May 7, 2020
The San Francisco Department of Public Health has released an updated "FAQS FOR SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH ORDERS".
Included in this document is new guidance regarding staging companies.
Staging companies are now allowed to operate, as long as there are no occupants present in the home.
Here is the relevant excerpt:
Are the following people permitted to operate under the Order as service providers that enable residential transactions:
- Real estate inspectors and appraisers?
Yes, inspectors and appraisers are necessary to enable residential real estate transactions to occur.
- Real estate photographers?
Yes, real estate photographers are necessary to enable virtual viewings and marketing to occur.
- Real estate stagers?
Yes, given the recent modification to the San Francisco Health Order on May 4th allowing all real estate transactions and people to move residences, real estate staging may resume operations when no occupants are present at the home.
(Added 4/24/2020; Amended 5/6/2020)
Read the full FAQ here.