We are finally on track to see concerts, performances, and more! …with some restrictions, of course.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced last week that indoor live events are “on track” to resume starting April 15, with some controls in place such as reduced capacity, mask wearing, and other protocols. The City is cruising through the steps of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, at the moment having vaccinated 57% of San Franciscans 16 and over.
San Francisco just isn’t the same without live events, and I’m excited they’ll soon be able to return with capacity limits and safety precautions in place.
We’re going to keep up our good progress on vaccinations and everyone should remain vigilant to keep our case numbers low. https://t.co/SvAJk7HZOW
— London Breed (@LondonBreed) April 8, 2021
“We are now in a place where we can start to plan for the resumption of certain indoor cultural and life events that so many of us have missed this past year. That said, we must remain cautious as COVID-19 is still very much with us,” said Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax. “As we have seen in other parts of the country and in Europe, the threat of a fourth surge fueled by variants is one we need to take seriously. We must continue to follow the health precautions we know work to stop the spread of COVID-19. If we keep up the good work, and get sufficient vaccine supply we will hopefully be able to sustain and even expand these exciting reopenings.”
On April 14, the San Francisco Department of Public Health is released final health and safety guidelines to reopening indoor live events, including performances, meetings, and more.
Indoor private events including meetings, conventions, and receptions may resume with up to 150 participants. Attendees must have proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test, and assigned seating. The same applies for outdoor events of up to 300 people.
Outdoor ticketed events may function with up to 50% capacity, and indoor events up to 35% capacity. Events may also have a vaccinated-only section with 100% capacity. All events must follow basic COVID safety guidelines including mask wearing and other regulations per the venue’s approved health and safety plan. Be sure to read the full news briefing here, plus the final health and safety guidelines issued by the SF Department of Public Health.
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