings, physical distancing, and more.
If anyone at the school should have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, the Department of Public Health has specific guidelines to ensure that exposed staff and students quarantine and that the City is alerted in order to document and investigate each case.
Learn more about these policies and procedures on the San Francisco Department of Public Health website.
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