Deputies plan of enforcing COVID-19 restrictions in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department’s goal has always been to gain voluntary compliance and educate the public about these state and county public health orders, according to Undersheriff Mike Barnett.

Barnett said on Good Morning San Diego the department will continue to monitor areas for blatant violations of the public health orders.

Deputies will continue to push for voluntary compliance through education about these orders. If voluntary compliance is not achieved, deputies will enforce the orders, which do carry the weight of law, as needed and as appropriate.

Violations of these orders are misdemeanors and punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment not to exceed six months or both.

Deputies continue to ask the public to flatten the curve by following the public health orders by wearing a facial covering, practicing social distancing and avoiding large crowds.

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