Judge Won’t Lift San Diego County Pandemic Restrictions

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A California judge has denied a request to temporarily restore indoor service at restaurants and gyms in San Diego County. The judge said Monday that there’s scientific evidence to support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s sweeping public health orders to restrict business activity during the coronavirus pandemic. Business owners in California’s second most populous county sought to restore indoor operations at 25% capacity for restaurants and 10% for gyms. Two San Diego restaurants and two gyms have sued, asking that California’s four-tier system of pandemic restrictions be declared illegal. The judge scheduled another hearing next month.