San Francisco lays out reopening timeline, again ruling out Outside Lands in August

Judah & the Lion

Judah & the Lion perform at Outside Lands, San Francisco on Aug. 11, 2019. Joaquin Cabello/STAFF.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Thursday laid out the city’s reopening timeline, which varies in some ways from California four-phase return outlined previously by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Something both have in common is no concerts with attendees until some point after mid-August.

While Another Planet Entertainment, the co-producers of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival have so far not announced a cancelation or postponement of the festival, which is scheduled for Aug. 7 to 9, the festival will not be able to take place during that time.

San Francisco’s return to normal also includes four phases. By June 15, some businesses will be able to resume, such as construction, essential manufacturing with 50 employees or fewer, curbside retail and daycare services for up to 12 children. This stage includes outdoor museums and historical sites, as well as beaches and fenced dog parks. On or after June 15, outdoor fitness classes, the rest of manufacturing businesses, restaurants with outdoor dining and indoor retail can resume.

Hair salons and indoor dining at restaurants can return as soon as July 13.

If COVID-19 cases don’t begin to spike, hotels, gyms, movie theaters, indoor museums and bars can reopen in mid-August.

Concerts, festivals and sporting events with attendees are in the final phase, which does not have a set date and will depend on the city’s success in keeping COVID-19 cases from surging.

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