San Francisco Announces Full Reopening

San Francisco is well on its way to meeting the necessary public health requirements to comply with the State’s full reopening on June 15. Here are some details of what to expect as San Francisco moves beyond the blueprint

With the exception of “mega events” (more than 5,000 attendees indoors or 10,000 attendees outdoors), all business sectors may return to usual operations on June 15, outlined as such:

No capacity limitations; No physical distancing requirements; Vaccinated individuals will not be required to wear face masks in most settings.

For those “mega events”, attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

These changes to public health policy have been set by the State of California. The City and County of San Francisco may adjust these rules as necessary to ensure public safety. Several San Francisco businesses have also released safety and cleanliness pledges to ensure that you are comfortable when you are able to visit. We hope you’ll do your part to keep yourself and our residents safe, too.

San Francisco offers a range of hotels and accommodations in neighbourhood’s across the City. Hotels are committed to providing the world-class hospitality, as well as a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Guests are encouraged to check with individual properties for specific cleaning and safety measures, but all major hotels have released COVID safety protocols.


The Moscone Center team continues to actively seek clear direction from state and local officials relative to the capacities and protocols they can expect at the time of re-opening the convention center.

Northern California has robust agriculture, providing top-quality ingredients to the chefs of the city year-round. Even now, under the current situation, people in San Francisco can dine on some of the best food in the world, as the city’s restaurants retool their culinary excellence for indoor dining at 50 per cent capacity, outdoor dining, take-out, and delivery service. Bars, breweries, wineries and distilleries may open for indoor service without food up to 50 per cent. capacity and outdoor, seated table service.

Major Attractions:

Alcatraz – Only the outdoor tour is available at this time.

Asian Art Museum – Timed tickets are required for entry, and are quick and easy to reserve.

de Young Museum – The de Young now requires timed tickets for every visitor, both for general admission and for entry to view special exhibitions.

Japanese Tea Garden  – If you’re looking to get outdoors or find some tranquil space, San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park is the perfect place to go.

PIER 39 – Guests can enjoy magnificent views, fun shopping, fresh seafood, beer, wine, and cocktails, all while sitting at new outside dining areas.

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens – Visitors can enjoy an urban oasis, filled with beautiful and amazing animals from every corner of the world.

SFMOMA – Entry to the museum will be organized through timed tickets, which you can purchase online.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Harvey Milk Terminal 1 Opens. On May 25, 2021 – The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opened the next phase of the US$2.4 billion Harvey Milk Terminal 1. This new section includes seven new departure gates, a new post-security connector to the International Terminal, a new museum gallery, and a new display of exhibit content honoring the life and legacy of Harvey Milk.

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