California’s second-most populous county on Tuesday decided to ask the state to let it welcome back restaurant dining and in-store shopping with restrictions and to become a test case in reopening everything from gyms to apartment swimming pools.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to ask to move deeper into phase two of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s four-stage reopening plan. That will allow businesses to go beyond the takeout and curbside-retail service allowed now.
The vote came a day after the governor made it easier for the state’s 58 counties to reopen more businesses, saying COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide have declined.