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January 27, 2021

Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Lifted, San Francisco Enters Purple Tier

After the statewide stay-at-home order was lifted earlier this week, San Francisco is now in the purple tier, easing a number of health restrictions on activities. These changes will go into effect citywide on Thursday, January 28.

Some notable changes to parks include:

Outdoor Recreation: Up to three households may engage in recreational activities that allow social distancing, including low-contact sports such as hiking, biking, dancing, and including those that share equipment such as balls and Frisbees.

Golf and Tennis: Expands to allow foursomes for golf, but limits to one household per cart and requires staggered tee times. Doubles tennis may be played between members of up to three different households. Tennis players from different households may not share equipment and must maintain at least six feet of physical distance from each other at all times. Pickleball remains limited to singles per state requirements.

Outdoor Fitness: The 12-person cap is removed on outdoor fitness so long as social distancing can be met. The fitness class cap increases to 25.

Small Gatherings: Members of up to three households with a maximum of 12 people total may gather outdoors if social distance can be maintained and no food or drink is being consumed. If food or drink is being consumed, only members from two households of up to six people total is allowed. Participants outside of the same household must remain at least six feet apart from each other.

Outdoor Museums and Zoos: Outdoor operations for museums and zoos may resume, though zoos are capped at 50% capacity not including personnel.

Outdoor Family Entertainment Centers: Family entertainment such as skate parks may resume outdoor operations.

Note that these changes may be implemented incrementally by our department over the next few weeks. To stay up to date on allowable activities and reopening facilities in our parks, please visit this page .

Please remember to continue doing your share to help curb the spread of the coronavirus by adhering to social distancing guidelines, washing your hands frequently, wearing a mask, and staying home if you have a cough or fever.

Stay up to date on the City's coronavirus response by visiting the City's COVID-19 information page or by texting COVID19SF to 888-777.

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