Mayor Kevin Faulconer will sign an emergency executive order that will waive regulatory requirements for restaurants.
This is to help restaurants expand their service outdoors, said a CBS8 report.
All of this is in light of San Diego County being under the state’s monitoring list.
This is after San Diego County recorded a high number of coronavirus cases for three consecutive days.
This meant rolling back on previous reopenings of different establishments.
The rollback will be affecting the indoor dining at restaurants, bars, breweries and wineries.
All said establishments will close on July 7th for at least three weeks.
Boost To The Dine-In Industry
As a way to overcome the restriction imposed by the state of California, Mayor Faulconer said in a statement:
“The City is finalizing a new ordinance for Council approval that will cut fees.
“…and streamline permits to make it easier for businesses to operate outdoors.
“Given that the state’s new shutdown order has an immediate impact on local businesses, on Tuesday.
“I’ll be signing an emergency Executive Order that will waive regulatory requirements and help restaurants expand their service outdoors,
“…increasing physical distance between employees and customers.”
This is an effort to keep dine-in businesses afloat during this strict COVD-19 measures being currently imposed.
Business Chamber’s Woes
The report added, prior to the mayor’s announcement, the Hillcrest Businesses Association had expressed its disappointment.
They were particularly dismay with the City of San Diego lengthy process of processing outdoor dining permit.
When outside the home, San Diegans should do the following to protect themselves and others:
- Practice good hand hygiene and sanitation
- Keep six feet apart
- Wear a face covering
- Avoid crowded places
- Stay home if they are sick
Click here to read more about the restrictions.
Over The Threshold
San Diego County has surpassed the state’s threshold of no more than 100 cases per every 100,000 residents last Thursday.
The rate of COVID-19 cases in the region went up from 103.8 to 112.8, said a CBS8 report.
This has put San Diego County in California’s watch list.
The county was under monitor since July 3rd.