SF changes mask and vaccine guidelines for big events

Hello, Bay Area. It’s Thursday, January 13, and we’ve been looking at the latest predictions for when the Great Bacon Crisis in California will hit. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

San Francisco is adding stricter entry requirements for mega-event sites, such as sporting events and concerts.

Anyone 12 and over will need to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated two weeks prior to the event, and anyone 16 and over will need to provide proof of receiving a booster at least one week before the event. ‘advance.

And where possible, the city requires double masking or an N95, KN95, or KF94 respirator. The stricter rules go hand in hand with the tightening of what counts as a mega-event – ​​now any event with at least 500 people inside or more than 5,000 outside.

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• The focus on home testing marks a shift in how officials plan to handle the pandemic going forward.

• Shelter-in-place restrictions began yesterday in Sonoma County. Here’s how it went.

• A federal judge has blocked a California law prohibiting protesters from coming within 30 feet of vaccination clinics to harass or prevent people from getting vaccinated.

• Google is giving employees access to free at-home testing, but the company’s union says the policy is unevenly enforced when it comes to contractors and temporary workers.

• The latest victim of the COVID pandemic? The Exit of Pliny the Younger.

what to eat

The Drive-Thru Burger is a favorite at Lovely’s in Oakland.

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An outing to Lovely’s in Oakland made for a great day for Chronicle restaurant critic Soleil Ho, even without beef. Meat and Potatoes in Ho’s latest review focuses on soothing the all-new burger restaurant, with anxiety-free outdoor seating and comfort food. On the must-have list? The crushed Impossible burger patties, the corn fritters and the soft-serve.

In another part of town, a brand new home-made tofu and banchan restaurant is taking orders. Joodooboo sells both subscriptions and offers by the pound, allowing East Bay residents to get their fix of side dishes anytime. In the near future, expect seated dinner service.

(Not in Oakland but fancy some banchan? Check out our list of the best Korean restaurants to find a delicious meal near you.)

around the bay

A predicted pork shortage has some worried that bacon could be in short supply.

A predicted pork shortage has some worried that bacon could be in short supply.

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Bringing home the bacon: Californians have passed a law effectively preventing inhumanely raised pork from reaching store shelves. Two weeks into the new year, is there really a big pork shortage?

Font Plans: It’s been a month since San Francisco Mayor London Breed promised to change the Tenderloin. Although it’s a disappointing start, it could pick up speed soon. More: Hear journalist Megan Cassidy discuss the plan for the Tenderloin with “Fifth and Mission” host Cecilia Lei.

Free for all: Two major Golden Gate Park attractions may soon offer free admission to all San Francisco residents.

Electoral redistricting: Here’s what San Francisco’s surveillance districts might look like with this new algorithm. The actual limits, however, look a bit different.

Capped in white: Photos again show snow cover on Mount Shasta after the December storms.

Stay at home: San Francisco expects 15% of office workers to stay remote forever. How badly will this hurt the local economy?

The right to vote: Should undocumented migrants be able to vote in local elections? In San Jose, politicians are pondering this potential change to municipal law.

Positive prognosis: Manny Yekutiel, a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board member who led the closure of Valencia Street to allow for more foot and business traffic during the pandemic, has been diagnosed with cancer.

Forest improvement

Muir Woods National Monument is undergoing its first renovation since it opened in 1937.

Muir Woods National Monument is undergoing its first renovation since it opened in 1937.

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There is a lot of greenery in Muir Woods.

A new $20 million plan will help redirect the creek that runs through the national monument back to its natural floodplain, among other fixes for the visitor center, restrooms and parking lot. Once restoration is complete, the creek between Mount Tam and Muir Beach will more evenly irrigate the redwood forest.

But outdoor enthusiasts won’t have to avoid the park in the meantime.

Read more from Sam Whiting.

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