SF’s Indoor Salons & Gyms Can Open Sept. 14th
San Francisco Announces Next Phase Of Reopening To Begin On Monday
Indoor personal services and indoor gyms and fitness centers with limited capacity, hotels, and other lower risk indoor and outdoor activities will move forward on Monday, September 14
September 10, 2020
Mayor London N. Breed, Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of Health, and Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, co-Chair of the City’s Economic Recovery Task Force, today announced San Francisco is moving forward with additional reopening on Monday, September 14.
In addition to previously announced businesses and activities planned for mid-September, indoor personal services with limited capacity and indoor gyms with limited capacity will also be opening this coming Monday.
San Francisco’s resumed reopening started on September 1 and will continue on Monday, September 14 with additional outdoor and indoor activities, including services that are opening earlier than the City previously announced.
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The businesses and services that will resume indoors with limited capacity include hair salons, barber shops, massage services, nail salons, gyms and fitness centers with limited capacity. Only those services where face coverings can be worn at all times by everyone involved will reopen at this time.
Just keep in mind, timelines can change. For example, back in June, indoor dining was originally scheduled to reopen on July 15th and bars in mid-August, but then the timeline changed drastically
As previously announced, hotels, outdoor family entertainment centers, drive-in entertainment like outdoor movies, and outdoor tour buses and boats will also reopen on the 14th under rules for outdoor gatherings.
Indoor museums and galleries may submit health and safety plans the week of September 14th and will be able to open as early as September 21st following submission of their plan to the Department of Public Health. Additional services, businesses, and activities will resume over the coming weeks and months as long as San Francisco continues to make progress on limiting the spread of COVID-19.
San Francisco’s Path Forward to Reopening
Monday, September 14 – Low Risk Outdoor and Indoor Activities
- Indoor personal services, such as hair salons, barber shops, 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 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 rolling basis with an approved health and safety plan
GOAL: November, High Schools, additional learning activities
- High schools, in-person learning, on rolling basis with an approved health and safety plan
GOAL: TBD – “Higher Risk” Activities – Updates Coming Mid-October
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.
Business, all with limited capacity
- Gyms and fitness centers, indoors with multiple users
- Movie theaters, indoors
- Contact recreational sports, outdoors
- Swimming pools, indoors
- Dining and bars with food, indoors
- Bars, wineries, and breweries without food (outdoors and indoors)
- Convention and event centers
- Night clubs
- Performance spaces, indoors (theaters, concert halls, music venues)
- Places of worship, indoors, with increased capacity
- Playgrounds, outdoors
- Non-contact recreational sports with shared equipment, indoors