As San Diego County moves into the next steps of reopening various industries shuttered for months due to COVID-19, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer Thursday urged San Diegans to continue exercising caution to keep local hospital systems from being overwhelmed.
On Friday, bars, gyms, hotels and movie theaters are among the sectors slated to reopen.
In his last daily COVID-19 news conference for the foreseeable future, Faulconer praised the efforts of San Diegans to slow the virus’ spread, as well as the work of essential workers to keep city services running during the pandemic.
“The facts clearly show that San Diegans have helped flatten the curve and slow the spread of this virus,” said Faulconer.
However, the mayor echoed warnings from county health officials that precautions should be taken to prevent a potential spike in cases.