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San Francisco Mayor announces reopening plan

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – San Francisco Mayor London Breed and other city officials announced the city’s reopening plan amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The same day, San Francisco had allowed personal care services such as hair salons, nail salons, and barbershops to resume outdoor operations.

Many businesses have been closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Since July, San Francisco has been on California’s COVID-19 watch list, which restricted many activities.

The state’s new “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” plan ranks each California county using a colored tier system based on the rate of community spread of coronavirus. Counties are categorized as purple (widespread transmission), red (substantial), orange (moderate), and yellow (minimal).

According to Mayor Breed, the city will reopen gradually based on its unique COVID-19 data.

“We remain committed to making decisions based on data and our local conditions with COVID-19, and our next steps take a balanced and thoughtful approach to reopening. But we all need to do our part to reopen while keeping our community safe, so remember to cover your face, keep your distance, and wash your hands regularly,” Breed said.   

Additional services will be announced as long as San Francisco continues to make progress toward decreasing COVID-19 numbers.

Businesses and services that can reopen include:

  • Outdoor hair salons and barber shops
  • Outdoor personal services
  • Outdoor massage
  • Outdoor pools (lap swimming, wading), with limited capacity
  • Outdoor non-contact, recreational activities
  • Indoor malls (no food courts, gathering areas) at 25% capacity
  • Childcare and Out of School Time programs, with limitations
  • Higher and adult education, with limitations
  • Indoor funerals (up to 12 people)
  • Outdoor gym and fitness centers (September 9)

GOAL: Mid-September

  • Outdoor tour buses and boats, with limited capacity
  • Outdoor movies, with limited capacity
  • Outdoor family entertainment, with limited capacity
  • Hotels and lodging (not hotel fitness centers), with limited capacity
  • In-classroom learning: TK-6 grade on rolling basis with approved health and safety plan
  • Indoor museums, zoos, aquariums, with limited capacity and an approved health and safety plans)
  • Places of worship (allows one person at a time for individual prayer indoors; 50 people outdoors)
  • Small special gatherings, for example election campaigns, with limited capacity (1 person indoors, 12 people outdoors)

GOAL: End-September

  • Indoor hair salons and barber shops, with limited capacity
  • Indoor personal services, with limited capacity
  • Indoor one-on-one personal training, with limited capacity
  • Indoor solo use of gyms and fitness centers, with limited capacity
  • Places of worship, with limited capacity (25% of capacity indoors, up to 25 people; 50 people outdoors)
  • Small special gatherings, with limited capacity (25% of capacity indoors, up to 25 people; 50 people outdoors)

GOAL: October

  • Middle schools, in-person learning, on rolling basis with an approved health and safety plan

GOAL: November

  • High schools, in-person learning, on rolling basis with an approved health and safety plan

Here is a list of other Bay Area counties reopening.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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