SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – San Francisco Mayoress London Breed announced on Thursday her plan to reopen much of the city’s economy from June in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Starting June 1, in the reopening phase referred to by the city as Phase 2A, childcare facilities, botanical gardens and open-air museums will join the companies that are already allowed to operate.
Phase 2B will allow restaurants to open for al fresco dining starting June 15, and businesses will be able to resume in-store purchases if current COVID-19 trends persist. Sports events and non-spectator entertainment venues, summer camps, private housekeeping (nanny services, housekeeping, etc.), religious gatherings, outdoor exercise classes, and non-emergency medical appointments may also resume with changes.
Phase 2C is tentatively planned for July 13th. This includes the reopening of restaurants, hair salons, barber shops and open houses for real estate by appointment.
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Phase 3 is planned for mid-August, but has not yet been precisely defined. In phase 3 schools, bars, nail salons, fitness studios, tattoo parlors, massage parlors, playgrounds, swimming pools and indoor museums will reopen.
The fourth and final phase does not have a fixed timeline. It includes live sports and performances with audiences, concert venues, night clubs, festivals and hotels for tourism.
At the same time as Mayor Breed announced the reopening schedule, she also announced that the city’s stay at home order would be extended indefinitely. It was originally scheduled to expire on June 1st.
Breed also said the city dramatically tightened its face mask requirements. Now Franciscans must wear face-covering whenever they are out of their homes and within 30 feet of other people.
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Corporations have the right to refuse service to those who don’t wear face-covering, but Breed urged citizens not to take enforcement into their own hands.
“If you are not the police, please don’t act like the police,” she reminded the public. “The last thing we want to see is people who face other people and create something that could escalate into a violent situation. Let’s just do our job. Do your part because as long as you do your part is Your part will have an impact on everything we see in the city. “
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