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US Mint in San Francisco Resumes Operations May 4

The United States Mint has announced that its San Francisco facility will resume operations on Monday, May 4, 2020. With the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) still active in the United States, the Mint is taking significant steps to assure the health and safety of workers and indications are that production will still not be at its normal capacity.

The San Francisco Mint was shutdown on March 17, 2020 as the city and indeed much of the United States went into a Shelter in Place mode to help slow the spread of the virus. The move was proactive by the Mint and eventually the West Point facility was also closed, but for a much shorter duration of time.

United States Mint San Francisco Location (Image Courtesy of the United States Mint)

To help facility the reopening, the Mint has implemented several guidelines to help protect the health of workers at the facility. These follow many of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for containing the spread of the virus. Some of the measures being implemented include:

Although it does not currently produce circulating coins, it mints:

The San Francisco Mint is one of the few Mint facilities not open to tours for the general public.

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