Assessor Chu's Statement on Resuming Reopening for Further Reopening Businesses and Activities (ERTF)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA --- San Francisco announced the next steps in San Francisco’s reopening of businesses and activities. Since July, San Francisco has been on the State’s COVID-19 watch list, which restricted many activities and required the City to pause further reopening. On Friday, August 28, the State issued new criteria and a colored-coded tiered system, which replaced the watch list. San Francisco has been placed on the “red” tier, which provides the City the discretion to move forward with reopening some activities. While San Francisco recognizes the State’s thresholds, the City will continue on a reopening path based on its unique challenges and successes, and maintains the ability to open more gradually than what the State allows. See more details here.
Assessor Carmen Chu, co-chair of the Economic Recovery Task Force, issued the following statement:
“Time and again, San Franciscans have risen to the challenge to slow the spread of COVID-19. That collective action is what has allowed us to be here today. Reflected in comments we’ve heard from hundreds of people through the Economic Recovery Task Force, this announcement is important because it shows the path forward for so many industries and businesses that have been shuttered for months. Let’s keep each other safe and let’s work together to sustain our steady openings.”