San Francisco, CA

San Francisco will break open on April 15. Vaccines available to everyone and indoor venues will open.

Geoffrey Greer

The long wait is over

Photo by Gayatri Malhotra on Unsplash

San Francisco’s long fight against Covid will break open on April 15 when two momentous events happen:

  • The Covid vaccine will be available to everyone 16 and over.
  • Indoor venues will open throughout California.

California's decision to lift restrictions on indoor events has come as the rate of people testing positive for coronavirus nears a record low. The governor is asking citizens to continue wearing masks.

Covid vaccines available to everyone

On April 15, Covid vaccines will be available to everyone age 16 and over. There will be no restrictions on job category or health condition as there have been before.

In addition to hospitals, the following pharmacies have vaccines available:

  • Walmart
  • Walgreens
  • RiteAid
  • CVS
  • Safeway

Indoor venues will open

The Golden State is opening up to more indoor gatherings as the incidence of coronavirus declines. This announcement was made on Friday, April 2.

California officials believe that their strict regulations and stringent policies are paying off with a significant decrease in people contracting the virus. Nevertheless, venues will either test or ask for evidence of vaccination before admitting patrons.

The Golden State Warriors which play in San Francisco have not announced when they will reopen their stadium. Here is the public service message that they posted on Friday, April 2 on Twitter:

Image from Twitter

The tweet reads, “We are extremely encouraged with the new indoor live event guidelines that were released by the State of California Department of Public Health earlier today. As has been documented for several months, we are in ongoing conversations with the San Francisco Department of Health and the CIty and County of San Francisco regarding the return of fans to Chase Center. We hope to have specific details available to share shortly.”

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