Due to a rapid increase in local COVID-19 case rates, San Francisco will be rolling back the reopening of indoor dining in any context (including standalone restaurants, food courts in shopping centers, and dining establishments in hotels, museums or other venues), reducing the allowable capacity of fitness centers and movie theaters (to the lesser of 25% capacity or 50 people, which is down from 100), and will pause the reopening of indoor instruction at high schools that have not already reopened, all effective at 11:59 pm on Friday, November 13, 2020.

The COVID-19 case rate in San Francisco has increased by 250 percent since October 2, with the number of daily new cases having increased from 3.7 cases per 100,000 people to 9 cases per 100,000 people over the past three weeks.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Dusty

    It does not add up when you factor in the preseating and pre-entry measures of verbal screening including a temperature check.

    • Posted by Kyle S.

      Have you missed the bit where asymptomatic carriers shed the virus for weeks?

      • Posted by Pablito

        Exactly. It’s quite possible to be an otherwise healthy type person, have it, not know it, and spread it.
        Vaccine can’t come to fast….

  2. Posted by Jimmy the kid

    If you believe in science absent a vaccine almost the entire population will eventually get covid. You cannot shut down an economy and hide forever. You must take all appropriate measures to mitigate and slow the spread so as to not overwhelm the health care system. Shutting down is ignorance. It does not work.

    • Posted by Dusty

      I agree. It does more harm than good. As the issue of spreading implies those who have, it spread once they encounter a person who is not infected, therefore jail those people. Oh, wait, we are being jailed. And it is not a political issue that policy can change, it a biological adjustment that is not being allowed to take place. And It is a fact, people need a way to make a living, as goods cost money, and you can not tax food stamps.

    • Posted by Brahma (incensed renter)

      Rolling back the reopening of indoor dining in restaurants, etc. does not constitute “shutting down an economy and hiding forever”.

      And we can’t let commercial landlords and restaurant owners decide what constitutes “appropriate measures to mitigate and slow the spread”, because they’ll just say we should re-open everything, let the corona virus rip and whoever gets infected, well, that’s okay as long as they are collecting rent or serving diners so tenants can turn around and pay rent. That would be ignorant of what we’ve learned about pandemics in the past and it would not work.

    • Posted by SFRealist

      Yes. Absent a vaccine the entire population would get covid and millions of people would die. Which is why there is an unprecedented global research effort to develop a vaccine.

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