COVID reopening: San Francisco announces resumption of live indoor events

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SAN FRANCISCO (TBEN SF) – Health officials in San Francisco on Thursday announced plans to allow the resumption of live indoor events in the city next week with capacity limits and other COVID security protocols in square.

The Mayor of London Breed and Director of Health Dr Grant Colfax said in a press release that San Francisco is close to being able to host live events indoors such as concerts and sporting events soon. from next week on April 15th.

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SF officials will release guidelines next week in response to new guidance recently released by California health officials. The state’s announcement established operational guidelines for events and live indoor performances, which included activities that had not previously been addressed or that were not allowed to reopen as part of the plan. Californian for a more secure economy.

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The state has also changed the allowances for meetings and private events like conferences and receptions in addition to increasing the number
participants were allowed to attend social gatherings indoors and outdoors. San Francisco will update its sanitary order to reflect changing directions for such activities.

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“We know that a big part of what makes San Francisco special are live performances and events where people can come together for music, sports and cultural performances, and graduation ceremonies,” said Mayor Breed in the press release. “We’ve all missed these events over the past year, and we’re thrilled
for this milestone and what lies ahead, but we must all continue to do our part to put safety first. This means that people are getting the vaccine as quickly as possible and that everyone remains vigilant to keep the number of cases low.

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As in the past, San Francisco has generally aligned itself with what is allowed by state guidelines with a few additional local safety changes. San Francisco plans to allow up to the maximum capacity of 35% for events and indoor shows with tickets and seated at venues with an approved health and safety plan, provided social distancing guidelines California can be maintained and all participants remain masked, except when actively eating. or drink in their assigned seats and show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

The release says that for venues operating at 15% of capacity or less for events with no more than 200 people, an approved health and safety plan and proof of vaccination or a negative test will not be required. City officials say they will work with stakeholders from industries affected by the new guidelines to develop the finer points of its local guidelines for indoor performances as well as for indoor meetings and private events to ensure they are clear and enforceable with industry safety precautions. the context.

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Health officials have recognized that a key criterion for the resumption of live events inside and expanded social gatherings will be a stable or declining rate of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, noting that an increase in cases and hospitalizations may require a break or rollback of authorized activities.

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More information on the resumption of indoor shows and events is available on the San Francisco COVID-19 website.

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