Newly-elected San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria is anticipated to signal his first government order on Wednesday to direct enforcement of public well being orders.
The motion, which comes simply in the future earlier than the New Yr’s Eve vacation, is anticipated to focus on these “blatantly defying provisions” of the state’s stay-at-home order and the county’s public well being laws.
The order can be anticipated to restrict parking enforcement to assist with extra individuals staying at dwelling, the Mayor’s workplace stated.
Additional particulars of the chief motion are anticipated to be introduced at a 3:30 p.m. information convention, which might be streamed reside within the participant above.
The announcement comes in the future after California prolonged its regional stay-at-home order in Southern California as a consequence of a critically low ICU capability. The area’s ICU capability of 0.0% signifies that hospitals at the moment are counting on surge capability to deal with crucial care sufferers. The stay-at-home order will remain in place for the 11 counties in Southern California, including San Diego County, for the foreseeable future.
The surge in coronavirus circumstances this month has been attributed largely to Thanksgiving vacation gatherings in November.
Final week, Public Well being Officer Wilma Wooten reported that 1 in each 162 native residents had examined optimistic for COVID-19 within the final 7 days, indicating a a lot greater fee of unfold that different months. Wooten added, of the whole variety of COVID-19 circumstances because the begin of the pandemic, 44% had occurred since Thanksgiving.
The numbers have been offered as a reminder to San Diegans to keep away from gathering with members exterior of their family for the Christmas vacation. Regardless of warnings, although, travel data for that weekend indicates that many didn’t adhere.
Due to that, and the expectation that, even nonetheless, some will collect for the New Yr’s Eve vacation, Gov. Gavin Newsom stated Monday the state is bracing for a “surge on high of a surge, arguably on high of, once more, one other surge.”
Mayor Gloria was anticipated to induce individuals on Wednesday to not collect for the ultimate vacation of the yr in order that San Diegans do not contribute to that surge.
The state’s stay-at-home order prevents most enterprise and leisure amenities from working, each indoors and open air, together with: hair salons and barbershops, private care providers, museums, zoos and aquariums, film theaters, wineries, bars, breweries, distilleries, reside leisure and amusement parks. It additionally prohibits gatherings with members of different households.