SAN FRANCISCO, CA --- Today, a Safe Reopening Plan was announced to make sure San Francisco continues to slow down the spread of COVID-19 while resuming economic activities with modifications. It is expected that outdoor dining and in-store shopping at retail businesses will be allowed as soon as June 15th. Meanwhile, additional activities and businesses will resume in July and August. See more details here.


The Safe Reopening Plan was formulated by the Economic Recovery Task Force, a task force that was created by Mayor London N. Breed and Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee in early April to guide the City’s efforts through the COVID-19 recovery. The task force focuses on sustaining and reviving local businesses and employment, mitigating economic hardships, and building a resilient and equitable future. As the co-chair of the task force, Assessor Carmen Chu issued the following statement in response to the Safe Reopening Plan:


“San Francisco led the way with our public health response and we can lead the way again with a thoughtful and responsible approach to reopening. Through the task force, we heard from hundreds of San Franciscans on the need to balance our public health needs with our ability to make ends meet and today’s announcement provides a roadmap for all of us to plan and prepare for the future.”


San Francisco Reopening: Officials Announce Gradual Plan (KQED)

It's here: S.F. businesses have a timeline for reopening most sectors of the local economy (SF Business Times)

In Four Stages, SF Will Reopen Supported by Health Data (World Journal)


San Francisco Planed Reopening Timeline

The list below does not include all the businesses and activities that the City has included in the plan for reopening. San Francisco will only allow reopening of businesses and activities that are permitted under the State’s guidelines. For full information about the City’s plan to allow additional activities and business to reopen in phases, go to SF.gov/reopening.


Phase 2A – June 1st  

-          Child care

-          Botanical gardens

-          Outdoor museums and historical sites

-          Outdoor curbside retail for services with minimal contact (shoe repair, dog grooming, etc.)


Phase 2B – June 15th

-          Most indoor retail

-          Outdoor dining

-          Summer camps

-          Private household indoor services

-          Religious services and ceremonies

-          Outdoor exercise classes

-          Professional sports games, tournaments, and other entertainment venues with no spectators

-          Non-emergency medical appointments


Phase 2C – July 13th

-          Indoor dining with modifications

-          Hair salons and barbershops

-          Real estate open houses (by appointment only)


Phase 3 – Mid-August – to be determined, will be more than one sub-phase

-          Schools with modifications

-          Bars

-          Other personal services

o   Nail salons

o   Massage parlors

o   Tattoo parlors

-          Gyms and fitness centers

-          Playgrounds

-          Swimming pools

-          Indoor Museums


Phase 4 – Date to be determined

-          Concert venues

-          Live audience sports and performances

-          Nightclubs

-          Festivals

-          All hotels and lodging for leisure and tourism




Pub Date: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020

City Hall Office:

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place Room 190
San Francisco, CA 94102-4698
Tel: (415) 554-5596 Fax: (415) 554-7151
email: assessor@sfgov.org