San Francisco residents call police on drinkers crowding outside wine bars as local officials crack down on Americans looking to enjoy warmer weather amid stay-at-home orders

Crowds of people were seen gathering outside a San Francisco bar over the weekend seemingly ignoring social distancing rules. 
Video shows crowds of people standing close to each other outside of a Marina District wine bar on Friday. Only a few of the patrons had on face masks.
By Saturday, however, police were parked along Chestnut Street to ensure a group did not convene outside the bar again. 
Video shows crowds of people standing close to each other outside of a Marina District wine bar on Friday. Only a few of the patrons had on face masks
Video shows crowds of people standing close to each other outside of a Marina District wine bar on Friday. Only a few of the patrons had on face masks
Nate Welch, owner of Howells wine bar, said he appreciated the quick action taken by police. 
'We can only control the small square footage of space in front of us,' Welch explained to the NBC Bay Area. 'So if someone is ten feet down the way and they decide to stop while they're drinking a to-go Margarita or something like that, I have no control over that. So luckily the San Francisco Police came around to disperse that.'  
Welch has posted signs reminding people to take their drinks home after picking up to-go orders. 
By Saturday, police were parked along Chestnut Street to ensure a group did not convene outside the bar
By Saturday, police were parked along Chestnut Street to ensure a group did not convene outside the bar
Nate Welch, owner of Howells wine bar, said he appreciated the quick action taken by police and shared he had signs posted advising on what to do
Nate Welch, owner of Howells wine bar, said he appreciated the quick action taken by police and shared he had signs posted advising on what to do
San Francisco has a stay-at-home order in effect until May 31. On May 4, the city allowed construction to resume and for some outside businesses to reopen.
For San Francisco Supervisor Catherine Stefani, the behavior exhibited by those who were out drinking is cause for concern.
'The fact that people weren't wearing masks, and they were so cluttered together, I'm like oh my god no. It was very upsetting,' she said.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has branded phots and videos of NewYorkers out drinking at bars as a blatant 'violation' of social distancing measures
Clusters of people stood outside bars, sat down on sidewalks, and in some cases, even planted themselves down in chairs in the streets outside a number of hotspots across the Upper East Side, the East and West Villages, and in Greenpoint, Brooklyn over the weekend
Clusters of people stood outside bars, sat down on sidewalks, and in some cases, even planted themselves down in chairs in the streets outside a number of hotspots across the Upper East Side, the East and West Villages, and in Greenpoint, Brooklyn over the weekend
Stefani worries people are growing complacent and has called on the police force to to crack down more on those violating safety rules. 
San Francisco joins other cities cracking down more on those violating social distancing and stay-at-home orders.  
Clusters of people stood outside NYC bars, sat down on sidewalks, and in some cases, even planted themselves down in chairs in the streets outside a number of hotspots across the Upper East Side, the East and West Villages, and in Greenpoint, Brooklyn over the weekend.
In what Mayor Bill de Blasio has branded a blatant 'violation' of the city's social distancing orders, revelers were seen downing beers and frozen margaritas in lively scenes that lasted long into the evening.
De Blasio singled out the Upper East Side as having a 'particular problem' across the mid-May weekend
De Blasio singled out the Upper East Side as having a 'particular problem' across the mid-May weekend
Bar 2A in NYC is seen above serving to-go drinks to customers on Tuesday
Bar 2A in NYC is seen above serving to-go drinks to customers on Tuesday

Police officers will be asking groups outside businesses to disperse, de Blasio added, and anybody who refuses may be given a summons. 'Get your drink and Go home,' the mayor warned.
'I'm not comfortable at all with people congregating outside bars,' de Blasio said during a Sunday press briefing of the lively scenes. 'That violates what we're saying about social distancing. That puts lives in danger.' 

For restaurants in New York - which was deemed the country's coronavirus epicenter in March - offering cocktails and wine for takeout amid a state-wide shutdowns and bans on in-restaurant dining has been become a critical strategy to avoid permanent closure.
The city's lockdown orders have thrown the jobs of more than 150,000 people working in restaurants and bars into jeopardy.
De Blasio singled out the Upper East Side as having a 'particular problem' across the mid-May weekend. At least one UES restaurant served customers on premises, a blatant violation of March's statewide emergency order, according to NBC New York.
On Saturday, Baltimore authorities dispersed large crowds that gathered in Fells Point. They used a helicopter to break up the crowd in Broadway Square
On Saturday, Baltimore authorities dispersed large crowds that gathered in Fells Point. They used a helicopter to break up the crowd in Broadway Square
On Saturday, Baltimore authorities dispersed large crowds that gathered in Fells Point. They used a helicopter to break up the crowd in Broadway Square shortly after 7pm, WJZ reports.
While Maryland has lifted its stay-at-home order as of Friday, several counties - including Baltimore City, Prince George County and Montgomery County - have extended theirs due to high cases and hospitalizations.  
'Helicopters and the sirens were going off and we were like what happened,' resident Doneyse Bell said. 'We thought there was a fight or something.' 
'Helicopters and the sirens were going off and we were like what happened,' resident Doneyse Bell said. 'We thought there was a fight or something'
'Helicopters and the sirens were going off and we were like what happened,' resident Doneyse Bell said. 'We thought there was a fight or something'
San Francisco residents call police on drinkers crowding outside wine bars as local officials crack down on Americans looking to enjoy warmer weather amid stay-at-home orders San Francisco residents call police on drinkers crowding outside wine bars as local officials crack down on Americans looking to enjoy warmer weather amid stay-at-home orders Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 04:21 Rating: 5

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