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COVID-19 Status: at midnight on Monday, March 16, San Francisco was placed under a "shelter-in-place order.
All residents were ordered to stay home, except for necessary trips to grocery stores and essential medical visits, and solo outdoor activities like hiking.
The city released a reopening schedule in June, with successive changes at later dates, but the original schedule has had a setback due to a surge in cases.
Now, there is a gradual reopening of certain businesses and activities, but many others have been placed on hold.
Public transportation options have been cut way back. See SF transit for more info.
See COVID rules for current SF status.
Highlights of changes: everyone in SF is now required to wear a mask when they are outside and within 30 feet of other people.
Parking lots for SF beaches and the Golden Gate Bridge are now open (as well as the beaches).
Restaurants can offer outdoor dining, and non-essential businesses can offer curbside service. Businesses outside of malls can also allow customers inside.
Muir Woods, the SF Botanical Garden, and the SF Zoo are now open. The zoo and Muir Woods require reservations.
Alcatraz is open as of Monday, August 17, but only the outdoor areas will be accessible. Day tours only. See Alcatraz.
Opening dates for indoor dining, hair salons and barbershops have been postponed until an unknown date.
On hold: hotels, indoor malls, gyms, movie theaters, playgrounds, swimming pools and indoor museums.
Last to open will be concerts, live theater, sporting events, nightclubs and festivals.
For info on what's open in other cities and counties of California, see California reopening schedules.
See coronavirus news in the SF Chronicle for articles and updates.
Also see site closures for the National Park Service (Alcatraz, Muir Woods, etc).
Plus helpful info on which parks and hiking trails are open in the Bay Area.
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