SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Starting today, people can resume indoor shopping in San Francisco and San Jose.

The move comes as the city moves into the next stage of Phase Two – Phase 2B – amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“San Francisco’s early and aggressive actions were key to the success we have had fighting the coronavirus,” said Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of Health. “As we move to reopen, continuing to prioritize community health will be essential. Every San Franciscan can and must help if we are going to reach better times ahead. That means, covering your face, keeping social distance and getting tested if you have any symptoms. These actions have saved lives and are going to be more important than ever as we start to move around the city again.”

Under Phase 2B, most indoor retail shopping will resume, in addition to the following:

  • Outdoor dining
  • Summer camps
  • Private household indoor services
  • Religious services and ceremonies
  • Outdoor exercise classes
  • Professional sports games, tournaments, and other entertainment venues with no spectators
  • Non-emergency medical appointments

Face coverings will be required and shoppers must maintain social distancing guidelines.

Some stores will be limiting the number of shoppers allowed inside to reinforce social distancing.

The next phase, 2C, is projected for July 13.

Under Phase 2C, activities such as indoor dining with modifications can resume, along with the reopening of hair salons and barbershops.

Phase 3 – which includes the reopeing of bars, nail salons, gyms, playgrounds, and swimming pools – is projected for mid-August, while Phase 4 is yet to be determined.

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Meanwhile in San Jose, Westfield Valley Fair and Oakridge are also opening this morning after being shutdown during the pandemic.

Start and close times have also been adjusted and will now operate from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Face masks will be required there too and hand sanitizer will be available in many locations.

They will also disinfect high traffic areas and monitor areas that might have too many people in one place.

Keep in mind it’s still up to the individual stores to decide if they are ready to open or not.

Call ahead to confirm if your store is open and operating.

If you don’t have a face mask, they will sell you one for $3 and the money will go to charity.

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