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On Monday, July 6, 2020 the Governor added San Diego County and five other Counties to a watch list of local governments where the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has seen a spike in positive cases.  The metric for this list is a daily ratio of 100 new positive cases per 100,000 tests for six consecutive days.  Sunday, July 5th was the sixth consecutive day that San Diego County met that metric. The Governor announced yesterday, Monday, July 6, that as of 12:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2020 certain businesses would be required to close or continue operation under certain restrictions.  The affected business types are:

  • All indoor, in-person dining at restaurants (outdoor dining and takeout are still permitted, so long as social distancing protocols are followed);
  • Indoor tasting rooms and wineries;
  • Indoor museums, zoos, and aquariums;
  • Indoor movie theaters and family entertainment centers; and
  • Cardrooms and satellite wagering facilities.

The San Diego County Department of Public Health has updated its Public Health Order to reflect the Governor’s directive.  To view the San Diego County Health website and a link to this updated order click HERE.

If your business is affected by this updated health order , please contact the Encinitas Development Services Department at (760) 633-2706, or by email to [email protected], to see if there are any potential options for you to modify your operation to continue servicing your customers.   

Please remember that the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay at home when possible. When in public you should wear a face covering, remain at least six feet apart from anyone who is not a member of your household and wash your hands frequently.