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San Francisco Stays in Red Tier. No Curfew (Yet)

San Francisco holds off moving into more restrictive “Purple” tier, at least for a few more days.
By - posted 11/24/2020 No Comment

Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for letting us know that San Francisco did not move into California’s most restrictive “Purple” tier as had been expected today.

As of November 24th, San Francisco has 11.3 new COVID cases per day per 100,000 compared to the state’s much higher 24.9 per 100,000. (The reason why the city didn’t move into the purple tier is because the “adjusted” case rate is 5.7 per 100,000, which takes into account the number of tests performed.

San Francisco also has a relatively low 1.8% positivity rate compared with the state’s overall positivity rate of 6.2%. See the latest COVID stats.

So that means for now, there is no 10pm to 5am curfew and indoor museums are allowed to stay open.

Related: California Orders COVID Curfew for 41 Counties (But Not SF) – 11/19/20

SF Department of Public Health Grant Colfax said today that he still anticipates San Francisco moving into the purple tier soon, like most other Bay Area counties.

Read more at SF Chronicle.

California’s New COVID Curfew

Starts November 21, 2020 at 10pm
Ends December 21, 2020 at 5am (tentative – may be extended)
– Non-essential businesses and personal gatherings are prohibited between 10 PM and 5 AM
– Only applies to Purple Tier counties

  • This order does not apply to persons experiencing homelessness.
  • Exception for those activities associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure or required by law
  • Nothing in this order prevents any number of persons from the same household from leaving their residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation, as long as they do not engage in any interaction with (or otherwise gather with) any number of persons from any other household, except as specifically permitted herein.

Affected Bay Area Counties with 10pm to 5am Curfew

  • Sonoma County
  • Napa County
  • Solano County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Alameda County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Santa Cruz County

Exempt Bay Area Counties

For the time being. If they move into Purple tier, then curfew applies

  • San Francisco
  • Marin County
  • San Mateo County

What if a county moves into the purple tier? – For counties that move into Tier One (Purple) after the effective date of this Order, the terms of this Order shall apply at 10:00pm PST on day two after the county is assigned to Tier One (Purple). For the purpose of counting days, day one shall be the first full day following the date of the tier assignment.