San Francisco reopens indoor dining, gyms and more

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco has been moved to the Red tier on Tuesday.

This means indoor dining can resume in the county at 25% capacity, plus gyms could open at 10% indoor capacity. Museums and movie theaters can also open indoors at 25% capacity.

In addition, there will be no more curfew at restaurants. However, indoor dining is limited to four people per table, and they all must be part of the same household.

The reopening also comes with a reminder to put masks back on whenever waitstaff approach a dining table at restaurants.

Reopening goes into effect at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

The San Francisco COVID Command Center had previously told KRON4 that the earliest the county would be allowed to move to a less risky tier would be on Wednesday, March 3.

This is because a county has to qualify (by having better testing and case rate trends) for at least two weeks before moving.

Here are San Francisco’s metrics as of the last update on the California’s tier map, which was Feb. 23:

  • 9.4 New COVID-19 cases per day per 100K
  • 5.2 adjusted case rate for tier assignment
  • 1.9% Positivity rate (7-day average)
  • 4.2% Health equity quartile positivity rate

To qualify for the Red tier, which is still considered to have a ‘substantial’ COVID transmission risk, these are the metrics to fall under:

  • 4.0 – 7.0 New COVID-19 cases per day per 100K
  • 5.0 – 8.0% Positivity rate (7-day average)
  • 5.3 – 8.0% Health equity quartile positivity rate

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