San Francisco Mayor London Breed tweeted Friday that the city is temporarily postponing a scheduled opening on Monday, which includes nail salons, hairdressers, and open-air bars, as the number of Covid-19 cases is growing across California.
“Yesterday we observed 103 cases. On June 15, when we first opened the restaurant in the open air and in the store, we had 20, ”Breed wrote on Twitter. “At our current pace, the number could double quickly. If this continues, and we will not intervene, we will be at such a high level that our only option is to close it. ”
Initially, the city sent a request to the state on June 22 to move on to the next phase of opening on June 29, and not by mid-July, as previously planned. Breed said the next step would open zoos, outdoor pools, open bars, hairdressers, hairdressers, tattoo parlors, nail salons and museums next week.
However, cases of Covid-19 have since shown signs of acceleration in California. This is one of 35 states where, as of Thursday, incidence was up 5% or more, based on a change in average new cases compared to last week, according to a CNBC analysis by Johns Hopkins University.
The state reported a 44% increase in the weekly average number of coronavirus cases, averaging 4,861 new cases per day.
Governor Gavin Newsome has left state municipalities to decide whether they are ready to resume certain parts of their economy after more and more rural districts report small cases of Covid-19. To date, San Francisco has reopened open-air dining, indoor retailing and other small community events with changes in health status and disabilities, according to the city. rediscovering the manual,
Newsome said at a briefing on Friday that San Francisco’s decision to suspend the planned resumption on the basis of a growing number of cases was “exactly how it should work,” and said he was “pleased” with the city’s leadership.
When asked about the state’s opening plans, Newsom said it was already paused for “more than a week ago.” This includes a recent Disney decision not to open in early July.
Other US states have been forced to suspend or roll back some of their reopening plans. Earlier on Friday, Texas governor Greg Abbott ordered state bars to close and reduced the capacity of restaurants on the premises, including other modifications.
In Florida, Governor Ron De Santis said the state currently has no further plans to resume work. He added that the state “never expected”, continuing to move forward at this point. In Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey said that if the state’s opening were a traffic light, it would be in a “yellow” or “profitable” position.