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San Francisco Bay Area COVID Roundup: San Francisco, San Mateo County Move Into Purple Tier; Santa Clara Unveils Tougher Restrictions With a surge in coronavirus cases, the information you need to know is coming fast and furious. Here's a roundup of the COVID stories we've published over the last 24 hours.
COVID Purple Tier: San Francisco Businesses Prepare For Restrictive Purple TierSaturday nights are some of the busiest for Tony's Pizza Napoletana in North Beach. That will likely change when San Francisco moves back to the Purple Tier.
COVID Purple Tier: Santa Clara County Residents Brace For Life In COVID's Purple Tier Santa Clara County issued new emergency health directives Saturday, reporting record numbers for new cases and hospitalizations in a single day since the outset of the pandemic.
Coronavirus Restrictions Push 49ers, Other South Bay Teams to Relocate TemporarilyThe San Francisco 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Santa Clara County on Saturday banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks.
COVID Surge: San Francisco, San Mateo Counties Backslide Into COVID Purple TierWith COVID-19 cases still soaring, San Francisco and San Mateo counties were set to turn back from the red tier to the purple tier, triggering a new wave of restrictions.
COVID: Small Business Saturday Turns 10 in Make-or-Break Pandemic YearFor many independent businesses Small Business Saturday opens a critical holiday shopping season and, in this pandemic year, one-fifth say they will have to close if things don't get better soon.