Faulconer: Restaurant, retail reopenings are ‘major victory’ for San Diego

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer called the reopening of dine-in restaurants and in-person retail stores “a major victory” for the city Thursday while turning the spotlight to the region’s science leaders working to combat COVID-19.

Faulconer heralded the state’s decision from late Wednesday allowing San Diego County to move ahead through stage 2 of California’s reopening plan. The new guidelines allow for residents to return to local stores and restaurants which have made modifications to accommodate customers and employees after being closed for about two months.

Faulconer said the reopenings are about “getting accustomed to a new normal,” allowing many area workers the “opportunity to earn that paycheck once again.”

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