Amid a surge of COVID-19 cases, state authorities downgraded San Diego County to the most-restrictive purple tier on Nov. 10, triggering restrictions on businesses that take effect at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 14.
The restrictions require most nonessential businesses to operate outdoors only. These include restaurants, gyms, and places of worship, among others. Retail businesses can remain open at 25 percent capacity.
San Diego is one of 11 counties moved to a more restrictive tier.
County authorities are asking cities and law enforcement agencies to enhance enforcement of the public health order and are providing law enforcement officers with 40,000 masks to distribute if needed.
In Del Mar, several weekends remain of the Sheriff’s Department enhanced mask education and enforcement program.
County officials are calling for communities to re-sharpen and re-focus efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 by wearing face masks, avoiding gatherings, physically distancing from non-household members, and washing hands.
During the past two weeks, the County’s case rate increased to 7.4, then 8.9, per 100,000 residents. The County will remain in the Purple Tier for at least three weeks. It will not be able to advance to the Red Tier until it posts a case rate below 7 cases per 100,000 residents two weeks in a row.
The County can be contacted regarding safe compliance and reopening concerns at 858-694-2900 or email@example.com.