Mayor Breed caught without a mask in a bar, defying SF health order

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Vaccinated or not, San Francisco requires people to wear masks indoors. But its mayor, London Breed, was caught defying this ordinance as she was wearing no mask inside a jazz club.

The mayor was caught on a video mask-less, as she enjoyed the night drinking and dancing while famous Bay Area R&B artists perform at the stage inside the Black Cat club in the Tenderloin.

On Friday, in an interview with journalists, the mayor was rebellious on the allegations that she defied an ordinance she herself has encouraged the public again and again to follow.

“No, I’m not going to sip and put my mask on, sip and put my mask on, sip and put my mask on, eat and put my mask on,” Breed said. “While I’m eating and I’m drinking. I’m going to leave my mask off.” 

She, however, was found to be without a mask even though she was not actively eating. A San Francisco Chronicle reporter uploaded a video on Twitter showing the mayor without a mask while dancing and standing.

The video was recorded while the two of the Tony! Toni! Toné! Members, Oakland’s Raphael Saadiq and D’Wayne Wiggins, were performing on stage.

Last month, the city health office announced the mandatory use of face-covering indoors. It said that masks can only be removed if people are “seated at a table or positioned at a stationary counter or place while eating or drinking.”

The Chronicle reporter Mariecar Mendoza said in her material that the mayor “had a table of drinks in front of her and was often holding one — spent the night dancing, singing along and posing for photographs without a face covering.”

Proof of vaccination is also required for bar-goers, and other people entering dining establishments and indoor areas in San Francisco, KTVU reported.

The mayor noted that she undergoes regular COVID-19 tests and was vaccinated.