The order includes the possibility of fines for those who violate public health orders; parking restrictions have been loosened.
Through an executive order last week, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria is trying to create clarity for business people by clamping down on businesses not following the State's Regional Stay at Home Order.
First enforcement contacts will be warnings and then penalties will follow. Mayor Todd Gloria's order allows for fines up to $1,000 for those who blatantly defy provisions of State of California orders or the San Diego County public health order.
Mayor Gloria urges residents and businesses to comply with current public health guidance from the State of California and San Diego County public health officials.
Mayor Gloria's executive order also reinforces current State and County public health orders, which include:
- The prohibition of private gatherings of any size
- All retailers operating indoors must do so at no more than 20% capacity
- No on-site consumption of food or drinks, including a ban on outdoor dining
- Face coverings must be worn outside of the home, with specific exceptions as outlined by the California Department of Public Health
- Nonessential work, movement and gatherings must stop between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
- All businesses not meeting the definition of essential business or State authorized sectors are considered "nonessential businesses" and must remain closed.
To aid neighborhoods that have limited parking for residents, the City of San Diego will no longer enforce parking meter violations, time limited parking, yellow commercial zones and short-term green zones. Red, white and blue parking areas will continue to be enforced to maintain public safety.