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Observation Wheel closed

A resurgence of Covid-19 cases led San Francisco officials to move the city into the “purple tier” of health-related restrictions in late November. One high-profile response was the temporary closing of the 150-foot SkyStar Observation Wheel in Golden Gate Park on Nov. 29. The wheel is part of the park’s 150th anniversary. Ticket holders can reschedule their rides at

The Asian Art Museum and other institutions issued similar closure announcements. Visit the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Reopening California” project at to learn more about the pandemic tier system and what types of businesses and other organizations can be open.

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