Having rolled back the reopening of all indoor dining last week, and re-reduced the allowable operating capacities of fitness centers and movie theaters, San Francisco will now roll back the reopening of all non-essential offices, which were allowed to reopen last month, and further reduce the allowable capacity of fitness centers and gyms to 10 percent of max, effective Tuesday, November 17, 2020, and due to a continued increase in COVID-19 case rates.
The number of new COVID cases in San Francisco, which is still climbing, has jumped from an average of 27 cases per day in early October to over 90 cases per day as of last week, with the case rate having increased from 3.1 cases per 100,000 people to 10.4 cases per 100,000 people and versus a target of under 2.0 (1.8 to be exact).
UPDATE (11/23): While preliminary and likely to be updated (up), the number of new cases diagnosed in San Francisco on 11/16 (161) matched the previous one-day high set in mid-July. The local 7-day average of new cases is back above 100 for the first time since August and hospitalizations are up nearly 30 percent over the past week.
UPDATE (11/24): The number of new cases diagnosed in San Francisco on 11/16 has been upwardly adjusted to 164, representing a new one-day high and pushing the 7-day average of new cases up to 110 (which is the highest moving average since late July).