Restrictions will end Tuesday!
By Katie Cadiao, County of San Diego Communications Office
(June 14, 2021) The state will officially retire its Blueprint for a Safer Economy tier system Tuesday (June 15), lifting capacity and physical distancing restrictions for most businesses and activities in the region. This means that almost all sectors of the economy can return to pre-pandemic capacity limits tomorrow.
Certain COVID-19 guidance will continue to be in place for large-scale event settings. Organizers of these so-called mega events with more than 5,000 people indoors, or more than 10,000 people outdoors, will need to take extra steps to ensure the safety of attendees (https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Beyond-Blueprint-Framework.aspx).
People who attend mega events indoor will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before they arrive at the venue. Organizers of outdoor mega events will be strongly encouraged to implement the same safety protocols, though they will not be required to do so.
Face covering mandates will remain in effect after tomorrow in these settings (https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx): on public transit, indoors in K-12 schools and in childcare settings, in healthcare settings, long term care facilities, detention centers, homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers.
The state guidance will remain in place until at least Oct. 1.
“The end of the state’s framework will allow us to go back to many of the activities we have not been able to enjoy since last March, but the pandemic does not end tomorrow,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., San Diego County public health officer. “COVID-19 is still present in our community, and we all need to continue to do our part to protect the most vulnerable and avoid spreading the virus.”
Scripps Ranch update
Total cases of coronavirus reportedby San Diego County in the Scripps Ranch ZIP Code area of 92131 since it began keeping records in 2020 stands at 1,298. Nine total deaths attributed to coronavirus of those residing in Scripps Ranch were recorded out of a population of 36,090, according to the County. Total number of Scripps Ranch residents who received a coronavirus vaccine was recorded at 25,356.