These are the San Diego County businesses receiving cease and desist orders

The list mainly consists of gyms and fitness centers as of Monday. SAN DIEGO COUNTY,

The list mainly consists of gyms and fitness centers as of Monday.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — San Diego County is stepping up its enforcement efforts to make sure businesses and other entities are following the local health order.

The county will be issuing more cease and desist orders to local businesses for failure to comply. If businesses continue to ignore the public health order, the County will issue closure orders. A list of cease and desist orders is available online. As of Monday, Nov. 16, the countywide list includes a few restaurants, many gyms, and one place of worship. 

Additionally, letters were issued to all local law enforcement agencies asking them to help enforce the local health order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and drive the number of cases down.

“We will continue to move aggressively and swiftly to those entities in clear violation of public health orders,” said County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher.

According to the public letters, all the gyms allegedly violating the health order received a message that typically read:

“Pursuant to the Order of the California Public Health Officer issued on August 28, 2020, and as incorporated by the Health Officer Order and Emergency Regulations in effect throughout San Diego County, Fitness Facilities may operate in compliance with applicable industry guidance. COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Fitness Facilities, published by the California Department of Public Health and CalOSHA, states Fitness Facilities may not operate indoors based on the County’s current Tier 1 status. It has been documented that indoor operations and no face coverings by patrons and employees is occurring.”

San Diegans may report, anonymously, businesses or entities that are not following the local health order. They may do so by calling (858) 694-2900 or emailing at [email protected]

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