COVID-19 Recovery

Recovery occurs following an incident, when disaster-induced damage and losses require restoration of services and rebuilding.

COVID-19 Resources

This page provides the Controller's Office's guidance, instructions, and other resources related to the City's response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Dashboards

Response Resources




Monetary and In-Kind Donations for COVID-19 Efforts and the City's Give2SF Response and Recovery Fund

Donated resources are eligible to offset the non-Federal share of eligible Emergency Protective Measures costs if certain criteria are met. Visit FEMA Donated Resources for more guidance on donated resources.

See Cost Recovery guidance below for tracking and reporting donations not directed to Give2SF or managed through the Emergency Operations Center):

For information related to donations directed to the City's Give2SF Response and Recovery Fund, please refer to the Give2SF website.

Disaster Financial Impacts

Disasters are costly. Being financially prepared will help your agency recover. Please visit SFPrepared for disaster or emergency preparedness resources.

Federal & State Disaster Assistance


FEMA COVID-19 Factsheets

  Category B: Emergency Protective Measures
  COVID-19 Reimbursable costs:
1 Management, control and reduction of immediate threats to public health and safety:
1a Emergency Operation Center costs
1b Training specific to the declared event
1c Disinfection of eligible public facilities
1d Technical assistance to state, tribal, territorial or local governments on emergency management and control of immediate threats to public health and safety
2 Emergency medical care
2a Non-deferrable medical treatment of infected persons in a shelter or temporary medical facility
2b Related medical facility services and supplies
2c Temporary medical facilities and/or enhanced medical/hospital capacity (for treatment when existing facilities are reasonably forecasted to become overloaded in the near term and cannot accommodate the patient load or to quarantine potentially infected persons)
2d Use of specialized medical equipment
2e Medical waste disposal
2f Emergency medical transport
3 Medical sheltering (e.g. when existing facilities are reasonably forecasted to become overloaded in the near future and cannot accommodate needs)All sheltering must be conducted in accordance with standards and/or guidance approved by HHS/CDC and must be implemented in a manner that incorporates social distancing measures
3a Non?congregate medical sheltering is subject to prior approval by FEMA and is limited to that which is reasonable and necessary to address the public health needs of the event, is pursuant to the direction of appropriate public health officials and does not extend beyond the duration of the Public Health Emergency
4 Household pet sheltering and containment actions related to household pets in accordance with CDC guidelines
5 Purchase and distribution of food, water, ice, medicine, and other consumable supplies, to include personal protective equipment and hazardous material suits
6 Movement of supplies and persons
7 Security and law enforcement
8 Communications of general health and safety information to the public
9 Search and rescue to locate and recover members of the population requiring assistance
10 Reimbursement for state, tribe, territory and/or local government force account overtime costs

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions