OCEAN BEACH (KUSI) – KUSI’s Dan Plante visited a few Ocean Beach breweries and bars eager to stay open for the big vacation weekend serving food with alcohol.
During the 4pm KUSI news, Plante was at the Two Roots Brewing Company in Ocean Beach:
And at 5 p.m. he attended Kilowatt Brewing with more response:
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in San Diego County caused officials Tuesday to suspend further reopenings until at least August 1 and to impose a 10 p.m. curfew on all county restaurants.
Following the announcement of shuttering bars on Sunday that will not serve food as of Wednesday, all county restaurants will have to close at 10:00 p.m. every night, county officials said during their Tuesday afternoon update.
Both restrictions take effect at midnight.
Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county health officer, said diners who are in restaurants by 10 p.m. may stay inside until 11 p.m., but those locations must be closed until 5 a.m. every day after that. The personnel required to clean these facilities can remain in the house after business hours.
Officials said a recent trend of outbreaks in the community and an increased number of cases are part of the new restrictions.
On Tuesday, bars in San Diego County were informed that they can now stay open as long as they serve food with alcohol. Bars can serve their own food like hot dogs and pizza, which was not allowed during the announcement on Monday.
The announcement is great news for bar and brewery owners who feared they would have to close and fire all of their employees despite following all social distancing guidelines.