These new updates take effect in San Francisco starting today, Thursday, December 10. It is expected to be in effect through January 4, 2021. We will lift it once our hospital capacity is stable, and case rates improve for 3 weeks.
What’s now allowed
Outdoor playgrounds can open.
You can meet with 1 other person who doesn’t live with you. You both can:
- Take a walk
- Hang out at the park
- Play low-contact sports like golf, tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball (but don’t share equipment)
Hotels can open for essential workers, to get safe shelter, and for isolation and quarantine. Travelers coming from out of state can also book a hotel. They must quarantine at that hotel for at least 14 days, before resuming the rest of their trip.
Standalone grocery stores can increase maximum capacity to 35%
Sign up for COVID-19 exposure alerts
Join CA Notify on your iPhone or Android phone. The more people in San Francisco that join, the better for all.
You can also privately alert any contacts if you test positive. The technology will use Bluetooth signals on participating phones.
Guidance for a safer holiday season
While this is a time to celebrate with loved ones, it is not a normal holiday season. San Francisco is experiencing a major surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Do your part this year, so we can come together next year.
Celebrate by doing activities at home with people you already live with. Remember to wear your face covering if you need to leave home. See ideas for a safer holiday season.
Avoid traveling. If you absolutely must, see guidance about safer travel.
You can also help support San Francisco’s recovery.