San Diego County Supervisors Send Governor Plan to Speed Up Openings

San Diego County Supervisors have sent two measures intended to speed up the reopening of the local economy to Governor Newsom's office for approval.

Under the first, the County move further into Stage 2 reopenings in the California Resiliency Roadmap in the coming days including allowing in-person dining at restaurants and retail shopping would be allowed, as long as businesses enact social distancing measures and follow various restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Supervisors also approved proposing a pilot program that would allow a select number of businesses from Stage 3 to gradually reopen ahead of the schedule outlined by the state. The pilot program includes outdoor religious services, research labs, hair and nail salons, fitness facilities, youth sports and clubs and pools at apartment complexes. The pilot program would also allow therapeutic and peer support groups to offer sessions, but with group size limited to 12 people or fewer.

The California Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Office must approve the County’s pilot program proposals before businesses from these sectors can begin to reopen.

8 More Deaths from COVID-19

County health officials Wednesday reported the deaths of 8 more people in the county from the COVID-19 disease, bringing the total number of people who have died after contracting the coronavirus to 230 since the pandemic began. All eight deaths involved underlying medical conditions.

There were 114 ew positive cases reported out of more than 4500 tests during the period or about 2-percent. The total number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus is now at 6,140.

SEE COUNTY DAILY CORONAVIRUS REPORT.

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