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San Francisco Monday morning announced that it would be opening several new businesses as it continues it’s phased reopening of the economy.
Mayor London breed said that the following businesses would be allowed to open by June 29th if the city continued to see steady COVID numbers and if the state approved them for a regional variance:
- Hair salons and barber shops
- Nail salons
- Tattoo salons
- Outdoor bars
- Outdoor swimming
These businesses had originally had a tentative reopening date of mid-July or later but hopeful health indicators have caused the city to apply for an earlier date with the California Department of Public Health. Of course the industries effected with have to comply with new public safety guidelines and would reopen with changes to make their businesses more safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Thanks to San Franciscans’ efforts to follow health requirements, wear face coverings, and practice social distancing, our COVID-19 health indicators are in a good place and we can continue reopening our city,” said Mayor Breed in the news release.
The Economic Recovery Task Force looked specifically to focus on these service driven industries as they have not been able to continue to do business remotely like many others and therefore have been more deeply impacted by the closings.
The city of San Francisco is looking to continue to closely monitor key public health indicators as this next phase of reopening the economy begins. The city is also aware that this step will bring more cases and hospitalizations but understands this pandemic not only inflicts physical hardships but economic ones as well.
“We know a lot of businesses and residents are struggling financially, and this next step will help get more San Franciscans back to work while still balancing safety. I want to thank the Economic Recovery Task Force and the Department of Public Health for continuing to work together to move our City forward safely. We are very much living with COVID-19, and I know that San Francisco residents will continue to prioritize public health as we reopen so that we can keep our entire City healthy,” said Mayor Breed.