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San Francisco will begin the next phase of reopening on Monday, September 14th.
The reopening includes indoor personal services including hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, massage services, indoor gyms, fitness centers, and hotels with limited capacity.
Drive-movies, tattoo and piercing centers, family entertainment centers with activities such as mini-golf, go-carts, and batting cages can also reopen Monday with limited capacity. Places of worship and political facilities can open for one person at a time, with up to 50 people allowed outdoors.
Indoor museums and galleries will be able to open September 21st, but according to Mayor Breed will require safety plans.
“I’m so glad we can move forward earlier than expected to reopen more businesses that have been closed since March. These businesses have been struggling, and starting Monday, they’ll finally be able to serve customers again, with the necessary safety precautions and modifications in place…It’s on all of us to keep doing our part so that we can get more businesses reopened, get our kids back in school, and keep making progress on our economic recovery. Wearing face coverings when you go out, keeping your distance, and washing your hands will help us keep the rate of transmission down and will help San Francisco recover from this pandemic.” Said Mayor London Breed.
“We will continue our deliberate and gradual reopening as it allows us to monitor the spread, manage its immediate challenges and mitigate the long term impact on our city. Our reopening pace will be informed by our ability to manage the risk of more activity that may result in more cases and hospitalizations,” said Dr. Colfax
“This just demonstrates that the city can listen, they can hear the cries coming from not just these small business owners, they can hear the cries coming from residents of San Francisco that want fitness again, they know during a pandemic fitness can really help them out,” said Dave Karraker, representative of the San Francisco Independent Fitness Studio Coalition and co-owns MX3 Fitness.
San Francisco’s reopening plan is as follows, according to SF.GOV:
Monday, September 14 – Low-Risk Outdoor and Indoor Activities
- Indoor personal services, such as hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, massage services, tattoo and piercing, with limited capacity
- Indoor gyms, including one-on-one personal training, at limited capacity
- Hotels and other lodging, including short-term rentals
- Places of worship and political activities (one person at a time indoors for individual prayer or campaign office use; up to 50 people outdoors)
- Outdoor tour buses and open-air boats, with limited capacity
- Drive-in movies, with limited capacity
- Outdoor family entertainment, such as mini-golf, batting cages, and go-carts, with limited capacity, (but not amusement park rides and playgrounds at this time)
September 21 – Indoor Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums and TK-6th grade in-person learning
- Indoor museums, zoos, and aquariums at a limited capacity and with a submitted health and safety plan
- In-classroom learning: TK-6th grade on a rolling basis with approved health and safety plan
GOAL: End of September, Low-Risk Indoor Activities
- Places of worship, with limited capacity (25% of capacity indoors, up to 25 people; up to 50 people outdoors)
GOAL: October, Middle School in-person learning
- Middle schools, in-person learning, on a rolling basis with an approved health and safety plan
GOAL: November, High Schools, additional learning activities
- High schools, in-person learning, on a rolling basis with an approved health and safety plan