The COVID-19 pandemic has been long and grueling, and we’re not out of the woods yet.
With that said, there are some very real reasons for hope. Vaccines are being distributed across California and throughout the country. And, as some of the case numbers come down, Gov. Newsom has outlined a plan for local businesses to reopen.
What does this mean for North City, and for San Diego County at large? Right now, our county is still in the highest risk category, which means continued restrictions. Nevertheless, there is now a clear roadmap for reopening, just as soon as numbers start to improve. And, even with restrictions in place, there are plenty of ways you can shop, dine, and enjoy yourself at North City, all while maintaining proper precautions.
San Diego County Status
Here’s what we want everyone to know about current COVID guidelines in our area.
- The statewide stay-at-home order has been lifted as of January 25.
- A statewide mask mandate remains in place.
- Restaurants are open, but restricted to takeout, delivery, and outside seating.
- The Weekly Farmers Market is still taking place as an open air market with outdoor dining opportunities.
- Medical and dental offices are open, so long as proper COVID precautions are taken.
- Gyms are open, but only for outside classes.
- Hair salons are open indoors, with appropriate modifications.
- Nail salons are open indoors, with appropriate modifications.
- Retail stores are open with limited capacity (25 percent for most stores, 50 percent for grocery stores).
We are hopeful that, as spring arrives, San Diego’s numbers will be looking better, allowing more and more businesses to open and to expand their services.
In the meantime, we encourage everyone to stay safe and be careful. And, consider some of the safe options you have for visiting and dining in North City, San Marcos. We hope to see you very soon!