Our number one concern is the well-being of the residents of San Diego. The City of San Diego is working with and under the guidance of County public health experts to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
Relief and Reopening of Business
With most of the economy down or drastically affected due to the coronavirus outbreak, residents of San Diego have had their fortitude tested. Tourism has been halted, restaurants and bars closed, many workers compelled to stay at home because of the virus’s spread and tens of thousands of people in the San Diego area have been left unemployed or uncertain of their futures.
Temporary Permit to Operate an Outdoor Business
Restaurants, retail shops, gyms and fitness centres, barbershops, hair and nail salons and places of worship in San Diego can now operate in outdoor locations adjacent to their establishments, including on sidewalks, private parking lots, and city parks. This is due to state restrictions on indoor activities.
Providers of Assistance to the Homeless
Homeless Operations Branch (HOB) was established in San Diego’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) by the City of San Diego, County of San Diego, Regional Task Force on the Homeless, and San Diego Housing Commission early on. This team is responsible for making crucial decisions to protect this vulnerable group. During COVID-19, you can learn more about services and options for the homeless.
In the San Diego Convention Center, Operation Shelter to Home
To ensure proper physical separation and avoid the spread of COVID-19, on April 1, 2020, Operation Shelter to Home began relocating people already in shelters into the San Diego Convention Center. It was stated by Mayor Todd Gloria on March 5, 2021 that those residing in shelters at the San Diego Convention Center who had been displaced will be securely returned to their original locations in the city. Learn more about the process of transition and operation. –
A moratorium on evictions from both residential and commercial properties
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, both the California Department of Public Health and the CDC have placed temporary halts on home evictions.
Both landlords and tenants in San Diego are subject to these temporary eviction bans.
Expulsions will be prohibited for one year, starting on September 4, 2020 and ending on December 31, 2020 under the CDC’s federal temporary eviction ban.
By signing Assembly Bill (AB) 832 into law, Governor Gavin Newsom has prolonged the eviction moratorium until September 30, 2021. Assembly Bill (AB) 3088, the state’s first temporary eviction prohibition, expires on February 1, 2021, prohibiting evictions of most tenants of rental homes.