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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...

New Mandate: 14 Day Quarantine Required for Santa Clara County TravelersNew Mandate: 14 Day Quarantine Required for Santa Clara County Travelers
By - posted 12/1/2020
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, Travel

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that there’s a new health ordinance in Santa Clara County that requires travelers to self quarantine for 14 days upon entering or returning to the county. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department issued the directive which states that anyone (residents and visitors) returning more...

More Rollbacks Coming This Week to SFMore Rollbacks Coming This Week to SF
By - posted 12/1/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

In a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Mayor London Breed and Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of Public Health disclosed that further rollbacks will be taking place with the first rollbacks likely to be announced as early as Wednesday. Possibilities mentioned include further limiting capacity of indoor activities, further limiting the size of more...

California Offers $500 Million in Grants for Small BusinessCalifornia Offers $500 Million in Grants for Small Business
By - posted 11/30/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Governor Gavin Newsom said today that a new stay-at-home order is being considered for purple counties if COVID-19 cases continue to surge. In order to help small businesses that may be affected, California is implementing new state-wide programs including $500 million in grants, to help struggling businesses stay afloat. California’s New Financial more...

Newsom Says New "Stay-at-Home" Order Likely for CANewsom Says New “Stay-at-Home” Order Likely for CA
By - posted 11/30/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

In a Noon press conference on Monday, governor Gavin Newsom said that a new stay-at-home order is being considered for purple counties if COVID-19 cases continue to surge. Read more at SF Gate. Numbers are expected to rise in the next few weeks after Thanksgiving gatherings. “If these trends continue, we’re going more...

LA Banned Outdoor Dining. SF Says it Won'tLA Banned Outdoor Dining. SF Says it Won’t
By - posted 11/30/2020
Outdoor Dining, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to the LA Times for letting us know an interesting piece of news that slipped past our radar last week. While Los Angeles County has forced outdoor dining to shut down with the latest COVID-19 surge, San Francisco officials said they plan to keep outdoor dining open throughout the purple more...

San Francisco's Curfew Begins Monday at 10pmSan Francisco’s Curfew Begins Monday at 10pm
By - posted 11/29/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Joining most other Bay Area counties, essential businesses and personal gatherings in San Francisco are prohibited between 10 PM and 5 AM beginning Saturday, November 30 at 10 PM. San Mateo County also joins the curfew leaving Marin County as the only Bay Area county exempt. The order will take effect more...

SF's Ferris Wheel Shuts Down AgainSF’s Ferris Wheel Shuts Down Again
By - posted 11/28/2020
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

After sitting unused for 7+ months, then being open for about a month, Skystar will need to shut down starting Sunday, November 29th as part of San Francisco’s move to the Purple tier which means that attractions like ferris wheels must close. The SkyStar Observation Wheel features 36 fully enclosed, climate-controlled more...

San Francisco Now in "Purple" Tier: Curfew Starts MondaySan Francisco Now in “Purple” Tier: Curfew Starts Monday
By - posted 11/28/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

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” more...

SF's Major Museums Closing Down AgainSF’s Major Museums Closing Down Again
By - posted 11/28/2020
Bay Area Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Now that San Francisco has moved into the “purple” tier, the state mandates that all indoor museums shut down. So far the SFMOMA, Asian Art Museum, Legion of Honor and de Young have all announced on Saturday afternoon that they are temporarily closing down again starting November 29th. We expect many more...

San Francisco Stays in Red Tier. No Curfew (Yet)San Francisco Stays in Red Tier. No Curfew (Yet)
By - posted 11/24/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

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. more...

California Orders COVID Curfew for 41 Counties (But Not SF)California Orders COVID Curfew for 41 Counties (But Not SF)
By - posted 11/19/2020
COVID-19 Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Non-essential businesses and personal gatherings are prohibited between 10 PM and 5 AM beginning Saturday, November 21 at 10 PM in seven Bay Area counties In light of an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced a more...

The Bay's "Shelter in Place" Order: What Does it Mean?The Bay’s “Shelter in Place” Order: What Does it Mean?
By - posted 3/16/2020
City Discoveries, Reopening

On Monday afternoon, six Bay Area counties (plus Berkeley) announced a 3-week “Shelter in Place” order on March 16th effective 12:01am on Tuesday. Yes, you can still go outside if you need fresh air. Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking, running, taking a pet outside to go to the more...