City and County of San Francisco Travel Quarantine

December 17, 2020

Article updated on January 6, 2020

To help reduce the impact on transmissions and hospitalizations from the current COVID-19 virus surge, the City and County of San Francisco issued a Public Health Emergency Order effective 12:01 AM on Friday, December 18, 2020. The travel quarantine remains in effect indefinitely. Read details here.

The Order imposes a mandatory 10-day quarantine on anyone traveling, moving, or returning to the City and County of San Francisco from anywhere outside the 10 San Francisco Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, and Sonoma. Riders from Yolo, Sacramento, and Placer counties must quarantine unless they are essential workers or fit into the list of exceptions detailed in the Order.

Anyone who has COVID-19 or who has recently been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 must isolate or quarantine regardless of where they traveled from.

What Does This Mean for Travel on the Capitol Corridor?

If you have plans to travel to San Francisco from outside the San Francisco Bay Area, you must quarantine in accordance with this Order, unless your trip meets one of the exceptions noted in the order, for example, if you are traveling for essential work.

Our service will continue to operate according to its current schedule so those traveling for essential work may get where they need to go. The Capitol Corridor will be providing information to passengers about this new Health Order via website, social media, emails and by posting required notices at stations.

Find more information about San Francisco’s COVID response at the website for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, or read the full Public Health Emergency Order (dated December 16, 2020) here. This includes details on quarantine requirements and exceptions.