Covid Shutdowns in Bay Area: Map

San Francisco, San Mateo County Move Into Purple Tier; Santa Clara Unveils Tougher Restrictions

  • Update: November 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm
  • Marin remained the only San Francisco Bay Area county not in the highly restrictive Purple Tier.

With new COVID cases surging across the Bay Area, San Francisco and San Mateo counties were relegated Saturday from the Red Tier to the Purple Tier on the state’s COVID monitoring scale, triggering a new wave of restrictions on local businesses.

Under Purple Tier restrictions, businesses and activities that may have been operating indoors in the county – including places of worship, movie theaters, gyms and museums – must move outdoors or close. Shopping malls and all retail must operate at no more than 25 percent capacity.

 

Map below shows which counties can, and can’t reopen under new 4-tier system.

The curfew will start Saturday night at 10 p.m. and last until 5 a.m. on Dec. 21st.

Governor Gavin Newsom announced a nightly curfew order for counties in the purple tier of California’s reopening plan. Those counties — which currently include every Bay Area county except San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin — will have a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew every day for a month.

The vast majority of Californians — 94 percent — live in counties in the purple tier, where coronavirus transmission is considered “widespread.”

The exemptions? Getting food, accessing medical care, or travelling to essential work. Non-essential businesses will not be permitted to remain open during the curfew hours.

Why a night curfew?

To explain the curfew, Newsom’s statement essentially said higher spread occurs during activities fueled by inebriation and late-night antics, warning of “social activities and gatherings that have a higher likelihood of leading to reduced inhibition.”

California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly explained that Californians engaged in late-night activities, risk spreading the virus to people with health risks.

 

Video:

  • California is moving to a four-tier, color coded classification system.

 

Map:

  • Find out where your county stands and keep reading to learn what can and can’t open in each color-coded category.

 

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Here’s what counties are closed, and their activities:

 

PURPLE – Most of Bay Area except counties below in red.

Nighttime curfew in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Dec. 21. Only essential activities allowed during overnight hours.

Hair salons: open indoors with modifications
Retail: open indoors at 25% capacity
Malls: open indoors at 25% capacity and food courts closed
Nail salons: open indoors with modifications
Electrolysis: open indoors with modifications
Personal care services (body waxing, etc.): open indoor with modifications
Tattooing and piercing: open indoors with modifications
Museums, zoos and aquariums: outdoor only
Places of worship: outdoor only
Movie theaters: outdoor only
Hotels: open with modifications
Gyms: outdoor only
Restaurants: outdoor only
Wineries: outdoor only
Bars and breweries: closed
Family entertainment centers: outdoor only, like mini golf, batting cages and go-kart racing
Cardrooms: outdoor only
Non-essential offices: remote work only
Professional sports: no live audiences
Schools: must stay closed
Theme parks: must stay closed

 

RED – S.F., SAN MATEO & MARIN counties.

Hair salons: open indoors with modifications
Retail: open indoors at 50% capacity
Malls: open indoors at 50% capacity and limited food courts
Nail salons: open indoors with modifications
Electrolysis: open indoors with modifications
Personal care services (body waxing, etc.): open indoor with modifications
Tattooing and piercing: open indoors with modifications
Museums, zoos and aquariums: open indoors at 25% capacity
Places of worship: open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
Movie theaters: open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
Hotels: open with modifications, plus fitness centers can open at 10% capacity
Gyms: open indoors at 10% capacity
Restaurants: open indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
Wineries: outdoor only
Bars and breweries: closed
Family entertainment centers: outdoor only, like mini golf, batting cages and go-kart racing
Cardrooms: outdoor only
Non-essential offices: remote work only
Professional sports: no live audiences
Schools: can reopen for in-person instruction after two weeks out of the purple tier
Theme parks: must stay closed

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