SF Could Soon Be Removed From State's COVID Monitoring List

San Francisco will remain on the California's COVID-19 watch list for the time being.

The city's Department of Emergency Management issued a statement Thursday saying the city doesn't yet meet the requirements on the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitallizations and ICU bed availability.

SFDEM Statement 1

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that San Francisco could soon be in a position to come off of the state's COVID-19 monitoring list as conditions improved, perhaps as soon as Thursday.  Coming off the state's monitoring list would pave the way for schools in San Francisco to resume some in-person education if the county is able to stay off the list for at least two weeks.

Forty counties remain on the list, which was frozen earlier this month after a statewide data glitch was discovered.

San Diego and Placer counties have been removed from the monitoring list.

Earlier this week, Gov. Newsom announced that hospitalizations in the state are down over the past two weeks and the positivity rate has dropped slightly.