Outdoor dining to resume in San Francisco after CA stay-at-home order lifted


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Mayor London Breed and SF Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax provided an update on the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The update came as California’s stay-at-home order was lifted. This means counties are reverting back to the original color-coded tier system.

“Today is a day of celebration, but it’s also a reminder of how much work we have to do to get to a better place,” said SF Mayor London Breed.

San Francisco is moving forward with some limited re-openings now that the statewide Stay at Home Order has been lifted.

Activities to Resume Thursday, January 28.

The following activities are allowed to reopen:

  • Personal Services: Indoor and outdoor personal services, including hair and nail salons, barbers, tattoo, piercing, and massage services may reopen. Facial coverings are required.
  • Outdoor Dining: Outdoor dining is limited to up to 6 people from up to two households at a table.
  • Outdoor Museums and Zoos: Outdoor museums and zoos may resume. Zoos are capped at 50% capacity.
  • Outdoor Family Entertainment Centers: Family entertainment such as skate parks, batting cages, miniature golf, kart racing, and laser tag or paintball may resume outside. Roller and ice skating rinks may operate at 25% capacity.
  • Open Air Boats and Busses: Open air boats and busses may operate with up to 12 passengers or physically distanced groups of 12.
  • Small Gatherings: Members of up to 3 households with a maximum of 12 people total may gather outdoors if social distance can be maintained and no food or drink is being consumed.
  • Indoor Fitness: 1:1 personal training is allowed to resume indoors with no more than 3 people.
  • Indoor Funerals: Indoor funerals can resume with up to 12 people.

“This is not an open door to let us let our hair down and do what we want to do. Let’s do what we are doing, let’s wear our masks and limit the number of people we interact with so we don’t see another surge. And see this virus get out of control,” Breed said.

Current available ICU capacity by region:

  • Bay Area: 25%
  • Greater Sacramento Region: 18.9%
  • Northern California: 27.3%
  • San Joaquin Valley: 22.3%
  • Southern California: 33.3%

Breed said tomorrow California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly will provide an update on vaccine distribution, “Tomorrow your questions about the vaccine will be answered.”

San Francisco will post the revised Health Order with detailed requirements to its website on Wednesday, January 27, effective Thursday, January 28 at 8:00 a.m.

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