Changes for businesses and transit during Covid-19 reopening

UPDATE, June 26: Hair salons, barbers, indoor dining, outdoor bars, outdoor pools, indoor museums WILL NOT be opening on Monday June 29th. The City has given no new date has been given for these types of businesses to reopen.

Several changes have come into effect, or soon will, related to Covid-19 restrictions.


Muni Service: As of Saturday June 13th, the 43-Masonic began running, but the northern terminus will be Masonic and Geary. Read more about other lines re-starting here. 

As of Monday July 15th, SFMTA began enforcing street-sweeping violations by parked cars.

Businesses and services:

As of Friday June 12th, restaurants began to operate with outdoor dining. Details here. Also in D7 Supervisor Yee’s newsletter here.

As of Monday June 15th, the following are allowed: non-emergency medical appointments, private indoor services like house-cleaners, indoor retail, manufacturing (with limits). Anyone who can still work from home is asked to continue doing so. Also allowed: Summer camps (with limits), religious gatherings, and pro sports with no spectators present. Read more here. 

As of Monday June 29th, the following will be allowed to operate: Hair salons, barbers, outdoor bars, outdoor pools, indoor museums. Read more here.  Also this SF Examiner article. 

Article about delay in reopening schedule [June 26]:

As of Monday July 13th [PENDING STATE APPROVAL], indoor dining and real estate open houses will be allowed.Read more here. 


Unfortunately, at this time there is no announcement about the reopening of SF Public Libraries. The word is that there will first be a curbside pickup program, and then a reopening of a few branches. Meanwhile, your hardworking librarians are doing service as Covid-19 contact tracers. Read more here (KQED).

For households with young children, the Library has a Dial-a-Story program, now with video: More here.


SF Assessor: Online Family Wealth Forum on July 18

From the Office of San Francisco Assessor Carmen Chu:

The Office of San Francisco Assessor Carmen Chu would like to invite you to our first Digital Family Wealth Forum, taking place online:

Our office normally hosts a yearly Family Wealth Forum–an event that covers estate planning basics and financial advice for homeowners and business owners. Continue reading “SF Assessor: Online Family Wealth Forum on July 18”

Tweeting around Sunnyside

Part of an occasional series of articles about Sunnyside by SNA members.

Tweeting around Sunnyside

By Estelle Smith

I would not describe myself as much of bird person, bird watcher, or, if you’re cool, a birder. Sure, I enjoy watching and listening to the birds chirp and sing, watching them dive and soar, and even take the occasional dust bath–but a birder, me? Not so much.

Beginning in Spring 2020, the shelter-in-place order has meant that I am, along with many of my fellow Sunnysiders, spending more time outside walking around the neighborhood. I started to notice little critters flickering and crawling on blooming plants and bushes at the Balboa Reservoir and along the city streets.

Then there are the birds. I don’t know if they discovered me or vice versa, but they seem to be everywhere, letting me know that they are loud and proud of being part of our neighborhood. Continue reading “Tweeting around Sunnyside”

June 9: Special SNA Senior Transportation Meeting

SNA is holding a special online meeting focused on current transportation options for seniors and people with disabilities.

  • Tuesday June 9th, 5-6 PM, via Zoom. Meeting link BELOW.

The meeting includes a short presentation by Cathy DeLuca of Community Living Campaign (CLC) followed by a question-and-answer time. Cathy has been working for safe streets in the city for many years, and is now bringing her knowledge and passion to CLC in service of seniors. Hosted by SNA President Kenneth Hollenbeck. CLC is the organization behind Sunnyside Community Connectors. More about the meeting:

How to Get Around During COVID-19 for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Getting around San Francisco is challenging for seniors and people with disabilities in the best of times, but during the COVID crisis, it’s hard to keep track of what the options are. Join Cathy DeLuca from Community Living Campaign to hear the latest about all your transportation options, including Muni, the Essential Trip Card program, Paratransit, and more!

Meeting information: SNA Senior Transportation Meeting
Time: Jun 9, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Continue reading “June 9: Special SNA Senior Transportation Meeting”