Supervisors Increase Health Order Enforcement; Open Parks to Churches, Gyms

The County Board of Supervisors took a number of actions Tuesday to promote compliance with public health orders, including an expanded team that will take enforcement actions when businesses and individuals don’t follow the order’s requirements. 

The Healthy Compliance Call Center will allow the public to report violations to the order. The line will be staffed around the clock and can be reached at (858) 694-2900.

The Board also heard several proposals on how the County plans to spend $48.8 million of federal CARES Act money that has been allocated to the region.

The Board voted to devote $25 million to child care, $18.8 million to food services programs and $5 million to public health test, trace and treat strategies in K-12 schools.

The child care provider grant program will fund licensed and license-exempt child care providers experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19. Child care providers can use funding to pay for a variety of expenses including rent and mortgage payments, personal protective equipment, staffing and supplies.

Grants will be distributed equitably across the county and will be based on the size of the child care facility. All types of child care facilities from family-run to large organizations are eligible to apply.

Supervisors Opening Parks to Worship and Workouts

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposal that would allow places of worship and gyms to operate outdoors through permits.

The intention of the permits is to avoid mass gatherings that have taken place indoors and to ensure churches follow proper precautions and safety measures like social distancing and wearing masks. Cities like Poway have launched a similar initiative with many fitness clubs and churches jumping on board.


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