April 14, 2021
A Message From The Supervisor:
We regret to inform our District 11 residents that Saturday’s Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccination event that was set to take place at the San Francisco Christian Center located at 5845 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112 has been CANCELLED.
For all District 11 residents seeking a COVID-19 vaccine in the district, please look into our Excelsior Site located in the Norton Street Parking Lot (cross Street Mission near Ocean and Mission).
Appointments are highly recommended. To book an appointment, please call (415) 562-8638.
I've also included other low barrier vaccination sites open to District 11 residents in the newsletter below. eginning tomorrow, Thursday, April 15, San Francisco will resume indoor live-audience events, performances, meetings, and receptions with capacity limits and following other protocols, and will expand existing guidelines for outdoor live-audience events, performances, and other activities. I have included more details below.
In addition, b
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Supervisor Ahsha Safai
PEOPLE 16 AND OLDER ARE NOW ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE
Yesterday, Mayor London N. Breed, Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax, and Director of the Department of Emergency Management Mary Ellen Carroll announced that in accordance with state and federal guidance, all people age 16 and over in San Francisco are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Those newly eligible people age 16 and over should visit SF.gov/getvaccinated to learn about options for receiving the vaccine and to find links to schedule appointments at different vaccination sites.
The City is encouraging residents who have insurance to get tested through their medical provider, so as to take the strain off of our free testing sites. If you have health insurance, schedule a test with your doctor. If you have symptoms or known exposure, your healthcare provider is required by law to get you a test.
April COVID-19 Testing in District 11
Excelsior (Community Pop-up Site)
Mondays from 10am to 6pm
Crocker Amazon Park
799 Moscow (in the parking lot near Paris Street)
San Francisco, CA 94112
Walk-Through and Drive-through
OMI (Community Pop Up Site)
Fridays from 9am-4pm
50 Broad Street
No Appointment Necessary
Walk-Through, Free Parking Provided
Alemany Farmers Market (CityTest SF)
100 Alemany Boulevard
Walk-Through and Drive-through
Alemany takes a limited number of drop-ins. Make an Appointment for guaranteed testing. Click HERE to make an appointment at Alemany.
Visit sf.gov/gettestedsf for more information.
San Francisco is currently in the 'orange tier' of reopening. Click HERE to find out which businesses and activities were allowed to resume or expand capacity.
San Francisco expects to enter the yellow tier of reopening soon. The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) hosted a Best Practices for Reopening webinar that you can watch by clicking HERE.
In addition, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California is targeting a near full reopening of the state's economy by June 15. Click HERE to read more.
San Francisco to Reopen and Expand Additional Businesses and Activities.
Activities to Resume Thursday, April 15, 2021
Beginning Thursday, April 15, San Francisco will resume indoor live-audience events, performances, meetings, and receptions with capacity limits and following other protocols, and will expand existing guidelines for outdoor live-audience events, performances, and other activities
The following activities may be reopened:
- Indoor Ticketed and Seated Performances, Spectator Sports and other Live Events
- Indoor ticketed and seated events such as live sports, theater arts and musical performances, and graduation ceremonies may open up to 35% capacity for in-state audience members with an approved Health and Safety Plan, so long as the State’s social distancing guidelines can be maintained. Suites and boxes are limited to 25% capacity and 3 households. All participants must keep their masks on except when eating or drinking in designated concession areas with at least 6 feet distance between households. All California residents over the age of 12 must show either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, and any out-of-state visitors must show proof of vaccination.
- Vaccinated-only section. A venue may lift the distancing requirement and operate certain sections at 100% capacity, including suites, if the operator meets the State’s minimum requirements and (1) confirms that all patrons 16 and up are fully vaccinated before they enter the venue, (2) requires a negative COVID-19 test for any patrons who are between the ages 2-15 and accompanying a parent or guardian who is fully vaccinated, (3) requires all patrons in the vaccination-only section to wear face coverings at all times unless otherwise exempted under the face covering order, and (4) receives advance approval of a Health and Safety Plan from the Health Officer. All patrons in the vaccinated-only section count towards the venue’s permissible occupancy.
- An approved health and safety plan is not required for events with no more than 200 people in the audience or up to 15% capacity, whichever is fewer, and that does not have a vaccination-only section, but those events need to comply with all the other safety rules.
- Proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination is not required for events with no more than 200 people in the audience or up to 15% capacity, whichever is fewer, if no food or beverages are served nor is it required for events with fewer than 50 people in the audience that include food or beverage service.
- Indoor Meetings and Private Events
- Meetings, conferences, receptions, and other private events may resume indoors with up to 150 participants in reserved or assigned seating that meets physical distancing requirements. All participants must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
- Food and beverage allowed under indoor dining guidelines.
- Outdoor Meetings and Private Events
- If the event is conducted outdoors, up to 100 participants are allowed without proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test, and up to 300 participants with proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test.
- Food and beverage allowed under outdoor dining guidelines
- Community Centers serving Seniors and Adult Day Care Facilities
- Senior community centers and adult day care facilities may reopen to 25% capacity up to 25 people. Food and beverage services or activities remain closed at this time.
The following activities may expand their operating capacity under current guidelines:
- Outdoor Ticketed and Seated Performances, Spectator Sports and other Live Events
- Outdoor ticketed and seated events with live audiences may expand up to 50% capacity with an approved Health and Safety Plan, so long as the State’s social distancing guidelines can be maintained, all participants keep their masks on except when eating or drinking in their assigned seats. California residents over the age of 12 must show either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, and any out-of-state visitors must show proof that they are fully vaccinated.
- Vaccinated-only section. A venue may lift the distancing requirement and operate certain sections at 100% capacity, including suites, if the operator meets the State’s minimum requirements and (1) confirms that all patrons 16 and up are fully vaccinated before they enter the venue, (2) requires a negative COVID-19 test for any patrons who are between the ages 2-15 and accompanying a parent or guardian who is fully vaccinated, (3) requires all patrons in the vaccination-only section to wear face coverings at all times unless otherwise exempted under the face covering order or eating or drinking in their seat, and (4) receives advance approval of a Health and Safety Plan from the Health Officer. All patrons in the vaccinated-only section count towards the venue’s permissible occupancy.
- Events with fewer than 4,000 audience members that do not include food or beverages do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test.
- Events between 500 and 1,000 audience members that do not include food and beverages require a health and safety plan to be submitted to DPH but does not require approval.
- Events with fewer than 100 audience members and without a vaccination-only section do not require an approved Health and Safety Plan nor proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
- Outdoor arts, music, and theater performances and festivals
- Organized outdoor arts and performance events may take place without reservations and seating requirements for up to 50 audience members with a health and safety plan submitted at least 5 days before the event. Festivals may be attended by either in-state residents, or out-of-state visitors who show proof of full vaccination. Social distancing between audience members must be maintained.
- Seated concessions are expanded to groups of 8 individuals following outdoor dining or bar health guidelines.
- Outdoor Dining
- Outdoor dining will expand to up to 8 people per table without any limitation on number of households. Group reservations will expand to up to 25 people and allow mingling between tables with specific safety protocols.
- Bars, Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries
- Outdoor bars may expand to up to 8 people per table without limitations to number of households and group reservations may be made following outdoor dining rules.
- Indoor bars, wineries, breweries and distilleries that do not serve bona fide meals remain closed.
- Indoor Family Entertainment
- Capacity may increase for family recreation facilities allowed within the orange tier of up to 50% if all participants provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
- Drive-in Events
- More than one household per vehicle at 25% vehicle capacity up to 25 people, if no food and beverages are consumed.
- Tour Boats and Buses
- Capacity may expand with no limit on the number of passengers.
- Indoor areas may open following required safety protocols.
- Film and Media Production including Live Streaming and Broadcasting
- Indoor and outdoor film production may proceed with up to 50 people in a single location with required testing and other safety protocols in place or if covered under the “COVID-19 Return to Work Agreement.”
- All other productions must have an approved Health and Safety plan.
- Childcare and Youth Out of School Time Programs
- Outdoors capacity may expand to up to 50 participants, excluding personnel and youth may participate in more than 2 programs at a time
- Indoors capacity may expand to up to 25 participants, excluding personnel
- Adult Education, Vocational Education, and Institutes of Higher Education
- Outdoor classes may expand to 50 participants
- In-person tours may apply following K-12 safety rules
- Institutions are strongly encouraged to require unvaccinated students to quarantine for 10 days upon returning to campus or arriving from out-of-State for nonessential travel, and they must accommodate any unvaccinated students who wish to quarantine for 10 days after such travel.
- Indoor Sports and Recreation
- Informal indoor recreation can include up to 12 people with no limit on the number of households.
- Indoor recreation taking place in an organized and supervised context may expand to stable groups of 25 participants on each team and spectators are allowed consistent with rules set by the State.
- Competitions may resume with teams from the State of California. No out of state travel or matches with out of state teams.
- Youth and adults are encouraged but not required to participate in no more than 2 teams or programs a time, except that indoor high-contact sports must be limited to one activity at a time.
- Indoor swimming pools may allow up to two swimmers per lane maintaining 25% capacity and face coverings outside the pool.
- Outdoor Sports and Recreation
- Informal outdoor recreation can include up to 25 people with no limit on the number of households.
- Outdoor recreation taking place in an organized and supervised context may expand to include stable groups of 50 participants per team and spectators are allowed consistent with outdoor gatherings and rules set by the State.
- Competitions may resume with teams from throughout the State of California - no out of state travel or matches with out of state teams.
- Youth and adults are encouraged but not required to participate in no more than 2 teams or programs a time except that if they participate in an indoor high-contact sport they may only participate in that one program at a time.
- Outdoor pools may expand to full capacity and up to 4 swimmers per lane with distancing and face covering requirements outside of the pool.
- Outdoor playgrounds may expand to full capacity with distancing requirements.
- Indoor Gatherings
- While still strongly discouraged, small indoor social gatherings are expanded to up to the lesser of 25% capacity or 25 people with face coverings on at all times and distancing and ventilation measures encouraged. Special rules and allowances apply to small indoor gatherings involving fully vaccinated individuals.
- Indoor Religious Activities
- Indoor religious activities remain capped at up to 50% capacity. Capacity guidelines apply to houses of worship as well as homes and other indoor settings, following safety protocols for indoor religious services. Alternatively, individuals can gather indoors informally for religious exercise under the small gathering rules.
- Outdoor Gatherings
- Small outdoor social gatherings are expanded to allow up to 50 people when face coverings are worn at all times – 25 if attendees are eating or drinking.
The following activities may loosen safety protocols as described below
- Indoor Dining
- Indoor dining will expand to include table top cooking and the 11pm end to service requirement is lifted. Tables are still limited to 6 people from up to 3 households.
- Retail and Grocery stores are no longer strongly urged to offer special hours for unvaccinated older adults or otherwise vulnerable patrons.
- Bulk bins no longer require special signage.
- Cleaning personnel are no longer required to wear a non-vented N-95, though they must be provided at no cost if requested. They must continue to wear a well-fitted mask.
- Spa services may be provided in room following guidelines for indoor personal services. If requested, the spa services provider must provide a non-vented N-95 mask at no cost to its personnel.
- Gyms and Fitness
- Stationary aerobic equipment (like spin bikes and treadmills) can be placed 6 feet apart and aerobic fitness classes that use stationary equipment can resume with 6 foot spacing between participants, with a DPH-approved ventilation measure.
- Zoos, Aquariums and Museums
- Group reservations and guided tours may resume.
The State has provided guidance on using proof of vaccination and negative COVID-19 test for additional capacities. Businesses should consult the “Addendum to Blueprint Activity & Business Tiers Chart – Tested and Fully Vaccinated Individuals and Sections.” Pursuant to that guidance:
San Francisco’s reopening updates will be available online tomorrow, April 15 at SF.gov/reopening
- People are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or ≥2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).
- Proof of a negative COVID-19 test means a PCR test taken not more than 72 hours before the event or an antigen test taken not more than 24 hours before the event.