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July 7, 2020
San Francisco Won’t Reopen For Indoor Dining On July 13th
Restaurants in Napa County are also shutting down indoor dining through at least July 30th.
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Mayor London Breed announced on Tuesday that San Francisco is forgoing plans to reopen restaurants for indoor dining on July 13th.

“As of today, we must announce that on July 13th we will not be able to allow restaurants to operate indoors, as we had planned,” Mayor Breed said during an 11:30am press conference. “Nor will we allow bars to open outdoors on July 13th.” The Mayor cited rising coronavirus rates as the reason the city decided to revise plans to reopen.

“We are not out of the woods yet,” she stressed.

The city announced back in May that restaurants could reopen for outdoor dining on June 15th, and indoor dining on July 13th. Bars were scheduled to reopen for outdoor drinking on June 29th, but rising rates in California made the city rethink their bar reopening timeline.

SF’s decision to pause indoor dining comes on the heels of other county closures across the Bay.

Starting Thursday, Napa County will shut down dine-in restaurants, indoor wine, and tasting rooms amid a rising increase in coronavirus rates in the area. Outdoor dining will continue to be available. The Napa Register also reports that brewpubs, breweries, pubs, and bars will close for both indoor and outdoor service.

On July 1st, Solano County restaurants shut down for indoor dining after Governor Gavin Newsom ordered indoor businesses in 19 counties across California to close. Contra Costa and Santa Clara Counties were also ordered to shut down indoor businesses, but as restaurants in both counties had yet to reopen for indoor dining, they were minimally impacted.

Over in the North Bay, Marin County restaurants were ordered on July 5th to close for indoor dining for a minimum of three weeks after being put on the statewide watch-list. The county had seen a record-setting jump in coronavirus cases over the 4th of July weekend, according to the Marin Independent Journal.

If all of these details are making your head spin, you are not alone. It’s been a wild and confusing week in SF Bay Area restaurant news, so check out our detailed breakdown of county reopening statuses here.

We’ll keep you posted with more updates. For now, we have both outdoor dining guides and plenty of takeout and delivery guides to help you decide what to eat tonight. Also, here’s where you can get some booze. If you feel like us right now, you might need it.

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