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SF Will Soon Receive its First 12,000 Vaccine DosesSF Will Soon Receive its First 12,000 Vaccine Doses
By - posted 12/10/2020
COVID Testing, COVID-19 Updates, Reopening, Uplifting, Vaccines

As reported by the New York Times, Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine received approval from FDA advisers on Thursday afternoon which cleared the way to authorize its use. San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced shortly after that the city will soon receive their first 12,000 vaccine doses which will go to frontline healthcare more...

85% of SF's Downtown Restaurants Likely Closed85% of SF’s Downtown Restaurants Likely Closed
By - posted 12/10/2020
Goodbye, Indoor Dining, Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

SF Gate shared some depressing news that about 85% of the restaurants in San Francisco’s Financial District and SoMa are estimated to be at least temporarily closed. Downtown has been pretty much a ghost town since the beginning of the pandemic with most offices closed down and allowing people to work more...

Tahoe Shuts Down to Visitors on FridayTahoe Shuts Down to Visitors on Friday
By - posted 12/10/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

If you’re thinking of a winter escape to Tahoe, think again. The California side of the Lake Tahoe region is shutting down to out-of-towners for three weeks starting Friday, December 11 as COVID cases rise, according to SF Chronicle. “Non-essential travel in and out is off-limits.” In March, while the governor’s more...

San Francisco's Playgrounds Reopen TodaySan Francisco’s Playgrounds Reopen Today
By - posted 12/9/2020
Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

It was announced on Wednesday that the California has revised the shelter-in-place restrictions in order to allow playgrounds to open. san Francisco says that the city’s guidelines will be updated and playgrounds will be open in San Francisco. Rec and Park’s 179 public playgrounds have signs reminding families of capacity limits more...

Is Anyone Enforcing Stay-at-Home Order in Bay Area?Is Anyone Enforcing Stay-at-Home Order in Bay Area?
By - posted 12/9/2020
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Many sheriff’s departments in Southern California have pushed back against their stay-at-home order and have publicly stated they will not be enforcing the order. Thanks to ABC7 for reaching out to each county here in the Bay Area to find out what level of enforcement is currently taking place for the more...

San Francisco COVID Cases & Latest Stats (Updated Daily)San Francisco COVID Cases & Latest Stats (Updated Daily)
By - posted 12/9/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Reopening

Here’s the latest COVID stats provided by the City of San Francisco. Please note that often there is a two or three day lag for statistics. And please note that some sources have some conflicting data. Last checked on 12/9/20. Related: All 18 Free COVID Test Sites in San Francisco – more...

SF Gives $5,000 to Outdoor Businesses Forced to CloseSF Gives $5,000 to Outdoor Businesses Forced to Close
By - posted 12/8/2020
Bay Area Updates, COVID-19 Updates, Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Mayor London Breed Announces New Measures to Financially Support Local Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic Following the most recent Stay at Home Order, San Francisco will defer Unified License Fees, provide up to $1 million in support for operators of Shared Spaces, and release an additional $3.2 million in zero more...

SF & Bay Area Full Shutdown Starts Sunday Night, Dec. 6SF & Bay Area Full Shutdown Starts Sunday Night, Dec. 6
By - posted 12/6/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco in tandem with the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara along with the City of Berkeley announced Friday afternoon that they will pre-emptively go into the “Regional Lockdown” even before the State of California requires it. The state was originally going to mandate the lockdown when the more...

4 Bay Area Counties Not Joining Lockdown (Yet)4 Bay Area Counties Not Joining Lockdown (Yet)
By - posted 12/6/2020
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

While five Bay Area counties are choosing to impose “Stay-at-Home” orders, four Bay Area counties are sticking to the state’s guidelines which keeps current businesses and restaurants open as long as the ICU capacity in the Bay Area region remains over 15%. Governor Newsom’s new criteria for restrictions, imposing a Regional Lockdown, more...

Drive-in Movies Shut Down in San FranciscoDrive-in Movies Shut Down in San Francisco
By - posted 12/6/2020
Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

As part of the new shelter-in-place order, drive-in gatherings in San Francisco must cease which including drive-in movies as well as concerts or other entertainment delivered in a drive-in context. While the California shelter in place order specifically allows drive-in entertainment to continue, San Francisco has an amended order that bans more...

Oakland Zoo's "Glowfari" Shut Down for 2020Oakland Zoo’s “Glowfari” Shut Down for 2020
By - posted 12/6/2020
Get Out: Events, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

This brand-new, family-friendly experience features hundreds of larger-than-life animal lanterns throughout the Zoo has been forced to close early due to the new shelter-in-place order which begins on Monday, December 7 in Alameda County Dozens of towering and even interactive, glowing lanterns of every order were supposed await to entertain and more...

Last Day for Haircuts in San Francisco (Until 2021)Last Day for Haircuts in San Francisco (Until 2021)
By - posted 12/6/2020
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

With the new shelter-in-place order starting at 10pm tonight, Sunday, December 6th is your last chance to get a legal haircut in San Francisco. All “personal services” are required to close operations both indoors and outdoors through at least January 4, 2021 – Establishments offering personal care services including hair and more...

California Closing Down State CampgroundsCalifornia Closing Down State Campgrounds
By - posted 12/6/2020
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that California State Parks announced on Friday they will temporarily close down campgrounds in regions affected by the state’s new stay-at-home order. This shutdown affects only overnight camping. For the time being, “day use” outdoor areas of most state parks (beaches and trails) more...

New Lockdown Likely for Bay Area "Mid-December"New Lockdown Likely for Bay Area “Mid-December”
By - posted 12/3/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

In a Thursday press conference, California Governor Gavin Newsom laid out the new guidelines for determine a more restrictive lockdowns inclusion the shutdown of outdoor dining. The Regional Stay Home Order, announced December 3, 2020, will go into effect within 48 hours in regions with less than 15% ICU availability. It more...

SF Mayor London Breed, "This criticism is fair"SF Mayor London Breed, “This criticism is fair”
By - posted 12/3/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

After facing criticism for getting “caught” dining out at French Laundry, San Francisco Mayor London Breed tweeted out on Thursday morning that “This criticism is fair.” The mayor dined out in Napa County on November 7th, when the county was in the Orange tier and both indoor and outdoor dining was more...