San Francisco Department of the Environment

Emergency Ride Home

By order of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, effective March 17 through May, all residents of the City and County of San Francisco are required to shelter at their place of residence except for essential needs or unless performing an essential job function, as defined here. During this time, the Emergency Ride Home program will continue to be available to individuals who work in San Francisco who are fulfilling essential job functions, and all requests will continue to be evaluated based on the program's eligibility criteria, defined below.

Taxi and public transportation services are essential services and will continue to be available for the duration of this Public Health Order. SFMTA is advising people not to ride Muni if you are feeling ill, except as necessary to seek medical care after consulting with your medical provider. For further transportation-related updates, please visit SFMTA's website.

Please visit for more information on the Public Health Order. For questions regarding the Emergency Ride Home program, contact [email protected].

Essential Worker Ride Home

The Essential Worker Ride Home program, which expands upon the Emergency Ride Home program, provides a safe and reliable taxi ride home from work to essential employess impacted by public transportation reductions. Learn more and apply >


Do you walk, bike, take transit, or carpool to work in San Francisco? We support you.

If you experience a personal emergency at work—such as you or a loved one getting sick— San Francisco’s Emergency Ride Home program will cover the cost of your ride home up to $150.

The next time you’re in a tough spot, get reimbursed for the cost of your ride home.

Here’s how:

  1. Have a qualifying emergency*
  2. Take an official taxi or public transit ride home
  3. Save your receipt
  4. Submit a reimbursement request
  5. Get reimbursed up to $150

*Additional Information

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Ride to work, worry-free. We’ve got your back.

Contact Information

San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment)
City & County of San Francisco
Phone: (415) 355-3700
Email: [email protected]

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This is an illustration for the ERH program