As California segues into its third phase of reopening following the Covid-19 pandemic closures, San Diego City and County officials have announced that a number of public facilities and certain industries are approved to reopen this week. County supervisors still caution that anyone venturing out of their home should practice social distancing, proper hygiene, and should of course, wear a mask.
Public employees as well as those of approved industries will have to follow a new set of health and safety guidelines that include wearing face masks and gloves. In many cases businesses and buildings must limit capacity to 25%.
It's important to note that while the industries listed are approved to reopen, individual businesses may not be prepared to do so.
Monday, June 8
- East and West Mission Bay Parks and parking lots are open at 100% capacity.
- Fiesta Island is open for pedestrians, dogs and cyclists. Vehicles will not be permitted until July 6.
- All piers and boardwalks in the city of San Diego have reopened.
Tuesday, June 9
- Day camps, campgrounds, and RV parks.
Friday, June 12
- Balboa Park Central Mesa and parking lots will reopen to 100% capacity.
- The following industries are approved to reopen provided that they abide by county safety plans and standards.
- Schools - while they are allowed to return, each district will decide when to reopen
- Colleges and universities
- Casinos - can open but have strict guidelines for operation
- Cardrooms, racetracks and other betting facilities
- Religious services and places of worship
- TV and movie production
- Professional sports (without fans)
- Bowling alleys and batting cages
- Bars and wineries
- Hotels and travel rental properties (like Airbnbs)
- Swimming pools
- Zoos and aquariums (San Diego Zoo and Zoofari Park will reopen on June 20th)
- Movie theaters (25% capacity or no more than 100 attendees)
NOT approved to reopen at this time:
- Amusement parks
- Facial services
- Nail salons
- Tattoo parlors
- Therapeutic massage businesses
To date, San Diego County has recorded 8,729 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 301 deaths. The state of California has recorded 133,816 confirmed cases and 4,657 deaths caused by the coronavirus.