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What You Need to Know for Planning A Meeting in San Francisco

San Francisco is open for meetings! Here are the latest rules, guidelines, and regulations to help guide your planning your next meeting.
April 1, 2022

Number of Attendees Well-Fitted Masks Vaccination/Testing Requirement for Patrons & Staff
10,000+ (Outdoor Mega Events) Recommended No proof of vaccination or negative test required
Less than 1,000 Recommended for people who are unvaccinated No proof of vaccination or negative test required
(Indoor Mega Events)
Recommended for people who are unvaccinated No proof of vaccination or negative test required

Safer Return Together Health Order from SF Health Officer

Meetings and events are back in the City by the Bay, and the team here at San Francisco Travel has the answers to all your questions.

When did meetings and live events resume?

Meetings and live events resumed on Apr. 15, 2021. This was the earliest date permitted by the State of California and by the City and County of San Francisco.

What are the rules for hosting conventions, meetings, and receptions in San Francisco?

All business sectors may return to usual operations, outlined as such:

  • No capacity limitations.
  • No physical distancing restrictions
  • Masking should follow current CDPH Guidance for Face Coverings (San Francisco Airport requires masking by federal order)

NEW: Beginning Apr. 1, 2022, San Francisco will align with the State of California's new guidance that attendees at mega events will no longer be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test.

Who made these rules?

These public health policies have been set by the State of California and adopted by the San Francisco Health Officer.

Will the rules change?

The City and County of San Francisco may adjust these rules as necessary to ensure public safety. Any subsequent updates will be made to this page.

Is it safe to meet in San Francisco?

Yes. San Francisco has led the way in preventing the spread of COVID-19 since the earliest days of this pandemic. Our stay-at-home orders, physical distancing requirements, and measured reopening has helped us avoid the more dramatic surges witnessed in other parts of the country. Now, the availability of vaccines has greatly improved our situation. As of Feb. 22, 83% of eligible San Franciscans are fully vaccinated. Simply put, our city is among the most protected in the nation.

Where can my attendees get a COVID-19 test, if needed?

San Francisco Travel has partnered with RokketMed to provide rapid antigen and rapid PCR tests 7 days a week to visitors at our new Testing Center, located conveniently at The Moscone Center. For more details, click here.

What can I do in San Francisco?

Most of San Francisco's popular attractions, famous restaurants, and inspiring cultural institutions are open with certain modifications to their capacities or visitor experience. For more details, bookmark this article that we regularly update or read through our official Meeting Planner's Guide.

What should I do now?

Contact our team to start planning your next meeting in San Francisco! We can't wait to host you again!