Message from the Mayor - More Businesses to Reopen Soon

May 19, 2020

I’m excited to relay that yesterday, the Governor determined that Counties may move at their own pace into "Stage 2 Reopening" of certain businesses, as long as they attest to, and meet certain benchmarks. Dr. Wooten, Public Health Officer, confirmed that San Diego County does qualify to meet the new metrics (outlined criteria in slide below). We are awaiting a formal announcement from the County Public Health Officer as to exactly when, although we expect it to be very soon.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors met today to formalize the plan, and San Diego County dine-in restaurants and in-store retail may resume shortly-- perhaps as soon as tomorrow--with distancing and safety protocols in place. All businesses should review the revised County Public Health Order as soon as it is posted.