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San Francisco extends stay-at-home order, COVID-19 travel quarantine indefinitely


#San #Francisco is extending its stay-at-home order and coronavirus travel quarantine rules indefinitely, the city announced #Thursday.

The state may have allowed #San #Francisco and other #Bay #Area counties to exit the regional stay-at-home order as early as #Jan. 8 if intensive care capacity improved, but the city isn’t waiting for the state’s direction it seems.

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“#We have been proactive in putting the stay at home order and travel quarantine in place to protect #San #Franciscans and in the hopes that by acting quickly, we could flatten the curve and re-open faster,” said #Mayor #London #Breed in a press release. “#This seems to be working but we need more time to determine that we are moving in the right direction and that the #December holidays don’t set us back.”

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#Per the state’s rules, a region’s stay-at-home order can be lifted when remaining ICU capacity rises above 15%. The #Bay #Area’s current ICU capacity is at 8.5%. #Based on current trends, and an expected post-holiday surge, #San #Francisco officials aren’t confident the situation will improve by #Jan. 8.

#Under the stay-at-home order restrictions, most non-essential businesses, like gyms, movie theaters, museums, salons and barbershops, have to stay closed. #Only retail stores can be open at 20% capacity. #Restaurants are only allowed to be open for takeout and delivery.

#All social gatherings of any size, indoor and outdoor, are technically banned.

INTERACTIVE: #Here’s the reopening status of every #Bay #Area county

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#In addition to the stay-at-home order, #San #Francisco is also extending its mandatory travel quarantine, which requires anyone coming from outside the #Bay #Area self-quarantine for 10 days upon return.

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#Other #Bay #Area counties have worked in conjunction with #San #Francisco in the past. #When we asked local health officers if they’d be extending their orders, #Alameda, #Marin, #Napa, #San #Mateo, #Santa #Cruz and #Sonoma counties said they’d all move in conjunction with the state’s timing. (#We’ll update this story as we hear back from more counties.)

#Editor’s note: #This story was updated to reflect new ICU capacity numbers and include responses from other local counties.

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