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COVID-19 Resources for All SFO Workers

SFO’s Business and Career Center (BCC) can help current and former SFO employees navigate all of the resources and benefits they may be entitled to as a result of COVID-19. Workers should also consult with their individual employers and/or Unions about their sick leave policies and procedures and other resources that might be available.

  • Contact SFO’s Business & Career Center for help 7 days a week
  • SFO’s BCC team is available for one-on-one assistance
  • Call or text 650.821.5242, e-mail

Attend a Benefits Assistance Session for SFO employees impacted by COVID-19
These 30-minute sessions can be accessed online or by phone, and will give you information about unemployment benefits, healthcare, and other community resources.

To sign-up for a Benefits Assistance Session and to view open airport jobs, visit 

References and hyperlinks to website addresses are for your information and convenience.
The San Francisco International Airport is not responsible for the content or security of those internet locations.

Employment Development Department (EDD) Unemployment and Other Benefits
All EDD applications can be found at
You can also file unemployment by phone by calling: 1.800.300.5616 or 650.688.6335

Sick or Quarantined? If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19, you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. 
Caregiving? If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member. 
Reduced Work Hours? If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. Workers who are temporarily unemployed due to COVID-19 and expected to return to work with their employer within a few weeks are not required to actively seek work each week. 
Worker's Compensation If you are unable to do your usual job because you were exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of your work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Benefits include temporary disability (TD) payments, which begin when your doctor says you can't do your usual work for more than three days or you are hospitalized overnight. 


Employees can also use this helpful chart from the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) to help determine what benefits they are eligible for:


Safety Hotline

Safety Hotline         SFO has set-up a hotline for employees to call 24/7 if they have safety or concerns about their health or working conditions: 650.821.5907 



Financial Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19


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