Coronado Mayor small businesses to operate under similar health protocols as big businesses

CORONADO (KUSI)  – Mayor Richard Bailey announces the “We Are Essential San Diego” initiative that calls for allowing all small businesses and their employees to operate under the same or similar health safety protocols as big businesses.

“Even though boutique retailers, photographers, dentists, hairstylists, personal trainers, manufacturers, and so many more types of jobs do not meet the state’s definition of “essential,” each one these jobs lost were essential to someone. Each one of these jobs helped keep a roof over someone’s head and food on the table for a family,” Bailey stated in a public social media post.

In partnership with local businesses, Mayor Bailey launched an online petition at to call on the state and county to re-evaluate existing policies to determine whether small business can safely operate under the same or similar protocols as big businesses.

The petitions will be sent to County of San Diego and state of California officials, according to Bailey. 

Bailey discussed why Coronado Sunset Park and dog beach remained closed on Good Morning San Diego.

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