W.We’ve been on the right track since the dark winter months when San Francisco (and the rest of the county) saw record hospital stays in Covid-19 and we rolled out a second shutdown. In the city, the rate of Covid infections is currently ten times lower than in the bleak weeks around the holidays. For this reason, and due to the continued successful adoption of vaccines, it looks like SF is easing restrictions again.
SF officers (together with Marin and the counties of Santa Clara) are expected to announce the change to the “Orange Tier” at a press conference today. San Mateo went orange last week. The orange level means:
- Indoor dining can be moved from 25% capacity to 50%.
- Non-essential offices can be reopened at 25% capacity
- Bars can be opened outdoors without eating
- Gyms can increase indoor capacity from 10% to 25%.
- Museums, zoos and aquariums can be opened 50% indoors
- Cinemas can be reopened up to 50%.
- Shopping centers can be expanded to 50% capacity
Mayor London Breed tweeted some key stats to show our progress – including the fact that more than 37% of Franciscans over 16 have received a vaccine.
The last time SF was in the Orange Tier was last October. But then it quickly got worse. This time around, we hope and expect gun shots that they will only get better.