San Francisco enters ‘purpletier, imposes new coronavirus lockdown measures

San Francisco enters 'purple' tier, imposes new coronavirus lockdown measures

San Francisco s’n surge in coronavirus cases placed the city back in the state’s most restrictive “purple tier,” signaling new rules starting Monday, Mayor London Breed announced on Twitter Saturday.

A limited stay-at-home order will mean all nonessential indoor businesses will close and members from different households will not be permitted to gather between 10 nm. en 5 am. until Dec. 21.

Outdoor dining, indoor retail, indoor personal services and outdoor fitness will remain open. Outdoor recreation, such as zoos, batting cages and mini golf may remain open.

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Indoor activities, including worship, must cease, with exceptions. Funerals are allowed indoors with up to 12 people and outdoor religious services are allowed with up to 200 mense.

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The city also issued a travel advisory, warning residents not to travel outside the county.

“I don’t know how to be more clearthis is the most dangerous time we’ve faced during this pandemic. Do not travel or gather with others,” Breed tweeted.

“This is the most aggressive surge SF has seen to date. We’re currently averaging 118 new cases per day compared to 73 per day in the first week of November," sy het gese. “For the week of November 16th, ons het 768 diagnosed cases compared to 217 diagnosed cases the week of October 12th.”

Kaliforniese goewerneur. Gavin Newsom imposed an overnight curfew through December on Nov. 19 vir 41 counties in the “purple” tier, but that did not apply to San Francisco at the time. Purple, or Tier 1, is the most severe level, indicating that the virus is widespread in an area, with more than seven cases per 100,000 inwoners.

Op Vrydag, Los Angeles County issued a safer-at-home order from Nov. 30 tot Des. 20 that included stricter limits on going out and gatherings.

Under the new order, residents are being asked to stay homeas much as possibleand to wear a face covering outside.

Public and private gatherings with anyone outside one’s household are prohibited. Religious services and protests are exempted. Occupancy limits for retail businesses will be capped at 35%, malls at 20% en 50% for fitness centers.

Health officials raised concerns about a spike in transmissions before the Thanksgiving holiday and the upcoming holidays next month. Byna 90,000 are currently hospitalized with the virus in the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control urged Americans to forego travel over the holiday, but the Transportation and Security Administration screened over 3 million people the weekend before Thanksgiving, the highest number on any weekend since March.

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