San Francisco Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updates, Cancellations & Closings

Here you will find updates for museums, attractions, conferences, and other events impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). I'll keep this page as updated as possible to keep you posted on what is happening in San Francisco and the surrounding communities.

Please reach out to me with additional changes, updates or questions.

Last updated: 3/30 at 3:37 p.m. (PT)

Note: Only necessary and essential businesses will remain open through May 1, 2020. They are asking people to stay home unless they need to leave for medical purposes, food, or work reasons.

Note from the San Francisco Department of Public Health

After the first two cases were confirmed in San Francisco on March 6 (both due to community spread), the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SDPH) and city of San Francisco have decided to take an aggressive approach to slow down the spread of this virus. They are recommending that all large social gatherings be canceled through May 1.

If you do go out, they recommend that you wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and stay home/in your hotel if you are not feeling well.

Visit their site to learn more about what's going on right now with the Coronavirus in San Francisco.

Museums & Attractions

California Academy of Sciences: Museum is closed.

de Young & Legion of Honor: Closed.

Disney Museum: Closed.

Exploratorium: Closed.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Closed.

SF Asian Art Museum: Closed.

Contempotary Jewish Museum: Closed and will monitor the situation for how long they stay closed.

Randall Museum: Closed.

Pier 24: Closed.

Alcatraz: Closed.

Beyond San Francisco

Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection at Stanford University has canceled all public tours through April 15.

Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose: Closed.

Festivals & Other Community Events

Hamilton: All shows at the Orpheum Theater are canceled through April 30.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Performances suspended through April 30.

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium: All shows posponed through April 30.

Warfield: All shows are canceled or postponed through April 30.

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival: Planned for April is canceled.

San Francisco Warriors: All games are suspended indefinitely. A player on the Utah Jazz tested positive on March 11, so no games will be played until further notice.

Chase Center: All concerts and games canceled through April 30.

San Francisco Giants: All games postponed through April 30.

Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary Celebration: Scheduled for April 4 is postponed with no new date announced.

Saint Patrick's Day Parade & Festival on March 14 is postponed.

Sunday Streets on Valencia Street on March 8 is canceled.

San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival: Originally scheduled for March 12 to 15 is postponed and a new date will be announced soon.

Off the Grid at Fort Mason: Canceled for March 13 & 20

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's Hunky Jesus Contest: Schedule for Easter Weekend, April 12, is postponed with no new date announced.

Reboot Ideas Festival: March 26 - 29 is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

San Francisco Symphony is closed through April 30.

Venues at the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center are closed through April 30. This includes the War Memorial Opera House, the Davies Symphony Hall, Herbst Theatre, The Green Room, the Taube Atrium Theater, the Bryan Education Studio and the Veterans Meeting Room.

SF Ballet: Canceled all performances through April 30.

New Conservatory Theatre: Closed through April 30.

Black Cuisine Festival is canceled.

Arbor Week Eco Fair and tree-planting on March 7 is canceled.

Beyond SF

The Illusionists: Live from Broadway with Broadway San Jose is canceled. Originally scheduled for March 24 & 25.

Tony Robbins' Unleash the Power Within at the SAP Center scheduled for March 12 - 15 has been postponed.

SAP Center: No events scheduled through April 30. They will review each event after that date to determine if they will need to postpone/cancel based on direction from the County of Santa Clara's Public Health Department.

San Jose Sharks: All NHL games are canceled until further notification.

Earthquakes: They will postpone their games until further notice.


San Francisco

Amazon Web Services Summit: Scheduled for April 14 is canceled.

American Educational Research Association annual meeting: Scheduled for April 17 - 21 is canceled.

Bitcoin 2020: March 27 & 28, will be rescheduled for Q3.

Gucci's Cruise 2021 Show: Planned for May 18 is canceled.

The Game Developers Conference: San Scheduled for March 16 - 20 has been postponed to another date later in the summer. The new date will be announced soon.

Facebook Global Marketing Summit: March 9 - 12, canceled

Intel Labs Day: Scheduled for March 12 at the Palace of Fine Arts is cancelled.

Lead 2020: Scheduled for March 5 - 7 at the Moscone is canceled.

Rev2020: Scheduled for March 9 - 11 is canceled.

Oktane 2020: Originally scheduled to be at the Moscone Center March 30 - April 2 will now be a virtual conference online.

Red Hat Summit by IBM: Show was scheduled for April 27 - 29 and has been canceled.

Google Cloud Next '20: April 6 - 8 is canceled.

Lesbians Who Tech Summit: Rescheduled for August 6 - 8

IBM Think 2020: May 5-7 is canceled.

Beyond SF

Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium 2020: Napa was scheduled for March 9 - 11, postponed but no new date announced.

SaaStr Annual 2020: San Jose, March 10 - 12 is postponed and rescheduled for September, but new dates have not been announced.

Facebook F8 Conference: San Jose, May 5 - 6 is canceled.

Google I/O: Mountain View, May 12 - 14 is canceled.

Nvidia GPU Technology Conference: San Jose, March 22 - 26, canceled.

Airline Updates

Many airlines are offering you the chance to reschedule or postpone your flights at no additional cost. I'll do my best to keep these updated also, but please confirm all details with your airline directly.

Alaska: Fees waived for any tickets purchased between February 27 and March 31. This includes tickets for any flights through June 30. It also is for all classes including their saver fares.

American: They are waiving change fees for any flights purchased between March 5 - 31. This is good for all travel dates between March 5, 2020 and January 31, 2021.

Delta: Change fee waived for all flights booked between March 1 and March 31. This is for travel dates between March 1, 2020 - February 25, 2021.

Jet Blue: Will waive change fees for all new flights booked February 27 and March 11. This is for any flights through June 1.

Southwest: Follow their regular policy which includes no change fees.

United: Anyone booking flights between March 3 - 31 can change their flight for free for the next 12 months.

AirBnB Updates

They will follow their standard cancellation policy for most bookings, so check your reservations to see what your host's policy is for cancellation.

However, in areas that travel is impacted by government regulation, they will use their "extenuating circumstances policy." This will be in effect for any area that is under containment, has a travel warning, or travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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San Francisco is currently on a shelter-in-place order through May 1, 2020. Learn more on my coronavirus page.

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