3 more businesses ordered by county to halt indoor operations

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A person walks past Danny’s Palm Bar and Grill after the restaurant received a cease-and-desist order for not complying with San Diego County regulations to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Coronado, Calif. Health inspectors fanned out to 29 businesses across the county with threats of criminal prosecution and $1,000 fines for flouting orders to avoid indoor activity. The county posted stern warning letters to each business on its website, adding unwelcome publicity to its latest push for more compliance. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

SAN DIEGO — Three more businesses have been ordered by San Diego County public health officials to stop operating indoors after the county dropped down into the state’s most restrictive purple tier.

Forty-three businesses now have received cease and desist orders for defying the local public health order. The letters, which started being issued Monday, cite the state’s COVID-19 industry guidance for fitness facilities, places of worship, and restaurants, bars and wineries.

“Restaurants may not operate indoors based on the County’s current Tier 1 status,” one order reads.”Failure to comply may result in criminal misdemeanor citations with a $1,000 fine for each violation.”

San Diegans can make anonymous reports about businesses that aren’t following the local health order by calling (858) 694-2900 or emailing SafeReopeningComplianceTeam@sdcounty.ca.gov

Orders issued by the county since Monday include:

Orders issued Nov. 19

Orders issued Nov. 18

Orders issued Nov. 17

Orders issued Nov. 16

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