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Reopening San Francisco: A projected timeline

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – San Francisco along with the rest of the Bay Area has been under shelter-in-place orders since late March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Thursday revealed a projected timeline for reopening various businesses and services to resume in the city, nothing that the timeline is tentative and will be adjusted as needed, based on public health data.

At last check, there were more than 2,400 confirmed coronavirus cases in San Francisco, with the death toll at 40.

San Francisco has the third-most coronavirus cases in the region, preceded by hotspot Alameda County which comes in first with the most cases, followed by Santa Clara County.

Here are the targeted dates, businesses and services affected in the projected timeline:

June 15: Phase 2B

Business

  • Outdoor fitness like boot camps and yoga with social distancing*
  • All manufacturing, wholesale trade, leasing, and transportation with over 50 employees
  • Non-emergency medical appointments
  • All private indoor household services like cooks and house cleaners
  • Outdoor dining including restaurants and bars with food
  • Indoor retail (malls require approved plans)
  • Professional sports games, tournaments, and other entertainment venues allowed with no spectators with approved plans*
  • Religious services and ceremonies*

Childcare and education

  • Summer camps with stable groups of up to 12

July 13: Phase 2C

Business

  • Hair salons and barber shops*
  • Indoor dining
  • Real estate open houses with appointments only

Mid-August: Phase 3

Businesses

  • Hotels, hospitality, and short-term rentals for allowable activities
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Limited indoor leisure like movie theaters, billiards, and bowling alleys
  • Nonessential healing arts
  • All other personal services like personal training, tattoo, permanent makeup, and piercing, and nail salons
  • Bars without food*

Childcare and education

  • SFUSD
  • Schools, including primary, secondary, and higher education

Culture and recreation

  • Indoor museums
  • Basketball courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Indoor tennis
  • Zoos

TBD: Phase 4

All activities will be allowed to resume, such as:

  • Concert attendees
  • Live audience sports and performances
  • Night clubs 
  • Festivals

The timing for Phase 4 will depend on the city’s outcomes in Phases 1 to 3.

Phase 4 will be the full reopening of the city’s economy.

During this phase, all coronavirus restrictions will be lifted, including social distancing requirements.

>> Learn more about the projected timelines on the city’s website here.

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