No Indoor Dining & Bars In SF Until At Least “Mid-October”
When San Francisco announced its new reopening timeline on September 1st, there wasn’t any mention of indoor dining or bars.
Today the city revised the reopening timeline and finally addresses this issue, but still without many specifics. According to the timeline released on September 10th, indoor restaurants and bars (whether indoors or outdoors) still have a “TBD” date.
But the city says “The following are considered to be higher-risk activities. Each will be carefully assessed based on the City’s health indicators and the best available science. We will provide an update in mid-October on the progression of these sectors.”
So this could be an actual timeline, or it could happen earlier, or later. As soon as we know, we’ll let you know.
San Francisco initially tried to reopen indoor dining on July 13th, but the city postponed the reopening after a surge of COVID cases.
This week, NYC announced the reopening of indoor dining starting September 30th at 25% capacity. According to the Daily Mail, most major cities throughout the word (outside of California) have reopened indoor dining in some form without a noticeable surge in COVID-related deaths.
Eater reports that indoor dining rooms have opened in Santa Cruz and Napa, but remain closed throughout the rest of the Bay Area