San Francisco residents who journey exterior the Bay Area are not required to quarantine for 10 days after they arrive residence, however the metropolis remains to be encouraging its residents to observe the state’s journey advisory that advises towards nonessential journey removed from one’s residence, metropolis officers mentioned in an announcement launched Tuesday.The metropolis launched the obligatory quarantine in mid-December in response to a surge in instances triggered by Thanksgiving journey. While the quarantine was obligatory, a system wasn’t in place to make sure folks adopted it.

The lifting of the extra stringent quarantine rule comes as the town experiences a dramatic decline in infections, recording a seven-day common of 89 instances per day, in contrast with a median excessive of 374 instances per day on the peak of the latest surge.

“Lifting this order doesn’t imply that it’s now secure to simply hop on a aircraft or go on a street journey,” mentioned Dr. Susan Philip,  San Francisco’s performing well being officer, mentioned in an announcement. “This just isn’t a journey free-for-all. We’ve made great progress and introduced our case numbers down, however we have to maintain our guards up. The rising prevalence of variants, a few of which had been introduced from overseas, is additional proof that we have to be further cautious. If we do every little thing we’re presupposed to — put on our masks, apply bodily distancing, keep away from indoor gatherings with different households — we are able to proceed to reopen companies, colleges and neighborhood actions. Voluntarily quarantining after touring out of state or 120 miles from residence helps shield everybody. Let’s go ahead, not backward.”

The state first issued a journey advisory in mid-November and continues to discourage residents from nonessential journey to any a part of California greater than 120 miles from one’s place of residence. For these dwelling within the Bay Area, this might imply a visit to Tahoe, Big Sur or Mount Shasta is out of attain. Additionally, the state advisory recommends that anybody arriving in or returning to California from different states or international locations self-quarantine for 10 days after arrival.