San Francisco To Lift Mask Mandate October 15 If Cases Stay Low


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Mayor London Breed and San Francisco's Department of Public Health announced that if hospital cases remain stable or decline, the indoor mask mandate will be lifted by October 15 in the following settings:

  • Offices
  • Gyms
  • Fitness Centers
  • Religious gatherings
  • indoor college classes

This also includes other settings that do not exceed 100 people.

Mayor Breed said in a statement,

I’m excited that we’re once again at a place where we can begin easing the mask requirements, which is the direct result of the fact that we have one of the highest vaccination rates in the country, our cases have fallen, and our residents have done their part to keep themselves and those around them safe. This is an important step forward for San Francisco, particularly for our downtown, because when I talk to office workers and business leaders one of the things I continue to hear is that they’re anxious to get back to a more normal routine at work where they can interact with their colleagues. Our economy is bouncing back, the City feels like it is coming alive again, and this is yet another milestone in our recovery.

A mask mandate is still in effect statewide for public transportation, hospitals, jails, and schools.


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