You Have the Right to Recover


Right to Recover was created to offer a safety net for people who face financial hardship and lack access to benefits such as unemployment insurance or paid sick leave while in isolation following a positive COVID-19 test result.”  Full info at

San Francisco’s Right to Recover Program

The Right to Recover Program provides a one-time payment to adult residents of San Francisco who test positive for COVID-19, and anticipate experiencing financial hardship during their quarantine or isolation. There is no application process and the City will not ask or record any citizenship or immigration questions. Immigration status does not affect eligibility.  

You must be experiencing financial hardship because of being unable to work or are too sick to work during isolation for Covid.

You may eligible if you: 

  • Are a resident of San Francisco 
  • Are 18 years or older 
  • Have a recent case of Covid confirmed by a positive test at a lab 
  • Are not receiving paid sick leave or unemployment insurance benefits

If this is you, email Use “Right to Recover” in the subject line, and include your name and contact number in the body of the email.

You can also call the Covid Resource Center at 628-217-6101 to ask about Right to Recover funds.

Give2SF This program is funded by generous donations to the Give2SF COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, a public-private partnership. Contribute here.