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  • Media Alert - San Diego County Supervisor Joel Anderson

  • SUPERVISOR ANDERSON: NO COVID ENFORCEMENT WITHOUT SCIENTIFIC PROOF OF HEALTH HAZARDS
    Board of Supervisors approved Anderson’s motion requiring scientific data, fair and consistent enforcement and full public disclosure of enforcement criteria used
     
    WHAT: Press Conference. Hear from businesses impacted by COVID-19 enforcement
    WHY:  Supervisor to explain how his recent action should relieve restaurants and businesses of arbitrary enforcement.
    WHEN: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
                   10:00 a.m.
    WHERE: NONNO’S RISTORANTE ITALIANO
    5314 BALTIMORE DR., LA MESA 91942
    WHO: Supervisor Joel Anderson, San Diego County, Second District 
    Nonno’s Ristorante Italiano
    Gerardo Ortiz and Lisa Ortiz, Owner
    East County Chamber of Commerce
    Bryan Shull, Finance Chair and Chairman Elect for 2022
    Mattress Makers Kearny Mesa/La Mesa
    Pablo Hernandez, Co-owner
    California Restaurant Association
    Ben Clevenger, President
    La Mesa Chamber of Commerce
    Mary England, President/CEO
     
    Background:
    Supervisor Joel Anderson leads effort to restrict COVID-19 Enforcement
    On January 12, 2021, Supervisor Joel Anderson was joined by his Board colleagues to approve his proposal that restricts COVID enforcement, and prior to considering enforcement the following must happen:

    • Scientific data proving the activity is a health risk must be produced
    • Enforcement must be applied consistently and fairly
    • Criteria used for enforcement must be released to the public
     
    Here is what was approved: 
     
    • It is recognized that residents and businessowners in San Diego County should have fair and consistent application of enforcement actions against those deemed to be in violation of COVID-19 safety regulations.
     
    • It is recognized that scientific data on how COVID-19 is spread should be the guiding principle determining what business should be open and how they may operate, and once determined, the criteria should be released publicly.
     
    • County of San Diego’s enforcement actions against residents and businesses deemed in violation of COVID-19 will be based on readily available scientific evidence and applied consistently. 
     
    • The County of San Diego’s enforcement criteria, once determined, should be released publicly.
     
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    Media Contacts:
    Office of Supervisor Joel Anderson: Scott Barnett, 619-857-1857 (Cell Phone), scott.barnett@sdcounty.ca.gov 
    Office of Supervisor Joel Anderson: Gianna Belsito, 858-276-8919 (Cell Phone), gianna.belsito@sdcounty.ca.gov