Now the city is about to enter it this week. The state’s announcement is expected on Tuesday, and if so, new guidelines will come into effect on Friday, May 7.
READ MORE: Asian American teenager beaten up and called racial slurs during tournament basketball game in Oakland
The promise to move to Yellow has companies excited with a wave of activity.
The newly opened Wilder restaurant and bar on the corner of Fillmore and Greenwich streets in the marina said it had timed its grand opening with the potential loosening of city restrictions.
Wilder serves an eclectic mix of international comfort food, brunches, and specialty drinks like Smoky George.
“The city is getting busier and busier. We noticed it, so we decided to do this week on April 30th, just to get under our feet, to get used to it, because we know it will only get busier, ”said bar manager Sean Doolan. “And the yellow level will come. We’re also hoping to open Westwood, so we’ll have both spots.
Before Wilder’s debut, his sister restaurant and bar Westwood operated as a pop-up in his space.
READ MORE: Crews respond to fires at Redwood City storage facility
Under the yellow level, bars will be allowed to operate indoors at 25% capacity without having to serve food. Restaurants will remain at 50% of their capacity indoors, but tables can seat up to 8 people. Gyms and fitness studios can open indoors at a capacity of 50%.
That’s a big deal for Lagree Fit 415, a full-body Pilates-style workout space in Mission Bay that’s been fully closed since November. They are waiting for the official reopening of the yellow tier.
“I’m just waiting for that energy to come back into the studio, the loud music, the community that we’ve built, and you know, you get a really good workout here in 40 minutes,” said owner Katie Lyons. “It’s not something you can do online so hopefully people will come back and be very excited to get back on the machine. “
Lyons says she has taken out a few machines to create a lot of room for social distancing and will start with smaller classes. Temperature checks and masks will be required. Lyons also improved the ventilation system.
“More and more people are getting vaccinated. I think they’re going to feel comfortable going into the studio and that we can open at a higher percentage now, so financially that makes a lot more sense, ”she said.
NO MORE NEWS: First of 3 osprey outbreaks atop the crane on the Richmond waterfront
To date, 48% of San Francisco residents over 16 have been fully immunized.