San Francisco, San Mateo counties move to purple COVID-19 reopening tier


San Francisco and San Mateo counties have been placed into California's purple COVID-19 tier, and will roll back on reopening businesses and restarting activities.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed made the announcement Saturday, tweeting that the tier move is due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases in San Francisco.

Beginning Sunday at 12 p.m., the city will roll back or reduce capacity of certain activities.

The state announced that San Mateo County has been moved to the most restrictive coronavirus tier as well, effective Sunday.

Additionally, beginning Monday, San Francisco and San Mateo counties will comply with the limited stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom for any counties in the purple tier.