It’s official: indoor dining in SF will resume tomorrow, March 3rd - at 8am, to be exact. The news comes after San Francisco moved to the “red tier” in California’s color-coded reopening system, which allows restaurants to open their dining rooms at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer. Other businesses that can reopen indoors on Wednesday include gyms, museums, movie theaters, and bars that also serve food.
“We are making good progress managing the virus and ramping up vaccinations, and I’m hopeful for what lies ahead,” Mayor London Breed said in a statement today. “We have shown that San Francisco can do what needs to be done to protect our city and each other.”
The move doesn’t come as a complete surprise - last week, Mayor Breed announced that indoor dining would be allowed to resume after the city reached the red tier, limited to four people from one household. Masks are still required inside restaurants whenever you’re not eating or drinking, and indoor service must stop by 10pm.
SF will join two other Bay Area counties that are already allowing indoor dining (Marin and San Mateo). Napa and Santa Clara counties also moved to the red tier on March 2nd. The rest of the Bay Area - and most of California - remain in the purple tier, which only allows restaurants to open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.