On Monday, Mayor London Breed revealed San Francisco’s reopening plans. The date to mark: Thursday, Jan. 28th. That’s when restaurants in the city will be allowed to reopen for outdoor dining. Other businesses that now also have the green light to reopen include hair and nail salons, outdoor museums, and zoos.
“We are in a better place,” Mayor Breed said at a scheduled 1:15pm press conference, while reminding people to continue to wear a mask and social distance. “But we are still in the midst of this pandemic and we still have a responsibility.”
The announcement comes on the heels of Governor Gavin Newsom officially lifting California’s regional stay-at-home order earlier today. On Tuesday, the state will update the color-coded county-by-county tier system, but San Francisco is expected to be in the most restrictive purple (“widespread”) tier.
Other Bay Area counties will probably soon announce their plans to reopen for outdoor dining. We’ll make sure to update this run down as we hear more. Also, stay tuned for updates to our SF Outdoor Dining and Heat Lamp guides.