SF Mayor Says City May Reopen Indoor Dining In The Next Month

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Mayor London Breed announced Friday that San Francisco could move to open limited capacity indoor dining in the next month.

The decision is dependent on whether the city can move into California’s orange tier risk level for reopening.

While visiting the Oceanview mobile COVID-19 testing center, Mayor Breed said the goal now is to develop plans to safely allow reopening, as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

“Because we know restaurants are suffering, we know nail salons are suffering, we know gyms are suffering,” Mayor Breed said. “We know our mental health, because of our inability to access our churches and our spirituality in the way that we have before – we're suffering.”

The mayor noted that the key will be staying vigilant with testing, contact tracing and masks, as well as avoiding gatherings.

The Oceanview mobile COVID-19 testing site has only been open for a few weeks, but already conducted 700 tests, with 250 more scheduled for Friday.

Public Health Director Grant Colfax told KCBS Radio that it’s these kinds of community efforts that will be incredibly important.

“It's critical that we continue to provide low barrier testing, combined with prevention efforts of the mask wearing, combined with wraparound services – the food services, the behavioral health services,” Colfax said.

Once in the orange tier, the city would allow 25% indoor restaurant capacity.