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County Supervisor Joel Anderson leads effort to restrict COVID-19 enforcement

On Jan. 12, Anderson was joined by his Board colleagues to approve his proposal that restricts COVID-19 enforcement.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — County Board of Supervisors approved Supervisor Joel Anderson’s motion requiring scientific data, fair and consistent enforcement and full public disclosure to restrict COVID-19 enforcement.

"It's important for people to know you can go to the county's website, you can see the science that they're siting for the closures and how they are applying the closures and you can be the judge for yourself," Anderson said.

On Jan. 12, Anderson was joined by his Board colleagues to approve his proposal that restricts COVID-19 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.