Business owners around the city have been waiting patiently to find out whether mask rules and capacity limits would actually be lifted in San Francisco when they are in the rest of the state on June 15th. And now we know.
Late Tuesday, Mayor London Breed and Acting Health Officer Dr. Susan Philip announced during a webinar that yes, the city will be aligning with the state's guidance come June 15th, and capacity limits at bars, restaurants, gyms, and other businesses will be lifted. There have been several weeks in which there's been doubt whether SF would be stricter than the state at large, but no.
Also, that presumably means that nightclubs get to become nightclubs again, and we don't have to do the social-distancing dance at the grocery store anymore.
Masks will no longer be required anywhere except very large events — defined as over 5,000 people indoors, or over 10,000 people outdoors — unless an individual business chooses to continue requiring them.