More rollbacks likely in San Francisco soon

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Tuesday held a press conference with an update on the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is about saving lives, everything we ask you to do in the coming months is about that saving lives,” Breed said.

During the briefing, officials said rollbacks are likely coming to San Francisco as early as Tuesday due to the rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

“We are in trouble,” Mayor Breed said, adding that she won’t rule out possible closure of outdoor dining.

“Our dangerous winter has arrived. The truth is we are going to have to take more restrictions,” Breed said.

Dr. Grant Colfax said San Francisco will see a hospital bed shortage by Christmas, “COVID hospitalizations have doubled in just 10 days.”

“We will further reduce the number of people who can gather especially from multiple households, and we will analyze capacity restrictions for indoor shopping and other indoor services. We are reviewing Santa Clara County health orders which require those traveling more than 150 miles to quarantine for 14 days. Some of this new guidance will be issued this week,” said Dr. Grand Colfax when asked what kind of rollbacks will be issued.

The news briefing took place on World Aids Day and Colfax said with AIDS, doctors didn’t initially have the know-how or tools to treat it. He says COVID-19 is different in that everyone knows what it takes to fight the virus, it’s just a matter of doing it.

San Francisco enacted a nightly curfew starting Monday to help curb the spread of virus cases.

This comes after the city landed in the most restrictive purple tier amid a rise in cases and hospitalizations.

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