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San Francisco Now in “Purple” Tier: Curfew Starts Monday

Three-week curfew from 10pm to 5am coming Monday night, plus many more closures.
By - posted 11/28/2020 No Comment

On Saturday afternoon, San Francisco officially entered the “Purple” tier for COVID which means that the city will implement certain rollbacks of openings as well as institute a curfew. San Mateo also was added to purple, with Marin County being the lone Bay Area hold out still in the “red” tier.

Why is SF in Purple? We’re not sure. The way we read the stats, SF should still be in “red” – According to covid19ca.gov, San Francisco now has a 7.0 adjusted case rate per date per 100k which is in the red tier (widespread is “more than 7.0”). The positivity rate for San Francisco is 1.8%, well below the “widespread” purple tier threshold of 8.0%. If a county’s case rate and positivity rate fall into different tiers, the county remains in the stricter tier.

UPDATE – it seems that although San Francisco doesn’t qualify for “purple” based on the current metrics (as of 11/28/20) it has been manually “Placed in Purple tier due to increasing trend” – See the updated San Francisco COVID stats.

10pm to 5am Curfew –  Beginning Monday, Nov. 30th at 10pm, SF will comply with the State’s required Limited Stay at Home Order that requires non-essential businesses to close and prohibits members of different households from gathering indoors or outdoors between 10:00pm & 5:00am until December 21st.

What can remain open

  • Outdoor dining, indoor retail, indoor personal services, outdoor fitness & limited indoor 1-on-1 personal training at gyms or fitness centers may continue.
  • Outdoor playgrounds, skate parks w/ limited capacity, batting cages, mini golf, outdoor zoos, & museums may remain open.
  • Retail stores, including shopping centers and essential retail businesses, must reduce indoor capacity to 25 percent
  • Standalone grocery stores, which are allowed to continue to operate at 50 percent capacity.

What will be closing

  • Indoor museums, indoor gyms (except for 1-on-1 training), indoor movie theaters
  • Indoor services at houses of worship closed (individual prayer still allowed)
  • Standalone outdoor activities at family entertainment centers closed (carousels, Ferris wheels, train rides, trampolines)
  • See the full updates on sf.gov

We’ll have more updates shortly…

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