SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — County supervisors Tuesday nixed a board member’s proposal to fully open up businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Instead, the board voted to meet at 3 p.m. next Tuesday to discuss related issues, including the county’s role on a state task force that is focusing on the pandemic. Helen Robbins-Meyer, the county’s chief administrative officer, is a member.
The county will also send a letter to the state requesting that the COVID-19 outbreak at San Diego State University not be included in the overall case numbers.
On Tuesday, SDSU reported a total of 676 student cases since the fall semester began Aug. 24.
Supervisor Jim Desmond made a motion to end county enforcement of what businesses should be open or closed — bars would be an exception — but continue enforcement of health and safety protocols.
“It’s time for us to take that local